“Let's Get It On” Song of Songs

“Let’s Get It On”
Song of Songs
What do you think
God thinks about sex?
What about culture?
Woo Hoo!!!
A necessity
What is sex?
Culture’s perspective
The Bible
How each of us answers that question will
significantly impact how we experience sex.
A physical act that brings
personal gratification
The Bible
Kiss me and kiss me again, for your love
is sweeter than wine. Song of Songs 1:2
Dode—Carouse, to rock, or to fondle
1 Aspect
Oh, how beautiful you are! How pleasing,
my love, how full of delights! You are
slender like a palm tree, and your breasts
are like its clusters of fruit.
1 Aspect
I said, “I will climb the palm tree and take
hold of its fruit.” May your breasts be like
grape clusters, and the fragrance of your
breath like apples. May your kisses be as
exciting as the best wine…
Song of Songs 7:6-9a
Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you.
Rejoice in the wife of your youth. She is a
loving deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts
satisfy you always. May you always be
captivated by her love. Proverbs 5:18-19
2nd Aspect
The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and
the vines with the tender grapes give a
smell. Rise up, my love, my fair one, and
come away! Song of Songs 2:13
Raya—friend, companion, even soul mate
3rd Aspect
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal
on your arm. For love is as strong as death, its
jealousy as enduring as the grave. Love flashes
like fire, the brightest kind of flame.
Song of Songs 8:6-7
Ahava—It is permanence, enduring, it’s about
joining your life to another person in a life-long
committed relationship
What is sex?
“Sex is a physical expression of an
ever growing emotional relationship
resting on the foundation of
a life-long commitment.”
Mike Rice
If it is only physical
Short shelf life
Causes insecurities
Breaks down one’s commitment apparatus
It’s self-serving
(If I don’t get what I want, I’m out)
God’s way
You have endless possibilities
You have security
Personal needs are met
You receive God’s blessing