Relationships: Lessons from the Song of Songs – June 11, 2023

Song of Songs 8:6-7

Pastor Tim Nguyen

These past few weeks, we’ve been going through a series on love and romance. And we’ve been talking about how wonderful and beautiful love is… but as I was thinking about it this past week, love is also really weird. It makes weird things happen, like if you took a magnet to a compass and the compass just goes out of whack. That’s what love does sometimes!

Well, depends what you mean by love. So many people have different ideas about love.

There’s a love people use to describe things and food. There’s another love that is obsessive. There’s a love that only acts as a remedy for loneliness. There’s a love of convenience. And finally, a love that comes at us like a tornado and sweeps up off our feet and twirls us around and it’s the greatest feeling in the world… But just for a moment before it spits us out more disappointed than before. These all fail.

So our question today is,

Is there a kind of love that satisfies and completes us?

Relationships: Lessons from the Song of Songs – June 4, 2023

Song of Songs 2:1-7

Pastor David Cay

Romance is a huge part of our culture. We are inundated with it since childhood, just think about Disney movies and the “happy ever after” narrative. But as we all have seen and experienced, it doesn’t always happen that way. Many times, we see the exact opposite! We see heartbreak and pain.

Just because people fall in love doesn’t mean they will have a great romance. So, my question today is: What makes a great romance?

Our passage today gives us two principles for a great romance:

  1. Loyalty
  2. Intensity.

These two principles are important to any situation. So, if you’re young, we can prepare for it. If you’re in a dating relationship, you can cultivate it. If you’re married, you can maintain it or try to repair it.

Relationships: Lessons from the Song of Songs – May 28, 2023

Song of Songs 1:1-8

Pastor Enoch Chee

What if there is a better love song? A song that guides us into the right relationships and shows us what good romance looks like? What if there’s a song that will help young people find the right one for them? And what if the same song can help couples keep the romance alive for the long term? What if this same song can help anyone to find love in their own contexts, and it can help even the people who are headed toward a life of singleness? I believe there is such a song and this song is right in the Bible.

So my main question today is: How can we have a great love life?

My answer that I’ve learned from the Song of Songs is that we need to take initiative. And taking initiative means two things.

  1. We need to choose love
  2. We need to face the obstacles

And I believe all of us can do these two things and benefit from God’s wisdom for us. My task today is to take you through the story of Song of Songs so that you see this answer for yourself straight from the Bible.