Feb 11, 2018 |Thread

Sexual Revolution

02.11.18 | Thread

Sexual Revolution

Noel Heikkinen

Song of Solomon

PG-13 For candid talk on sexual topics.

Society’s view on sex is changing at an exponential rate. Ideologies and perspectives that arose even three years ago seem to be outdated today. How do Christ followers engage this constant change? Pastor Noel Jesse Heikkinen goes through The Song of Solomon which provides a healthy Biblical worldview on sex. Through this love poem, we are able to see what a God-glorifying and Christ-centered view on sex looks like.

Song of Solomon

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Oh, that he would kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your caresses are more delightful than wine.
The fragrance of your perfume is intoxicating;
your name is perfume poured out.
No wonder young women adore you.
Take me with you—let’s hurry.
Oh, that the king would bring me to his chambers.

Song of Solomon 1:2-4 CSB


We will rejoice and be glad in you;
we will celebrate your caresses more than wine.
It is only right that they adore you.

Song of Solomon 1:4 CSB


How handsome you are, my love.
How delightful!
Our bed is verdant;
the beams of our house are cedars,
and our rafters are cypresses.
I am a wildflower of Sharon,
a lily of the valleys.

Song of Solomon 1:16-2:1 CSB


Like a lily among thorns,
so is my darling among the young women.

Song of Solomon 2:2 CSB


Like an apricot tree among the trees of the forest,
so is my love among the young men.
I delight to sit in his shade,
and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

Song of Solomon 2:3 CSB


Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and the wild does of the field,
do not stir up or awaken love
until the appropriate time.

Song of Solomon 2:7 CSB


Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and the wild does of the field,
do not stir up or awaken love
until the appropriate time.

Song of Solomon 3:5 CSB


The truth is that whenever a man lies with a woman, there, whether they like it or not, a transcendental relation is set up between them which must be eternally enjoyed or eternally endured.

C.S. Lewis


How beautiful you are, my darling.
How very beautiful!
Behind your veil,
your eyes are doves.
Your hair is like a flock of goats
streaming down Mount Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn sheep
coming up from washing,
each one bearing twins,
and none has lost its young.

Song of Solomon 4:1-2 CSB


How beautiful are your sandaled feet, princess!
The curves of your thighs are like jewelry,
the handiwork of a master.
Your navel is a rounded bowl;
it never lacks mixed wine.
Your belly is a mound of wheat
surrounded by lilies.
Your breasts are like two fawns,
twins of a gazelle.
Your neck is like a tower of ivory,
your eyes like pools in Heshbon
by Bath-rabbim’s gate.
Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon
looking toward Damascus.
Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel,
the hair of your head like purple cloth—
a king could be held captive in your tresses.
How beautiful you are and how pleasant,
my love, with such delights!
Your stature is like a palm tree;
your breasts are clusters of fruit.
I said, “I will climb the palm tree
and take hold of its fruit.”
May your breasts be like clusters of grapes,
and the fragrance of your breath like apricots.

Song of Solomon 7:1-8 CSB


My love is fit and strong,
notable among ten thousand.
His head is purest gold.
His hair is wavy
and black as a raven.
His eyes are like doves
beside flowing streams,
washed in milk
and set like jewels.
His cheeks are like beds of spice,
mounds of perfume.
His lips are lilies,
dripping with flowing myrrh.
His arms are rods of gold
set with beryl.
His body is an ivory panel
covered with lapis lazuli.
His legs are alabaster pillars
set on pedestals of pure gold.
His presence is like Lebanon,
as majestic as the cedars.
His mouth is sweetness.
He is absolutely desirable.
This is my love, and this is my friend,
young women of Jerusalem.

Song of Solomon 5:10-16 CSB


I was sleeping, but my heart was awake.
A sound! My love was knocking!
Open to me, my sister, my darling,
my dove, my perfect one.

Song of Solomon 5:2 CSB


I have taken off my clothing.
How can I put it back on?
I have washed my feet.
How can I get them dirty?

Song of Solomon 5:3 CSB


My love thrust his hand through the opening,
and my feelings were stirred for him.
I rose to open for my love.
My hands dripped with myrrh,
my fingers with flowing myrrh
on the handles of the bolt.

Song of Solomon 5:4-5 CSB


I opened to my love,
but my love had turned and gone away.
My heart sank because he had left.
I sought him, but did not find him.
I called him, but he did not answer.

Song of Solomon 5:6 CSB


For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This mystery is profound, but I am talking about Christ and the church.

Ephesians 5:31-32 CSB