Worship with Holy Communion this week:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. traditional worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary worship
Devotions for this week:
Love & Passion Song of Solomon August 1-2, 2015
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. Song of Solomon 8:6
Song of Solomon is a celebration of physical, passionate love. It lifts up love as a gift from God that endures all of life’s challenges.
Read: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text. After the reading, ask the follow-up questions.
Sunday, Song of Solomon 2:10-13; 8:6-7, Love and Passion
Monday, Song of Solomon 3:1-5, Love’s Dream
Tuesday, Song of Solomon 3:6-11, The Groom and His Party
Wednesday, Song of Solomon 4:1 – 5:1, The Bride’s Beauty
Thursday, Song of Solomon 6:1-13, The Bride’s Beauty
Friday, Song of Solomon 7:1-9, Expressions of Praise
Saturday, Song of Solomon 8:8-14, Homecoming
- What is the nature of these texts? What is the main focus?
- What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
- How is physical love viewed in your community? Where is it exemplified? Where is it scorned? Why?
- How do you express love for another? How do you know you are loved?
Do: By acting on what we learn, we make God’s word come alive. Do the following activity this week.
Keep a journal of the shows you watch regularly on TV. How is sexuality portrayed in the shows you watch? Discuss with your household where your values are consistent with what you view in your favorite shows and where they conflict.
Bless: May God bless your love relationships. Amen.