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Preparing for Sunday - Song of Solomon

Carefully Think

  • Read the Song of Solomon. (It’s only 5 pages in most Bibles.)
  • Who are the characters in the story? Is the shepherd the same as the king? Is he Solomon?
  • Can you find the following points in the story: 1)They meet 2) They marry 3) They have conflict 4) They reconcile?
  • There are many interpreters who hold Song of Solomon as only an allegory for the love of God for his people. Is that what you see?
  • As badly as the world twists and perverts marital and sexual relationships, is it possible that God gave us a guide to help us get them right?

Prayerfully Meditate

  • Ask God to illumine this word by his Spirit that you might understand and apply it rightly.
  • Thank God for the love in your life, especially if you are married. If not, thank God for a loving couple that displays how good it might be!

Intentionally Act

  • Speak two or more compliments in a row to someone you love before the church gathers on Sunday. Be unashamedly extravagant, but truthful!
  • If there is unresolved conflict between you and your beloved, humbly and urgently seek forgiveness and reconcilation
  • Pray for the congregation of Summit Woods, that the Lord would illuminate our understanding of Song of Solomon and will continue to shape us through His Word.
  • Pray for those who will be leading our gathering this week: Dawson Bryant, music; Brett Harris, Elders' prayer and Scripture reading; Bret Capranica, teaching.
  • Review and meditate on the lyrics of the songs we will sing this week. Listen to each of them so that you know them well enough to sing with understanding and zeal.

Songs for Sunday

Lyrics

Morning Gathering Lyrics - August 30, 2015