This post is more of a running commentary on Solomon’s Song of Songs 5:2-8:3 with a focus on the flow from the perspective of being apart from God, the king, his people and other nations to becoming closer to God, the king, his people and other nations by denying oneself and not doubting God’s love.
After a painful time of separation from the one she loves, the bride proclaims the excellencies of her king and friend to those who don’t know him and they seek him together, she is reminded as to where to find him and knows how to get closer to him by humbly denying herself for the sake of love, peace and unity in all her relationships.
“I am his…” 6:3 She says without reserve. She has learned her lesson and has no selfish will of her own. She is resolved to do his will, for she belongs to him. Learning this lesson was a tough one for her for it caused her much love sickness and physical pain and suffering while seeking to be near the one she loved 5:7-8.
They met in the garden where she has this realization that she is his completely. He was gathering beautiful lilies in the garden as she is having this change of heart. Upon having this change of heart he praises her character and adores her holiness. She excels all other woman and they praise her for the beautiful manifestation of her great unmatched love.
You would think all this praise would go to your head. Back when she was praised the first time she stayed humble by having high thoughts of him and only desiring to please him. After being praised on the wedding night she learned to properly come down from heights of great emotion and physical pleasure that they both experienced together by obedience to him.
Now in chapter 6 he gives her the greatest praise as of yet!! The praises have been growing as she has been growing in love. So she gets the greatest praise from not just her husband but also she “lets praise come from the lips of other” noble women. Prov. 27:2 This shows her humility. She is doing something noble by giving herself completely to her husband and leading other’s to him so they could be friends and not enemies with him as well by proclaiming the “Name” of God 1 Kings 8:41, therefore earning the name Shulammite, woman of peace.
What does being resolved completely to the will of the king of peace in God’s kingdom look like?
God’s blessing on the land would be proof that she was obeying God. If she obeyed God she would keep His greatest commandment which was to love. Love God, love her husband, love the daughters of Jerusalem and love God’s enemies. God had promised Israel blessings of the land for obedience. Deut. 28:1.
Here we have a woman who has true love to God and other’s in her heart and desires peace and God’s blessing in His kingdom with her husband ruling from Jerusalem. She is looking for fruit in God’s kingdom just after her stricter union with God, her husband and his people. They are closer now that she has given herself completely to him and he is still giving himself to her. “I am his, and he is mine, he browses among the lilies.”
Where is he at? In the garden! Now in the garden her husband adores the greater level of holiness in her heart. They are together!! They were apart and she was love sick more than ever before!! He missed him so much that her heart was sick. No love sickness here in the garden when she is near the one she loves and he is adoring her inner beauty that ravishes and delights his heart more than wine!
Clearly she is now repentant and walking in obedience. She confesses her heart and love to her husband and says “I am his…” Immediately after being praised and adored more than ever before. she has it in her heart to look for the fruits of her labor in love, or look for the blessing of God in the promised Land.
“Come back, Come back, o woman of peace;
Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!“
Where is she at that she is being called back from?
She is the Queen. The king commands his noble people and chariots. She has been doing her job of bringing about oneness with her king/King, the daughters of Jerusalem, God and other nations. She does this by being a peacemaker and drawing them closer by her increasing love.
She has to come back from war is what it looks like. She is “over” the noble people in Solomon’s army. She is the most trusted commanding officer among his chariots. Yet these are not war chariots but rather a defense against the enemies of God’s kingdom.
“I went down to the orchard of nut trees
To see the blossoms of the valley,
To see whether the vine had budded
Or the pomegranates had bloomed.
12 “Before I was aware, my soul set me
Over the chariots of my noble people.”
13 “Come back, come back, O Shulammite;
Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!”
“Why should you gaze at the Shulammite,
As at the dance of the two companies?” Song of Songs 6:11-13
Come back from making peace so that we can behold the excellencies of your nature. Love, holiness, peace and unity.
Would she look good after making peace or while making peace.
Her internal beauty could be gazed upon as she made peace with her enemies.
Her internal beauty would be gazed upon as she made her peace with God.
Her internal beauty would be gazed upon as she made peace with her husband. Reconciliation. Agreement.
Why would someone gaze at a woman who made peace with God, her husband and her enemies?
Like two companies dancing, that started far apart and came upon an agreement. Differences were reconciled.
Like two companies becoming one.
When peace was made, she did a dance that was a reminder and celebration of the God who made it all possible.
Some also say that the dance was the dance of the Mahanaim, which is a more literal term. What does Mahanaim mean?
Two camps. A place where two camps are united to make one.
Place where God dwells. God is dwelling with them uniting all people under one king!! She is dancing because there was a clear manifestation that God was dwelling with them and there was peace on earth and goodwill toward all nations, both Jew and Gentile.
God came to dwell with man and there was peace on earth and God and man had good wills toward each other.
She was a sunburnt Gentile slave girl and now she is a born-again queen making peace with other Gentile nations. She is a peacemaker in God’s army. Her nature would be that of a woman who makes peace and helps sinner reconcile their differences with God as she has learned to do so herself.
The glory of God in the temple would have manifested that God was with them, dwelling with them. The Ark brought to the temple 1 Kings 8:11 “and the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD”
Flow of Chapter 5:2-8:3
Can we see them apart and wanting each other?
5:2 They are apart, and the king is coming. She is not ready for him, so he departs. She can’t find him and suffers in the pursuit of him. Her desire for him increases to the point that she is lovesick. It’s this increased desire for him when apart, or the cruelty of being apart that makes the fire in her heart hotter for him to the point that she is willing to give herself completely to him. 5:2-6:3 show us how she grows in her love to her husband. She is reminded where he is and helps enemies become his friend by making him attractive due to her proclaiming his excellencies as a beloved and friend above all other’s. Then we have her husband praising her the greatest praise yet and its in public in 6:4-9. So, they were apart and now they are happy being closer together due to her denying herself and giving herself completely to him. “I am his…“
Summary statements of 5:2-6-3
Her sin, trials and suffering couldn’t ultimately separate her from the Love of God that was in and to her through her union with Solomon, but only drew her closer.
They are apart and she speaks of how her love slept but eventually awakened with a hotter flame.
She helps other’s submit to the king and be his friend by first telling them about his excellent character and then letting them know where he is. Then.
She speaks of her greater degree of love to her husband.
He praises her for it. 6:4-9
The other queens praise her as being holier than all of them. 6:10
Here is where the physical separation comes but they are united at the end of 6:13 and 7:1 all the way to 8:14 where they are physically apart again.
They are physically separated when she goes from being in the garden with him to looking for fruit in the valley 6:11.
Then she speaks of what she does. Of course, another noble action worthy of our thinking upon. (Phil. 4:8 “Think of things that are noble and worthy of praise…”) This woman gets praised over and over again from her husband for the noble things she has been doing that he has been thinking of. Manifestation of her love to him captivate his eye and ravish his heart over and over again.
It was her desire that elevated her above all other’s. She had a flame of love in her heart that burned hotter and hotter. Her love was so strong that before she knew it her desire for him alone had made her worthy of being over the king’s noble people.
Either she wanted to be among the chariots, was there and then called back.
He put his queen of peace over his chariots before she knew it. Then is called back from fighting on God’s side rather than against him. God’s enemies were destroyed in her heart through the painful and cruel separation that had trials and suffering in it. “I am his…”6:3 Pride, selfishness and unbelief have no part in her heart of love.
Either way the point is that she is there, and it was her love and desire that got her there faster than she thought.
She has made a complete 180 turn. She was an evil sunburnt Gentile slave girl that was at enmity with God and His king and now due to an unquenchable love as strong as death in her heart she is now on God’s side and one with Him through her union and sweet communion with the king of peace, Solomon, God’s beloved son, Jedidiah.
Then we are here all God’s people wanting to “gaze upon the woman of peace“.
So, notice again that that she is apart from him when God’s people call her to come back from being among the chariots. She was with her beloved and his people then she went to look for fruit. This is the separation. But this physical separation is not due to her sin like it was earlier, she freely goes physically away from him in order to do her duties in the relationship. So, she is united in love but physically apart by her choice which is also the will of her husband that her heart is in line with.
She proves being on God’s side by proclaiming peace with God through union and communion with the king of peace. Shalom. Salomon, male. Shulammite, female. Both have the same character, peace.
When they employ her 4 times to come back so they could look at her beauty she comes back and is dancing!! They see her dancing! Happy as can be because God in her heart, love has destroyed the enemies of God in her heart so that she is at peace with God. She has made peace with her husband. She has made peace with God’s people, and they aren’t staring at her but praising her. She has brought peace between nations through her union and communion with the king of peace and the proclamation of God’s name.
She is dancing the Mahanaim. A location where God was with His people and on their side. Therefore, who could be successfully against her? No one.
Her and her husband are back together, and their bond of love is even stronger. She is continuing in love and not falling back. From foot to head she is beautiful and oh how pleasing with all her delights.
What are your beliefs about love and marriage that are not consistent with Scripture? Where do you need to change your thinking, feelings, words and actions?
Learning to deny yourself and not ever doubt him and his/His love for you. 5:2-8:3
Apart but she’s not ready or hastening his coming. 5:2
Still apart and almost together.
More painfully apart. 5:8
Even Closer Together til 6:3-10
Even closer by 8:3
The seekers of the king ask the love sick bride where her lover is.
6:1 “Where has your beloved gone, most beautiful of women?
Which way did your beloved turn,that we may look for him with you?
The bride to the seekers.
“My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to browse in the gardens and to gather lilies.”
“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he browses among the lilies.“
4″You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling, as lovely as Jerusalem, as majestic as troops with banners.
Turn your eyes from me; they overwhelm me.
Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of sheep coming up from the washing.
Each has its twin, not one of them is missing.
Your temples behind your veil are like the halves of a pomegranate.
Sixty queens there may be, and eighty concubines,
and virgins beyond number; but my dove, my perfect one, is unique,
the only daughter of her mother, the favorite of the one who bore her.“
The young women saw her and called her blessed; the queens and concubines praised her (saying…)
“Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession?”
Scene changes and the bride goes to look for new growth in the valley. Growth that wasn’t there and before the woman of peace knows it she is elevated to one of the highest positions in God’s kingdom and making peace with all peoples.
11I went down to the grove of nut trees to look at the new growth in the valley, to see if the vines had budded or the pomegranates were in bloom.
Before I realized it, my desire set me over the royal chariots of my noble people.
Come back, come back, O Shulammite;
come back, come back, that we may gaze on you!
She comes back dancing!
“Why would you gaze on the Shulammite as on the dance of Mahanaim?”
Shulammite is more of a moniker or nickname that lets us know something about her primary character, that of peace. Peacemaker. Woman of peace. Mainly because there is no history of a town name Shulam. Or Shulem. There was one called Shunem or Shunaam.
Saved in 2000 at age 27. Nearly immediately I fell in love with the Song and grew very fast the first two years memorizing large portions of scripture purifying my mind the started chewing on meat to soon and struggled for 12 years and Christ has me on track like always but I just took the long way around and now I love leading others closer to Christ by seeing His love reflected in Solomons love for an enemy slave girl.
I have experienced God's love to me in the Song in ways that words can't express. There are many portion of the Word where she experiences extra ordinary outpouring of the Holy Spirit of God. If you have a burning desire for a close intimate relationship with God by experiencing His Love to you over and over again at greater and greater heights, depths, lengths and breaths then The Song of Songs is where you need to be.
I can help you with this process of Growing in the experience of God's love. As of 7-23-16 I have experienced everything prior to chapter 8. The Song of Song is progressive in experience. Meaning that if you are mature then you can experience the joys and extraordinary outpourings of God's Love shed abroad in your heart.
If you are not so mature then the delights in the first chapter of the Song will satisfy your thirst for experiencing the Love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Many Christian are living in sin because they do not know how to experience God's love and get hooked on Loving Him. It feels good to be loved and to love Him. His burden is not heavy and His yoke is light, Jesus said in Matt. 10:28
I believe God wants to use me to help beautify His Bride through the Song of Solomon.
If you see the book literally you will not understand nor grasp the Love God has for you. If you see the book and the verses in it relating to Christ's love to you then I would love to show you how to experience this Love to the fullest. I will pray for you daily and guide you every step of the way.
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
I grew up going to church but was a hypocrite. I lived my life how I chose but went to church on Sunday because my family went.
Mom and Dad divorced when I was about 5.
About this time I was sexually abused by "Bob" a made up name. This incident changed my life for the worst. I had no clue how to deal with it.
As I got older I grew in my hatred for Bob. I didn't blame anyone of my family because I was to young to know any better. Some of what happened during the abuse was in a bathroom. So overtime I would use the bathroom and look at my private parts that night would replay in my mind. My hatred for Bob would continue to grow each time.
Now I know this only happened to me one night. I can't image the pain other's go through who have had this happen to them over and over. Even as I write this now I cry with many tears for those hurting. God love you even though you may not know it or feel it. Go to Him in your time of need.
I was a really bad teenager. I only cared about myself and not even my family. I always came first in my mind. Even at the expense of hurting others. I was growing in my hatred for God by now.
I was going to church and was learned that God was in control. I thought well, if God was in control then He must have let me be sexually abused. I didn't understand this, How could a good and loving God allow this. I hated Him for it. My hatred for Bob grew as well. I was still using the bathroom and memories kept coming back. My heart grew even harder for Bob and God. As far as I was concerned God would have nothing to do with my life so I lived even worse. I thought I would be in jail or dead and I really didn't care, I thought it could be much worse than reliving your painful past over and over again. Little did I know that God's plan later would be to use these events to give me a burning passion for the closest most intimate love relationship with Himself through Christ mainly through the love poem in the Song of Songs in the Bible.
I remember hating Bob so much that the only thing that would relieve my pain was actually thinking he would suffer forever for what he did. I grew so much in my hatred for him that I had to continue to think that he would get even worse than what I imaged before. After some time I would only be relieved of hatred for him unless I thought he would burn in a hotter and hotter hell for all the suffering he put me through.
I never told my mom or family what happened, although I think some of them knew something had happened.
I grew up quite rebellious and even went to jail at the age of 20. I was living the fast life pursuing all my sinful desires and wanting more. It never seemed to be enough. I was quite happy in my sin but I just wanted more of it.
I lived life thinking I would die at a young age, riding motorcycle and living on the edge put me in the hospital many times and I should have been dead.
California at age 26.
I moved to California for a job opportunity at the age of 27. While trying to figure out what radio stations to program in my car, I ran across a RC Sproul talking about "people who have the faith that saves and people who only say that have faith" only the people who have the faith that saves will go to heaven. I thought "I don't think I have the faith that saves because my life was so bad." I searched the scriptures to try to get this faith. I found a church and thought people there could help me get this faith that saves. All along God kept showing me how sinful I was and that I deserved punishment from Him for living my life hating Him.
One weekend I read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John desperately trying to find out how to get this faith that saves. By now I knew that if you had the faith that saves that Jesus would be saving you from a life of sin. I still liked my sin and Jesus sure wasn't saving me from a life of sin, so I rightly concluded that I didn't have the faith that saves.
By the time I got to John, I saw "believe" everywhere. John 3:16 and other verses and wow the whole book was written so that you may believe. John 20:31 "these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." So at night I would pray "I believe Jesus died for me, I believe, I believe. This was just an intellectual belief. I knew that in history and the Bible that Jesus died for everyone, so I believed it. But this belief did not change my life.
I would go on night after night saying the same prayer only to wake up the next day wanting to fulfill my sinful desires. The prayer wasn't working so I started to word it different each time hoping some prayer would work. After about 2 weeks of this I was fed up with it all, nothing was happening. I still was living in my sin and wanted more of it. A Christian hates their sin and does something about it, and certainly they don't continue to make plans to sin. The prayers weren't working so I gave up. I thought to myself "God, I tried with all my might, I searched the Scriptures, went to church, read the Bible and prayed all to no avail. If Im going to be saved your going to have to do it because I tried."
So I quit praying but still the Bible kept calling me so I read more. 3 Days later I was laying in a tanning bed and God convicted me really hard that I had offended Him by the life I was living. I was so scared of God, where could I run. You can't hide from God. It seemed like forever that I was under these terrors of being punished by a Holy Angry God. This lasted about 10 minutes then this is how I understood it. God let me understand that all that anger that He had for me for all my sin should come my way but He had poured that anger out on Jesus 2,000 years ago. I immediately started weeping an couldn't stop for about 20 minutes. All the sins that I could think of I confessed for that 20 minutes one after another after another, I was so sorrowful and grieved it physically hurt inside.
After I stopped crying I thought that was the weirdest thing that ever happened. I walked out of the tanning salon and stood outside and everything seemed so beautiful, the tree's, the birds, even the air seemed pleasant. Now I was really wondering what was going on.
I pondered all of this as I drove to work that day. I brought my Bible to work and was thinking what am I doing, I want to take my Bible to work so I can read it. As soon as I got to work I started reading my Bible. I couldn't believe what I was reading!! It all was so wonderful. It felt so good to just read my Bible. My client showed up and as I was training them the only thing I could think about was getting back to my Bible. I read all night and slept about 2 hours and was reading again.
I had sinful things in my apartment and I rounded everything evil up and threw it in the garbage. It was weird I was thinking but it felt good so I left it all in the garbage. I called my girlfriend to break it up and she thought I had another girl, I said no, I just think this is wrong we shouldn't be sleeping together. She didn't understand so I told her I was a Christian now and she still thought I had another girlfriend. She said "Im glad your a Christian, so am I" I thought to myself, "I have a strong conviction that sleeping together is wrong and she thought it was okay" I wondered how she could think that. Anyway we broke up.
I kept reading my bible and repenting, there was so much to repent of and I had lived a very sinful life. I was a thief for some part of my life and all the people I stole from kept coming to mind. I owed so much money. I was instantly in debt about $80,000. As I could I paid them back. As of 7-18-2016 I still owe about $25,000 but it sure is a joy to be paying them back.
The first week of being saved a car just about ran me over, they hit me but I wasn't hurt at all. The guy in the car felt so bad. I just looked at him and said "God bless you and have a great day, I am okay" smiled at him and moved on. Now I was really wondering what was going on because I normally would have cussed him out left and right and instead of cussing I blessed him. That was so weird. But again it felt good. I learned to do good by what my conscience told me was good and that it felt good. I got hooked on this feeling good by doing good and did it more often.
About two weeks after being saved I thought of Bob. I immediately prayed for him, something like "Lord help him.." then I stopped praying and said out loud "What am I doing?" I'm praying for a man that I hated my whole life, but it feels good and right, so I did it again. I stopped again midway in the prayer and started pacing around. I was trying to make sense of what was going on and couldn't figure it out. But again it made me happy to pray for him so I did. Bob would often come to mind when I went to the bathroom and each time I would pray for Him. The more I did this the less weird it got. And the greater my love grew for him.
I started memorizing large portions of scripture and this was wonderful because it felt like the words were cleaning my mind and as Proverbs 2:10 "For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul." I wanted more and more of this pleasantness. So I memorized even more and the joy got more and more.
Then this life changing advice came:
A friend from church told me to find a book of the Bible and really understand it. Read through the Bible and pick one and read it over and over and study it and really get it. So I started in Genesis and read through. When I got to Proverbs I really liked it so I thought that would be the book. I started by memorizing all of Proverbs chapter 3. After that I thought maybe there is a better book than Proverbs. So I read on. Then I came to Song of Solomon. I read it with quite some confusion. It wasn't as good as the other books, I didn't know why. So I bought a commentary on it. George Burrowes commentary on the Song of Solomon.
In the commentary I found that George and other saw the book as illustrating God's love to the Church. And not only illustrating it but displaying the Love of Christ better than any other book. This caught my attention big time, because I was having a burning desire for a closer relationship with God and desperately learning about His Love so that I could Love God. You see I had hated Him for so long that God used that old hard heart to spur me on in loving Him. I so much did not want to hate God anymore that I was on fire to learn to Love Him as much and as fast as possible. So here was a book that would help me do that. So I landed on the Song of Solomon. I committed to learning as much of this book as possible.
I memorized the first chapter and would repeat it often throughout the day. I didn't know much of what I was repeating but it sure made me happier and on fire for God. I grew so fast repeating the first chapter over and over again all day, like a dozen times a day at least. It felt so good and I never found any other book that caused me to weep so much. I would often weep everyday just reading it. I was to immature to know what was going on. Even though it hurt to weep so much, I felt like my heart was being cleansed from the filth that was in it by repeating it over and over again so I did. As I read the commentary I understood more and more. What God was doing in me through the Song was greater and faster than any other portion of Scripture so I tended to stay there often. I was so excited about God that I thought it funny that other's in church weren't the same way. Some where happy but it seemed most of them didn't seem to care much about God. They would talk about work, football the weather. The only thing I wanted to talk about was Jesus and God and how can I grow closer to Him.
About this time there was a mission trip to Ireland.
I started to have convictions that I should try to find Bob and witness to him. I kept praying for him but how could he be saved if he hadn't heard the Gospel that has power unto salvation. So I asked family if they had any information. Like me before, my family hated him and thought he deserved hell. After some time I got his name but no location or phone number. Either they didn't know where he was or didn't want to tell me. I prayed some more and then started to get stronger convictions to do something about finding Bob.
So I went on the internet and typed in "his name and child molestation sex offender court" thinking that some court record would have some info leading to where I may find him" I even talked to a private eye and he couldn't help. So I googled some key words and spent hours each day looking through each page. I believed it was God's will for me to witness to Bob. I wanted him to be saved. Really bad. So much so that I thought God would save Bob if I were to witness to him. So I didn't stop searching for him. I kept my computer on each day and went page by page. It took two years to go through about 15,000 pages but I found someone who matched his name in a prison for molesting his grandchildren. I wrote the prison and he wrote back. All kinds of emotions went through my body when I saw his letter from the jail. I didn't open it right away but two hours later God gave me enough courage to face my fears again and I opened the letter. He admitted to being the one who molested me. We wrote back and forth I told him I was angry before but now I was saved and that I loved him and believed God wanted me to talk to him. He read my letters over and over again. I shared the gospel in each one.
I got mad at Bob 2x. Once he said that he love me. I got really angry with him. He didn't love me. That night it was hard to love Bob, I had to call a friend to pray for me to repent, after he prayed I felt greater love for Bob. Then I wrote him back saying "I'm sorry but you can't say that you loved me. You did not love me you lusted after me." He admitted he didn't love as he should have and admitted that it was lust and sinful. Finally some conviction. Yet I only thought he was saying that because I was being nice to him. All his family had left him and he said I was the only "friend" he had.
Wether or not it was true Bob said that he had cancer in his arm and that the help the prison gives was not enough and if he had money he could see a different doctor and get help. I sent him some money and since I was in jail before I knew what it was like to be in there without money, so I sent him money.
About 4-5 months in the economy went down, it was 2008. Work was hard. I still sent him money and I had to work harder. This was a really good lesson for me because I had to "work hard for the benefit of someone who did not deserve it." This was one of the greatest blessing ever because I realized with great certainty that Jesus was in me. This is what Jesus did. Jesus worked his whole life for me and I didn't deserve it!! Christ was in me! This was one of the best feelings ever and it put me in worship for months.
Then a mission trip to Croatia.
Each time I had to leave my business and amazing as it is I was completely okay each time. I am a self employed personal trainer and it is normally absurd to just leave and start over, but each time I had enough work within 2 weeks of coming back. This is a flat out miracle. I trusted God to provide and he did. How many people can start up a business in 2 weeks. Only with the help of God. God was teaching me early on in my walk that as long as I did what He wanted me to do then I had nothing to worry about.
About 3 years saved now.
I Taught the 4 year old's at church Sunday morning for 10 years.
Left my business 2x for mission trips and God miraculously provided when I came back.
I taught 5 x a week plus held a job.
Sunday morning to the kids.
Sunday night with the 5th graders
Friday afternoons at Good News Clubs. Sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship.
Friday Nights with the Kids teaching through Pilgrims Progress, I did this 2x
Teaching Monday afternoons at a nursing home. I taught through the Song of Songs once then John, then Romans then back to the Song again! I love the Song of Songs.
I grew up hating God for what happened to me, and now I love Him because He first loved me. My passion is for children to grow up loving God and not hating Him.
My other passion which has become ever greater is to help others see the Love of Christ to His Church in the Song of Songs!!
I would love to help you, just let me know and I will lead you and pray for you.
God demonstrates His love to us in sending His one and only Son to suffer in our place, taking our sins upon Himself so that whoever believes they get to heaven because of what He did for us will not perish but have everlasting life.