I Love Marriage!

February 10th, 2018
Lifehouse Sapporo 11AM Service
Speaker: Pastor Johannes Berns


Song of Solomon 雅歌

Where is it? どこ?

-In the middle of the Bible 聖書のド真ん中

What is it about? どんなことについて?

-Married love and sexuality 夫婦の愛とセックスについて

Who is it for? 誰のため?


1. Married people結婚している人のため

It teaches: 教えていること


a. Romance = prioritizing relationship ロマンス = 関係を優先におく

(Song of Solomon 1:2 NIV)

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine.

(雅歌1:2 JCB)



b. Attraction and sexuality 魅力とセックス

(Song of Solomon 4:1,7 NIV)

How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from the hills of Gilead. (7) You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.

(雅歌4:1,7 JCB)


(Song of Solomon 5:10 NIV)

My beloved is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand.

(雅歌5:10 JCB)



c. Great friends help 良き友だちは助ける

(Song of Solomon 1:4b NIV)

We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine.
(雅歌1:4b JCB)私たちは幸せでいっぱいです。あなたの愛はぶどう酒にもまさります。


2. Single people シングルの人のため

It teaches: 教えていること


a. A vision for the future. (and avoidance of other models) 将来へのビジョン (ほかの模範は回避する)

(Song of Solomon 3:5 NIV)

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field:
Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.

(雅歌3:5 JCB)



b. Great friends help良き友だちは助ける

(Song of Solomon 1:4b NIV)

We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine.

(雅歌1:4b JCB)



3. Both married and single – God’s Love is our foundation for a great marriage 結婚している人もシングルも – 神の愛こそが結婚の素晴らしい土台

(1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (5) It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (6) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (7) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (8) Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

(1コリント13:4-8 JCB)