The below videos are a series preview for a verse-by-verse exegesis of the Song of Solomon done by Tommy Nelson and taped in 1995. It is phenomenal! You can currently purchase and download the 12-session series from them for $59.95. (The series used to go for $199.95 – so, it’s even a better deal now and still worth it at those earlier prices!) [Edit: Per a comment below on this article, you can save an additional 5% by using the coupon code PREENGAGED thanks to the good folks at The Hub.]
This is an amazing resource… set aside a couple hours each week for twelve weeks to go through this series (you should also consider doing it as a group with others). You will be blessed by it. (Also remember to purchase a study guide per person!)
Session 1: The Art of Attraction (32 minutes) — Song of Solomon 1:1-7 – The Art of Attraction is the beginning of romance. There are two questions each person should ask: “What kind of person am I attracted to?” and “What kind of person is attracted to me?”
Session 2: The Art of Dating (36 minutes) — Song of Solomon 1:8-17, 2:1-7 – Once a person is attracted to someone, the dating process begins. The best kind of dating is time spent getting to know one another. Dating is a process of time, cultivation, and restraint.
Session 3 – The Art of Courtship, Part 1 (32 minutes) — Song of Solomon 2:8-14 – Courtship is the beginning of sacrifice and commitment between two people. Dating could be described as “kicking tires” or “browsing in a store.” Courtship is when the two people know the other is special and want to know more about them. Courtship is a risk between two people.
Session 4 – The Art of Courtship, Part 2 (23 minutes) — Song of Solomon 2:15-17 – As a couple courts one another and draws closer to a point of ultimate commitment, the protection of the relationship is critical. This is where we must be aware of the “little foxes” in our relationship, and one of the most common is pre-marital sex.
Session 5 – The Art of Intimacy, Part 1 (31 minutes) — Song of Solomon 3:1-11, 4:1-4 – Art of Intimacy is the study of sex in a marriage. This session is for those who waited for marriage to have sex and for those who did not. Why is sex such a large part of life, yet people are afraid to talk about it from God’s Word?
Session 6 – The Art of Intimacy, Part 2 (28 minutes) — Song of Solomon 4:5-16 – This session deals with sex between a husband and a wife. Should a couple talk about sex before they get married? What to do on the honeymoon night? How do I be with my spouse? What signals are there? What does a man and a woman look for in sex? And more!
Session 7 – The Art of Conflict, Part 1 (32 minutes) — Song of Solomon 5:1-9, 6:1-13 – The Art of Conflict deals with perhaps the most important aspect of any relationship–fighting. As Tommy Nelson says, “All couples fight: good couples fight clean and bad couples fight dirty.” What does this mean?
Session 8 – The Art of Conflict, Part 2 (27 minutes) — Song of Solomon 5:10-16, 6:1-13 – How do we turn conflict into intimacy and joy? When people get married, they bring different thoughts, views, opinions and other aspects together. Marriage without conflict would be superficial and stale, but with friction, the most beautiful statue of two people can be created.
Session 9 – The Art of Romance, Part 1 (29 minutes) — Song of Solomon 7:1-2, 11 – If Tommy had only one lesson to teach people about love, marriage, romance, and sex, it would be The Art of Romance. So many marriages fail because two people become forgetful and lazy. The imagery used here will be that of a gardener.
Session 10 – The Art of Romance, Part 2 (30 minutes) — Song of Solomon 7:3-13, 8:1-3 – This couple in SOS does not get bored with one another. His appreciation of her is a constant process, just as her respect for him grows greater every day. Let’s take a look.
Session 11 – The Art of Commitment, Part 1 (29 minutes) — Song of Solomon 8:4-9 – This session is about having the perseverance and perspective to make your marriage last a lifetime. If a person is learning to sky dive he must be committed to jump out of the plane long before ever getting into it. If not, when the time comes it will be quite tempting to scream, “Forget it” and therefore due to the fear of jumping, they would never experience the joy of flying. Marriage and commitment are much the same.
Session 12 – The Art of Commitment, Part 2 (34 minutes) — Song of Solomon 8:10-14 – This session will finish this incredible love story. Perhaps the most important aspect of this lesson is the sovereignty of God in our lives. This session is about being committed to God and then to one another. We can all enjoy God’s best in His institution of marriage.
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The three videos below give a brief preview of each lesson (four lessons per video below).
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