Celebration of Intimacy

We are all created for Intimacy

Genesis 2:18-19
Then the Lord God said, "It is not good for the
man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just
right for him.“ (NLT)

Intimacy is not Pleasure
Intimacy is not sex
Intimacy is not friendship
Intimacy is not passion
• Intimate: Deep knowledge and
experience of another that results in a
unique bond.

Song of Songs
• Greatest of all stories
• Love Story
• King Solomon (peace)
• Maiden (Shumanite)
• Traditionally read on the 8th and last day
of Passover

The Grand Romance
• Song of Solomon 2:4
• He has taken me to the banquet hall,
• and his banner over me is love.

Principles of Intimacy
• He has taken me
• Intimacy is a gift to be shared & received.
• Intimacy is not:
• A right to be demanded
• An experience to be forced.

Principles of Intimacy
• To the Banquet Hall
• Public Celebration
• Practiced privately, but celebrated publicly
• A Wedding is a public celebration of deeply
private commitment.

Principles of Intimacy
• His banner over me is love (NIV)
• it's obvious how much he loves me. (NLT)
• The Motivation for Intimacy is love

Divine Intimacy
• Revelation 3:20
• Here I am! I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice and opens the
door, I will come in and eat with him, and
he with me.

Divine Intimacy
• Public Celebration of Relationship
• Luke 12:8-10
• "I tell you, whoever acknowledges me
before men, the Son of Man will also
acknowledge him before the angels of
God. But he who disowns me before men
will be disowned before the angels of

Divine Intimacy
• The Motivation is love
• John 14:23
• Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he
will obey my teaching. My Father will love
him, and we will come to him and make
our home with him

The Motivation is Love
• 1 John 3:1
• How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God! And that is
what we are!

• John 14:1-4
• "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust
also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it
were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to
prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place
for you, I will come back and take you to be with me
that you also may be where I am.

• A Beautiful Gift
• A Public Celebration
• Motivated by Love