(Closed) Bible Verses for Wedding?

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

great article ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the speaker at the wedding I mentioned did a good job of explaining the passage but my non christian friends just tuned him out and interpreted it their own way. I love it that Paul was such a confronting and controversial writer because it really challenges you.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think if you use ephesians, it would be good to include a summarizing paragraph about what it means in your program.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wanted to update about the verses that our Pastor will use in our ceremony.

1st: Esphesians 5:21-33… but out of the Message

Out of respect for Christ, be courteously reverent to one another. Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ. The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing. So just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership, wives should likewise submit to their husbands. Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor—since they’re already “one” in marriage. No one abuses his own body, does he? No, he feeds and pampers it. That’s how Christ treats us, the church, since we are part of his body. And this is why a man leaves father and mother and cherishes his wife. No longer two, they become “one flesh.” This is a huge mystery, and I don’t pretend to understand it all. What is clearest to me is the way Christ treats the church. And this provides a good picture of how each husband is to treat his wife, loving himself in loving her, and how each wife is to honor her husband.

2nd Matthew 18-20 also out of the Message

Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.”

I love both passages of scripture and really love the wording of them out of this translation…

Lastly our blessing Dueteronomy 28 out of the New Living Translation

“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. 2 You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: 3 Your towns and your fields
      will be blessed.
 4 Your children and your crops
      will be blessed.
   The offspring of your herds and flocks
      will be blessed.
 5 Your fruit baskets and breadboards
      will be blessed.
 6 Wherever you go and whatever you do,
      you will be blessed.

 7 “The Lord will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!

 8 “The Lord will guarantee a blessing on everything you do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

 9 “If you obey the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways, the Lord will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do. 10 Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the Lord, and they will stand in awe of you.

 We’re going to be having some worship and communion before he reads our blessing… *squeal* I’m getting sooo excited!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My OH (who is pretty sensible about these things) suggested that I ask our vicar what he plans to talk about in the sermon, or if he has any passages that he’d recommend for us. That hasn’t stopped me searching for some (slightly less common) readings for our ceremony, but I definitely will be talking to the vicar and ask his recommendations.

RainStorm. x

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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@RainStorm: What’s an OH?

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@jedeve: OH = other half (i.e. partner/fiance/boyfriend/husband/etc) ๐Ÿ™‚

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Blushing bee

I don’t know if it will be our main ceremony verse, but somehow someway I’m incorporating 1 Corinthians 13:4 into the ceremony.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. … And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@princs.sweetie:

That’s what we’re using. Its in our invitations, & is the entire theme of our wedding “Love” We have been learning so much in our Pre-marital counseling of what love IS and ISN’t. (It IS an unchangeable decision & not an emotion) And its great to have scripture to back up how we feel about each other.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I always liked Proverbs 31. I’m not sure if I’d use it in a reading though.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@Mrs Hedgehog: We used the same passage! Well, most of it. We used 1 John 4:7-12.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

 We chose this verse to remind us that our marriage can make it through anything if we have Jesus at the center:

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three  strands is not quickly broken” – Ecclesiastes 3:12

 

We will also have this one:

6 Place me like a seal over your heart,
   like a seal on your arm;
for love is as strong as death,
   its jealousy unyielding as the grave.
It burns like blazing fire,
   like a mighty flame.
7 Many waters cannot quench love;
   rivers cannot sweep it away.
If one were to give
   all the wealth of one’s house for love,
   it would be utterly scorned.

– Song of Solomon 8:6-7

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@AnnaBeth: ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re doing Songs 8:6-7 too… They’re my favorite verses in the old testament ๐Ÿ™‚ Looove them.

 

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’ll also be doing Ephesians 5…

I know the “Submit” part can seem scary, but honestly, if you’re marrying someone who loves God and loves you, it’s a beautiful concept. God, since the creation of man, has designed it so that the man takes care of/protects/looks after woman. We’re to submit to our husbands not in a ‘bow down and kiss his feet’ kind of way, but out of love and respect for him, and reverence for God. And if our husband loves us, the way Christ loves the church (meaning that he would sacrifice all, including himself for us) then he’s not going to treat us disrespectfully and make submission to him about himself, but instead, it will be about God. My Fiance cherishes me, like a jewel and because of his unselfish, God-centered love, I know I have nothing to be afraid of him submitting to him, through Christ.

God is perfect and thus his concepts are perfect – and Ephesians 5 is his concept on marriage ๐Ÿ™‚ so I’m more than willing to do my part to follow that, to the best of my earthly abilities.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

im trying to find some bible verses to add in our wedding.. what do you Bees think about this?

 

Colossians 3:12-17

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

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