(Closed) Need suggestions for scripture please!

posted 8 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My parents are Christians and so am I although I don’t attend church with them. Darling Husband is agnostic and we don’t really know about the beliefs of our friends who attended our wedding. So, my dad wrote something for us, including bible passages, messages that he wanted us to get for our marriage – that were of good advice without sounding preachy; that was his mission.

He included many (I just posted about this on another thread..) but I can’t remember them all. My favorite was Philippians 2: 3-5. It is not specifically about marriage, but it does apply beautifully to a successful union

3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Want me to ask my dad for you, Corgi? lol Wink

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are not particularly religious either, but this is what is being read at our wedding… and here is a good link to other wedding scripture: http://www.churchofreading.org/Weddings/scripture.htm 

There is always love is patient, love is kind from Corinthians too.

Song of Solomon 2:10-14, 16a; 8:6-7

Love is strong as death:

My beloved speaks and says to me:‘Arise, my love, my fair one,   and come away; 11 for now the winter is past,   the rain is over and gone. 12 The flowers appear on the earth;   the time of singing has come,and the voice of the turtle-dove   is heard in our land. 13 The fig tree puts forth its figs,   and the vines are in blossom;   they give forth fragrance.Arise, my love, my fair one,   and come away. 14 O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,   in the covert of the cliff,let me see your face,   let me hear your voice;for your voice is sweet,   and your face is lovely. 16 My beloved is mine and I am his;   he pastures his flock among the lilies. 6 Set me as a seal upon your heart,   as a seal upon your arm;for love is strong as death,   passion fierce as the grave.Its flashes are flashes of fire,   a raging flame. 7 Many waters cannot quench love,   neither can floods drown it.If one offered for love   all the wealth of one’s house,   it would be utterly scorned.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

HAHA i’ve never do that to you! How awful. I should do that to people I dislike, lol. But he probably wouldn’t care about “saving” them. Whatev. =] (back to topic at hand…haha)

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

A classic one is 1 Corinthians 13 – The fruit of the Spirit. Love is patient, love is kind…

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re using Corinthians and Ruth, which I like because it’s about family:

Ruth 1:16-17 (King James Version)

16And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

 17Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

You might also find this handy:

http://www.weddingyellowpages.net/articles/Bible_religious_wedding_readings.php

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

How about Colossians 3:12-14?

12Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah, I can relate to that. This is a wedding reading that doesn’t specifically mention God, nor is it as old-sounding as the Ruth one I posted earlier. The line about being warm makes me chuckle, though.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.

For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.

Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?

And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@CorgiTales: ah, so she has a sense of humor! 😉 I’m sure she’ll keep it appropriate for the ceremony, though. At least, I hope so.

We were at a religious wedding ceremony a couple weeks ago and the craziest thing the pastor said was, “I love hot dogs.” I think it had something to do with the true meaning of the word “love,” but I got stuck on the hot dogs and K and I giggled for the next five minutes!

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