Wedding Sermon Option #2 -
Contemporary Christian Wedding Ceremony
Are you looking for wedding ceremony ideas that are Christian and contemporary yet traditional in feel? Our second wedding sermon option may be perfect for you. Even your less-religious friends can hardly object to a passage where Jesus proclaims that there is nothing greater than love!
Friends, we are gathered here today to celebrate the love of _________________ and ________________, as they make their pledges of marriage before God and before this company. Jesus Christ was once asked, "What is the greatest Law that mankind must follow?'' And he answered them by saying that we must love God with all our hearts, and love our neighbors as our self.
I think that when he said these words, he touched upon something we all feel very deeply in our hearts, and that is that love is the greatest gift we can offer one another, and that is what makes marriage so very special, and such a cause of joy and celebration for all of us who have come here today to share in this event.
It is my personal prayer and hope that those of you who have already taken the vows of marriage will witness the love of these two people, and as you hear them share their vows, perhaps it will strengthen for you the memory of your happy day, and remind you of the meaning of the vows you yourselves once took. Perhaps it will even strengthen just a little bit the bonds of love that have been growing between you. If any of this should happen, it would certainly be the greatest gift that __________ and __________ could offer all of us on their wedding day.
Marriage is an act of faith and ever-deepening commitment, as well as a loving union between a man and a woman. It has been described as the best and the most important relationship that two people can share, the creation of a single growing energy of spiritual life. Marriage can be a lifelong unfolding of loving kindness, backed by the will to make it last. There is no limit to the knowing of another's soul, and when you learn to love one person, then you grow in love for all of humanity.
Note: If you wish, we
can substitute the wedding ceremony which appears in the Traditional
Book of Common Prayer. The entire ceremony can be found in the paperback
book, You and Your Wedding by Winnifred Gray, and in the Book of Common
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