Sermon Illustrations

A pastor once held a wedding rehearsal for a young couple. In the wedding vows, this pastor always included a passage like this from Ephesians or Colossians that includes the word “submit.” During the rehearsal, one of the friends of the bride literally jumped up in her pew and cried out “You don’t have to do that! Times have changed and you don’t have to “submit” to anybody!” Fortunately, the bride graciously turned and replied “but this is what we want in our vows. It’s OK.”