Summary: Wedding Message and Vows. This message was based on two scripture passages requested by the couple. Psalms 100 and Colossians 3. The Vows were written by the couple.
Maid (Matron) of Honor
Bride and Father of the bride
Welcome & Prayer
Giving away of Bride by Father
We are gathered this beautiful spring afternoon to experience a mystical and magical moment in life. There are many wonderful experiences in life.
The wonder of a plant that grows from a seed. The amazing sights and sounds of the birth of a child. The incredible taste of a chocolate bar. The feel of the wind on your face and the flipping sensation in your stomach as you ride your first roller coaster. The pride of driving down main street in your own car for the first time in your life.
Nothing. Nothing. Nothing even begins to approach the mystical and magical happening that occurs when two lives are joined by God and made one! Are you ready?
Questions concerning Vows
______________will you have ______________to be your lawfully wedded wife, to live together after God’s ordinances in the holy estate of marriage? Will you love her, comfort her, respect, and keep her in sickness and health, forsaking all others for as long as you both shall live?
______________will you have ______________to be your lawfully wedded husband, to live together after God’s ordinances in the holy estate of marriage? Will you love him, comfort him, respect, and keep him in sickness and health, forsaking all others for as long as you both shall live?
Prayer of Consecration
I would like to read from two passages of scripture that you have selected to read this afternoon.
Psalm 100 says: “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
_____, ______, The Bible reveals that God imagined you, then He designed you and finally he created you.
_________he created you with (insert personal remarks).
God gave you this woman so that you would know the thanksgiving, forever love and faithfulness which comes from God through your love for her and her love for you.
_________, God created you with(Insert personal remarks).
God introduced you to _______________ for your gladness, thanksgiving, forever love and faithfulness.
The second scripture you selected was Colossians 3. It describes the attitudes of love which God wants you to have for one another and for everyone your lives touch.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues, put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish on another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.