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Summary: THE BOND AND COVENANT OF MARRIAGE WAS GIVEN BY GOD IN CREATION. It is God who says in His Word, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” (Gen. 2:24)

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Compiled by: Herman Abrahams (Senior Pastor), Cornerstone Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 740, Westridge 7802, Rep. of South Africa.

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Thank you. Herman Abrahams, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Marriage Ceremony

A. OPENING

A.1) INTRODUCTION

We are gathered together in the presence of God to witness the marriage of ..................… .................. and .......................... .......................... and to ask God for His blessing on them through Jesus Christ our Lord, and to share in their joy.

A.2) WHO GIVES ……………………. TO BE MARRIED?

(bride’s first name)

A.3) THE BOND AND COVENANT OF MARRIAGE WAS GIVEN BY GOD IN CREATION. It is God who says in His Word, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” (Gen. 2:24)

It is God who instituted marriage. Marriage belongs to God and husband and wife are responsible to Him for their marriage. They will have to give an account of that which God has entrusted to them.

A.4) CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE IS NOT JUST A LEGAL CONTRACT; it is at the same time a spiritual contract. The parties to this spiritual contract about to take place here today is ...................... ...................... and the Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, there are three parties to a Christian marriage – husband, wife and Jesus of Nazareth, who died in order to save us from our sins.

A.5) MARRIAGE IS A SIGN TO US OF THE UNION BETWEEN JESUS AND HIS CHURCH, and HOLY SCRIPTURE commands that all should hold it in honour. Marriage should be respected and not be tampered with.

A.6) THE UNION OF HUSBAND AND WIFE IN HEART, MIND AND BODY IS A GIFT FROM GOD FOR THEIR MUTUAL JOY.

¨ It is given for the companionship, help and comfort that the one ought to be for the other in times of prosperity and adversity.

¨ It is given that the natural instincts and sexual desires, bestowed by God, should be regarded as holy and ordered properly.

¨ It is given that they may have children and nurture them in the knowledge and love of the Lord.

A.7) Therefore, marriage in not to be entered into unadvisedly, without counselling, lightly, or merely to satisfy physical desires; but reverently, with discretion and due consideration of the purposes for which it was instituted by God. Those who are called by God to this Holy State, should continue in mutual faithfulness and love.

Into this Holy State of life ............................ and .................................. come now to be joined.

B. PRAYER, PRAISE AND WORSHIP


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