Summary: This is a wedding sermon that is brief but bold enough to encourage a couple to make Christ the miracle of their marriage.
This wedding service can be adapted to aid anyone in the preparation of a good solid message of encouragement for husband and wife. I have changed the places where I normally use the couples names to read..
husband and wife.
Friends and Family we rejoice today for the occasion for which we have gathered together.
Today in the sight of God and these many witnesses we come to celebrate the marvelous miracle of marriage.
We come to share in this special time where these two individuals who were created by God have brought themselves together to acknowledge their love for one another as husband and wife.
husband and wife come today to celebrate the miracle of marriage.
**Who gives this woman to be married to this man**
Marriage is meant by God…. to be joyful, and meaningful and marvelous….however marriage is not with out its challenges and sometimes even struggles.
This is why it is good for us to consider how Jesus Christ is the true miracle in marriage that brings joy, and celebration in the good times and who also brings peace and security in the those challenging moments that marriage may face.
I have always marveled at the occasion of which Jesus chose to perform His first miracle.
Jesus did not choose his first miracle to take place at the temple or church.
Jesus did not choose his first miracle to take place in the streets or in the marketplace.
He did not choose His first miracle to take place at the bedside of the lame or the blind or the injured but Jesus chose a wedding as the first place to ever perform a public miracle.
Jesus chose a wedding to share His first miracle.
For me that says something special.
I think that we can find some real application within the Scripture of John’s Gospel chapter 2 as to how Christ is the miracle of marriage.
The Bible shares with us about that marriage event that took place in a location called Cana.
For God’s Word says
2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there,
2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
3When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so,
9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside
10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
11 This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.
Let us consider the real miracle of Marriage as we find it in these words of Scripture we just heard.
The first thing we should notice is that
The miracle of marriage is great when you invite Jesus to the marriage.
Today we find at this gathering friends and family members, perhaps there are even neighbors here.
Yet the most important person to invite to your marriage is Jesus….
wife and husband I encourage you to not only have invited Jesus.... not just to be present in the ceremony today but in every aspect of your marriage for all of your days….know that you have invited Jesus to your marriage.
Most believe that Jesus journeyed about 2 days from where He was to come to that wedding we read about.
Even though it was a two-day journey walking the whole distance Jesus came to the wedding.
He had been invited.
Jesus today greatly desires for wife and husband that not only would they invite Him to be present in this ceremony but He desires that they would invite Him to be in the midst of their marriage always and forever.
It is God’s plan that wife and husband invite Jesus Christ to be the bond that will hold them together and help them to love one another in ways deeper and higher than they could imagine loving one another without Jesus in their marriage.