Option #2: Contemporary Christian Wedding Ceremony

Simple Christian Wedding Ceremony Idea 

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Rev. Chris Mohr wedding at Red Rocks Park


This introductory sermon is just the right thing for Christian couples who wish to have wedding ceremony wording that sounds updated, and can be comfortably enjoyed by a mixed crowd of guests both religious and nonreligious. Who can disagree with the idea that love is the greatest thing in the world?

(This entire sermon may replace sermon 1, or you may choose paragraphs from each sermon for us to blend together) Friends, we’re gathered here today to celebrate the love of _________________ and ________________, as they make their pledges of marriage before God and this company. Jesus Christ was asked, “What is the greatest Law that mankind must follow?” He answered them by saying that we must love God with all our hearts, and love our neighbors as our self.

I think 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’s 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’s 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.

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