A Beautiful Ceremony













"I have a sacred calling from God to guide people through a most wondrous transition. “As God ordained from the beginning of time, man shall leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife.” This is not a business; it is a ministry."

Reverend Dr. David Cole


Wedding Scriptures

OLD TESTAMENT
Genesis 1:26-28 (Male and female He created them)
Genesis 2:4-9,15-24 (A man cleaves to his wife and they become one flesh)
Ruth 1:16-17 (Entreat me not to leave you)
Prov. 31:10-31 (A capable wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.)
Eccl. 4:9-12 (Two are better than one.... A cord of 3 is not easily broken)
Song of Solomon 2:10-13, 8:6-7 (Many waters cannot quench love)

PSALMS
Psalm 127 (Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.)
Ps. 128 (You shall be happy, and it shall go well with you.)

APOCRYPHA (books in Catholic, but not Protestant, Bible)
Tobit 8:5b-8 (That she and I may grow old together)
Sirach 26:1-4,16,17 (Happy is the husband of a good wife... his days will be doubled)

EPISTLES
1 Corinthians 13 (Love is patient and kind...)
Ephesians 3:14-19 (The Father from whom every family is named)
Ephesians 5:1-2,21-33 (Walk in love as Christ loved us)
Colossians 3:12-17 (Love which binds everything together in harmony)
1John 4:7-16 (Let us love one another for love is of God)

GOSPELS
Matthew 5:1-10 (The Beatitudes: "Blessed are....")
Matthew 5:13-16 (You are the light...let your light so shine)
Matthew 7:21, 24-29 (Like a wise man who built his house upon the rock)
Matthew 19: 4-6 (what God has joined together, let no one put asunder)
Mark 10:6-9, 13-16 (They are no longer two but one)
John 15:9-12 (Love one another as I have loved you)





© 2014 Rev. Dr. David Cole