Wedding Elements and Wording

The following are standard elements and language for use in officiating weddings. I’ve compiled the following from a variety of traditional protestant Wedding services. Feel free to take or adapt any of the following for your own use.

Giving of the Bride

Officiant: “Who gives this woman to be married to this man?”

Father: “Her mother and I.”

Call to Worship

Our Lord Jesus said: “From the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh” (Mark 10:6-8).

Let us worship God as we now witness the marriage of (Groom) and (Bride – full names). May God be glorified this day in the lives of this couple and in the years to come.

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No Perfect People Allowed (Mark 2:13-17)

No Perfect People Allowed (Mark 2:13-17)
CrossWay Community Church
March 5th, 2023

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The ESV Scripture Journals – A Review

I received a copy of the ESV Scripture Journal: New Testament Set in exchange for an honest review.

ESV Scripture Journals contain the full text of Biblical books alongside lightly lined, blank pages opposite the text, allowing readers to journal, write out prayers, or take study notes as they read scripture.

You can purchase individual volumes of specific books of the Bible at around $5 a piece. Alternatively, you can purchase the full Old Testament Set, New Testament Set, or the entire Bible at discounted rates. There’s also an electronic (PDF) version available.

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Paul’s Theology of Resurrection (with Richard Gaffin)

How did Paul think about resurrection, and what role did it play in his overall theological understanding? Kirk sits down for a conversation with retired professor, Dr. Richard Gaffin, about Paul’s theology of resurrection. We explore questions like, what is the connection between Christ’s resurrection and ours? What is the relationship between Christ’s resurrection and the ministry of the Spirit in our lives? What does Paul mean when he says that Jesus was “raised for our justification” (Rom 4:25)? And how does Christ’s resurrection empower us for our mission as a church?

Access the episode here. (Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.)