Tag Archives: covenant

for Kenny and Katelyn, on covenant

Sacrifice is the essence of covenant making. And the sacrifice you both offer today is yourselves

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they are playing our song

We have fallen in and out of love a hundred times, and we have seen the peaks and the valleys, from the sublime to the ridiculous. And we always come back to that covenant we have made and kept.

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words for a wedding

A covenant is not just a promise before God, it is a promise like God’s, who has said He will never leave you nor forsake you.

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how did Christ love the church?

Imagine the grace poured out on us when we least expected it, and the forgiveness extended to us when we least deserved it. Imagine it and emulate it.

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why marriage matters

Covenant making is not merely about the symbolism of what we do here this afternoon. It is about substance. This is no mere contract that you make.

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a mystery profound

Cherish this woman. She is for you, all fair, more lovely than you know, stronger than you expect, more forgiving than you deserve.

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on covenant making

A covenant is more than a contract. It does not protect our interests, as a contract does. It surrenders them. You come here to surrender yourself to the interests of each other, and you do this by making an oath. There is no mingling of blood, but a mingling of purpose as God himself makes you one flesh.

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Covenant-keeping, sanctifying love

The covenant you make is sacred and permanent. It is approached with reverence and sealed with blood. There is no backing out or giving up. You will swear before these witness to cherish each other until our Lord comes or until death alone shall part you.

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resting in covenant keeping love

It’s good to be married to a woman whose faith is still growing and whose love will cover a multitude of sins.

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