A Wedding Homily Revelation 21:1-7 Wonder and Creativity and Compassion Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Revelation 21:1-7 Wonder and Creativity and Compassion The Rev. Charles Hoffacker The story the Bible tells us presents God doing one new thing after another. Here are only a few examples. To [...]
A Wedding Homily I Corinthians 13 Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists I Corinthians 13 Pastor Steven Molin Don and Sara, on behalf of those who are standing beside you, and those family and friends who are seated behind you, I want to thank you for inviting us [...]
Here we have a groom and a bride, each with deep experience of adult life. Each has experienced various deaths along the way. Each has found in the other something of the promise of Easter. Each is eager to live a new and different life, a resurrection life.
A church is a community where God's grace is at work. But a marriage is another community where God's grace is at work. So there's a pair of questions that I want to offer to Rick and Atala, as they come here to have their marriage blessed.
Jon and Julie, let me lead you past conventional proverbs to what I believe to be a wisdom beyond wisdom. Marriage is a great project. Let me point out to you something beyond that. Before your marriage is a project you can work on, it is a gift you are given.
A Wedding Homily Mark 1:14-15 Life's Eloquence By The Rev. Charles Hoffacker Recently I came across these words from the novelist Frederick Buechner: "Every once in a while, life can be very eloquent. You go along from day to day not noticing very much, not seeing or hearing very much, and then all of [...]
No place is perfect. Everyplace has storms. The same holds true in married life. Not all the days are fair. Storms do come. Marriage does not involve relocating yourself to a place free from storms. Marriage means building the house so strong and sturdy that it can withstand whatever may assault it.
These Beatitudes are one of the central passages in the Bible. Consider where they appear. When Jesus begins his public ministry, he goes up on to a mountain top and sits down among his disciples and the crowds surrounding him.
William Sloane Coffin, sometime chaplain at Yale and national gadfly, put it well when he said, "Democracy is a form of government that demands more virtue of its citizens than any other form of government, but I do not think we can say that democracy guarantees that the virtue will be exercised."
A Wedding Homily Song of Solomon 2:10-13, 8:6-7 & Ephesians 5:1-2, 21-33 Love, Comfort, Honor, Keep By The Rev. Charles Hoffacker Since this wedding, which takes on American soil, was made possible by an encounter on the Blue Water Bridge, it seems only fair to begin with a Canadian story. This story was told [...]