Some helpful points to choosing bible readings:
- Before making a decision on bible readings seek input from your pastor.
- Think about what you and the pastor are expecting the wedding ceremony to say to the congregation and you as a couple now and in the future.
- Remember there are different English translations of the bible. Some are easier to understand than others, and some are closer to the original Hebrew, Aramiac and Greek manuscripts of scripture. Some congregations insist on particular translations being used, others don's. One thing that is important is that when you choose the bible reading, also indicate which translation it is being read from. To view some of the translations simply visit http://www.biblegateway.com/ or http://www.bible.crosswalk.com/ The links below will use the NIV translation (for a gender inclusive translation try the TNIV, for a more contemporary translation try the New Living Translation or the Message Bible)
1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a,17-20
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
1 Peter 3:1-9
1 John 3:18-24
1 John 4:7-12
Revelation 19:1, 5-9a
Matthew 7:21, 24-29