And It Snowed

Written by Ellen M. DuBois

was driving home fromrepparttar hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and errands and it began to snow. The roads were becoming slick and I exercised caution. My focus was on my driving -- and not ending up inrepparttar 127048 trunk ofrepparttar 127049 car ahead of me.

I was tense fromrepparttar 127050 running, fromrepparttar 127051 errands and everything else that all too often masks our happiness. All I could think about was getting home. I was tired.

I don't know why it hit me, but as I approached a stop light, I noticed a house with Christmas lights on -- their colors reflecting offrepparttar 127052 new fallen snow. I was immediately taken back to a time when I was a small girl, staring out of our picture window watchingrepparttar 127053 snow fall. Our Christmas lights were right belowrepparttar 127054 window, and I remember looking in wonder, amazement and excitement asrepparttar 127055 snow coveredrepparttar 127056 lights andrepparttar 127057 colors magically shown through. I remembered feelingrepparttar 127058 warmth ofrepparttar 127059 radiator against my small body while being just inches away fromrepparttar 127060 cold, New England snow.

Bible Verses for Your Wedding, Part II

Written by Deborah Spence

In Part One of this article, we discussedrepparttar sometimes challenging task of choosing Bible verses for your wedding ceremony and listed possible choices fromrepparttar 127047 Old Testament and Apocrypha. In Part Two we continue with a list of possibilities fromrepparttar 127048 Gospels and New Testament. We will also discuss some tried and true methods for narrowing downrepparttar 127049 choices.

The Gospels

Matthew 5:1-10 The famous Beatitudes, which proclaim God's favor to those who try to live by God's law. (See Luke 6:17-49 for a shorter account of The Sermon onrepparttar 127050 Mount which also includes a few other verses found elsewhere in Matthew.) Matthew 7:24-27 A metaphor on establishing your home on a foundation in God. Matthew 22:35-40 The greatest commandment of love andrepparttar 127051 many ways it applies to life. Mark 2:18-22 Christ asrepparttar 127052 bridegroom and His followers asrepparttar 127053 bride. Mark 10: 42-45 It is better to serve than to be served John 2:1-11 The wedding at Cana where Christ performs his first miracle of turning water to wine. John 3:16 The famous "For God so lovedrepparttar 127054 world." John 14:6 "I amrepparttar 127055 way,repparttar 127056 truth, andrepparttar 127057 life..." John 15:9-17 An admonition to love one another and Christ's sacrificial love for us.

Verses fromrepparttar 127058 New Testament

Romans 12:9-18 The Christian's duty to love and all that is encompassed by that duty: hope, patience, prayer, compassion, and more. Be sure to compare this passage torepparttar 127059 13th chapter of First Corinthians. I Corinthians 13 Perhapsrepparttar 127060 most famous of all wedding Bible verses, this chapter definesrepparttar 127061 ultimate gift ofrepparttar 127062 Spirit: Love. I Corinthians 14:1 "Make love your aim" in all you do. (Verses 2-5 go on to discussrepparttar 127063 superior gift of prophecy rather than speaking in tongues.) I Corinthians 16:14 Be certain that everything you do is motivated by love. 2 Corinthians 5:14-17 Through Christ's sacrificial love, we have become new creations. Ephesians 2:4-10 God's gracious love for us saves us through faith. Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Be loving and forgiving, speaking only good and imitating Christ." ...let notrepparttar 127064 sun go down upon your wrath..." (KJV) Check on more modern translations for a better reading. Ephesians 5:21-33 This passage depictingrepparttar 127065 Christian home is difficult for some because it deals with "submission theology." However,repparttar 127066 general thought is mutual submission. Understand it from an early church point of view. Philippians 2:1-5 Guard against selfishness. Be humble and serve others. Philippians 4:4-9 Rejoice and don't be anxious. Live honorably and justly, and God's peace will be a part of your lives. Colossians 3:12-17 The Christian life lived in love and harmony. Do all in Christ's name. Colossians 3:18-20 More submission theology withrepparttar 127067 admonition to husbands to love their wives. I John 3:1 "Behold, what manner of loverepparttar 127068 Father hath bestowed upon us..." (KJV) I John 3:16 Christ's example of sacrificial love. I John 3:18-24 Believe in Christ, and keep His commandments by loving one another. I John 4:7 Love each other because love comes from God. I John 4:16-19 God loves us. If we live in love, it serves as a sign that God lives in us. We are capable of love only because God loved us first. Revelation 19:1; 5-9 A glorious celebration in heaven forrepparttar 127069 marriage ofrepparttar 127070 Lamb of God. The church is depicted asrepparttar 127071 Bride.

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