Bible Readings

Within the Service there is a place for one or more readings from the Bible. Below are some suggestions:

New Testament Readings

Romans 12:9-18 Love one another
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 or 1-13 Love
Ephesians 3:14-19 Grounded in love
Ephesians 5:21-33 Husband and wife in Christian marriage
Colossians 3:12-19 Everything in the name of Jesus
1 Peter 3:1-9 (12) Unity of spirit
1 John 3:16-24 Love one another
1 John 4:7-16 The love of God
Matthew 5:1-12 (-16) True happiness
Matthew 7:21-29 Hearing and doing
John 2:1-11 Wedding at Cana
John 15:9-17 Abiding in Christ's love

Old Testament Readings

Genesis 1:26-2:4a Made in God's image
Genesis 2:(4-9, 15-) 1-24 One flesh
Song of Songs 2:8-14 The lovers

Psalms

Psalm 23 The Lord's my Shepherd
Psalm 37:3 - 7 The Lord is kind and merciful
Psalm 67 The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord
Psalm 128 Happy are those who fear the Lord
Other Psalms 100; 110; 121; 138

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