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26 October 2019

Wedding Sermon: A Threefold Cord

Preached on Ecclesiastes 4:9–12
26 October AD 2019

Title: Click to hear the MP3 of A Threefold Cord.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Summary: Scripture defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Yet it also teaches that without God in its midst, a marriage isn’t as strong or healthy as it could (or should) be.

When Christ is central in a marriage, whatever frays the nerves or stretches the endurance of the other two strands cannot break the braid. His strength, made perfect in our weakness, supports husbands and wives. As He clings to them, He also leads them to cling to Him — and to each other — with similar tenacity.

Preached for the wedding of Albert Foster and Kelsey Keuhne at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Saline City, Missouri.

Text: Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow.

But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?

And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9–12

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear the MP3 of A Threefold Cord.

NB: A few people have had problems trying to play the inline audio with Windows Media Player. If this occurs, you can either change to QuickTime or another default browser player, copy and paste the link directly into a selected player, or download it to your computer, where it seems to work regardless of which player. Several folks have suggested VLC Player from VideoLAN.

Other Readings: Genesis 2:7, 18-24; Matthew 19:4-6

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