That The Two May Become One
36 Wedding Sermons Sharing the Good News of God's Love
John R. Nagle

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 0788029703
Size: 6x9
Pages: 100
What is the difference between a wedding and a marriage, and how can a happy couple prepare for it?

These questions are a common theme in John R. Nagle’s That The Two May Become One: The Good News Of God’s Love Shared With The Happy Couple, where he often draws the distinction between the happy day itself and the lifetime of union through times shining and dim that follow.

Beginning from illustrations encompassing the bride and groom, the gathered friends and family, the circumstances of the day and the world around them, these sermons smoothly transition to connect to scripture, often chosen by the bride and groom in question. Though the chosen readings are sometimes the same, the application of the verses and the resulting messages are not.

Throughout all the sermons the love of God is shared, biblically-based guidance is given, and the importance of Christ’s role in marriage is emphasized.

That The Two May Become One collects and presents Nagle’s wedding sermons in the hope that both new husbands and wives and couples celebrating years together might find them good counsel. In all cases, this collection encourages couples to take a moment to reflect on how they can live out their lives and marriages in the love of God.

Some sermon titles include:
  • What It Means to Be Tied Up (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
  • The Bridal Couple’s Emergency Kit (Colossians 3:12-17)
  • Here’s How You Keep In Touch (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)
  • Go For The High Notes! (Psalm 98:1-9)
  • More Than A Pile Of Rocks (Matthew 7:24-27)
John R. Nagle served as pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cary, North Carolina, from 1969 until 2005. In retirement, he has served in a variety of interim posts. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College, his Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University. He has served on numerous church, community and state-wide boards of directors. Nagle is the author of six books.