Wedding Words

Scripture: Luke 14:7-35

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God expects us to be humble.
  • Students will learn God expects us to be unselfish when we serve others.
  • Students will learn being a disciple of Jesus may mean sacrificing many things.
  • Students will learn vocabulary related to weddings.

Guiding Question: How can students learn about words related to aspects of weddings?

Materials: Wedding magazines and brochures, paper, pencils

Procedure: Review the Parable of a Wedding Banquet from the scriptures above.. Explain that God provides us with several invitations during our lives. The most important invitation is whether or not we will follow and serve Him by becoming a Christian. After we become Christians though, there are other invitations from God: to worship Him, to obey Him, to serve Him by serving others and the Church, by sharing our faith.

Introduce the activity. Bring in wedding magazines and brochures from various vendors. Have the students work together in small groups to plan a wedding ceremony, focusing on using the appropriate English vocabulary words for the elements of the wedding.

Additional Questions: How can students use wedding vocabulary to address each aspect of weddings?

Supplemental Activity: Have the students create a “wedding website” where they make pages for different aspects of a wedding using appropriate vocabulary for each aspect.

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