Word of Life Study Series

The Parables of Jesus: The Great Banquet

June 16, 2023 Brice C. Craig Season 11 Episode 28
Word of Life Study Series
The Parables of Jesus: The Great Banquet
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Parable: “The Great Banquet”
Reference: Matthew 22:1-14; Luke 14:15-24
Theme: Esteeming the Gospel Above Everything Else and Receiving His Righteousness
Context: A Continuation of the Religious Leaders Being Condemned and the Cost of Following Jesus

Matthew 21:33-41
Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’  “But they paid no attention and went off — one to his field, another to his business. The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.  Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’  So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. ‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ The man was speechless. “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

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To the Jews First then to the Gentiles
Rejecting the Invitation
The Gentiles turn to hear the Good News
Clothed in the Righteousness of Christ