In this Gospel message, you will hear about a parable Jesus told in Luke 14 about an invitation to God’s Great Banquet. Jesus likens this parable to the Gospel, a great invitation from God proclaimed to mankind to secure us for blessing. Many invited in the parable had a whole list of excuses for why they could not go to the banquet and today many people use the same excuses to explain why they don’t accept God’s message of salvation. This same invitation is still going out today! Will you accept it?
Bible Scriptures: Darby Translation
Luke 14:15-24 “And one of those that were lying at table with [them], hearing these things, said to him, Blessed [is] he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. And he said to him, A certain man made a great supper and invited many. And he sent his bondman at the hour of supper to say to those who were invited, Come, for already all things are ready. And all began, without exception, to excuse themselves. The first said to him, I have bought land, and I must go out and see it; I pray thee hold me for excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee hold me for excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and on this account I cannot come. And the bondman came up and brought back word of these things to his lord. Then the master of the house, in anger, said to his bondman, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring here the poor and crippled and lame and blind. And the bondman said, Sir, it is done as thou hast commanded, and there is still room. And the lord said to the bondman, Go out into the ways and fences and compel to come in, that my house may be filled; for I say to you, that not one of those men who were invited shall taste of my supper.”
Matthew 22:1-2 “And Jesus answering spoke to them again in parables, saying, The kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who made a wedding feast for his son,”