Invitation

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Invitation -  Adam Kohlstrom

Luke 14:1-24

 

How would you summarize today’s sermon to someone else?

 

How is God speaking to us? How will you respond (Mt. 7:24-27; James 1:22)?

 

Luke 14:12-14. What do Jesus’ instructions here teach us about Christian hospitality? About the Kingdom of God? About our responsibility?

 

Luke 14:15: “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” The Pharisee’s reference was likely to only pious Jews (like himself). How does Jesus’ parable challenge such narrow-minded, exclusionary thinking? When are you most tempted to be smug and self-righteous?

 

Luke 14:18-20; Matthew 22:5. The invitees offer some incredibly lame excuses for not attending. In some, greater value was given to temporal things than to the kingdom invitation. How do we do the same thing today?

 

Matthew 22:9-10; Luke 14:22-23. Why do you think it is so important to the master that the banquet hall be full? What does this tell you of God’s heart?

 

Matthew 22:10: “And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good.” What does it mean that “both bad and good” will be present at the kingdom banquet? Who are some of the “bad” people that we Christians are quick to “write off” the invitation list?

 

Matthew 22:10-13. While “both bad and good” (22:10) are present at the kingdom banquet, all without exception must be clothed in the freely provided “wedding garments.” Why are our own garments of righteousness insufficient (Isaiah 64:6)? With what must all guests be clothed (Ephesians 4:24 and Galatians 3:27)? How does one “change his or her clothes”?

 

Matthew 22:7-8; Luke 14:21,24. The King’s harshest judgment is on the “insiders” – those initially invited who refused to come. Why do you suppose this is? How might this be a warning to God’s people today?

 

“Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find” (Matthew 22:9) sounds a lot like, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:18). How do we find our mission in this parable?

 

Matthew 22:7-8; Luke 14:21,24. The King’s harshest judgment is on the “insiders” – those initially invited who refused to come. Why do you suppose this is? How might this be a warning to God’s people today??

 

 

 

 

Coffee & Sunday School 9:30 AM

Morning Worship Service – 10:45 AM

 

 

Feel free to invite your neighbors, friends, and co-workers!

Sundays - Sunday School 9:30am ─ 10:30am | Worship 10:45am | Windward Gardens Service 1:30pm

Mondays | 6:30am ─ 9:00am → FREE Community Breakfast & Prayer

Thursday Morning Prayer 7:30am | Wednesday Devotional & Prayer 7:00pm (All in Parlor)

Saturday | 7:00am ─ 9:00am (High School Room | 2nd Floor) → Men’s Group

 

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