A Surprising Invitation to a Banquet

—Luke 14:15–24 The Parable of the Banquet

 
 
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The Banquet is Ready

The Banquet is Ready

Promise of a Banquet

Isaiah 25:6–9

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Luke 14:15–24

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So let’s look at the story.

Explanation

  1. The Banquet is God’s wonderful kingdom
    • Free, delightful, satisfying, fulfilling all our longings
  2. Those Invited are everyone who hears the Gospel
    • Some respond and some don’t
  3. There is a surprising ending because it’s not who you would expect at a banquet
    • The people in God’s kingdom are often not whom you would have expected

1. Amazing Grace

Isaiah 25:6–9

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2. Responding to the Invitation

3. Unlikely People

1 Samuel 22:1–2

  1. David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, they went down there to him.
  2. And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered to him.
    And he became captain over them. And there were with him about four hundred men.

1 Corinthians 1:26–29

  1. For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
  2. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
  3. God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
  4. so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.