Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunday Scripture & Prayer Requests

Parable of the Great Banquet

Parable of the Great Banquet, Brunswick Monogrammist, c 1525, National Museum, Warsaw. [PD-US]

Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables, saying, 
"The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
who gave a wedding feast for his son. 
He dispatched his servants
to summon the invited guests to the feast,
but they refused to come.
A second time he sent other servants, saying,
‘Tell those invited: “Behold, I have prepared my banquet,
my calves and fattened cattle are killed,
and everything is ready; come to the feast.”’
Some ignored the invitation and went away,
one to his farm, another to his business. 
The rest laid hold of his servants,
mistreated them, and killed them. 
The king was enraged and sent his troops,
destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. 
Then he said to his servants, 'The feast is ready,
but those who were invited were not worthy to come. 
Go out, therefore, into the main roads
and invite to the feast whomever you find.’
The servants went out into the streets
and gathered all they found, bad and good alike,
and the hall was filled with guests. 
But when the king came in to meet the guests,
he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment. 
The king said to him, 'My friend, how is it
that you came in here without a wedding garment?'
But he was reduced to silence.
Then the king said to his attendants, 'Bind his hands and feet,
and cast him into the darkness outside,
where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.’
Many are invited, but few are chosen."

Matthew 22:1-14


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3 comments:

  1. This parable was used as a sermon illustration today at my church.

    Thank you for these encouraging posts, Debby. They are such a blessing.

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  2. Thank you, Erica! I'm praying for all who have special needs. God bless our Villagers and those who visit this blog.

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  3. Debby, every week your Bible verses are the ones our sermon was based on.

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