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Pastor's Previous Sunday Sermon

May 17, 2020


Love each other

  • We are commanded to love. God loves us because he is God.

  • He gave up his son to save us, what are you willing to give up?

  • Jesus was speaking to the crowd but especially the priests, and teachers of the law.

  • We have to know that all creation is God's. He picked the Jewish people as His people.

  • Jesus is the only way we can get in on the promises that God has for us.

  • We are clothed through the blood of the lamb so that we will be prepared, and accepted, for the wedding feast.

  • Have you received your invitation to the banquet? If so, what are you doing with it? Are you going to go and be a welcomed guest?

  • Embrace the Lord and what he has for us, read His word, get to know Him. And then you will be welcomed with open arms to that banquet.

Today's Scriptures

Mathew 22:1-14

Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his servants to summon those invited to the banquet, but they didn’t want to come. 4 Again, he sent out other servants and said, ‘Tell those who are invited: See, I’ve prepared my dinner; my oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’

5 “But they paid no attention and went away, one to his own farm, another to his business, 6 while the rest seized his servants, mistreated them, and killed them. 7 The king was enraged, and he sent out his troops, killed those murderers, and burned down their city.

8 “Then he told his servants, ‘The banquet is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Go then to where the roads exit the city and invite everyone you find to the banquet.’ 10 So those servants went out on the roads and gathered everyone they found, both evil and good. The wedding banquet was filled with guests. 11 When the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed for a wedding. 12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ The man was speechless.

13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him up hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

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