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Luke 14 - NIV

7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable:

8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited.

9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place.

10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests.

11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

12 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.

13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,

14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

The Parable of the Great Banquet




Sermons on Luke 14 More sermons: Luke 14

Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
The Banquet
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct, 2016
Summary: Jesus' challenge to the host in Luke 14, that he should not invite those who could serve his needs but those whose needs he could serve, challenges the worldly approach to human relationships.
Scripture: Luke 14:1-14
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 87
Curtis E. Nester avatar
Jesus, the Friend of Sinners
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on Sep, 2016
Summary: Grumbling Pharisees are taught a lesson about loving the lost and what it is that makes Heaven rejoice.
Kerry Haynes avatar
Dare to be Humble
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Aug, 2016
Summary: Jesus uses a couple of etiquette lessons to teach true humility. The point is simple (and repeated throughout scripture): If we lift ourselves up, God will put us down. If we lift others up, God will lift us up.
I. G. Spong avatar
Rethinking Community
Shared by: I. G. Spong on Aug, 2016
Summary: Do Christians have a Christ-given responsibility towards the marginalized?
Scripture: Luke 14:1-14
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 84
William Baeta avatar
Humility brings exaltation
Shared by: William Baeta on Aug, 2016
Summary: “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 14:11)
W Pat Cunningham avatar
What is Humility and How Do We Get it?
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2016
Summary: "Jesus did that to the extent of surrendering Himself to the Father’s will and dying on the cross for our salvation. You don’t get more other-centered than that."
Scripture: Luke 14:7-14
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 50
Ernie Arnold avatar
Eating Humble Pie and loving it!
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Aug, 2016
Summary: Jesus teaches a lesson on the Christian Virtue of Genuine Christ like Humility. He tells us that A. We can possess a life of humility. B. First we have to see ourselves realistically C. We have to see ourselves in Him - In Christ.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 14:1-10
Denomination: *other
Views: 403
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Table Etiquette in the Kingdom of God
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jun, 2016
Summary: This is God's work, and the order of priority in God's kingdom.
Stephen Belokur avatar
Humility 2016 Part 2
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on May, 2016
Summary: Sometimes we need an analysis of how we view ourselves in order to determine if we are actually humble or not. This sermon contains an mini-quiz to that effect and also the testimony of John Piper in an article from 2010 where he was struggling with pride
Scripture: Luke 14:1-11
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 123
Stephen Belokur avatar
Humility 2016
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Apr, 2016
Summary: Humility is disdained by this world but the Kingdom of God and the citizens of Heaven are those who are contrite and humble. Sometimes we need to examine ourselves to see if we are prideful or humble. Hopefully this sermon helps us with that examination.
Scripture: Luke 14:1-11
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 314
Michael Stark avatar
How Do You Wish to be Repaid?
Shared by: Michael Stark on Apr, 2015
Summary: We are administrators of the grace of God. As followers of the Master, it is anticipated that we will reflect His compassion and generosity toward others.
Scripture: Luke 14:12-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 609
Craig Condon avatar
Jesus is Watching You
Shared by: Craig Condon on Mar, 2015
Summary: The less fortunate in our society need both our natural gifts and the dignity that comes with being acknowledged. They need the gift of our friendship, and we need them as well.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Shiny Trinkets / Let Go And Let God
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Feb, 2015
Summary: Our soul is far more valuable .then anything shiny trinket that this world can offer. Far too many seek fulfillment only from what this world can offer. It is time to let Go of the shiny trinkets. Beloved, Let Go and let God!
Freddy Fritz avatar
The Parable of the Great Banquet
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Jan, 2015
Summary: We examine the lost opportunity in Luke 14:12-24 and see what it teaches us about the amazing grace of God.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 14:12-24
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 3,463
Freddy Fritz avatar
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Jan, 2015
Summary: The analysis of humility in Luke 14:7-11 teaches us the necessity of humility.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 14:7-11
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 2,527
John Lowe avatar
The Way of Grace Is Clearly Different
Shared by: John Lowe on Oct, 2014
Summary: The subject today is grace and I want to show that “The Way of Grace Is Clearly Different”. It’s different- I. In How We Think of Ourselves II. In How We Treat Others III. In How We Are Rewarded
Scripture: Luke 14:7-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 664
Dennis Davidson avatar
GOOD EXCUSES
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Sep, 2014
Summary: At the very heart of the parable is who will be found in the Kingdom of God. It has to do with those who will respond positively to their invitation to accept Jesus, God’s great invitation to salvation (
Series: Parables
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Luke 14:12-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 13,369
Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka avatar
HUMILITY ENJOINED
Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on Aug, 2014
Summary: Humility is very scarce today in the world and in the church, but Christ exhort us that the way of greatness is the way of humility.
Scripture: Luke 14:7-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 473
Michael Deutsch avatar
The Great Banquet
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on May, 2014
Summary: What do we do when we really aren't in the mood to worship!
Scripture: Luke 14:12-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 626
David Taylor avatar
Jesus Goes After the Heart Attitudes
Shared by: David Taylor on Feb, 2014
Summary: Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: Jesus Goes After the Heart Attitudes
Scripture: Luke 14:7-24
Views: 304
David Taylor avatar
Jesus Goes After the Heart Attitudes
Shared by: David Taylor on Feb, 2014
Summary: Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: Jesus Goes After the Heart Attitudes
Scripture: Luke 14:7-24
Views: 1,288
David Taylor avatar
Two Acceptable Temptations Jesus Rejects
Shared by: David Taylor on Feb, 2014
Summary: Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: Two Acceptable Temptations Jesus Rejects
Timothy Miller avatar
Kingdom Feast: When God Gives a Party
Shared by: Timothy Miller on Dec, 2013
Summary: A message to believers about the value of every person, and message to sinners of hope and acceptance in Jesus Christ.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 14:12-24
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 488
Lynn Malone avatar
Which Pew for You?
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Dec, 2013
Summary: A sermon on Christ-like humility.
Scripture: Luke 14:7-14
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,003
Davon Huss avatar
Who's Coming to Dinner?
Shared by: Davon Huss on Oct, 2013
Summary: A sermon on who to invite to dinner based on Luke 14:12-14 (really it covers Luke 14:1-24)
Gordon McCulloch avatar
Humility and the wedding banquet.
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Sep, 2013
Summary: Humility is not what you think, humility is power, strength, energy and life; but to receive it, you must submit yourself to God; you must acknowledge that he is king, and you are subjected to him.
Scripture: Luke 14:1-14
Denomination: Episcopal
Views: 449
James Snyder avatar
Parable of the Arrogant/Humble Servant
Shared by: James Snyder on Sep, 2013
Summary: If we exalt ourselves, we hinder God’s work and His ability of using us for His work and glory.
Scripture: Luke 14:7-11
Views: 788
Monty Newton avatar
You Know... It Don't Come Easy!
Shared by: Monty Newton on Sep, 2013
Summary: The basis of godly humility is rooted in the realization that none of us brings anything to God's table.
William Baeta avatar
Let the Lord exalt you
Shared by: William Baeta on Aug, 2013
Summary: “Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great, for it is better to be told, “Come up here,” than to be put lower in the presence of a noble” Pr. 25:6-7.
Joe Tilton avatar
The Banquet
Shared by: Joe Tilton on Aug, 2013
Summary: Messiah uses a banquet to make serious point about how we should think of ourselves. Does self esteem have a place in a Christian's life?
Scripture: Luke 14:1-14
Denomination: *other
Views: 260