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Matthew 22 - NIV

The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:

2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’

5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business.

6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.

7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.

9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’

10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.

12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless.

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

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

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Gordon McCulloch avatar
The Great Wedding Invitation both to the Gospel and to Evangelism.
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Nov, 2016
Summary: The great wedding is a great example of how God has extended his grace to included us gentiles, however there are there are some conditions.
Clair Sauer avatar
Growing in Grace
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Oct, 2016
Summary: We are never beyond God's grace, but if we want to experience the full benefits of that grace, then we have to work on growing in God's grace.
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 813
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Returning to the Original Divine Intention
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Sep, 2016
Summary: To be at the wedding banquet, properly attired, is our destiny and joy.
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Preach What the Word Says
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2016
Summary: understand the meaning of the words we read
Abraham Obadare avatar
Proper Garment for The party
Shared by: Abraham Obadare on Aug, 2016
Summary: Every Christian is expected to wear the righteousness of Christ as a garment if one would enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 170
Ajai Prakash avatar
Kingdom of Heaven (Part 8)
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Aug, 2015
Summary: If you have never received Him as your Savior, then you are lost and must be born again. If, however, there has been a time in your life when you bowed as a sinner and called on Jesus by faith, confessed your sins and received Him into your life ...
Gordon Curley avatar
The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Apr, 2015
Summary: The Parable of the Wedding Banquet - PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 685
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
The Invitation
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Mar, 2015
Summary: The invitation to be guests at God's banquet in extended to all.
Series: Lent
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 439
David Roth avatar
“I Do”
Shared by: David Roth on Jan, 2015
Summary: Proper 23 (A), 18th Sunday after Pentecost. We enter into the wedding feast of the Lamb when we believe His word of promise and come in faith, to praise and honor Him. Those who did not enter were centered on themselves instead of Christ.
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: today there grows a spirit of compromise that sanitizes, justifies, rationalizes,palliates, and extenuates sin. Sin destroys...
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-5
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,286
Rev. Randy Barker avatar
Marriage dinner
Shared by: Rev. Randy Barker on Dec, 2014
Summary: Marriage dinner
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: *other
Views: 609
Martin Ellgar avatar
The Wedding Garment
Shared by: Martin Ellgar on Oct, 2014
Summary: A perspective on Matthew 22: 1-14. The cloak of righteousness shows us that we have been placed in a position of honour in the family, in the kingdom of heaven.
Gerald Roberts avatar
The Wedding Banquet
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Oct, 2014
Summary: The sermon shares the supper and marriage of our Lord to His church the bride.
William Baeta avatar
Obedience to God's call
Shared by: William Baeta on Oct, 2014
Summary: “What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you”. (Phil. 4:9)
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Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,607
Clair Sauer avatar
A Changed Life
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Oct, 2014
Summary: God's gift of grace is generously showered upon all, but if we do not receive that grace and allow it to change us, we can miss out on the abundant life of salvation.
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 498
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Marriage Feast for a Royal Son
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Aug, 2014
Summary: The balance between royal invitation, and choice.
Pat Damiani avatar
An Invitation to a Party
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2014
Summary: Fourth in this series. The parable of the Weeding Banquet pictures God's invitation to a relationship with Him.
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 705
Martin Holland avatar
The Parable of the Marriage Feast
Shared by: Martin Holland on Feb, 2014
Summary: The future is set for a marriage feast prepared by the Father for His Son and Jesus tells us a story about it.
R Daniel Carlson avatar
Trinity XX
Shared by: R Daniel Carlson on Oct, 2013
Summary: A sermon based on the Gospel of St Matthew, chapter 22 verses 1-14
Series: Trinity 20
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 734
Sean Harder avatar
You Are Invited
Shared by: Sean Harder on Aug, 2013
Summary: This sermon is for those unbelievers who have a warped view of God, but it’s also for believers who have not experienced the abundant life that being a Christian can offer.
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,248
Robert Leroe avatar
Heaven is a Party
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Jun, 2013
Summary: Heaven is party-central, and the party starts now, but doesn't get into full gear till we get to Heaven, or when Jesus returns--whichever comes first.
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-4
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 1,874
Gordon Weatherby avatar
Demands of a Religion
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on May, 2013
Summary: The Invitation to this wedding banquet was an invitation extended by grace. It is a powerful picture showing that all who received the invite had it received it by grace. When grace is rejected, wrath will be given.
Ray Geide avatar
Jesus Illustrates "Called" and "Chosen"
Shared by: Ray Geide on Feb, 2013
Summary: What do the words, called and chosen, mean? Jesus illustrated it twice.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,468
Bret Bone avatar
Desert Survival Training
Shared by: Bret Bone on Jan, 2013
Summary: For VP church to be successful this year in reaching in our community… I felt it necessary to go beyond the training we have already have put in place here at the church.. Many of you are currently involved in the Sunday morning Apologetics class as
William D. Brown avatar
Shared by: William D. Brown on Jan, 2013
Summary: This parable about the "kingdom of heaven" was directed to His enemies, to warn them about their impending doom. The King in the Lord's story represents God the Father, who gave a large banquet for His Son, Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,572
Joe Mack Cherry avatar
The Wedding Feast
Shared by: Joe Mack Cherry on Jan, 2013
Summary: A look at the Parable and it's application to us as Christians today.
Warner Pidgeon avatar
The Banquet for the King's Son: Who am I in the parable?
Shared by: Warner Pidgeon on Dec, 2012
Summary: We need to ask ourselves a question: Who am I, who are you in this parable of Jesus? The answer has an important bearing on what we do about it ...
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,104
Damian Phillips avatar
The Wedding Invitation
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Aug, 2012
Summary: The Lord delivers a wedding invitation to each and every person in the world, and He expects our attendance. If we are unable to attend, then He will simply say that we’re out of luck.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,298
David Dykes avatar
You Invitation to the Royal Wedding
Shared by: David Dykes on Aug, 2012
Summary: The parable about how the Jews rejected Jesus offers a spiritual application for us as well.
Kevin Hall avatar
What Are You Wearing?
Shared by: Kevin Hall on Jul, 2012
Summary: Understanding the requirements that a person must possess in order to be a part of the Kingdom of God
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 4,906