Summary: Part 25:The Great Commission - Jesus establishes His authority and sets things straight.
The Great Commission
Part 25 – Jesus Teaches the Parable of the Marriage Feast
Pastor Bruce A. Shields
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6:00PM Evening Service at the church –
“Seminary Students will be preaching”
June 29th – Lori Ulman
July 6th – Lynnette Higgins
July 13th – Walker Spriggs
July 20th – Deacon Kurt Ulman
July 27th – Grace Steadman
WHERE WE ARE AT
† Jesus Speaks to Zacchaeus
† Jesus Arrives in Jerusalem (Triumphal Entry)
† Jesus Cleanses the Temple (again)
† Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
† Jesus Teaches the parable of the Marriage Feast
Matthew 22:1 – 14
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 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, both good and bad, 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 ’Friend,’ he asked, ’how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ 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 called, but few are chosen."
I. THE KING PREPARED A MARRIAGE FEAST FOR HIS SON
a. This King is God the Father
b. This Son is the Lord Jesus Christ
c. The servants are the Prophets
d. To call Israel, but they refused to come
Israel rejected the prophets, and even their Messiah. By the description in this scripture, it was a deliberate rejection.
II. AGAIN THE KING SENT HIS SERVANTS
a. This time He sent the Disciples
This refers to the Disciples, and the Apostle Paul, and those in the Early Church, whose ministry was yet to come when this parable was spoken.
This is an invitation directed personally to the people of Israel; the first few Chapters of the Book of Acts speak of this.
’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.’
Here we see a strong sense of urgency, for time is running out.
Verse 4 ends with the statement “Come to the Wedding”
This is in respect to the last invitation given to the Jews that could well have been given by the Apostle Paul in Acts Chapter 23.