Summary: The Excuse’s we have for not serving God!!
WHAT KIND OF EXCUSE DO YOU HAVE?
LUKE 14:16 – 24
Inside this parable I could go on all night
But I probably better not!!
First of all we should plainly see that the man giving
This big supper is God
And the slave He sent out to bring people in
Was No doubt Jesus!!!
But here we see that everyone has an excuse
As to why they can’t come!!
They think they’re all good reasons But
I’m gonna prove by scripture that there’s
Not ONE GOOD EXCUSE HERE
That they can make and there’s none for
You either tonight!!!
Nor is there any for those that ain’t here!
This Man is sending out His slave out into the
Streets and into the lanes of this city!
And we should understand that in the streets
there are only other Jews
God hadn’t gave up on the Jews then and
He hasn’t given up on them today AMEN?
SO WHAT happened when the slave went
Out and invited everyone in that He could?
THERE’S STILL MORE ROOM!!!!!
Its amazing to me what excuses people make
For not coming to Christ!!
Some people are too busy to bother
Some are to clever to come
Some are too religious to repent
Some are too worldly to want Jesus in their life
Some are too proud to pray
BUT THE LORD JESUS ONCE FOCUSSED
ON THIS PROBLEM!
He told this story of three kinds of men
Three kind with their empty reasons
For not coming, even with an invitation
And with a sure hand He drew them a picture
A picture of the consequences that’s gonna come
With denying Jesus Christ’s invitation!
THEY REJECTED HIS INVITATION
THEY’RE GONNA GET REJECTED TOO
BUT NOT WITH ANY LAME EXCUSE
LIKE THEY HAD!!!
What I’m saying here tonight people is
You better not be making any excuse’s because
There’s plenty of room here in the church house.
That old saying says there’s always room for
And in today’s church there’s room for plenty
There’s always room for one more in Heaven too
And for those of you who refuse the invitation
There’s plenty of room in that terrible place
Called hell tonight as well AMEN!!
God was angry here because he invited his
Chosen people to come to His dinner
And they all made excuse after excuse after excuse
Our parable only teaches us of three excuses
But I’d say that there were many more than that
We make excuses today just like the people made
Back in Jesus’ day
But listen to me people one of these days the
Excuses are gonna run out!!!
Your gonna find yourself wishin that you’d
Never made an excuse!
When your cast into that place of outer darkness
Where the worm dieth not and the fire is
Jesus said I will build MY CHURCH!!
People nobody said there was gonna be a
Perfect Christian and there ain’t gonna be no
Perfect Churches either!
Nor will there be any perfect Pastors or
Evangelists or Deacons or Sunday School Teachers
Nor will there be a perfect congregation!!
People you’re invited tonight to accept Salvation
And This is the call of God!!!
God is calling his Church to Repentance!
Romans 1:16 says
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ
For it is the power of God unto Salvation
To every one that believeth
To the Jew first and also to the Greek
This is telling me that Salvation is for the Jew First But also for anyone else who will believe!
Salvation came through the father of the Jews
The Jews were the care takers of the word of God
And they were to have the first opportunity to
Be saved but they added to the law
And cut it down to be tradition
PROVERBS CHAPTER 9 SAYS:
She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled
Her wine she hath also furnished her table
She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth
Upon the highest places of the city
Whoso is simple let him turn in hither as for him
That wanteth understanding she saith to him
Come eat of my bread, and drink of the wine
Which I have mingled!
Back in this day the people had rejected God
And they were doing just what they
Wanted to do!!!
Does this remind you of anything that’s
This old world has turned its back on God
People He is worth of our Praise and worship
How can people say they don’t believe in God
Just look around us at all the beauties
GOD IS REAL TONIGHT FOLKS!!!
BUT I WONDER JUST HOW LONG HE’S
GONNA KEEP ON LETTING US SLIDE!!
WITH THE ABORTIONS, AND HOMO’S
AND THE LESBIANS, AND ADULTERERS
AND FORNICATORS AND THE MURDERERS