Feb. 22- Ch. 22

The story of the wedding feast.  Some will be given the opportunity to attend, but will turn it down for the most mundane reasons.  Others will in fact attend, but will be unprepared for what it is all about.  We as believers can’t do anything about those who choose not to be a part of the party. But as for those who show up, we can do a lot to help them be prepared for God’s shindig.

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3 Responses to Feb. 22- Ch. 22

  1. Sharon Owen says:

    Pastor: I think there is a real insight in what you said–some will not choose and we can’t do anything about that, but we must be ready to prepare those who are open to the invitation.

    In verses 31 and 32, I hit a conundrum. Jesus says” But about the resurrection of the dead–have you not read what God said to you. I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” I must be seeing this way too literally because they ARE dead and were then. I know it is something he is trying to convey about the resurrection of the dead, but I’m too thick to get it. Next month I’ll do the message for my reading.

  2. Larry Martin says:

    I read the parable of the marriage feast this way. The chosen people were the Jewish people. God called them to the wedding feast to celebrate the wedding of His Son. The chosen people were too busy to come. They mainly ignored the invitation. They were preoccupied with the world. Some even mistreated the people who brought the invitation. God’s judgment was that they were no longer worthy to attend. God then gathered people from the world to the feast, both good and evil. We who call ourselves Christian consider ourselves to be the chosen people of today. How many of us will be too preoccupied with the world to even hear the invitation? For those of us who accept the invitation, God supplied us all with the proper attire. How many of us will put it on? Are we willing to accept that some who do might be what we call evil? The parable raises many questions for me that I do not have answers to.

  3. Randy says:

    Sharon, I think the point Jesus is trying to make is that the resurrection is a reality. So those of the faith who have died still live by virtue of being resurrected. So because Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob still live, by resurrection God can say, “I am the God….” Does that make sense?

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