The Parable of the Great Banquet

The Parable of the Great Banquet

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series “parables:  secrets of the kingdom” with “The Parable of the Great Banquet”:

God is a god of joy. He delights in His creation.

C.S. Lewis “Joy is the serious business of heaven.”

When God’s perfect purposes are realized amongst us, that event will be a celebration – a cosmic-wide celebration!

Excuses that people have to not come to God’s great banquet are the cares of life that choke the life of what God wants to put in our lives.

What is so important that you would snub the greatest Host and miss the greatest opportunity to experience the greatest joy?

Today is the day to say yes to this great party and accept the invitation.

Presumption – you will be surprised who you’re sitting beside at the feast.

Mission – we the church – we’re the ones that God has entrusted the message of grace. We are the inviters to the party. Can we be good news people to this world?

Response – the Owner of the house wants His house full. We live with a sense of urgency, the invitation is extended to you today.