1st Sunday After Pentecost
Sermon: Parable of the Great Dinner
Our series on the Parables of the Kingdom of God comes to an end with the Parable of the Great Dinner. Throughout the series we have seen themes which hint at the Kingdom of God which include: miraculous abundance especially when the timing is right, great joy, great value, don’t worry or judge since God sorts it all out, the central and critical place of forgiveness, and the central and critical place of grace (over and against our instinct towards fairness). Now we see this openness to all especially those usually on the bottom, at the edges or intentionally excluded. We see that many are invited and yet too busy. Who would you invite? Who would you not invite?
Scripture: Luke 14:15-24