The name of the message is, "You're Invited" Do you have your invitation for the banquet? Have you ever been invited to a banquet? We all have been to weddings, birthday party's etc. This party is not one that you get to pick and choose who gets to come. We all are invited to the banquet celebration. The table is set, is there is a seat that is reserved for you? The meal has been prepared. The invitations has gone out, now it's up to you to respond. Here is a picture of our friends son's wedding they just had, incredible how beautiful the place looked. Can you image what the banquet in heaven is going to look like? How sad it will be if you miss out and the door shut. Many are invited and they will reject the invitation to enter in. They are going to miss out. How will you respond? Some might respond this way I'm too busy.
Luke 14:15-24 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, "Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God." Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.' (2 things is happen here 1st the initial invitation was sent out 2nd they are summons to the meal when it was ready )." But they all a like began to make excuses. The first said, 'I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.' (surely no one buys a field unseen.) "Another said, 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.' ( surely no one buys five pairs of oxen without testing them first)." Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come. (surely no one would accepted a invitation, when you known your wedding plans our on the same day)' "The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.' Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room. 'Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full. I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.'"
Wedding picture provided by Sherry Cooper Son wedding.