11th October 2020 – “We always ought to do our best for Jesus…”

October 8, 2020 Pastor Matt Bishop

Today we continue with the teaching of Jesus from the last week of his life. It’s serious stuff. We have come to the parable of the wedding banquet (Matthew 22:1-14). We’ll go through that. Yet I will especially spend a little bit of time on it’s ending. There we have the strange story of the man who gets in, but then kicked out for not wearing the wedding garment. From what I can see that’s a warning to Christians. As someone said to me about this text “We always ought to do our best for Jesus”. I know we love grace. And I know God is grace. But part of God’s grace is that he warns us from falling away. And so I invite you to receive his teaching here as the gift by which it is meant, and to address in your lives those areas where God’s way is not directing your way. What sort of clothes are you wearing to the wedding banquet?