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Luke 14:12-23

12 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

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The VIPs are the MIAs

The seat of honor belongs to the broken

15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’18 “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’19 “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’20 “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’21 “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.’ 22 “‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’23 “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.

Phrases from Luke 14…

“A Great Banquet”

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We must not allow what was made so magnificent to become so miserable

“Come for everything is now ready”

The most important message in the world deserves the best presentation

“the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame”

The greatest poverty is a spiritual poverty

Revelation 3:14-18

14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

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“compel them to come in”

To persuade by passion

3 Types of Excuses…

1. People consumed by riches

2. People caught up in the responsibilities of life

3. People controlled by relationships

v18 The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it.

v19 ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. v20 “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’

Excuses reflect 2 beliefs…

1. Jesus isn’t worthy

2. This isn’t urgent

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