The Parable of the Banquet

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The Parable of the Banquet at the Dinner invitation from Luke chapter 14.  The Pharisees and Teachers of the Law invited Jesus to a dinner.  The sole purpose of the invitation was to catch Jesus in saying or doing something that they could use to accuse Him and commit Him with.  After Jesus healed a sick man He told a story of a rich man who gave a banquet and invited all his friends but the friends all made excuses why they could not come.  Jesus told it in a way that showed how funny and ridiculous the excuses were for those who wouldn’t come.  It is like when we have all sorts of excuses for not coming to church or coming to Jesus.  The invitation will be given to those who will come willingly and those that don’t come are going to miss out on a good time.