Jesus places great focus on the graciousness of the King in extending the invitation to all people. Such is the case with the Gospel and Christ's Kingdom... all are invited, not everyone chooses to accept.
Banquet #3 "The Invitation"
Graciousness of the King
November 1, 2015 • R. Chip Denief • Matthew 22:1–14, Galatians 3:26–27, Colossians 3:1–17, Romans 1:16-17, Romans 3:28–30, Romans 3:21–26
Banquet #2 "Reasonable Expectation"
The King's Expectation is Reasonable • October 25, 2015 • R. Chip Denief
At the gracious invitation of the King those invited to the banquet become honored guests at His table. His invitation comes with a proper recognition of the expectation of appropriate attire. The King invites, the King sets the standards of acceptability for accepting the invitation.
Banquet #1 "Clothed in Christ"
Proper Attire • October 18, 2015 • R. Chip Denief
In Christ the believer is 'clothed' and, as such, is referred to in Scripture as 'Chosen' of God. God's plan for mankind's redemption is 'preordained' and set in place that all believers would 'conform to the image of His Son'. For salvation & forgiveness to be ours, we must be clothed in Christ.