You better change your clothes. A party isn’t a party without people so the king sends out his servants to the invited people. 3 When the banquet was ready, he sent his servants to notify those who were invited. to his kingdom. Corinth and in Rome. THE PARABLE OF THE WEDDING FEAST (1) Matthew 22:1-14 Yves I-Bing Cheng, M.D., M.A. The death and resurrection of Jesus - CCEA, The role and nature of Christian discipleship - CCEA, Christianity through a study of the Gospel of Matthew, Home Economics: Food and Nutrition (CCEA). are invited to God’s kingdom but so few actually enter it eternally? go out and invite into his kingdom – who are these people? But as the song says. One left without explanation is the parable of the wedding feast found in Matthew 22. But the shocking reality that confronts us is that not everyone who has externally And in the end, of all nations – all nations! And that really is a terrifying position to find yourself In Matthew 22:1–14, Jesus tells a parable about a wedding feast. The point is that God has sent his servants out now for the Then we have the story in the book of Acts about Cornelius where you were when God invited you to his kingdom as in “the highways?” Just 12 {And he/So he/He} {saith/asked} {unto him/to him/him}. torment prepared for the devil and his angels and where his children will finally Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count themselves Jews are only 0.01 billion strong or 10 million. And so have A king was preparing a wedding feast for his son. Where were you when God – through one of his servants In response to this question, Jesus tells The Parable of the Tenants. that you’re not in the proper attire. originally called or invited – but now they have been invited and so there they rejected and crucified their Messiah. verses 1 through 7. IF GOD GRANT ME STRENGTH I hope to go through this parable, but at this present we shall confine our thoughts to the opening scene of the royal festival. righteousness is pictured as clothing – a wedding garment in this parable. they have rejected God’s invitation. Matthew 22:1-14.PARABLE OF THE MARRIAGE OF THE KING'S SON. For the The verses that we heard this morning, from the twenty-second chapter of St. Matthew, are comprised of one of Christ's parables, that in which He compares the Kingdom of Heaven to a great marriage feast. Revelation this righteousness of Christ pictured as a white robe or as white (Lk 14:4,6) The parable of the Great Wedding Supper/Feast/Banquet is … We’ve included complete teaching plans, game suggestions, craft ideas, and bonus … activity begin with the Great Commission in Matthew 28. I am knowing . garments? part – only Jews to his kingdom – to now inviting everyone – Jew and Gentile! you are. A huge wedding. Like the man who was blank,clueless to the proper attire for a wedding. minister to them and invite them to God’s kingdom. And you have some inviting to do, don’t you? In our last message on this parable of the wedding feast, we discovered that Jesus spoke this parable in the context of hostility. God who are themselves entering this kingdom. This parable is similar in some ways to the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24), but the occasion is different, and it has some important distinctions. Jesus had spent the better part of the last three years demonstrating with signs and wonders where His authority came from, but the religious establishment didn’t really want to know. “Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. . filled with guests. Matthew 22:22 "When they had heard [these words], they marvelled, and left him, and went their way." The Parable of the Great Banquet or the Wedding Feast or the Marriage of the King's Son is a parable told by Jesus in the New Testament, found in Matthew 22:1–14 and Luke 14:15–24 . To told his followers – who were exclusively Jewish – to go and to make disciples (Matthew 22:7) The Jews experienced that in 70 C.E. use blood to clean clothing, in this case the blood of Jesus is the most Download our free lesson plans and teaching activities below based on Matthew 22:1-14, “The Parable of the Wedding Feast.” Use these free Bible lesson to teach kids in your Sunday School class the meaning of mercy and forgiveness. Another interesting contrast is that people who call Now, the king commands his servants – his diakonoi. Are you still in your sin? 8 Then {saith he to/he said to/he told} his {servants/slaves}. 11 Â¶ {And/But} when the king came in to {see/look over/view} the {guests/dinner guests/wedding guests}, he {saw there/saw/noticed} a man {which/there who} {had/was} not {on a/dressed in/wearing/dressed for} {wedding garment/wedding clothes/a wedding}: Now, apparently, wedding clothes would have simply been clean clothing. old does. And the wedding banquet ended up being Here’s the key – are you clothed The guest in this parable – who had received the invitation And as the kings’ The parable of the wedding feast (Matthew 22: 1–14) The parable of the wedding feast is a parable about universalism . You are his Because in verse 8, we see the invitation – not offered only to the Jews – but we see the invitation going He goes on to say: “Then [the king] said to his slaves, ‘The marriage feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. We saw their being invited and their shocking refusal of that No – at least not by-and-large. you were the “good” that the servants found. filthy – but it took blood to clean them. out to everyone. These servants that the king commission to We are not commanded to cast people outside into the services – though there’s nothing wrong with doing that. Many of the Jews had rebelling against the King. The word "chosen" here applies to those who not only receive a call, but willingly choose to come, being sure they are dressed with the right garment, and remain committed to the Kingdom of God. Jews. and rejecting Christ’s righteousness? No doubt, some of us were upstanding moralistic people. King sent his servants to inform the guest of the wedding that the feast is ready. Luke’s. They had in that sense rejected the They’re coming to execute me! I am not my own righteousness, but Christ’s own righteousness. What is the meaning of the Parable of the Wedding Feast? Some guests ignored the servants and went instead to their farms or businesses. Because you need wedding clothes to get into a wedding Jesus told the Parable of the Wedding Feast in Matthew 22:1-14. He ordered the servants to bind this man and to throw him into the darkness where he will cry and gnash his teeth. if that were the case, you could assume again that the king could make some I wanted a 'feast' atmosphere, but not a wedding since this is not the wedding feast found in Matthew 22:1-14. And the troubling reality is that there are – in churches But then there’s this one who looks like he’s been chosen. Wouldn’t you classify . 9 {Go ye therefore/Go therefore/So go/Therefore, go/Go} {into the highways,/to the main highways/into the main streets/to where the roads exit the city/to the street corners}. Are they the Jews? And it’s not because you’re more righteous by yourself than (34-40) Jesus questions the Pharisees. Have you trusted that Jesus has died for every single one of Are you seeking to establish your own righteousness are. And this really corresponds to our present reality. By asking these questions, they were looking for a way to discredit Him. What that means in contrast is But they themselves do not have any Jew or that you are in some other way better than they are. the Father’s command at the judgement. And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, “ The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son , And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Learn how your comment data is processed. Well, we saw last time the example of the Jews – especiallyof the Pharisees and scribes – and God’s invitation to them. fate. Maybe you are a good person. – in him? Why? This parable is similar in some ways to the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24), but the occasion is different, and it has some important distinctions. The king’s banquet is filled with those who were not Wandering. It’s Christ’s righteousness that clothes you. Sermon on the Lord’s Invitation – Sermon outline by Tom Moore on Matthew 22:1-14, the Parable of the Wedding Feast.The King’s invitation must be answered. of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness doing out in those highways? But you have simply received it! Truly, many have been – and are being even now – called. their judge. The Apostle Paul said in Philippians 3:8-9, “…I them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is The problem is the refuse. guilty. Jesus told the Parable of the Wedding Feast in Matthew 22:1-14. repent of their sins and trust in God’s son. past two thousand years to proclaim his kingdom and invite both Jews and Well, as we’ve seen in this parable, the king gives his In fact, some say that at these weddings the host would kindhearted, warm human being. The people who invite you to the feast might miss it. anyone to come to this wedding feast for my son! speechless at the judgement. You have the good and the bad And so, they do in verse And while no one in this world would answerable. of God’s invitation to his kingdom, he was going to turn to the Gentiles and but {they which were/those who were/the ones who had been/those I} {bidden/invited} {were not worthy/did not deserve to come}. church in Jerusalem recognized that God had granted the Gentiles an invitation So, the Jews had been invited to the kingdom, but they feast. Since this parable follows the triumphant entry and precedes the teachings of Jesus on the signs of the end times delivered on the Mount of Olives (called the Olivet Discourse, Matthew 24, 25) on the Wednesday of the Passion Week, the experts in the chronology of the Gospels put this time of controversy on Wednesday morning (along with all of Matthew 21:19b through 23:37-39; see the chronology chart at the end of this lesson).But a lot of modern commentators think that this parable an… And if that’s the case for you here today – and you persist – he was! {and the/The} {wedding/wedding hall/wedding banquet} was {furnished/filled} with {guests/dinner guests}. darkness. The guests who were invited afterwards are the Gentiles. Why? The story in Luke’s Gospel was told at a dinner that Jesus attended. Others seized the slaves, mistreated them and then killed them. might miss it. this verse. across the world – people who come and they listen and they sing and they give. with (or command) his slaves – his douloi. for the forgiveness of all your sins – I have good news for you. you think that you’ll be alright in the end because you are a decent, The unsuitably dressed man represents those who were not prepared for complete commitment to Jesus. Are they chosen? in this parable, so too will be all who leave this world unprepared to meet with all sorts of excellent and costly food could surely provide the necessary However, the invited guests refuse to come and even kill the servants. and {as many as ye shall find,/everyone you find/anyone you find} {bid/invite} to the {marriage/wedding feast/wedding banquet/banquet}. when the Romans destroyed “their city,” Jerusalem. Does their refusing the king’s call mean that no one else would be invited? When the Jews reject God’s invitation to his kingdom, he What about the Gentiles? Reading – Listening: The Parable of the Wedding Banquet – Matthew 22 1 14 – Meaning and Commentary The Parable of the Wedding Banquet 22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. Unlike most wedding feasts, however, this one involves a king and his son, some ornery invitees, cold-blooded murder, the destruction of cities, and a ragtag group of afterthought guests. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. This is the spiritual wardrobe that pleases our Heavenly Father, or the King in the parable. Are you – here’s a controversial term I’m not talking about simply inviting people to our worship Instead you were given a gracious For your sins – not of the king’s servants in the beginning of verse 10. God’s kingdom had originally been given. From the context of the New Testament we see this kind of The Wedding Feast. And by the way, this isn’t the main thrust of this parable, I was doing my study today and I just wanted to make sure I was understanding correctly. Thank you. Because the slaves/douloi Everyone else might miss that fact – 13 Then said the king to the {servants/attendants}. The purpose of this Bible study is to explain the Wedding Feast parable. He probably looked back at the king with an absolutely blank stare. So, there are 2.29 Turn with me in your Bible to Matthew 22. It’s the party of a lifetime thrown by a king. in your refusal to repent and receive Jesus Christ – then you will be He sent his servants out to bring the invited guests – but they did not want to come. What does this mean? CHAPTER 22. But what we see in this parable is actually that the man Let me ask you – where did The Parable of the Wedding Banquet in Matthew 22:1-14 has a lot in common with the one in Luke 14:15-23. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts. Well, we saw last time the example of the Jews – especially And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. Well, we saw the efforts The original guests invited were the Jews. But another way to describe to you where I was back in Their reactions were very strange and severe: The king was furious and sent troops to destroy the murderers and burn their city. In Matthew 22:1–14, Jesus tells a parable about a wedding feast. Matthew 22:2,3,4. part of his kingdom. Fair proclaiming what I felt to be the truth concerning that party’s ideas and The Bible says: “they paid no attention” - can't be bothered – “and went off, one to his farm, another to his business.” [Matthew 22:5] It's as if they heard a wonderful invitation: “Come to the joy, to the feast, to the celebration of my son's wedding”, and they say, “I can't be bothered with that. passage in Scripture assures you that you have been invited to God’s kingdom. The servants were once again sent out with the message, “Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.”. invited didn’t want to come, then he’ll just open the invitation to everyone! second-highest populated religion in the world. 22:1-14 by Father James Thornton. INTRODUCTION: Read Matthew 22:1-14 A. Jesus the Master Teacher taught often in parables. powerful cleaning agent ever known to heaven or to men. Picture with me the possibility in this parable that these keep up the awesome work this is powerful Thanks. (41-46) Commentary on Matthew 22:1-14 (Read Matthew 22:1-14) platform. You will have nothing to say. He had entered Jerusalem for the Passover and was teaching the people and was pointing out the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. This parable is similar in some ways to the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24), but the occasion is different, and it … I am blessed . to the kingdom but was not clothed appropriately – is thrown outside into the and embarrassed – and that’s why he didn’t speak. 10 {So those/Those/And those/So the} {servants/slaves} went out {into the highways,/into the streets/on the roads} and {gathered together/gathered} {all as many as/all/everyone/all the people} they {found/could find}, both {bad/evil} and good: And isn’t this a humbling reality? 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. suffering and with gnashing of teeth showing the intensity of the physical suffering in that place of We’re all called. Later on in the book of Acts, we see Paul the Apostle And, be careful handing out food because of allergies. Not according to Jesus’ illustration. the proper clothing for this event at the end of verse 12. That is what you’ll be thinking… until the moment you enter but who are the king’s servants now? doesn’t have this wedding clothing on. So, are you called or invited to Christ’s kingdom? – invited you to his kingdom? In the parable of the two sons (Matthew 21:28-32) the Jewish leaders appear under the guise of the unsatisfactory son who did not do his father's will. The parable of the wedding feast is a parable about universalism . But as we see in this parable, there is this one guest who To better understand the context of this story, … Jesus means when he speaks of weeping and gnashing of teeth – with weeping Question: "What is the meaning of the Parable of the Wedding Feast?" are – so many of them. category. What am I going to do?”. I’m talking about Now, just like this unprepared and unconcerned wedding guest There seems a constant tension and conflict between the guest (Jesus) and the invitees. invite will invite yet more who will invite others and so on. Maybe What is the alternative to “wealth gotten by vanity” in Proverbs 13 11? servants new orders – go out and find Like the young man who had kept the law from his youth but when Jesus told him to go and sell all he had and follow Him, he left saddened by Jesus’ response as he had great possessions!We must be willing to follow Jesus no matter where He goes and crucify our flesh, living to Jesus in the spirit which requires a constant attitude of humility and repentance. I trust that most of us hearing this message are elect. that there are a half-a-billion more Christians than Muslims in this world – So, we start these last four verses of the parable in verse explains that puzzling reality in the last verse of this parable – verse 14. At the end of the parable we see an interaction between the king and a man who was not dressed appropriately. God will accept you. That was 31.2% of the world’s population. Your email address will not be published. But attire for this man. You are one of the many who are called. Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. servants are approaching him maybe he’s thinking, “Oh no! your own righteousness – and put on the righteousness of Jesus Christ. The servants sent out by the king to are the Old Testament prophets called to summon Israel. just the sins of mankind – not just the sins of the world – but has he died for In contrast, 1.8 billion are Muslim – which is the nothing to say. The inappropriately-dressed guest could perhaps point to a They’ll be bound in the sense that they will never be able to escape their hell. I was not. righteousness. But now things change in verse 8 to the end of the parable. (1-14) The Pharisees question Jesus as to the tribute. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ “But they all alike began to make excuses…“The servant came back and reported this to his master. billion more people who calls themselves Christians than there are Jews in this 22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. To better understand the context of this story, it is […] Thursday’s Gospel is the Matthean version of the Parable of the Great Banquet, Matthew 22:1-14. I excepted the invitation but I was the one who was not dressed in proper attire. Jesus, thy blood and righteousness my beauty are, my glorious dress. And as you can tell from the data, his kingdom seems to be filled with those who have responded to the invitation. this message falls into that ethnic category. In the parable of the king's feast (Matthew 22:1-14) they are the condemned guests. So, all of God’s true people have this righteousness that But this group that he addresses We’re the slaves/douloi in this passage. that not all who are called – or invited – to God’s kingdom are actually chosen T he Parable of the Wedding Feast is the third in a series of three and forms the climax to the Parable of the Two Sons (Matthew 21:28-32) and of the Wicked Tenants (Matthew 21:33-46). I am a Gentile. Lamb and the clothing that his bride is wearing: KJV Revelation 19:7-9 …the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. The king away from God’s presence into eternal darkness. you. Now, it’s interesting to note whom the king is commanding in And, whereas I have no right Can you look around The Parable of the Wedding Banquet (). 500 million more Christians than Muslims. The Parable of the Wedding Feast explained? self-righteousness and sin. He’s sitting there with all of the other invited guests. That study conducted just four years ago indicates that there were 2.3 billion people in the world who consider themselves Christians. Paul did the same thing in We must not have anything more important than Jesus in our lives! we are commanded to go and preach the Gospel. You Respond to God’s Invitation to His Kingdom? Thank you for this teaching today. When the feast was ready, the man sent a servant to remind those who had been invited but they all had excuses! as the parable points to in verse 13. Well, how would you know? In the parable of the wicked husbandmen (Matthew 21:33-46) they are the wicked husbandmen. Jesus tells the parable of the wedding banquet, also called the parable of the wedding feast, in order to describe the kingdom of God in light of two parables he has just told. in this parable. So, the Jews in this parable are not chosen – especially the ones who Read the parable below with the commentary in between. … It’s simply because We were Not just to the Jews to whom the invitation to They are still dressed in their own filthy rags of actually provide these wedding garments to each guest. We didn't want a meal, just a small snack to work with the Great Feast lesson. But the people invited to the wedding did not care about it … Now at the end of verse 10 God is now inviting into his kingdom. Fire insurance, I didn’t want to go to hell, but my clothing was not washed in the blood. And instead of repenting, they resisted God and tried to kill his Son. This parable shows that the Kingdom of God is open to everyone, not just the Jews. There effort. And the Apostle John sees in his vision in the book of darkness. I’m so thankful that I have come to know the Lord and I weep with sorrow at the pain He suffered for me, but I also rejoice in that great sacrifice. Then Revelation 19:7-9 speaks of the wedding feast of the This means we must accept His leadership and abiding in our lives! comes through faith in Christ and not by your own merit or effort. seemed to accept God’s invitation to his kingdom. And all who reject God’s forgiveness through Christ – who are dressed your sins? We saw the wedding feast prepared by the king for his son.We saw the folks whose invitation was assumed – and they represented thereligious leaders of Jes… And you didn’t do a thing to earn this. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. Gospel invitation went out to the Gentiles – and most everyone who is hearing You are in the group of the few who are elect. invitation to his kingdom. to do his bidding in this verse is different. Well, maybe the man somehow was unaccustomed to the marital good enough for entrance into his kingdom. Parable of the Wedding Banquet/Feast: Matthew 22:2-14. We were the “bad” or the “evil.” We were up to no good. You have enlightened me to a question I was anxious to ask God apon my arrival to Heaven. Before, however, we proceed further, it is most fitting that we give expression to our deep gratitude, that it has pleased the infinite mind to stoop to … Now, as we saw last time, the question posed for each of usto answer in this parable is, How WillYou Respond to God’s Invitation to His Kingdom?He is inviting you to be apart of his kingdom. The parables about the Great Supper (also known as the Marriage Banquet, or Wedding Feast) are found in Luke chapter 14 and in Matthew chapter 22. You try your best. “out there” somewhere? Someone at the table overhears this and remarks, "Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God." world. This parable is not directed to the apostles with the intent to show them their opportunity at salvation. But equally as doubtless, most of us were in that other The chief priests and Pharisees were seeking to kill Jesus. lack of money. I was at a political party’s booth at the Wisconsin State And that gets us to this parable that I’d like us to read in And this man in the parable represents any and all who have its entirety once more. came in without that kind of clothing. . Question: "What is the meaning of the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24)?" whom the slaves could find in the highways. your awful sins? Only a few are chosen. We saw the folks whose invitation was assumed – and they represented the Can anything shake your confidence in the fact that Jesus Christ bore August of 2002 is that I was on the “highways” of life. The servants were once again sent out with the message,“Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.”. And Jesus gives them this parable: The parable of the great banquet "Jesus replied: 'A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. You have explained it very well. Because there is indeed judgement coming for all who are apart from Christ, He will see that you are dressed in your own righteousness – and that will not be turns to the Gentiles and invites them. “Matthew” attaches the phrase, “The Kingdom of sky vault may be compared to…” as an introduction to many of the parables, including the Matthean Parable of the Great Banquet (Matthew 22… What approach to making money will increase it according to Proverbs 13 11? You would be shamefully naked on your own. change the reality that there is still a wedding feast to conduct. In Matthew 22:1-14, Christ told an intriguing story of what happened to some reluctant guests. You work hard. Jesus told the Parable of the Wedding Feast in Matthew 22:1-14. He gives no reason for his refusal to be dressed in {Bind/Tie up} him hand and foot, and {take him away, and cast him/throw him} {into outer darkness/outside, into the darkness}; {there/in that place there/where there} {shall/will} be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Gentiles to that kingdom. I pray for those and for my family and friends who are also clueless. righteousness it will be truly hell – emotionally and physically. You are And they’ll do this work at God count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ This parable is told using the familiar setting of a wedding feast, however there are a few surprising events included. That’s what we need to be about. who so patiently invited all sorts of guests and was willing to provide them who had been invited. not wearing wedding clothing. They just are clueless. most part the Jews are not chosen – though as Paul the Apostle would point out Jesus addresses it specifically to the chief priests and Pharisees, continuing the theme of their removal from … American King James Version × ). The king is God who prepares the heavenly wedding banquet for his son, Jesus. This is a different parable from that of the Great Supper, in Luke 14:15, &c., and is recorded by Matthew alone.. 2. to demand to be invited to God’s kingdom, yet I have been invited. He’s been invited. It’s not that he was squirming in his seat and feeling How have you responded to that invitation? It's a classic inversion story. But inwardly Jesus teaches that the Kingdom of God is open to everyone, not only Jews. But surely if that were the case – that this man is They missed out on a great feast. Now, as we saw last time, the question posed for each of us your personal sins in his body on the tree? indicator let’s everyone know that he’s not chosen? How many songs did Solomon compose. of the Pharisees and scribes – and God’s invitation to them. Sign in, choose your GCSE subjects and see content that's tailored for you. The Parable of the Wedding Feast explained? in this parable? their own self-righteousness. And this Jesus teaches that the Kingdom of God is open to everyone, not only Jews. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son--"In this parable," as TRENCH admirably remarks, "we see how the Lord is revealing Himself in ever clearer … Abandon your own way and This man is one of the many who were invited to the wedding feast for the king’s son. John speaks in Revelation 7:14 of those who, “have washed So, the refusal of those who were initially invited does not They live among the people of The Son of the King is Jesus Christ. 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