The Great Feast
Scripture: Luke 14:15-24 (NRSV)
Taking a bite from a fig, Jesus became more animated. He was on a roll, so he began to tell another story.
A certain man prepared a banquet and invited many, many guests to the event. Now this dinner party was a big deal—the choicest of foods were prepared and the finest wine would be flowing. The house was bustling with deliveries and drop offs. Servants were busy preparing dishes. Smells of the roasting meat filled the air. The village could sense the time was getting closer. Everyone was talking about the big event. All were ready to drop everything at a moment’s notice when the party would be announced with the beating of drums in the street. But what happened next in Jesus’ story was totally surprising. Jesus had a subversive message up his sleeve about what it means to be a good guest and a good host.
Sermon Art: “Peasant Wedding” (1568) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
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