114 Jesus compares the Kingdom to a wedding feast.

Matthew 22:1–14

Who was on the king’s invitation list in which no one wanted to come to the wedding feast (Matthew 22:1–3)?

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Why didn’t those who had been invited want to attend the feast (Matthew 22:4–5)?

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Why did people kill the messengers (Matthew 22:6)?

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What happened to those who rejected the invitation (Matthew 22:7)?

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Who were the people in the streets who had not been invited before (Matthew 22:8–9)?

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If people were brought in from the streets, why was there a problem with one man who wasn’t appropriately dressed (Matthew 22:10–13)?

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What is the difference between the “called” and the “chosen” (Matthew 22:14)?

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Again, Jesus taught using illustrations. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding feast for his son. He sent servants to invite everyone on the guest list, but no one would come.

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Matthew 22:1–3 Again, Jesus taught using illustrations. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding feast for his son. He sent servants to invite everyone on the guest list, but no one would come.
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Matthew 22:1–3 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.

“So he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell everyone on the list that preparations are complete. The fattened calves and bulls have been butchered, and the table is set. Come to the wedding.’ But the people were not impressed. They pursued their own interests on their farms and in other places of business. Those who remained grabbed the servants, abused them, and finally killed them.

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Matthew 22:4–6 “So he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell everyone on the list that preparations are complete. The fattened calves and bulls have been butchered, and the table is set. Come to the wedding.’ But the people were not impressed. They pursued their own interests on their farms and in other places of business. Those who remained grabbed the servants, abused them, and finally killed them.
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Matthew 22:4–6 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

“When the king heard what had happened, he was furious. He sent his soldiers to destroy the murderers and burn their city to the ground. He said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but the people we invited did not deserve the honor. Go down the streets and invite everyone you can find.’

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Matthew 22:7–9 “When the king heard what had happened, he was furious. He sent his soldiers to destroy the murderers and burn their city to the ground. He said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but the people we invited did not deserve the honor. Go down the streets and invite everyone you can find.’
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Matthew 22:7–9 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

“The servants brought in all the people from the streets, paying no attention to how good or bad they looked, and filled the place with willing guests.

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Matthew 22:10 “The servants brought in all the people from the streets, paying no attention to how good or bad they looked, and filled the place with willing guests.
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Matthew 22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

“When the king came to meet the guests, he saw a man who was not appropriately dressed. ‘How is it that you are here without a garment suitable for a wedding?’ The man did not know what to say. ‘Tie him hand and foot,’ the king said, ‘and throw him into the darkness outside, where there will be bitterness and weeping.’

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Matthew 22:11–13 “When the king came to meet the guests, he saw a man who was not appropriately dressed. ‘How is it that you are here without a garment suitable for a wedding?’ The man did not know what to say. ‘Tie him hand and foot,’ the king said, ‘and throw him into the darkness outside, where there will be bitterness and weeping.’
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Matthew 22:11–13 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

“Many are called, and few are chosen.”

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Matthew 22:14 “Many are called, and few are chosen.”
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Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.