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2 The Parable Of The Wedding Feast Matthew 22:1-14

3 Setting Same as The Parable Of The Two Sons In Jerusalem on Tuesday During the last week of Jesus earthly life It was His final day of public teaching His triumphant entry was 2 days prior Mt 21:1-11 Lk 19:39 The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

4 Setting In Jerusalem on Tuesday On Monday, Jesus cleansed the temple Mt 21:12-13 Indignant, the Jews demanded Jesus produce the authority by which He was acting Mt 21:23 The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

5 Setting In Jerusalem on Tuesday Jesus agrees to answer their question if they will answer His question re: the baptism of John Mt 21:24-27 Jesus tells 2 judgment parables… Parable Of The Two Sons Mt 21:28-32 Parable Of The Landowner Mt 21:33-44 The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

6 Setting In Jerusalem on Tuesday The Jews understand Jesus pointed teaching…He has been talking about them Mt 21:45 They seek to seize Him but do not…they still fear the multitude Mt 21:46 The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

7 The Parable A kings son is getting married…the feast time has arrived v. 2 He sends out his servants to summon all those who had been invited v. 3a Those who had been invited were not willing to comev. 3b The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

8 The Parable The kings 1st response… patience v. 4 He tries to convince them to come and partake of the blessings he prepared The king doesnt do as he could…he did not order or command The king invites The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

9 The Parable Those invited still werent willing vv. 5-6 Some remained preoccupied with other material concerns To make light = neglect Heb 2:3 Others took the servants, mistreated them, and even killed them The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

10 The Parable In The Parable Of The Landowner, the vine-growers showed contempt for their duty Mt 21: 33b-39 In The Parable Of The Wedding Feast, the 1st invited guests showed contempt for the kings goodness Mt 22:2-6 The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

11 The Parable In both parables, the character who represents God displayed great patience Mt 21: :4 The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

12 The Parable The kings 2nd response…wrath v. 7 He sent his armies to destroy those who had been invited and to set their city on fire A reference to Jerusalems destruction in A.D. 70? Most likely… 23:37-39 The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

13 The Parable Two main sections… Gods grace can be despised vv. 1-7 (what we saw re: the Jews) Gods grace can be abused vv (what well see re: the Gentiles) The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

14 The Parable The kings new plans vv The first invitees were unworthy He commands his servants to go out and find as many as possible to invite The wedding hall was filled with guests… both evil and good Mt 21:31-32, 43 The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

15 The Parable The 1st group invited = Jews The 2nd group invited = Gentiles The Jews had privileges Rom 2:1-4 3:1-2 Acts 13:26, 46 Eph 1:7-13 Yet, they showed contempt toward God The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

16 The Parable The wedding feast vv Interacting with his guests, the king notices a man who was not dressed appropriately in wedding clothes He asks him how he managed to get in The man was speechless Rom 1:20 The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

17 The Parable The wedding feast vv Once again, the king passes judgment He orders the man bound hand & foot and cast out into the …outer darkness where there is weeping & gnashing of teeth The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

18 The Parable The wedding feast vv Some might view the king harsh toward a last-minute invited guest There is no evidence to assume he could not have still made the necessary preparations to attend the feast The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

19 The Parable The wedding feast vv Re: well-to-do wedding feasts, some hosts provided attire for their guests Given this was a royal wedding, this could have been why the man was speechless (without excuse) The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

20 The Parable The wedding feast vv Either way, the king had expectations and the man had no excuses Those who are invited are expected to live up to the Divine demands re: the feastGal 5:13 Rom 6:1-2 The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

21 The Parable The wedding feast vv What were these wedding clothes? It seems best to see them representing… … righteousness Rev 19:7-8 … obedience Eph 2:10 The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

22 The Application The Lords only exhortation v. 14 Many are called…few are chosen Not many will make the necessary preparations to become as the Lord desires for them cp. Mt 7:13-14 The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

23 The Lesson Have I prepared myself for the wedding feast of the Kings Son? Have I rejected Gods grace in favor of other interests? (Jews) Have I abused Gods grace by not becoming who I ought to be? (Gentiles) The Wedding Feast Matt 22:1-14

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