Come to the Party!

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


I’m inviting you to the greatest wedding of all times, friend. You officially have been invited to the party! Please, come as my guest.

This is a celebration of Jesus Christ, who is God come in the flesh, to save the world from the condemnation that it is under.

Some of you might chuckle to yourselves, thinking, “Let’s see what this nut is trying to sell us now. ” – because I know many of my friends are not professing Christians, and I know many professing Christians who I couldn’t make out as any different in a lineup beside the lives of the worldly. (If I am stepping on toes – Sorry, I’m just being honest, not calling anyone out in particular.)

So the first question is, will you come to the party, or will you just throw away your invitation? Before you admit that you are ready to throw away your invitation as worthless nonsense, I ask you for one simple favor as a friend. Before you decide to throw away this invitation as nonsense, I ask you to read what amounts to 26 pages in my Bible – the book of John in the New Testament. If you don’t have a Bible, message me and I will buy you one and have it shipped directly to your house – all on my dime.

Now, for those that say yes, I have my invitation, I will be there, I wouldn’t miss it for the world. My question is, are you dressed for the wedding? Are you ready? Or do you think that just having the invitation in your hand is all you need?

If we believe that this is the wedding event of the ages, then shouldn’t we make sure that we have our wedding attire squared away and ready to go? Or do we think that we are going to just blend in with the crowd and go unnoticed if we aren’t prepared? Or do we think that we are such an honored guest because our family is good friends with the groom, we’ve done so much work for the groom’s family in the past, etc – and that our seat will surely be up near the front?

Matthew 22:1-14 NLT
Jesus also told them other parables. He said, “The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his son. When the banquet was ready, he sent his servants to notify those who were invited. But they all refused to come! “So he sent other servants to tell them, ‘The feast has been prepared. The bulls and fattened cattle have been killed, and everything is ready. Come to the banquet!’ But the guests he had invited ignored them and went their own way, one to his farm, another to his business. Others seized his messengers and insulted them and killed them.
“The king was furious, and he sent out his army to destroy the murderers and burn their town. And he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, and the guests I invited aren’t worthy of the honor. Now go out to the street corners and invite everyone you see.’ So the servants brought in everyone they could find, good and bad alike, and the banquet hall was filled with guests.
“But when the king came in to meet the guests, he noticed a man who wasn’t wearing the proper clothes for a wedding. ‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how is it that you are here without wedding clothes?’ But the man had no reply. Then the king said to his aides, ‘Bind his hands and feet and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
“For many are called, but few are chosen.”

I love you friend. Let’s examine ourselves and ask if we are called and chosen? Are we prepared?

You have been handed the invitation, friend. Come join the party.

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