10-15-17 - Lutherans Have Great Hope!
Preacher:  Pastor David Schultz


Matthew 22:1-14

1 Again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 
2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding
feast for his son, 3 and sent his servants to call those who were invited to
the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4 Again he sent other servants,
saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen
and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to
the wedding feast.’ 5 But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm,
another to his business, 6 while the rest seized his servants, treated them
shamefully, and killed them. 7 The king was angry, and he sent his troops and
destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8 Then he said to his servants,
‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9 Go therefore to
the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10 And those servants
went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the
wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no
wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a
wedding garment?’ 
And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and
foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”