The Kingdom Party: Too Good To Be True
Topic: Kingdom of God Passage: Luke 14:1–14:24
Luke 14.1-24: Have you ever been invited to an event or party that was too good to be true? Maybe you have eaten at a very nice restaurant and you thought, “this is too good to be true.” In today’s text, Jesus shows us something that can be ours and it is too good to be true. With the backdrop of a Sabbath day healing at a big dinner that Jesus was invited to, Jesus shares a story about what the kingdom of God is like, who is invited to enter the kingdom, who the no-shows are, who responds with a “yes” to the invite and then through leaving the story unfinished he speaks to the mission of the kingdom today. There is an open invitation to the kingdom party; all who want to attend can through Jesus. But his kingdom party will have a lot of no-shows. Not everyone, even some who think they are Christians, will be there. Will you? The kingdom party seems too good to be true, but it is!