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Not What I Expected

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Jesus describes the kingdom of God as a great banquet. But the qualifications for the guest list are not what we expect. What does that mean for the way we see the mission of the church today?

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Luke 14:15–24 NIV
When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’ “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’ “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’ “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ “ ‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’ “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’ ”

Excuses

What excuses do I make when God turns out to be someone different than I expected?

Kingdom Idea

God is not always what we expect him to be

Response

Turn my excuse into a confession: God, you are not always what I expected, but I surrender myself to your will anyway, without excuse.
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