Sunday, April 10th, 2015
What is a parable? A parable is a fictitious or made up story designed to teach a lesson through comparison. When you hear the story, you can relate it to your own life. It is like an illustration for the points in a sermon. It conveys its message of truth through analogy, through comparison or contrast.
Questions for this week:
- What does Jesus dining with the Pharisees, and them watching him intently, say about their relationship with one another.
- Shame and honor is the main theme of the parable of the wedding feast in versus 7-11. Are shame and honor still prevalent themes in our lives today? If so, in what ways do we display positions of shame and honor?
- What excuses, whether legitimate or not, do you give for reasons that you are unable to respond to an invitation from God? What does this parable say about the excuses that we make?
- What does the master closing off his invitation to the original invitees, and opening it up to a wider group of people say about who he is?
- What is God inviting you into currently, and what is your response?