Challenging teaching from Jesus.
He took him, and healed him, and let him go.
“The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please have me excused.’
1. Why did Jesus give the parable to those who were invited and what lesson did the parable give?
v 7 He spoke a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the best seats, ...
v 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
2. Who did Jesus say we should invite to a feast and why will we then be blessed?
v 13 and 14 But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind; and you will be blessed, because they don’t have the resources to repay you. ...
3. What do we need to do before we decide to be a disciple?
v 26 and 27 “If anyone comes to me, and doesn’t disregard his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can’t be my disciple. Whoever doesn’t bear his own cross, and come after me, can’t be my disciple.
v 33 So therefore whoever of you who doesn’t renounce all that he has, he can’t be my disciple.
- v 1 to 6 Jesus again challenges the Pharisees, by healing a man on the Sabbath day.
- v 7 to 11 Jesus gives a parable about the need for humility in a disciple’s life.
- v 12 to 24 A parable about the Kingdom of God. Those who reject the invitation will themselves be rejected
- v 25 to 33 The challenge of discipleship