The Lord's Supper
Luke 14, 1 Corinthians 11, Revelation 19
We will look at three Scripture references tonight. I want to talk briefly to you about three suppers to which all people are invited.
The first one is in Luke 14, beginning in verse 16 through 23. ''Then said he (Jesus) unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come: for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. (He was already henpecked, he didn't ask for an excuse) So that servant came, and showed his Lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the Lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.''
That's the Lord's first supper invitation. It is the invitation to the supper of salvation. It is extended to ''whosoever will.'' If you would like to be saved, you can be saved. The Lord has painted a beautiful picture here of what salvation is all about. He has compared salvation to a great supper--a great banquet.
When you come to the Lord Jesus Christ you are not coming to a funeral, you are coming to a feast. The devil has done a pretty good job convincing people that if you come to Christ, all the fun of life is over. Friend, your joy and your fun just began when you come to know Jesus as your personal Savior.
How many of you would say to me, ' ...
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