The Great Banquet (Sermon Only)

with Pastor Matt Heard

Is the gospel something that nourishes you on a daily basis? Pastor Matt reminds us that the Gospel is a feast, a daily feast. We all receive this invitation of the Gospel, but far too often we don’t actually think it is enough, so we reject the invitation.

Sermon text: Luke 14:15-24
Scriptures referenced: Luke 14, Jeremiah 2:13, Jeremiah 2:25, Psalm 63:1-5, Philippians 3:7-9, 1 Peter 5:5-7, Isaiah 57:15, Luke 1:53, Colossians 3:17, Matthew 13:22, 1 Timothy 6:6, 1 Timothy 6:17, Isaiah 55:1-3

As Seen In Worship:
“Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
- C.S. Lewis: (The Weight of Glory)

Four Types of “Dinner Cancellations”:
1. RELIGION (‘substitute righteousness’)
2. WORK (‘substitute significance’)
3. MONEY (‘substitute security’)
4. RELATIONSHIPS: when we choose a ‘substitute intimacy’

“Religion caters to man’s pride. Egos swell up through its
liturgy. People satisfy their consciences that everything is all right in their lives when they conform to the external standards of the church. People even become haughty as they observe religious shortcomings in others.”
- Richard Sisson

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