WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE?
Luke 14:15-24 (767)
A. Jesus had been invited to a supper by one of the rulers of the Pharisees (14:1).
1. One of the guests commented on the blessing of eating bread in the kingdom of God,
and Jesus responded with a parable. Luke 14:15-24
B. In v15 one of the guests commented to Jesus, ________________________________
C. Jesus used the custom of the Jewish supper and made a spiritual application. Vv16-17
1. Background of inviting people to Jewish supper.
D. Jesus said that the invited guests made excuses, which was considered to be an insult.
I. The first excuse is in v18_______________________________________________
A. This excuse represents the person who places business or the activities
of life first. Examples:
B. One of the values of Sunday is that we are invited to come away from routine activities
to concentrate on worshipping God. Hebrews 10:19-25 (888)
II. The second excuse is in v19 ______________________________________________
A. This excuse represents the person who is obsessed with new possessions.
B. Our greatest need and attraction is God. Psalm 97:1-9 (466)
III. The third excuse is in v20 __________________________________________________
A. Represents the demand of the family.
B. Ephesians 5:21-25,28,31,33 (866); 6:1-4
A. The excuses were reasonable to a degree.
B. What made them wrong? Luke 14:25-33 (767); Luke 14:15 and Luke 14:24
C. Do you need to repent?