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Advent Series: The Gift of Invitation and God’s Grace

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We have been in an Advent anticipation and expectation state of mind for several weeks.  We begin turning the corner Sunday in our worship to celebrating Jesus birth, the incarnation of God in the person of Jesus, God’s Son, our Savior and Lord.We have explored the gifts of Christmas by looking at the gift of Faith (various texts in Matthew), the gift of Transparency (Matthew 17 Jesus transfigured), and the gift of Childlikeness (various passages in Matthew).  This Sunday, we will explore the gift of Invitation and Grace (Matthew 22:1-14 The Parable of the Wedding Banquet).

Jesus tells a parable of sobering truth, ‘Many are invited but few are chosen.’  What does Jesus mean by this?  We will explore this in more depth on Sunday morning.  As you read the text for Sunday, Matthew 22:1-14, wonder about these questions: Who is the King in the parable?  Who is it that receives the invitation to come?  Who are or is the servant(s) sent to give out the invitation?  What do the garments of those at the wedding party represent?  Gonna dive deep into the text on Sunday!

Sunday we will worship with full choir and instruments!  You may even hear the sound of a harp?!  Don’t miss out on the invitation to the party, come Sunday ready to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Unto us a Savior is Born, more than that, He lives!

Pastor Mark

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