Luke 14:12-24Greater Kansas City Chinese Christian Church November 18, 2012
Partaking at the Lords Banqueting Table
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Luke 14:13-15 13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,14and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous. 15When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, Blessed is the man who will eat at the feastin the kingdom of God.
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Partake His Invitation 2 Samuel 9:7So David said to him (Mephibosheth), Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your fathers sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at mytablecontinually.
Matthew 11:4-54 Jesus replied, Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.
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Partake His Redemption
Luke 22:14-1914When the hour came, Jesus and his apostlesreclined at the table.15And he said to them,I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.16For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.17After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said,Take this and divide it among you.18For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.19And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it,and gave it to them, saying,This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.
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Partake His Commission
Mark 16:14 -18Later He (Jesus) appeared to the eleven as they sat at thetable; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15And He said to them,Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.16He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.17And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;18theywill take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.
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Partake His Consummation
Luke 22:24-30 24Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest.25And He said to them,The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called benefactors.26But not soamongyou; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves.27For whoisgreater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves?Isit not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.28But you are those who have continued with Me in My trials.29And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowedoneupon Me,30that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
7Partaking at the Lords Banqueting TableThanksgiving Dinner
Source: Painting by Jennie Brownscombe, Wikimedia Commons
Encouragements/Applications from This Text
Partaking at the Lords Banqueting Table
He brings me to the banqueting house (Song of Solomon 2:4)The Shulamite to the Daughters of Jerusalem He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love.
He prepares a table for me(Psalm 23:5)You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
He dines with me(Revelation 3:20)Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.