The Parable of the Great Supper
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the parable of the Great Supper and its
application to us today – Removing excuses that keep us from
responding to God’s invitation.
Feasting on the Word:
What were the excuses given by the first group of people invited?
How did the Master feel about these excuses?
Who did the Master tell the servant to invite next? (Verse 21)
Did the people who made excuses ever get to come and eat the great
In this parable whom does the Master represent? (God/Jesus)
In this parable, whom do the people being invited to the supper
What has God invited us to be a part of? (His family, church, heaven,
What are some excuses that we use when it comes to the following
?? Attending church services or fellowships?
?? Becoming a Christian?
?? Doing what is right?
What are the dangers of making excuses? (Luke 14:24)
As a family read Revelation 19:9, 22:17. Isn’t great to be invited to a
party or celebration? Everyone has been invited into God’s family, but
not all will respond to that invitation. As a family, discuss any excuses
that you might be using to avoid God’s invitation. What are some ways
that your family can overcome those excuses? Close in a prayer asking
for strength to overcome any obstacles in your family.
Family Project: Take time to work on your family project. (Refer to list.)