Are you Aware of the Dress Code? - 10/09/2011

Sermon text:  Matthew 22:1-14

  “I just don’t have a thing to wear…” Have you ever been invited to some special event and used that as an excuse? Or maybe your excuse was you needed to work in your yard and try to get the grass to grow. Or perhaps your business was in need of some attention and you just can’t find the time to go party. It was a very special invitation, an important person, but you just didn’t want to be bothered.

   Or what about this scenario? You’ve been asked to be a groomsman or bridesmaid in a wedding. A gift certificate has even been provided for your formal wear. But you just didn’t bother to go get the tux or the gown and you show up at the wedding in the dirty overalls you love to wear when you’re working in the yard.  Not likely, is it?

   Well, those examples are kind of like the parable Jesus tells in our passage today … and the responses in his parable are just as unlikely. … Read full sermon here (PDF)