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How to feast with God (Luke 14:1-24)

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Not everyone is going to live with God, either now or forever. Lots of people go through life without giving this a lot of thought, but they assume that, if there is such a thing as eternal life, God will probably give it to them if He’s the nice sort of guy that ‘more religious’ people think He is. That’s not at all what God has said about it though. So it’s time to listen to what the host of the feast says about who’s coming.

How do I live ready for Jesus? (Luke 12:35-48)

Years ago, my friend was going on a date with this girl. The only problem was, he couldn’t remember what date or what time this was to be. To his credit, he did remember who his date was, but that’s about all he’d got straight. No, my friend was not an ostrich (for those of you looking at the screen) but he was burying his head in the sand on this one. So when the girl turned up at his door, all dressed up and ready for the big evening, my mate was completely unprepared as he answered the door in an old fleece. ‘Oh, that’s tonight? Right, sorry. I’ll be right with you.’ The truth was, his heart was never really in this – he didn’t really want his date to turn up. Needless to say, the evening didn’t go on to be a success. Now, you may think that this is no way to date people. And you’d be right. But it’s not very far off how the vast majority of people live in non-response to Jesus and all He has to say in Luke 12:35-48. And I’d venture to suggest, it’s not far off how a lot of people who think they are Christians live, either.