The King’s Wedding Feast
Below is yet another parable from our Lord. Please complete the reading assignment and answer the following questions as homework. Check back later in the comments section for answers.
And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
1. Who is the King of the Kingdom?
2. Who is the King’s Son?
3. What is the marraige feast? (hint: see Isaiah 25:6-9 and Revelation 19:7-10)
4. Who were those initially bidden to the wedding? (hint: Matt. 21:43 and Acts 13:46)
5. Who are the King’s servants who were killed? (hint: see Parable of Vineyard)
6. What does the city of the murderers represent? (hint: see Matt 23:36-38 and Luke 19:20-22
7. What does it mean that those bidden were not worthy? (hint: see Matt. 3:7-9)
8. Who are the bad and good gathered for the wedding feast? (hint: Acts 13:46 and Matt 21:43)