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Parable: 'Come to my feast'

A rich man's friends reject his invite to a feast.
Contributed by Lambsongs
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Hindi
The Bible tells us it is important to take care of anyone who is poor, or weak or helpless. We must show them God’s love and care for them in any way we can. – Slide 1
One day Jesus was invited to have a meal at the home of an important Pharisee. Lots of rich people were there, watching Jesus and listening to Him. He told this story to the Pharisee. – Slide 2
A certain man prepared a great feast. When everything was ready he sent his servant to invite his friends to come. – Slide 3
‘But everyone who was invited made excuses. The first person said, ‘I cannot come because I have bought a piece of land and I need to go and see it.’ – Slide 4
The next person who was invited to the feast replied, ‘I have bought five oxen and I need to see if they work as a team ploughing, so I cannot come.’ – Slide 5
Another person who was invited said he couldn’t come to the feast because he had just got married. People were just too busy. – Slide 6
The man was disappointed and said, ‘Go into the streets and lanes of the city and invite the poor, those with disabilities and the blind to my feast. – Slide 7
‘Encourage them all to come. There’s plenty of room for everyone.’ <br/>Take care of the poor and helpless in this world and you will be blessed. – Slide 8
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