The Kingdom of God is a Party. And all of us are invited. That simple reality has so many implications. It means that the Kingdom of God is not an exclusive club where only those with the right upbringing, the right religious pedigree, the right past, the right ethnicity, or the right national heritage are offered entrance. It means that not only are we invited to attend, but we are invited to invite. The host has set us free to tell anyone we are willing to tell. No limit. No restrictions. A party where, no matter how many show up, there’s always room for more. So come to the party! Black tie optional. But RSVP required.
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This document is used as a series outline and contains a paragraph summary and key Scripture verses.
Life is filled with so many distractions. Good things, urgent things, but not necessarily things that keep us centered on what is most important in life. They can easily become the excuses that prevent us from responding to God’s invitation to enter into the Kingdom.
Almost everyone who follows Christ is part of a fascinating relational web. There are people who you may never know (this side of Heaven) who God has used to draw you unto Himself. And Heaven only knows the people who will enter into the Kingdom (be at the party) because of your faithful witness.
Our life is a reflection of the things we choose to pursue. Jesus’ call to “follow me” (to come to the party) is a radical invitation to pursue something else, something more, something better. What do you seek? And will it lead to the fulfillment you had hoped?
A lost sheep, a lost coin, a lost son. Three stories that reminds us of the persistent, pursuing love of God. And all three stories end the same way - with a party. No matter where you go, what you do or how alone and isolated you feel, you are never beyond God’s redemptive reach.