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Bring Your Friends

Scriptures Referenced: (Luke 14:15-24)

Speaker: Tom Leonard, June 9, 2019



About Tom Leonard: Tom Leonard is the Senior Pastor at Island Alliance Church.

Scriptures Referenced

Luke 14:15-24

15And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. 16Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 17And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 20And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 21So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. 23And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. (KJV)

Notes:

Bring Your Friends
Luke 14:15-24
Main Point:
Jesus calls us to our lives in other people so that they can become His friends, come to His Banquet!

Isaiah 25:6-8

1. __________ you are at the Banquet! (Don’t make excuses!)
verses 17-20

*Verse 21 The Master became angry at their excuses!

2. Bring a ! Develop a relationship so that the person knows how much you care (they don’t care how much you know) verse 21
II Corinthians 5:20

2. Build a ! Pray! Then look for an opening to share how Jesus Christ has impacted your life (testimony). verse 23

I Peter 3:15

My Story:
a. My life before Jesus Christ… (sin, emptiness, addictions)
b. How I came to Jesus…
c. My life since Jesus Christ came in…

3. your friend across the bridge. Walk with your friend thru this process of God drawing them and their discovery.