Trinity 20: Jesus Invites Us to His Wedding Feast to
Receive Abundant Righteousness
Is 55:1-9; Eph 5:15-21; Matt 22:1-14; Matt 21:3344; Psalm 27:1-9
• What do you
want to eat at the
• Why do people
refuse a free
Let us pray for the whole Church
of God in Christ Jesus and for all
people according to their needs.
For the Church and her
Use your prayer notes. mission, that she may seek God‘s
Use a verse from the lost sheep and bring them into His
bible to reflect on.
fold, let us pray to the Lord:
Pray for righteousness.Lord, have mercy.
continue in the Word of God and
be filled with His Spirit in times of
For those gathered as God‘s
church, that they may faithfully
receive the Lord‘s Supper unto
forgiveness and salvation....
For all believers in Christ
For the leaders of our nation, that Jesus, that they may acquire
they may perform their civic duties wisdom to redeem the time given
in accord with the justice of the
one, true God…
For all who have fallen asleep in
For those who are sick or near
the saving faith, let us give thanks
death, the suffering and the
to the Lord, asking Him to give us
grieving [and especially all who
our portion with the saints in
have asked for our prayers
____________ ], that they may
know the eternal promises of
Into Your hands, O Lord, we
Christ and give thanks to Him in
commend all for whom we
their time of suffering....
pray, trusting in Your
mercy, through Your Son, Jesus
Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Jesus Invites Us to His
Wedding Feast to Receive
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The Compassion of the LORD
55 ―Come, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
2 Why do you spend your money for
that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is
and delight yourselves in rich food.
3 Incline your ear, and come to me;
hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting
my steadfast, sure love forDavid.
4 Behold, I made him a witness to the
a leader and commander for the
5 Behold, you shall call a nation that
you do not know,
and a nation that did not know you
shall run to you,
because of the LORD your God, and of
the Holy One of Israel,
for he has glorified you.
6 ―Seek the LORD while he may be
call upon him while he is near;
7 let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the LORD, that he may
have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,
declares the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
15 Look carefully then how
you walk, not as unwise but
as wise, 16 making the best
use of the time, because the
days are evil. 17 Therefore
do not be foolish, but
understand what the will of
the Lord is. 18 And do not
get drunk with wine, for that
is debauchery, but be filled
with the Spirit, 19
addressing one another
inpsalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing and
making melody to the Lord
with your heart, 20 giving
thanks always and for
everything to God the
Father in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ,21
submitting to one another
out of reverence for Christ.
The Parable of the Wedding
22 And again Jesus spoke to
them in parables, saying, 2 ―The
kingdom of heaven may be
compared to a king who gave a
wedding feast for his son, 3
andsent his servants[a] to call
those who were invited to the
wedding feast, but they would
not come. 4 Again he sent other
servants, saying, ‗Tell those who
are invited, ―See, I have
prepared mydinner, my oxen and
my fat calves have been
slaughtered, and everything is
ready. Come to the wedding
murderers and burned their city.
8 Then he said to his servants,
‗The wedding feast is ready, but
those invited were not worthy. 9
Go therefore to the main roads
and invite to the wedding feast
as many as you find.‘ 10 And
those servants went out into the
roads andgathered all whom they
found, both bad and good. So the
wedding hall was filled with
11 ―But when the king came in
to look at the guests, he saw
there a man who had no wedding
garment. 12 And he said to him,
‗Friend, how did you get in here
without a wedding garment?‘
PsThe Parable of the Tenants
33 ―Hear another parable. There was a
master of a house who planted a vineyard
and put a fence around it and dug a
winepress in it and built a tower and
leased it to tenants, and went into another
country. 34 When the season for fruit
drew near, he sent his servants[a]to the
tenants to get his fruit. 35 And the tenants
took his servants and beat one, killed
another, and stoned another.36 Again he
sent other servants, more than the first.
And they did the same to them. 37 Finally
he sent his son to them, saying, ‗They
will respect my son.‘ 38 But when the
tenants saw the son, they said to
themselves, ‗This is the heir. Come, let us
kill him and have his inheritance.‘ 39 And
they took him and threw him out of the
vineyard and killed him. 40 When
therefore the owner of the vineyard
comes, what will he do to those tenants?‖
41 They said to him,―He will put those
wretches to a miserable death and let out
the vineyard to other tenants who will
give him the fruits in their seasons.‖
42 Jesus said to them, ―Have you never
read in the Scriptures:
―‗The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;[b]
this was the Lord's doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes‘?
43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of
God will be taken away from you and
given to a people producing its fruits.44
And the one who falls on this stone will
be broken to pieces; and when it falls on
anyone, it will crush him.‖[c]
The LORD Is My Light and My
27 The LORD is my light and mysalvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold[a] of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evildoers assail me
to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.
3 Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet[b] I will be confident.
4 One thing have I asked of theLORD,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of theLORD
and to inquire[c] in his temple.
5 For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his
he will lift me high upon a rock.
6 And now my head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the LORD.
7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
8 You have said, ―Seek[d] my face.‖
My heart says to you,
―Your face, LORD, do I seek.‖[e]
9 Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
O God of my salvation!
THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
Jesus Invites Us to His Wedding Feast to Receive Abundant Righteousness
The Holy Spirit sounds forth the Gospel call: “See, I have prepared my dinner ... Come to
the wedding feast” (Matt. 22:1–14). But many reject this invitation in favor of worldly
pursuits. And so the call goes out to others, both the good and the bad. For the wedding
invitation is not based on the qualifications of those invited but on the basis of the merits
and work of Christ. The feast is free: “He who has no money, come, buy and eat ... delight
yourselves in rich food.” (Is. 55:1–9). Those rejecting the Spirit‘s work shall experience
God‘s wrath and judgment. Those who are not clothed in Christ‘s righteousness shall be
cast into outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us
therefore seek the Lord while He may be found, for He will have mercy upon us. Let us
redeem the time, being filled with the Spirit, giving thanks always for all things to God the
Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 5:15–21).
Twenty-First Sunday after
Trinity: God Declares Us
Righteous Unsheathing His
Word Against All Evil
Gen. 1:1–2:3 The Creation of
Eph. 6:10-17 The Whole
Armor of God
John 4:46-51 Jesus Heals an
Psalm 8 How Majestic Is Your
waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.‖ 23 And
there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
Genesis 1-2:3 The Creation of the World
24 And God said, ―Let the earth bring forth living creatures
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2
according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and
The earth waswithout form and void, and darkness was over the beasts of the earth according to their kinds.‖ And it was so. 25
face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the
And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds
face of the waters.
and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that
3 And God said, ―Let there be light,‖ and there was light. 4
creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it
And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the
light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the
26 Then God said, ―Let us make man[h]in our image, after our
darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea
morning, the first day.
and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and
6 And God said, ―Let there be an expanse[a] in the midst of the over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on
waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.‖ 7 And
God made[b] the expanse and separated the waters that were
27 So God created man in his own image,
under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse.
in the image of God he created him;
And it was so.8 And God called the expanse Heaven.[c]And
male and female he created them.
there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, ―Be fruitful
9 And God said, ―Let the waters under the heavens be gathered and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have
together into one place, and let the dry land appear.‖ And it was dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the
so. 10 God called the dry land Earth,[d] and the waters that
heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.‖
were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was 29 And God said, ―Behold, I have given you every plant
yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree
11 And God said, ―Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants[e]
with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to
yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their
every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to
seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.‖ And it was so.
everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the
12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed
breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.‖ And it
according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is was so.31 And God saw everything that he had made, and
their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was
good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, the
morning, the sixth day.
The Seventh Day, God Rests
14 And God said, ―Let there be lights in the expanse of the
2 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host
heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for of them. 2 Andon the seventh day God finished his work that
signs and for seasons,[f] and for days and years, 15 and let
he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work
them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon that he had done. 3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it
the earth.‖ And it was so. 16 And God made the two great
holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had
lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to
done in creation.
rule the night—and the stars. 17 And God set them in the
Ephesians 6:10-17 The Whole Armor of God
expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 to rule
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and inthe strength of his
over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from
might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able
the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not
evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against
20 And God said, ―Let the waters swarm with swarms of living the authorities, againstthe cosmic powers over this present
creatures, and let birds[g] fly above the earth across the
darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly
expanse of the heavens.‖ 21 So God created the great sea
places. 13 Thereforetake up the whole armor of God, that you
creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the
may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to
waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird stand firm.14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of
according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And
truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15
God blessed them, saying, ―Be fruitful and multiply and fill the and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given
Gen. 1:1–2:3; Eph. 6:10-17; John 4:46-51; Psalm 8
by the gospel of peace.16 In all circumstances take up the
shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming
darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and
the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
John 4:46-51 Jesus Heals an Official's Son
46 So he came again to Cana in Galilee,where he had made the
water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son
was ill. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from
Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down
and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 So Jesus
said to him, ―Unless you[a] see signs and wonders you will not
believe.‖49 The official said to him, ―Sir, come down before
my child dies.‖ 50 Jesus said to him, ―Go; your son will live.‖
The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went
on his way. 51 As he was going down, his servants[b] met him
and told him that his son was recovering.
Psalm 8 How Majestic Is Your Name
To the choirmaster: according to TheGittith.[a] A Psalm of
8 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that youcare for him?
5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
7 all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!