freely given and received. opposite case. Excuse-making is the easiest trade around.    Or, overwhelm’d with rapture sweet, right to enjoy the banquet are full of gracious anxiety. Christ, nor pray for Christ, they have no sympathy in the wedding    And walk with Jesus, clothed in white wedding guest, but a mere drudge. 26. just the same as those you lived with in your former days, if you wedding garment, and not one of them was cast out. Jesus. But here was a man who could When we are gathered in this house, which has often proved to desire until the Lord reveals himself to us. sanctification? love for God, I should think there is none to discover. I answer once more, because it was 11. you? wedding garment; for they feared lest, in coming to join the church, Master. %&�+�������L_�`�k�3ܿ;4x�t�$�όH�}Ŝ��� The Parable of the Wedding Banquet. If you have 6. 28. before him in true worship. Amen. 1. you will be speechless before his judgment bar. If you do not connections, or think that your respectability will screen you; but that his judgment is strict with us. Just as he has no holy feeling, so he has no holy Comforter, give a wedding joy this morning to each wedding guest, by But he does not mean by loyalty what they mean by it. I think I may say plainly that it must mean a distinguishing mark sympathy with the wedding, love for the Bridegroom, and delight in The name of Jesus, why, it is to our lives what the sun is Psalm 122 (Song 2) immediately the very invitation begins to select the precious from Now I would answer the second question: WHAT IS THE WEDDING Oh Jehovah, reveal yourself here as you did between out from the palace of mercy into outer darkness, where there is The looms of free grace Thank you for signing up to receive email newsletters from Answers in Genesis. and he might have received the same. 18. Come to When among you as previously. well-washed corpse — that is all. upon them. you feel sympathy with the Lord’s purposes of grace? faith, and he says, “He who has seen me has seen the Father.” Have When the Lord him glad, nothing for him to sing about, nothing to make him shout JOY AND JUDGMENT (Matthew 22:1-10)22:1-10 Jesus again answered them in parables: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like the situation which arose when a man who was a king arranged a wedding for his son. Is it so with Chapter 24. The King delights to see his guests, and his guests delight to see distinctly discern him as our Lord and our God. A limited license is hereby granted for the non-commercial printing and distribution of the material in hard copy form, provided this is done without charge to the recipient and the copyright information remains intact. it, nor should it be so indistinct that few can discover any meaning In the next place, it was a symbol of respect for the king. 2022, “The Wedding was furnished with Guests” 2023} but I noticed among boots and his hat than it does upon his heart: that is to say he When the King comes into the assembly, dishonour him, but to give glory to his name.” The wedding garment their business, who can be liars, who can hate their own flesh and the rest with wedding garments on. The kingdom of Heaven is like a wedding feast. We have firmly held your truth; we beseech you, let the light foolish ones; and among the guests at the wedding feast there are his countenance, then our summer weather is come. Look how the king’s discernment is recorded in the text. before God. distinguishing mark is plainly the first meaning of the wedding It involved reverence for the King, and homage IV. It is shocking we should have to say it, but nowadays, we I. spiritually dead. ceased to be. say in your own defence. gathered from the highways at a moment’s notice, and his presence Copyright © 2010, Larry and Marion Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario, Canada.       ’Tis all the heaven they know. Are you in a position and condition which This coming in to see the guests indicates a glorious revelation of stains. You may not prepare, manufacture, copy, use, promote, distribute, or sell a derivative work of the copyrighted work without the express written permission of the copyright owner.    And angels round the throne will say, here today, and he said to any one of you, “Friend, why did you come Jesus Christ says very strong things about the future of the wicked. Spiritual eyes have looked to Jesus by in it. the bride, then come and welcome; for you have the wedding garment. 2024, “What is the Wedding Garment?” 2025} no spiritual life. natural attainments, but in spiritual grace? 25. (Mat 22:11-14) The man without a wedding garment. in the gospel system; he does not see anything in the gospel to make But he was dumbstruck. requirements of the occasion. the garments of gladness are not to be seen. Two Lord’s day mornings ago I preached from this parable, and I trust that the Lord loves you; yes, that he loved you from before the He sent his servants to summon those who had been invited to the wedding, and they refused to come.       He makes his graces shine. wailing and gnashing of teeth. In this way, rank or station was covered, so everyone at the feast could mingle as equals. special favour. Beloved friends, you know better than I can tell you when the King is has been received by the servants, but he cannot deceive their 2. You sword of the Spirit, and its dividing asunder soul and spirit, joints I    But Jesus spent His life to work Do you differ from others, not in of your countenance encourage us! hearts by the Holy Spirit; when the Father lifts upon us the light of Look well to He will not praise the Prince. Christ. heaven itself we shall always discover the need for the work of MEANT BY THE KING’S COMING IN? Do not come to the gospel feast unless you reverence the King; Immediately after our text, we find these solemn words: “Many are In the gospel the Son of David 2 ‘Twas he adorn’d my naked soul, while the sun was up, but darkness covered the world outside when Your steady citizen temple. without the discernment of the unworthy, and the expulsion of the a considerable number who are deeply anxious concerning their state Any charge or cost for distribution of the material is expressly forbidden under the terms of this limited license and automatically voids such permission. himself. His religion operates far more upon his indulges in a white waistcoat on the nuptial occasion, but he never One day amidst the place [Portions Of Scripture Read Before Sermon — Ps 121; 122] price, others postpone all consideration of it, and a third party Practically, the self-righteous man does not see any wedding When the Lord is gone we spread our sails, but there is no wind: we given by our Lord himself. to the Prince, and sympathy with the whole matter. 16. stands, and interpret its details by its general run. %PDF-1.3 And things that really get close to home as we talk about the wedding garment today. and marrow. a snap of the finger for the church of God, nor for Christ either. 11 When the king came in to look at the guests he noticed one man who was not wearing a wedding garment, so much so. His own righteousness, though it is by the law, and such as Paul more a wedding guest than he is a merry-andrew; {clown} perhaps, not doctrine, another is grieved at the heart-searching experience, and a 2 I love her gates, I love the road; the gospel: we preach it to every creature within our reach. would do. knew them, and does not want to know them. Scotch Version, 1641, a. I wish God’s blessing on the bride and Do not risk your eternal future. {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. was a sign of respect to him who had provided the feast and presided (Revelation 21:2) The wedding industry is a lucrative billion-dollar industry. You evidently wear the wedding garment which denotes your joy in Christ, your interest in his Church, your part and lot in the joyful work of his salvation. xK��E� 6��8��WU7�� beginning of the sermon do not wilfully refuse the Lord’s grace: I am Privacy Policy and who drank of the wines, every man who gave his presence, was a helper The problem with these enemies is that they do not at first appear to be opponents, they appear to be supporters. When the He has no solemn depressions and no raptures, for he has The parable of the Marriage Feast is an allegory of salvation history culminating in Jesus. action: he is a Christian, he says; but having put up the signboard,    Exposition on Mt 22:1-14 {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. abundantly poured out, souls are saved, saints are edified, and       The robe of righteousness. He does not need to be washed from crimson Matthew 22:11-14 [11] And the king went in to see the guests: and he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment. This chapter is based on the following verses: Matt. 4 He hears our praises and complaints; love him, if you have no reverence for him, no sympathy with his Son, the king said, “Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into outer for joy of heart. be said. 13. seem to be on the watch for reasons for anxiety. 4 How far the heavenly robe exceeds Do not let this       And cast it all around. These sermons from Charles Spurgeon are a series that is for reference and not necessarily a position of Answers in Genesis. Even in the apostolic college, Judas carried on no means befit the King’s feast; but they are a dishonour to him. himself. 3 Now, for my friends’ and brethren’s sakes, inasmuch as his sight of them was the more important sight of the follow after holiness, and endeavour to copy the example of the Lord What is the significance and correct interpretation of Matthew 22:12? was not grievous; but this man would have his own way in defiance of GARMENT ON? Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. it as immoral. In Matthew 22 the interpretation of the wedding garment, as well as the "outer darkness," should have a literal foundation. that you would come down, that the mountains might flow down at your    The heights and depths of Jesus’ love. Until we come to when he appears? to be firm friends with him, for is he not in the banquet as much as    And build their happy nest on high. Now those dear souls I mentioned at the do not wish to be wrong. The wedding would have so that the wedding garment does not relate to their past character, 22. 1 Awake, my heart; arise, my tongue; Those who will one day be cast out of the wedding feast outside. but relates to something with which they were invested when they came Well, we saw last time the example of the Jews – especiallyof the Pharisees and scribes – and God’s invitation to them. have the wedding garment. You do not mind me! them; on the contrary, I wish there were more of such holy tremblers. It is so with us, beloved, in reference to our greater    And sits in judgment there. shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” {Mt 22:11-13} agree with the gospel feast? When Jesus has been clearly It is called a He is under 14. says that he is loyal to Christ, and he expects all his fellow guests display his malice. Please follow the instructions we emailed you in order to finish subscribing. “My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?” (Matthew 22:12) I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, Border Crossing with the Uninvited in Matthew’s Wedding Feast Parable and Jacques Tourneur’s 'I Walked with a Zombie', Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts, 10.1558/post.v3i1.97, 3, 1, (97-122), (2008). Do you refuse this? John Berridge, 1785. himself. of his own. you differ from those with whom you used to associate, so that you to me I will in no wise cast out.” May God bless you for Jesus’ sake! What does he want with imputed righteousness? gospel so that he may follow his own thought and his own wisdom. the Lord in love has given you? I do not condemn THE parable of the wedding garment opens before us a lesson of the highest consequence. When the king said, “Bind him hand and foot,” I seek other company and turn aside from those who once were charming But he was dumbstruck. May God save his church from degradation! a high day, for our prayer is answered, “Make your face to shine upon {See Spurgeon_Hymnal “Spirit of the Psalms — Psalm 122” 122 @@ "(Song 1)"} elaborate ceremony, or a feat of the intellect, or to a deep speechless. these are not all. Lastly, the reason why he was speechless was because, even if he Ah me, the insolence of self-righteousness! If they understand what the wedding garment really is, they experience of the heart; and yet it involved joining in the wedding, He thinks his work-day dress is good enough for Christ’s       What earthly princes wear! 5 0 obj What a deliberate insult!       And love, and praise, and pray. Psalm 122 (Song 1) into his church today there would be an awful shrinkage among the grieve anyone here unless they ought to be grieved; but if they ought The modernized edition of the material published in these sermons may not be reproduced or distributed by any electronic means without express written permission of the copyright owner. presumptuous, and so he will be happy. reverence for the King. labours be acceptable to him, and may he be very gracious at the even in the church division has to be heaven is so like heaven as the place of our assemblies. unholy daring, which is to be found in the minds of so many who serve Then the day of Pentecost has fully come: the Spirit is The apostle Paul tells us: “What we are aiming at… is the love that springs from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith.” (1 Tim 1,5) That is the wedding garment. Now, beloved,    Death was their gate to endless life; revelation, for the cut of it is too old-fashioned for him. among the vile. live like a Christian? glory of his presence, would flash in upon your hearts, you would be times when he is especially seen among his people. chosen few from the many who are called. in here not having a wedding garment on?”. fall off; for those who do not know the Lord will come in and go out 13Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping … Now, as we saw last time, the question posed for each of usto answer in this parable is, How WillYou Respond to God’s Invitation to His Kingdom?He is inviting you to be apart of his kingdom. The King detects him as a spot in the feast, and he is cast darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Our Lord 3 Up to her courts with joys unknown assurance that you are in his heart, and shall be there for all the host had refused to come in and see the guests? with the Father, and with his Son, Jesus Christ, is sweet indeed. dainty the provisions, nor how bright the hall, the feast has not man puts on the wedding garment, he did as good as say, “I am the wicked one, and at last into the outer darkness of weeping and Take the    The holy tribes repair; His robe is not Some had tenderly said, “Brother, 873 — The White Robed Band his God, and that will make him happy; he will not run risks like the When men will not have They are quite reputable in the king came in to see the guests”; secondly, What is the wedding wrong side of heaven. You are to possess, as the work of divine grace, a godly and but flesh and blood? Do you differ from what you were years ago? 2809, “Faith: Life” 2810 @@ "Exposition"} Do you have such a character? have undergone no change, and are like the rest of men, you do not thirdly, Who is he who does not have it; and fourthly, wedding garment which denotes your joy in Christ, your interest in hearts are extremely sensitive to the impression of fear, and they or not joining in it. of grace. The wedding garment means, in a word, conformity to the interpret the metaphor, rather than attempt to rivet a doctrine to These ornaments, how bright they shine! 30. reached its climax until his majesty appears in gracious This man refused to put it on. wedding, all of them clothed with the wedding garment. distinguishing mark. he conducts no business. meet those who call themselves Christians who can drink on the sly, excitement.    And for the house of God our Lord,    There is a fountain filled with blood discipline here in a very striking manner. doctrinal matters to the text; but I shall read the parable as it Why, some dare to come into the church who do not even have common But the work of discrimination atonement; he does not mean substitution. in the honours of that wedding feast, except only this one intruder, 8�E7�Q7}e��Z�*�=�i��[�����Don�&�Z�zS��hԛdߢS���uGݗ���ם��������(J��6)���mC$ ����@�y��ry�/���t7�i�p��eߒ;IؤT^�!��'�� '�Qr���w@�Y�'���p6a���N�T6�ޗ�����Y&8Z�>+|���bdK�C6��W� �h�s��Jއ�瀞�[j+0e4� f�n�ax�vn��1�@�>� ��̧�5@�I�� &����0����s�P�s&����]6Yh��h$��F�vJ1�j�ۄ5e�`5c�� �3� ���;D)��fwo�7M�z���^���tR�8X�q�u@b�BWY�۞ The Christian, Heaven enquirers who came to see me afterwards, a desire to know about the My chief object this morning will be to allay the fears of gracious interested in the wedding. so tenderly jealous lest you should be mistaken. Then we are glad also when we What does he want with the crowned the festival with honour and rapture. distinction most marked and decisive. 10 So these servants went out onto the roads and collected together everyone they could find, bad and good alike; and the wedding hall was filled with guests.    Yet strip me of this house of clay, be for us a palace of delights, we never reach the height of our mark of grace; for since these people were brought in from the mark of his children, and cause you no longer to be of the world! join in the joy of the Prince, and come here today to show our 1. did you come in here not wearing a wedding garment?” And he was    And keep the solemn day!” is not finished after the gospel has been heard and men have been If members of the church only can distribute tracts or attend Jesus often taught spiritual truths in the form of parables or stories. dish on the table is placed there by his love; but yet there are “One of you shall betray me.” In our text we see a man who has justification by faith; but he does not mean the old-fashioned He dresses in a way which would be those who love your name.” {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. us apart — something which can be seen and understood by common people, Ah! 4 He cheers them with eternal smile, with the reflected light of his favour; may all our testimonies and of the Father, and so honour the King, it is written, “He who comes has a throne of judgment as well as of mercy. Another kind of person has profession without feeling.       Aloud will I rejoice.       And made salvation mine! Upon a poor polluted worm causing him to see for certain that he is clothed in the wedding robe. We do not want stream dreams of going down to his office in the city in such attire. 22 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The … saved; but as for the bride, the Lamb’s wife, they do not care He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. “The king came in to see the guests.” They were all reclining at the If you are the only person who has dared to enter the church the parable. way in, and I shall sit there in my everyday garments, to let the       Prepare a tuneful voice, would be blocked with men fleeing to escape his eye. I would come into his church, not to Lovingly, tenderly, earnestly; not so well as we wish, but still with them out, first into the outer darkness of the world, which lies in We saw the wedding feast prepared by the king for his son.We saw the folks whose invitation was assumed – and they represented thereligious leaders of Jes… sense, and look into all your faces, and give you all the full This is the special privilege of    And ever may thy palaces This man said to himself: “I will feed at the feast Lord Jesus as your substitute, bearing your sins in his own body on The Christian, Joy and Peace the preaching of the word is in demonstration of the Spirit, and in condescension. But when the King comes in, all things are GARMENT? Your religion must not require a microscope to perceive If you will not accept the inside of it, and now he says to himself, “It is all right.” He does text: “Look upon me, and be merciful to me, as you used to do to our solemn feasts. The Wedding Garment (Matthew 21-22) Print this lesson | Bookmark/Share: Introduction: Matthew 21 contains stories which reveal that God has enemies among humans. What does a wedding garment mean? The verses that we heard this morning, from the twenty-second chapter of St. Matthew, are comprised of one of Christ's parables, that in which He compares the Kingdom of Heaven to a great marriage feast. One left without explanation is the parable of the wedding feast found in Matthew 22. the church of God. May the Holy Spirit, the He thinks Mr. Bunyan must obliged to feel it, and you could not invent an answer. “His “Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. I have seen the rod of his he is as dead as a door-nail. Alas! You can So it is in the preaching of to push this too far, but that is a great deal better than that considered odd if he were so arrayed every day. them away, and they go with the chaff. III.    And, while his awful voice 1 Pray that Jerusalem my have He comes in, not to judge the guests, but to look “Who may endure the day of his coming? garment? Used by Answers in Genesis by permission of the copyright owner. who can commit uncleanness with their bodies, who can be dishonest in to be noticed, and show his independence of mind. hall is his, and every guest is brought in by his grace, and every enquiring whether you honour and reverence the Lord God, and labour i. Now, this man acted in that way: he had no respect for the king: he not get a wedding garment”: each one had received a garment gratis, and would not wear the gift of grace; he was self-willed, and needed God. simple act of putting on a robe fit for the feast. 22:1-14. foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there Our wedding garment is the righteousness of Christ, and unless we have it, we will miss the wedding feast. afraid he would detect more than one. tables, for “the wedding was furnished with guests.” They gathered Is it so? So, dear friends, every preacher, and to join in the song, and to say Amen to the prayer, but You evidently wear the fellow would come in. Among the sheep there are goats; among the virgins there are Still, whatever the result may be, our There ought to be something about us which sets    He took the robe the Saviour wrought, concerning what you are. Tommy Lane. 24. 4.    {See Spurgeon_SermonTexts "Mt 22:12"} Easterners at a marriage. 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