Why Jesus? – Part Twelve

(If you’re just joining us, you’ll need to start with Part One for the series to make sense. In fact, today’s post is really part two of yesterday’s, so make sure that’s fresh in your mind.)

Yesterday we looked at how one of Jesus’ parables (the Wicked Tenants) challenged and subverted Israel’s defining story. Today, we look at two more, asking the questions:

  1. What expectation of the return from exile and coming kingdom does this parable speak to?
  2. How does Jesus subvert or overturn this expectation?

The Wedding Banquet

Matt 22:1-14 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

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