The sense of his question is one of incredulity. The story is meant to stir us up with its exaggeration, to signal the spiritual destruction that follows from refusing the divine invitation. In between, Matthew includes this series of parablesâthe Two Sons (21:28-32)âthe Wicked Tenants (21:33-41)âand the Wedding Banquet and the Wedding Garment (22:1-14)âthat give veiled reference to the unfaithfulness of Israel and the extension of the invitation to Gentiles. But it the end, he adds another parable (Mt 22:11-14) concerning the wedding garment, which focuses on something specific to the Jews, the need of purity in order to be able to present oneself before God. The great banquet. Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Matthew 22. William D. Oldland. But when the king came in to look at those reclining at table he saw there a man who was not clothed wiht the wedding garment. Seriously click the link, spend 2 minutes reading it, then come back and finish this article. There is one feast to which we are all invited, the greatest feast of them all, the banquet in heaven. 9 go to the main crossroads and invite everyone you can find to come to the wedding." Hereâs the 60 second version of the parable. What does this wedding garment mean? Matthew 22:1-14 Are You Properly Dressed? Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and the elders of the people in parables saying, âThe Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. We cannot believe that because we claim membership in the church by word that we will go to heaven. Readings: â¢ Isa 25:6-10a â¢ Psa 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 â¢ Phil 4:12-14, 19-20 â¢ Matt 22:1-14. The Wedding Feast Parable. Luke 14:15-24; Matt. The apostle Paul tells us: âWhat we are aiming atâ¦ is the love that springs from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith.â (1 Tim 1,5) That is the wedding garment. The leaders of His day rejected Himâwould not don His teaching or accept His person. He had entered Jerusalem for the Passover and was teaching the people and was pointing out the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. When the king entered to see the guests, the king saw one guest without a wedding garment. â¢ Matthew 22:1-2: The invitation addressed to all. Greetings, from Fr. 1-14.This contains two related parables. This parable is similar in some ways to the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15â24). Tommy Lane. 3:5; 1 Pet. In His parable, Jesus compares heaven to a wedding banquet that a king had prepared for his son (Matthew 22â¦ The purpose of this Bible study is to explain the Wedding Feast parable. He was as out of place as I was at the funeral home or the private club in Nashville. 22.11 The wedding garment represents the dispositions necessary for admission to the kingdom. The Parable of the Wedding Banquet. This wedding garment is typified by the embroidered garment in Psalms 45:14" She will be led to the King in embroidered clothing; the virgins behind her, her companions Will be brought to You" In Zephaniah 1, we find a parallel of this wedding story - Go. We enjoy the good company, the fellowship and of course the fine food. Firstly, the invitation and how people respond to it. The marriage ceremony would then take place, and the wedding banquet would follow. When the king entered the wedding hall, he noticed that one guest clearly stood out from all the others because he was not wearing a wedding garment. 11 When the king came in to look at the guests he noticed one man who was not wearing a wedding garment, One left without explanation is the parable of the wedding feast found in Matthew 22. Dr. Philip W. McLarty. Jesus Christ provides the basic garment of righteousness, forgiving our sins and renewing us through the grace of the Holy Spirit, beginning in baptism (John 3:3-5; Matt. Then the king said to the servants, âBind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teethâ (Matthew 22:11-13). 22:1-14..1 ¶ And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 2 - â¦ The Parable of the Wedding Feast A Homily on St. Matt. Jesus often taught spiritual truths in the form of parables or stories. And he was speechless. 22:1-14 by Father James Thornton. For many are called, but few are chosenâ (Matthew 22:1-14). The echo of the fate of the man without the wedding clothes in Matthew 22:13 is the pointer to the same phenomeon. Itâs the party of a lifetime thrown by a king. This was true of failed national, ethnic Israel. A huge wedding. Parable of the Wedding Garment Matthew 22:1-14 [If you don't listen to the last 10 minutes of the audio, above, then you'll miss God's message tonite. The entire parable, found in Matthew 22:1-14, goes like this: Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying, âThe kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. Todayâs Parable of the Wedding Banquet is rather straight forward. But the occasions are different and the accounts have important distinctions. The Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14 Sermon: "The Wedding Banquet" The Rev. Matthew 22:19 Greek a denarius; Matthew 22:30 Other ancient authorities add of God; Matthew 22:43 Or David in the Spirit Many devout believers find the parable of the wedding feast in the Gospel of Matthew difficult to understand. The Parable of the Wedding Garment: Matthew 22:10â14. In the ancient oriental Marriage feasts, the special wedding garments were provided by the king himself. There may be some good jokes and a helpful outline below, but make sure and catch what God had to say!] What is the significance and correct interpretation of Matthew 22:12? So the wedding hall was filled with guests. The Parable Of The Wedding Banquet (Matthew 22:1-14) Introduction. In Matthew 22:12 the King condemns this "guest" for not being properly attired. According to Matthew, as the king mixed and mingled with his guests, he noticed one that was not wearing a proper wedding garment. And he was speechless*. The problem with these enemies is that they do not at first appear to be opponents, they appear to be supporters. Matthew 22:11-14  And the king went in to see the guests: and he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment. 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. And he was speechless. In our last message on this parable of the wedding feast, we discovered that Jesus spoke this parable in the context of hostility.The chief priests and Pharisees were seeking to kill Jesus. But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. In these the Kingdom of Heaven is presented as the wedding banquet of a certain king's son -obviously God's. Matthew 22:11 "And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:" âWedding garmentâ: All without exception were invited to the banquet, so this man is not to be viewed as a common party-crasher. Homily for the Twenty-Eight Sunday of Year A. by Fr. In Matthew 22:11-13 we read, "And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: 12And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come. Thereâs a wedding. The Greek for "without" here, me, signifies rebellion, refusal. 28:18-20; Acts 2:38; Tit. Once again, we need to be careful to read this in its cultural context. 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. The wedding banquet was one of the most joyous occasions in Jewish life and could last for up to a week. Those complacently expecting the kingdom, the hierarchy of the temple and the Pharisees, failed to obtain it. 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 and â¦ Matthew 22:1â14. ... We are called to show through action and deed that we wear a wedding garment. We are meant to see how valuable an invitation we have received and how odd it is that we would choose to reject it. Some of the parables were explained by Jesus in the Bible; others were not. Matthew 22:11-14 KJV (11*) And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: (12) And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? Isidore Clarke. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. Turn with me in your Bible to Matthew 22. âFriend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?â Matthew 22:12. Wearing the Wedding Garment for the Feast - a Good Christian Life. We like being invited to social occasions. And he was speechless" (Matthew 22:11-12 Matthew 22:11-12  And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:  And he said to him, Friend, how came you in here not having a wedding garment? The guest without a wedding garment. The Wedding Garment (Matthew 21-22) Print this lesson | Bookmark/Share: Introduction: Matthew 21 contains stories which reveal that God has enemies among humans. For us, wedding clothes are something special, perhaps something expensive which only the wealthiest can afford (and hence the astronomical cost of weddings at the moment). This guest without a wedding garment was invited, because he knew about the wedding and entered, but he had not put on his wedding garment. Mt 22:1â14. Yesterday was 7-7-07, and there were more weddings than in the whole month of June they say What action or mindset or sin is Lord Jesus telling us to avoid, that is what does not wearing a wedding garment represent in the parable? 3:21). Every student of the Word of God knows that it is another term for the Lord Jesus Christ. It is as if the guest says, "I will not put a wedding garment on!" Matthew 22:11. The wedding was full of people, who were invited by the servants. Only in Matthewâs account of Jesusâ parable do we have the codicil about the guest who is not properly attired in Matt 22.11â13.  And he saith to him: Friend, how camest thou in hither â¦ Those not expecting to obtain the kingdom received it â Matthew 22:10. Remember to whom Christ speaks! Having the man brought forward, the king asked: âFriend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?â (Matthew 22:12). And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. I promise it will still be here. If you havenât read The Parable of the Wedding Banquet in Matthew 22:1-14, go read it.