Bible Storying for Muslim audiences
This parable is taken out of Matthew 22. This is a deep parable that has many areas that you can explore with the people that you are sharing with. It is easy to use this story and focus on many different areas: holiness, role of the believer, the wrath of God in this and the next life… There are many areas to focus on.
|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|
|3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.|
4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’
|“But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.|
The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’
|10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.
|12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless.
13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”
- Who does the king represent?
- What does the party represent?
- Why was the man thrown out of the party?
- Who does he represent?
- Who do the servants represent? What does the city that was destroyed?
I have just completed work on this book that details how I began to work among the Turkmen.
The Turkmen are a minority group that are found throughout the Middle East. This book combines both instruction and also personal stories of my time with them.
Although, you might not be dealing with the Turkmen, the lessons in this book can help you wherever you find yourself serving.
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