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Invite Them—Bring Them—Compel Them: The Escalating Compulsion of Grace – Brad Jersak

The Parable of the Great Supper 15 Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!” 16 Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many,17 and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’  18 But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ 19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ...

Layering the Parable of the Ten Virgins: What is the Oil? – Brad Jersak

Have you ever given time to wondering about the parable of the ten virgins? It raises some notoriously difficult questions about what Jesus meant, what the various symbols mean, and how it should be applied. Let's start by reading the parable: Matt. 25:1-13  The parable of the ten virgins At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became ...