Where as, the good news is…
There’s a banquet to enjoy in Heaven!!
“On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.
On this mountain He will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
He will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
He will remove His people’s disgrace
from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.
In that day they will say,
‘Surely this is our God;
we trusted in Him, and He saved us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in Him;
let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.’”
“Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:
‘The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come,
but they refused to come.
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.
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.
Then he said to his servants,
‘The wedding banquet is ready,
but those I invited did not deserve to come.
So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’
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.
But when the king came in to see the guests,
he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.
He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’
The man was speechless.
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.’
For many are invited, but few are chosen.’”
Here’s…Classic Newsboys with a great reminder!!
Hold the milk, put back the sugar
They are powerless to console
We’ve gathered here to sprinkle ashes
From our late friend’s cereal bowl
Breakfast clubbers, say the motto
That he taught us to repeat
“You will lose it in your gym class
If you wait ’til noon to eat.”
Back when the Chess Club said our eggs were soft
Every Monday he’d say grace and hold our juice aloft
Oh, none of us knew his checkout time would come so soon
But before his brain stopped waving, he composed this tune
When the toast has burned
And all the milk has turned
And Cap’n Crunch is waving farewell
When the big one finds you
May this song remind you
That they don’t serve breakfast in hell
Breakfast clubbers, drop the hankies
Though to some our friend was odd
That day he bought those pine pajamas
His check was good with God
Those here without the Lord, how do you cope?
For this morning we don’t mourn like those who have no hope
Oh, rise up, Froot Loop lovers; sing out sweet and low
With spoons held high, we bid our brother “Cheerio!”
“Do not let your hearts be troubled.
You believe in God;
believe also in Me.
My Father’s house has many rooms;
if that were not so,
would I have told you
that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back
and take you to be with Me
that you also may be where I am.
You know the way to the place where I am going.“
you have been raised with Christ,
set your hearts on things above,
where Christ is,
seated at the right hand of God.
Set your minds on things above,
not on earthly things.
For you died,
and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ, who is your life,
then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
“‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
There will be no more death’
or mourning or crying or pain,
for the old order of things has passed away.”
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life,
as clear as crystal,
flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
down the middle of the great street of the city.
On each side of the river stood the tree of life,
bearing twelve crops of fruit,
yielding its fruit every month.
And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
No longer will there be any curse.
The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city,
and His servants will serve Him.
They will see His face, and His Name will be on their foreheads.
There will be no more night.
They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun,
for the Lord God will give them light.
And they will reign for ever and ever.”
“But our citizenship is in Heaven.
And we eagerly await a Savior from there,
the Lord Jesus Christ,
who, by the power that enables Him
to bring everything under His control,
will transform our lowly bodies
so that they will be like His Glorious Body.”
“Surely Your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
“Let us rejoice and be glad
and give Him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and His bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)
Then the angel said to me,
Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’
And he added,
‘These are the true words of God.’
You’re invited to the banquet!!
Everything is ready!
It will not be cancelled!
There’s still room at the King’s table!
It’s your choice to come!!
Say “Yes!” to God’s Son!
Put on your wedding garment…
Go to the Heavenly banquet!
Enjoy the wedding feast…
At the Supper of the Lamb!