LifePointe Christian Church
Story Time - Week 4 - An Invitation to Accept
Speaker: Derek Gute, Adult Ministries Pastor
Locations & Times
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  • LifePointe Christian Church
    10291 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
Luke 14:1
One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.
Jesus scolded the Pharisees for their…
-lack of compassion (v.2-6)
-lack of humility (v.7-11)
-lack of Biblical hospitality (v.12-14)
Luke 14:15
“Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”
Jesus is far more concerned about our spiritual growth than our comfort
Luke 14:15
“Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”
“Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”
All three excuses for rejecting the final invitation were different, but they all revolved around priorities
Why would Jesus share this story with the Pharisees?
Symbolism:
Man/Banquet Host = God
Banquet = Salvation/Heaven
Original Guests = Israelites/Jews
Exodus 6:7
“I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God.”
When the Pharisees’ opportunity to respond to the invitation and attend the banquet came, they allowed other things to get in the way
How does this parable apply to our lives?
How will you respond to your invitation to attend the banquet?
Unfortunately, we’re prone to give excuses
Is work keeping you from being all-in when it comes to your relationship with God?
Is money (possessions) keeping you from being all-in when it comes to your relationship with God?
Do we elevate our commitment to family over our commitment to God?
A godly marriage and solid parenting should be a result of our commitment to God
Luke 14:26
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.”
Is family keeping you from being all-in when it comes to your relationship with God?
How will you respond to your invitation to attend the banquet?

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OTHER HIGHLIGHTS & EVENTS
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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Next Steps Lunch With The Pastor
AUG 26 @ 12:45p in the Student Room Lunch provided. Childcare provided upon request. RSVP by Aug 16 at: lifepointe.org/nextsteps

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD- DEADLINE TODAY!
We really want to hit our goal of 500 shoeboxes. Each shoebox is an opportunity for a child to hear about Jesus! Don't miss this great chance to make a difference in the life of a child.

AMERICAN RIVER FLOAT TRIP – LADIES DAY TRIPPERS / AUG 18 / 9a-5p
Cool off with friends and meet new ones as we enjoy a leisurely float down the American River. Register now at lifepointe.org/river-float

PINTEREST PARTY / AUG 24 / 6:30p We will be making a sunflower wreath. Sign-ups begin Aug 12. Bring a friend! Limited spots available. Cost $20
LIFEGROUPS / CIRCLES ARE BETTER THAN ROWS
Signups begin August 19. Join one of our small group Bible studies or a Financial Peace University class.
More info: Derek Gute at d.gute@lifepointe.org

ISRAEL: JOURNEY OF A LIFE TIME / MAR 11-21, 2019
Join Pastor Chris and experience the Bible in real life! Deadline to register with $400 deposit is September 10, 2018. For more information about the trip, including cost and registration, visit lifepointe.org/israel2019

MEN’S RETREAT / SAVE THE DATE: OCT 5-7
Diamond Arrow Conference Center, Nevada City, CA
Men, don't miss this opportunity to join other guys from LifePointe as we get away in order to connect with God and one another! More info coming soon!