A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: (17) And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. Luke 14:16-24
This great occasion was a banquet. A feast. The master extended a gracious invitation to many guests. The invited guests just came back with lame excuses. For all of them something else was more important. How rude!
It has been said that Evangelism is not on the agenda of the church; it IS the agenda of the church. The Master extends His invitation and sends us as His servants to bring them in. This mission is all consuming. Souls are at stake. The call goes out… Go far and wide. We have a message to take. Time is running out. This message is urgent, vital. Let us not neglect our mission.