In this message, Bianca Olthoff, founder of In The Name of Love and lead pastor of The Father’s House church in Orange County, shares a powerful sermon titled, “You Have A Seat At The Table.” Join us as we read the parable of the great banquet table from Luke 14 and hear encouraging truth about the table God invites us to and the calling we receive when we place our faith in Jesus. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to pursue the calling of God that has been placed on your life!
You Have A Seat At The Table
Luke 14:16-18 NIV
Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ “But they all alike began to make excuses…
Luke 14:21 NIV
“The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’
Luke 14:22-23 NIV
“‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’ “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.
Commission is a command or instruction given to a person with authority and power.
Matthew 28:19 NIV
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…
Your commission creates your conviction.
Romans 8:37-39 NIV
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Conviction is when passion and perseverance are committed to long-term goals.
The Holy Spirit qualifies the called, equips the unskilled, and promotes the forgotten.
Romans 5:3-5 ESV
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Philippians 4:13 NIV
I can do ALL things through him who gives me strength.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
You are called: Commission
Failure is never final: Conviction
Just keep going: Commitment
Luke 14:23 MSG
“The master said, ‘Then go to the country roads. Whoever you find, drag them in. I want my house full!
Never give up.