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Jesus is on a roll. Jesus is making sure everyone knows what is going on with the religious elites. They wanted to arrest him. Eventually they would and they would kill him.
It was all a part of the plan of God.
The Kingdom of God is being established. Jesus wants us to know what it will be like.
Jesus tells stories (parables) to make the point.
When the religious leaders heard this story, they knew it was aimed at them. They wanted to arrest Jesus and put him in jail, but, intimidated by public opinion, they held back. Most people held him to be a prophet of God.
Jesus responded by telling still more stories. “God’s kingdom,” he said, “is like a king who threw a wedding banquet for his son. He sent out servants to call in all the invited guests. And they wouldn’t come!| Matthew…
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