Bible Texts:

Matthew 22:1-14, Luke 14:15-24


Children's Bible Story sources:

"The Wedding Banquet," Spark Story Bible, p.304

"The Wedding Feast” DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.251


Children's Story Resources

A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry

Trees are nice. They fill up the sky, they form the woods, they make everything beautiful. You can play in them, sit in their shade, and pick their fruit. You can plant a tree when it is young, and watch it grow.

How these stories are connected: The wedding banquet was nice and intended for all people. Some people didn’t see it that way. Trees are nice too. They are for everybody. We should try to see trees that way.


Questions about A Tree Is Nice:

     What are some things kids can use trees for?

     What could an old person use a tree for?

     What about a baby?


Questions about the Bible story:

     Why didn’t the king’s friends want to come to his wedding banquet?

     What did the king do?

     How is the wedding banquet like God’s family?


Questions about our lives:

     How does it make you feel that you are invited to God’s party?

     Who else is invited?



Dear God, thank you for inviting all of us to Your party. Help us all to accept your invitation instead of making up excuses. Amen.