Eph. 1:11-14

We continue in our study of what it means to be predestined of God. Today's passage includes two elements that may seem to contradict each other: God's Sovereign choice to invite us, and our choice about whether to accept that invitation. Drawing on Jesus' parable of the Wedding Banquet in Matthew 22, Pastor Trevor suggests that we who have heard the good news of the wedding should count that as our Invitation. Above that, we have been permitted, even commanded, to invite everyone we know. And we can be certain that anyone who sincerely accepts the Invitation is already on God's guestlist. Since God has not seen fit to disclose His guestlist to anyone, it should not affect whether we accept His offer of Grace, nor whether we extend the Gospel to others. As in a wedding, the guestlist is part of the package, but not a focal point. Let us simply focus on this profound Truth: God has called me, and He is calling you too!