Some of Jesus' teachings in Luke 13 and 14 are triggered by Israelite conflict with the Roman government, but how should these principles help us understand what God is doing in the world today?
After reading these chapters, pray and ask God to speak to you about what might be keeping you from attending the banquet, or keeping you from costly discipleship. Then move on to praying about who you can invite to the banquet.
* Prayer suggestion from N.T. Wright; Luke for Everyone Study Guide