31/03/2019

Bible Text: John 2:1-11 |

Series:

Sermon title: Jesus, His Mother Mary and that (Controversial) First Miracle

Introduction: Controversies over the account flow from thinking humanly: cf. Isaiah 55: 8-9.

We need to think differently: Paul - “We walk by faith and not by sight.” (2 Cor 5:7)

FOUR THINGS TO “SEE” WITH THE EYES OF FAITH IN JOHN

1] JESUS DID NOT ‘STAGE THE EVENT.’ (vv 1-2)
He attended a Wedding with His Mother.

2] JESUS DID NOT ‘DECIDE TO IMPRESS.’ (vv 3-4)
His Mother, Mary, initiated the discussion.

3) JESUS’ AUTHORITY WAS NOT ‘COMPROMISED.’ (v 5-6)
Mary said “Do whatever He says.” (v 5)

4) JESUS SHOWED KINGDOM REALITY. (vv 7-10)
“You have saved the good wine till now.” (v 10)

Epilogue: John 1-11 shows the first of John’s selected 7 Miracles. So, not ‘the first miracle,’ but the first of seven revealing Jesus’ Glory to Faith. The ‘New Wine’ describes a joyful new relationship with God through Jesus, our Bridegroom, to whom we are betrothed in new life.

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