We’re going through the Gospel of John at the Aroma this spring, summer and possibly fall. I was asked by a colleague of mine for a copy of the sermon I preached on John 2:1-12 (link to visual Bible). Unfortunately, I didn’t make an audio recording of the sermon. But, here’s the next best thing.
These are some notes* copy-pasted:
Introduction reminder: The theme of the Gospel of John is that Jesus manifests himself and ministers to his disciples.
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. After this he went down to Capernaum, with his mother and his brothers and his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days. (John 2:1-12 ESV)
- Things we can learn from the miracle where Jesus changes water into wine
- Prayer changes history
- Miracles are done at the hands of those who are obedient
- Jesus has power over creation, chemical, DNA power… Testimony
- Holding the good wine for later, our relationship with God just gets better And better
- The purpose of miracles: reveal his glory, what else? See when heaven invades earth
- It’s important to remember these as we go through the book of john. Jesus is revealing himself and its an invitation for us to know him in that way.
*For more information on how I prepare sermons, see this post.