Lessons from Jesus Changing Water Into Wine (中文版)

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.

從耶穌把水變成酒的故事裡我學會…

馨香堂在今年春天到秋天之際,都在講約翰福音,而有個同事想要我在講約翰福音(第二章1到12節)時的錄音。可惜的是,那時沒錄音,但幸好我還留著那時的筆記。

這是那時筆記的內容:

約翰福音主要是在講耶穌顯明祂自己和如何教導祂的門徒。

第三日,在加利利的迦拿有娶親的筳席,耶穌的母親在那裏。耶穌和他的問徒也被請去赴席。酒用盡了,耶穌的母親對他說:「他們沒有酒了。」耶穌說:「母親,我與你有甚麼相干?我的時後還沒有到。」他母親對用人說:「他告訴你們甚麼,你們就做甚麼。照猶太人潔淨的規矩,有六口石缸擺在那裏,每口可以盛兩三桶水。耶穌對用人說:「把缸倒滿了水。」他們就倒滿了,直到缸口。耶穌又說:「現在可以舀出來,送給管筳席的。」他們就送了去。管筳席的嘗了那水變的酒,並不知道是那裏來的,只有舀水的用人知道。管筳席的便叫新郎來,對他說:「人都是先擺上好酒,等客喝足了,才是擺上次的,你倒把好酒留到如今!」 這是耶穌所行的頭一件神蹟,是在加利利的迦拿行的,照出他的榮耀來;他的門徒就信他了。這事以後,耶穌與他的母親、弟兄,和門徒都下迦百農去,在那裏住了不多幾日。

我們可以從耶穌把水變成酒的神蹟學到

  • 禱告改變了歷史

  • 神蹟是藉由服從所顯現出來

  • 從見證使我們了解到耶穌的力量是凌駕於萬物之上

  • 我們與耶穌之間的關係就像美酒一樣,越陳越香

  • 神蹟的用意是為了要顯現祂的榮耀,除此之外,也讓我們端看“當神介入時” ,神的大能!

當你們在讀約翰福音的時後,我希望你們別忘了這幾點,以及耶穌在顯明祂自己的同時,也在邀請你多去了解祂。

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