The Wedding at Cana: Jesus' First Miracle
Scripture: John 2:1–2:12
Key Truth: Jesus is the Divine Messiah who comes to restore us to God and make all things new.
What future event are you most looking forward to? Why?
“In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old, that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name,” declares the Lord who does this. “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it. I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them.”
The Good Wine Last: A Foretaste of the Last Advent:
“Jesus’ changing water into wine shows the Church how the messianic Lord transforms the ancient people’s purifying waters into the new people’s vivifying wine, how he changes the ordinary (and its failures) into the extraordinary (and it’s abundance). As Jesus’ first public sign (v. 11), the miracle wants to show the Church the qualitative change Jesus brings into history and personal life.”
Frederick Dale Bruner, The Gospel of John: A Commentary
What are you ashamed of or frustrated with from this last year?
How will this affect next year?
What is worth celebrating from this last year? What are you most looking forward to this next year?
How has/does who you are in Christ affect each of these things?
John 2:1 -12 teaches us that Jesus is:
- the Divine Messiah who comes to restore us to God and make all things new
“Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure” — for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
More in Advent 2017: The Gospel of John
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December 17, 2017Jesus Christ, The Word Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us
December 3, 2017Jesus Christ, Our Redeeming Light