Jesus, My Mother's Day Example by Steve Jones

Jesus, My Mother's Day Example
Steve Jones
John 2

Introduction: Eric Carl's book, ''Does a kangaroo have a mother too?'' Yes a kangaroo has a mother too. EVERYONE has a mother and Jesus had a mother too and she loved him just as your mother loved you.
Remember how displeased Jesus was with the Pharisees for breaking the command to honor their parents? By the time of his public ministry it is generally agreed by scholars that Jesus' ''father,'' Joseph was dead. After age 12 the gospels only portray him interacting with his mother. From those interactions we can gain some insight into Jesus' relationship with his mother.
What I want to do today is take a peak at one of those interactions and draw out some of the exemplary ways that Jesus honored his mother.

John 2:1-2 ''On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.''

From this passage we see that Jesus socialized with his mother. First of all, they attended the same wedding. We don't know for sure but its very possible that the reason Jesus and his disciples were invited in the first place was because of his relationship to Mary. Mary seems to be the one who is more intimately connected with the wedding party because when they begin to run low on wine she seems to feel some responsibility to help. She may have been functioning as a sort of wedding coordinator - someone who keeps things moving and makes sure whatever is supposed to happen happens. In any case, Jesus shows no hesitation or reluctance at attending this wedding where his mother will be present. In addition, after it is all over we read in verse 12 that Jesus heads on down to Capernaum and his mother accompanied him, among other people. So what I'm saying here is that Jesus socialized with his mother. These wedding were like giant block parties so there's no doubt that Jesus and Mary wer ...

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