It's What's On the Inside That Counts by Wayne Hinson

It's What's On the Inside That Counts
Wayne Hinson
John 2:1-11

I. The Description Of The Event
A. The Invitation That He Accepted
1. The Announced Place
2. The Attending People
B. The Instructions When He Appeared

II. The Deity At The Event
A. His Mission Was Stated Clearly
1. His Relationship With His Mother Changed
2. The Relationship of His Ministry Changed
B. His Mastery Was Shown Completely
1. His Way That Was Overwhelming
2. His Will That Was Ongoing
3. His Words That Were Obeyed
C. His Mindfulness

III. The Demonstration At The Event
A. The Examples Of Earth's Creation
B. The Example Of An Earthly Container
1. The Number Of The Water Pots
2. The Nature Of The Water Pots
3. The Nurture Of The Water Pots



Intro: As we exposit this text, it seems interesting to us, that the first divine act of our Lord, after he had called His disciples, was to perform a miracle in a public ceremony. Even more interesting is that He chose a wedding to perform this miracle at. Apparently, the Lord wanted to establish His ministry with a display of His authority and power. Also, attending a wedding could have been His approval upon marriage. We also need to define a miracle, because most definitions used as references to miracles in our day, are definitely not miracles. There are four distinct Greek words that are used in the New Testament to describe a miracle. They are: power(dunamis) translated "miracle";wonder(teras) translated "signs"; works(ergon) appearing mostly in John's gospel; and signs(simeion) usually indicating spiritual truth. With these definitions, we can now define what a miracle is. A miracle is "a happening performed through the kindness of a Holy God, creating wonder and signaling the authenticity of the messenger of the Lord". John, in penning down this gospel, set the stage for the seven miracles that he rec ...


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