The Miracle Mom (1 of 6) by Jeff Strite
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Series: Meeting With Jesus
OPEN: We opened with a Youtube video entitled ''An Open Letter To Moms from Kid President'', a cute presentation by a young boy citing ''10 things Every Mom Needs To Know''
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He's a cute kid isn't he?
And it's obvious he loves his mother. But as I watched that video I noticed that he was very clear on one truth: His mom was not a perfect mother.
• ''Put down your phone'' he says
• ''Stop cleaning''
• ''Cool it on the meatloaf''
• ''Have fun for once''
• ''Hug more/ shout less''
This little boy obviously loves and respects his mother, but even he understands that there's no such thing as a perfect mother.
And that brings us to the story of Mary and Jesus at the wedding. It's kind of hard to think of a woman who was more honored than Mary was. She was chosen by God to be the mother of the Messiah. And she is an impressive and almost intimidating woman in Scripture. In fact her life is so central to the ministry of Christ that one church even teaches that she never sinned. This particular church believes she NEVER sinned.
(Pause) But she did.
Mary DID sin.
She was chosen by God for a special task… but she was a mortal woman. And when Romans stated that ''all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God'' - that meant Mary too.
But before we get into that part of Mary's story we need to understand the scene from our text this morning.
The 2nd chapter of John describes a wedding party.
Now Jewish weddings were far more elaborate than ours are. Our wedding ceremonies may last the better part of the day. But as fancy as American wedding can be… they still don't match the vibrancy that the Jewish culture invested in this event.
It usually started with a time of feasting. And then late in the evening, the father of the bride would take his daughter on his arm and parade ...
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