by Kerry Shook

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Battle for the Best (3 of 3)
Series: Love & War
Pastor Kerry Shook

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John 2:1-11 (NIV)


“Jesus and His disciples had also been invited to the wedding.” John 2:2 (NIV)


“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Ephesians 5:21 (NIV)

“Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to Himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church-for we are members of his body. "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." Ephesians 5:22-31 (NIV)


“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)


As a pastor I've presided over all different styles of weddings. I've presided over weddings where it's just the bride and the groom in the backyard with a couple of friends, and I've presided over weddings where there's a cast of thousands and who knows how many thousands the wedding cost. I've presided over all different types of weddings, but I've never seen a wedding like the one we're going to talk about today. There's never been a wedding like it before or since. It's the wedding at Cana where Christ performed His first miracle.

So I want you to open your Bibles to John Chapter 2. Would you stand in honor of God's word? The first miracle Christ performed was at a wedding, and I don't think that's an accident because whenever Christ performed a miracle He never did it to show off. It was always for a purpose. This may seem like a minor miracle, but there's a major purpose behind it. As we're in this series on love and war, we're talking about how to experience more love and a lot less war in your closest relationships, and this miracle holds the key to that. So would you just follow along with me?

“On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and His disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to Him, ‘They have no more wine.’ ‘Dear woman, why do you involve Me?’ Jesus replied. ‘My time has not yet come.’
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