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Water to Wine (1 of 6)
Series: Signs - The Miracles of Jesus
So…in the Gospel of John, there are six main miracles that Jesus performs. So we're going to walk through John and focus on each one of those. If you're wondering why we chose this topic, let me give you two big reasons. One is: the miracles focus our attention on Jesus. Ultimately, they're not about the amazing thing that's done; they're about the One who does the amazing thing. So they focus our attention on Jesus, and when you focus on Jesus, good things tend to happen. So that's the first reason we chose this topic.
The second reason is that I believe Jesus still breaks into our world and into our lives with miracles today. And there are times in life when we desperately need that. Wouldn't you agree? So we'll talk about how that can happen, and how to open ourselves up to experience his power in very personal ways.
So…today…let's look at the very first miracle Jesus ever performed. John chapter 2, verses 1 through 11:
1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, ''They have no more wine.''
4 ''Woman, why do you involve me?'' Jesus replied. ''My hour has not yet come.''
5 His mother said to the servants, ''Do whatever he tells you.''
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
7 Jesus said to the servants, ''Fill the jars with water''; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, ''Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.''
They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, ''Everyone bri ...
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