John 2:1-11

Introduction:

Water to Wine: A sign

– Miracles are a demonstration of God’s power, where people respond with awe and wonder.
– Signs point to something BEYOND the miracle
– They reveal what is hidden

1 – What this sign tells us:

a. They saw and believed

And the disciples saw the sign and they believed in him. (v.11b)

– We do not live beyond what we believe.
– What I believe, is demonstrated by how I live.

b. The sign revealed his glory

What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory.(v11a)

– “Glory” literally means “fatness” or “weightiness.”
– It also refers to “significance” or “importance.”
– We are CHOSEN to reveal his glory.

2- Why THIS sign?

a. Wine is a symbol of joy.

“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:11)

b. It pointed to the Cross

3- Conditions for Miracles to Happen

a. Empty

v3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him,

“They have no more wine.”

– Miracles happen when we honestly face the fact – I’m out.

b. Obedient

v.5 “Whatever he says, do it”

Faith doesn’t always make sense, but it makes miracles.