Calvary Baptist Church Red Bank
The Wedding, The Water, The Wine
June 27, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
The Wedding, The Water, The WineJune 27, 2021 / John 2:1-11
We who read the story of Jesus in its entirety are prone to take these events for granted; but to the disciples, each day and each new event brought marvels and miracles that were difficult to understand. This one proves that Jesus can change the very nature of anything He touches. The best of anything comes from being touched by Jesus.
I. The of the Miracle
- Is this wine or is it simply the fruit of the vine or fresh grape ?
- The determines whether grape juice is being talked about, or whether alcoholic, fermented wine is being talked about.
- “Good wine” refers to a beverage that is and free from corruption.
- What is often missing in the discussion is the fundamental between the wine from Bible times and the wine from the local grocery store.
- Those who today try to find a green light in drinking the modern day alcoholic beverages, overlook the basic difference between wine that was acceptable in Jesus’ day and the beverages of today.
- What is sad is that while secular culture is waking up to the dangers of alcohol, the church is it in the name of grace.
II. The of the Miracle
- The first unique feature of this wedding is that is there with His disciples and His mother, Mary.
- Jesus doesn’t come just to make our bad days , but also to make our good days even .
- In the hour of your life (wedding), you need Jesus, and in the hour of your life (funeral), you need Jesus.
- The second unique feature of this wedding is that they’re about to run out of wine. There is about to be a social .
- Jesus is simply demonstrating that His is changing. He begins to focus on accomplishing His Father’s will.
III. The of the Miracle
- What made it so good? What made it the best? It was and changed by Jesus.
- You will experience life at its if you are touched by Him.
- Two things happened as consequences: (1) The miracles manifested His . (2) The disciples on Him.
- The power of Jesus to transform water into wine is amazing, but the power Jesus has to transform a rebellious into a saint is even more remarkable.