City On A Hill Community Church
Do Whatever He Tells You
January 23, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
John 2:1-11

Do Whatever He Tells You

January 23, 2022 / John 2:1-11

Focus for today: obedience is the pathway into the amazing life that God has destined for you.



Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we are His sheep (see John 10:11 and John 10:27)

Jesus’s job is to speak and lead, my job is to and

God already has a plan for your life (see Ephesians 2:10)

You could be one of obedience away from a completely different life



TEXT: JOHN 2:1-11

The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. 3 The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”

4 “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”

5 But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

6 Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons. 7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled, 8 he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed his instructions.

9 When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. 10 “A host always serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!”

11 This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him.



[01] Remember I am a 

  • obedience begins by making Jesus the Lord of my life

  • see Matthew 16:24 and Luke 6:46

  • “Obedience in the only validation of your salvation. It is the only possible proof that you really recognize the lordship of Jesus Christ.” – John MacArthur
  • to the Christian, obedience is never

  • if Jesus isn’t Lord all, He isn’t Lord all



[02] It won’t always make 

  • obedience requires me to trust when I don’t understand

  • we must trust God, not our own understanding (see Proverbs 3:5)

  • “God is God. He knows what He is doing. When you can’t trace His hand, trust His heart.” – Max Lucado



[03] Take it one at a time

  • obedience is taking the next step without seeing the big picture

  • “God speaks in sentences not in paragraphs.” – John Stickl

  • when I keep obeying, God keeps

  • why ask Jesus about the thing if you haven’t obeyed the thing?



How do I know what God’s will is for my life?

  • God wants you to know His will (see Ephesians 5:17)

  • when it comes to my life, God has a will and a will



  • God reveals His general will through His

  • [01] Read your Bible and [02] do whatever He tells you



  • God reveals His specific will through

  • [01] Talk to God often and [02] do whatever He tells you



what “next step” of obedience is the Lord asking you to take?


“The cost of obedience is small compared with the cost of disobedience.” – Saint Augustine


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