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5/31/20 Sermon notes
May 30, 2020, 2:13 PM

*Sermon notes for 5/31/20 Please print them to follow along with the sermon.*

JOHN 2:1-11

WATER CHANGED TO WINE

 

A Wedding Gaffe

  • John 20:31 “but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
  • In the Jewish tradition lasted ________________ days.
  • In Jesus’ time running out of wine at a wedding celebration was considered a major social _______________ – a definite no-no.

 

“They have no wine.”

  • Luke 2:19 “But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.”
  • “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My____________________ has not yet come.”
  • “Who are my mother and my brothers?”  __________________.
  • He is subject is the will of the _____________________ (John 6:38).

 

The Significance of Miracles

  • So we next see Jesus – of his _____________________ volition – choosing to do something about the wine.
  • These water jars are described in 2 Chronicles 4:5.
  • The servants saw this, but only the _______________________ believe.
  • Jesus comments on a demand for signs in _______________________.

 

The Meaning of the Sign

  • ___________________________ in and of themselves, are not significant.
  • The disciples has already seen some amazing things about Jesus up to this point. Did they need more evidence? _________________________
  • John has already established in the Gospel that Jesus is _______________________.
  • “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book(John 20:30).

 

New Wine in Old Jars

  • These jars would normally be used for Jewish _______________________ rituals.
  • There is continuity between Jesus and Judaism, and between the Old and New Testaments.
  • Jesus was taking the old rote or dry and dead religiosity of the Jews, and he was filling and fulfilling with an even _________________________ purification than they could imagine.

 

Grace Upon Grace

  • The jars were filled to the brim with water.
  • They could each hold 20 or 30 gallons.
  • There were ____________________ of them.
  • John 1:17 we have received ___________________ upon grace.”
  • No one deserved for Jesus to care about a wedding party.

 

The True Bridegroom

  • The steward, when he tastes this new wine, congratulates the bridegroom for this unusual breach of etiquette.
  • John the Baptist refers to Jesus as the__________________________ later in John  3: 29, 30.
  • Jesus is revealed as the Bridegroom, the only one who can provide new wine.

 

Pointing to Jesus’ Glory

  • Jesus  “________________________ his glory.”
  • John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
  • One clear purpose of miracles was to authenticate the character and person of Jesus and his relationship with his heavenly Father.

 

My Hour Has Not Yet Come

  • Jesus says “my hour has not yet come.”
  • What does he mean here? Has his ministry not yet begun?
  • What does Jesus mean by “_______________________”?
  • ____________________________
  • When Jesus speaks of his “hour” he is referring to the ___________________, to the journey to Golgotha, to Calvary, that he is going to take.

 

Responding to the Sign

  • The whole point of this sign is so that his ____________________________ might be revealed and that we might _________________________.
  • “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).
  • The greatest miracle is the _____________________________ of the disciples.
  • The greatest miracle is not water into wine, healing of a sick person, but it is the miracle of Jesus ______________________________ one of his own.

 

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