Sermon Response

The Wedding

The story is beautiful. Jesus chooses a wedding reception for his first miracle. The miracle is simple enough. There is a shortage of wine and the party must go on. However, it is the symbolism behind the miracle and the fact that only God could change water to wine, that makes this story so powerful.

Discuss:

Verse 4 says “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” Jesus is not being rude the term woman is kinda like ma’am, but Jesus is definitely not

calling Mary his mother. Jesus is defining the relationship.
Jesus uses an old Hebrew expression “what business is that of mine” The time for me to reveal myself has not yet come.

I don’t think Jesus’ response to Mary could be any more clear.
Yet verse 5 perplexes me... His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

What do you think causes Mary to have this response??

Have you ever seen your faith cause a miraculous move of God?? Tell the story.

John 2:11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

When we see the miraculous in our lives or in the lives of others it bolsters our faith. Yet most of the time it is our faith that unleashes the power of God. Its cyclical.

Be vulnerable.... For what things in your life are you currently trusting God??

How would God glorify himself if he were to move in that circumstance??

Respond:

Belief in God is a huge thing. Our belief in Jesus Christ is what secures salvation. Our faith in Jesus unlocks the power of God in our life. Yet for many of us, we have doubt.

Read Mark 9:20-24

Part of the grace that God gives us all is that he enables us to believe in him. Faith is a gift from God. Therefore I believe we can ask for more faith. We can identify with the sick boys father, “I do believe but I need your help to overcome my unbelief.”

Identify the things in your life that cause unbelief. Pray and ask God to help you overcome those things.

Pray for the miraculous in your life or the life of others. Pray that God will glorify and reveal himself through these miraculous works.