Learning To Serve: Sword Sharpening For Men!. Hilltop Free Will Baptist Church Men’s Bible Study November 12, 2007. Review!!. Last week we covered John 1 In (the) beginning was The Word What was the purpose of The Gospel of John?
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Sword Sharpening For Men!
Hilltop Free Will Baptist Church
Men’s Bible Study
November 12, 2007
Last week we covered John 1
Don’t Believe Anything That You Hear Tonight!!!!!
Be Like the Bereans!!!
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
John 2:2-3: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
John 2:4-5:Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
John 2:6-8: And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
John 2:9-10: When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
Six is the number of man or incompletion
They were of stone, not gold or silver
They were empty (Their religion was empty
Like we were before Christ filled us!
At the command of Christ they were filled!
New beginning of Miracles!
The Glory of God was manifested!
Many believed on Him
How many of you have ever heard of the Ashes of the Red Heifer?
Notice that this was commanded by God!
Ashes of the 1st Red Heifer would be mingled with the ashes of the next, and the next …and so on!
From Moses until the destruction of the temple, there were apparently 9 Red Heifers offered in this manner
The Jews today are looking for a Levitically acceptable Red Heifer for the time when the temple is rebuilt.
Aren’t you glad that God has provided the final, perfect, spotless Lamb for Our Purification?!?!?!
Verses 11-12: This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.
Verses 14-16: And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
The Real Problem was not so much WHAT they were doing, as WHERE they were doing it!!
Verse 19: Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
Verses 24-25: But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because He knew all men. And needed not that any should testify of man: for He knew what was in man.