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Wedding at Cana. “On the third day, a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus mother was there…” John 2:1. Jewish weddings:. > Large Procession. > Evening Wedding Ceremony. > 7-day open house celebration!. Wedding at Cana.

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Wedding at Cana

“On the third day, a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus mother was there…”John 2:1

Jewish weddings:

> Large Procession

> Evening Wedding Ceremony

> 7-day open house celebration!


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“…and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.”John 2:2

Jesus is there!!!

Our relationship with the world?

> In the world but not of the world

> You are the salt of the earth (Matt 5:13)

> What use is salt if it is not in contact with the rotting carcass?


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“When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘they have no more wine.’” John 2:3

This is a major problem!

> social disgrace would haunt the couple

> Jewish legal system granted that guests could take hosts to court!


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“When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘they have no more wine.’” John 2:3

This is reflected in action taken by Mary

> Men and women sat apart

> Mary approaches Jesus to seek his help


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“When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘they have no more wine.’” John 2:3

We should learn from Mary

> How often in a time of need do we forget that there is one close saves us from our despair and resurrects our hope!


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“Dear woman, why do you involve me? Jesus replied. ‘My time has not yet come’. John 2:4

Jesus response

> John’s inclusion of this response signals for Mary and for us a change in the dynamics of the relationship she has with Jesus.

> Whose instruction to we listen to?


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“His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’” John 2:5

Jesus response

> Does his face say it all?

> Does Jesus feel the same concern for the couple that his mother also felt?


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“Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.” John 2:6-7

Stone Water Jars

> Used for Jewish ceremonial washing

> Symbols of Judaism and it’s ritual

> Replacement of the old covenant between God and Israel with the new covenant between God and humanity.


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“…‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.’ They did so…” John 2:8


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“…and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now." John 2:9-10


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"Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now." John 2:10

Ways of the world and ways of God

> "Satan gives his good wine first; so the drunkard finds it; so did the prodigal son. Afterwards he gives the bitter; red eyes, pain, hunger, wretchedness."

> The gift of wine offered by Jesus is perfect!


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"This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.” John 2:11

What has happened at Cana?

> Jesus turned something ordinary into something extraordinary!!!

> This miracle of transformation of something ordinary into the extraordinary can happen again!


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"This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.” John 2:11

What has happened at Cana?

> Jesus turned something ordinary into something extraordinary!!!

> This miracle of transformation of something ordinary into the extraordinary can happen again!



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“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18


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“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24


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“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins…” Ephesians 1:7


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