“A Wedding in Cana”

A Wedding In Cana

The miracle performed at Cana represents the first miracle in the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Either the bride or the groom were probably relatives of Mary Joseph and Jesus.  Joseph was probably already dead at this point in history.  It is also likely that the reason the wedding party ran out of wine was because Jesus and His disciples were invited

2:1 On the third day = it took 3 days of traveling to get to Cana

2:2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.  Here is wisdom: invite Jesus to your wedding.  Even more importantly invite Jesus into your marriage

Keys to a successful Christ Centered Marriage 

Before you search for Mr or Mrs Right become Mr or Mrs Right

(NAS) 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 Love is patient love is kind and is not jealous love does not brag and is not arrogant does not act unbecomingly it does not seek its own is not provoked does not take into account a wrong suffered Definition of love  love is patient kind long suffering overlooks wrongs 

love is a paycheck

love is applying wisdom 

love is order 

love is consistency 

love is not boring

love is being addiction free 

Divorce occurs because of a lack or Christian character and maturity so to have a successful marriage become and successful Christ Follower

60% of all marriages end in divorce

God hates divorce because it is a terrible thing

2:3 And when they ran out of wine the mother of Jesus said to Him, They have no wine

it is very possible that there were not enough wine because Jesus and His disciples were invited. They were the reason there was not enough

Following Jesus will cost you

Following Jesus is worth it

Mary knew something was up she was expecting a miracle!

2:4 Jesus said to her, Woman what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come

“Woman” Jesus addresses Mary with a term of respect

However he was addressing her as the Messiah and not her son

He is not equal with Mary 

What does your concern have to do with me?  An idiom or saying used throughout the bible 2 Samuel 16:10 1 kings 17:18 

Human interference is not necessary 

My hour has not yet come.  He did not want the knowledge that He is the Messiah to be public yet

2:5 His mother said to the servants, Whatever He says to you, do it

To sum up Christianity Just do what Jesus says to do

Keep Scripture in context.  

He will not tell you to do something that goes against scripture

Proverbs 11:14 Where there is no counsel the people fall

But in the multitude of counselors there is safety

2:6 Now there were set there six water pots of stone according to the manner of purification of the jews containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece 

6 stone water pots: 6 represents the number of man.  These water pots were there for the jewish ritual of washing and purification.  They were completely empty and were not being used

religion is man made and is dead

religion glorifies man 

religion does not sustain spiritually and results in spiritual death because it is fake

religion excludes by making salvation difficult and only accessible for the elite 

Wine is new testament symbolism for the Holy Spirit

Luke 5:37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined

old confines of religion cannot contain the new movement of the Holy Spirit

A miracle occurred.  Miracles break the laws that govern the universe

Your miracle is on the way