THE S7GNS: Water transformed into wine!

 

Scripture Lesson of the day:  John 2:1-11, 20:30-31, NLT

How perceptive are you to the signs all around you? What is the purpose of a sign?

“This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him” (John 2:11, NLT).

Sign: sēmeion, Greek –  “A sign (typically miraculous), given especially to confirm, corroborate or authenticate…Accordingly, it is used dozens of times in the NT for what authenticates the Lord and His eternal purpose, especially by doing what mere man cannot replicate of take credit for”  (Online resource – Bible Hub).

Jesus turning water into wine is a sign…

  • The Messiah has finally come!

“When all the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no more wine.’  Jesus answered, ‘Dear woman, why come to me? My time has not yet come.’  His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you to do’” (John 2:3-5, NCV).

How was the wedding at Cana a sign the Messiah had come?

“In that day the mountains will drip with sweet wine, and the hills will flow with milk.  Water will fill the streambeds of Judah, and a fountain will burst forth from the Lord’s Temple, watering the arid valley of acacias” (Joel 3:18, NLT).

“The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written: ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,  that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.’  He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently.  Then he began to speak to them. ‘The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!’” (Luke 4:17-21, NLT).

  • The Messiah has come to transform us!

“Jesus told the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water.’  When the jars had been filled, he said, ‘Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.’  So the servants followed his instructions.  When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over.  ‘A host always serves the best wine first,’ he said. ‘Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!’” (John 2:7-10, NLT)

Our transformation of life includes:

1.             The spiritual

2.             An abundance

3.             The quality

Have you experienced the transformation that Jesus can bring into your life?

  • To initiate faith in Him as our Messiah!

“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” (John 2:11, NIV).

“The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book.  But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name” (John 20:30-31, NLT).

What will (did) it take for you to believe in Jesus Christ?

Closing Challenge:  Do you recognize that Jesus is the Messiah?  Have you placed your faith in Him and experienced the life transformation that He provides?  Are you experiencing the abundant and quality of life that Jesus has for you?  Let’s celebrate with joy the fact that our Messiah has come!

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