Jesus’ First Miracle Was a Sign (Video and Notes)

John 2:1-11

But I have a greater witness than John—my teachings and my miracles. The Father gave me these works to accomplish, and they prove that he sent me. John 5:36

Review: The Greek word for miracle is sign and miracles are for the purpose of pointing people to God.

LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce

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

1) Jesus points to His authority.

The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. 3 The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”

2) Jesus points to his mission.

5 But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons.

Before Christ ceremonial washing represented temporal spiritual cleansing.
7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled, 8 he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed his instructions.

So Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you cannot have eternal life within you. John 6:53

After Christ His blood provided everlasting cleansing of sins.

Forever righteous and alive.

3) Jesus points to the perfect bridegroom.

9 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. 10 “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

Royal Farris at Life Connection Church in Euless.

Note to LCC – Lots of Great Ministry Happening

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Dear Friends and Family of LCC,

Wow … What a great Easter week we had at Life Connection Church. I was writing notes and following up on our guests and I got to thinking, besides Easter weekend, how many people were involved in ministry at LCC this last week?

We had about 350 people in our Sunday services. If you add together Sunday, Good Friday, FPU class, Alpha class, and people who attended our seven Life Groups, we had 605 people ministry opportunities during Holy Week.

God is using the commitment and discipleship of LCCers to grow our church in numbers and individual maturity. (Quantity and quality) God is changing lives through the ministries of LCC.

Thanks so much to all of our volunteers. It is so incredible watching you serve in all areas. You are God’s love with skin for sure.

Don’t miss our Annual Chili Cook-Off this Sunday. We will also be having Communion in both services.

I will be teaching part two of the new series, “Miracle”. This week’s teaching is called, “The First Miracle Pointed The Way.” The disciples had no idea the significance of Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana.

You can see the notes and the video for the Easter message by clicking here …
Jesus Makes All Things Possible

You can still register for the Alpha course on Thursday nights. Click Here

The questions that will be answered in Alpha next Thursday are
Did Jesus exist?
How do we know what was written in the New Testament has not been changed over the years?
What did Jesus say about himself?
What evidence is there to support what Jesus said?
What evidence is there for the resurrection of Jesus?

I hope to see you Sunday. Bring a friend.

May God Bless you more than you could ever imagine.
Your Brotha from anotha motha
Royal

When You Hear The Most Powerful Life Changing Word (2 min video)

 

Even people that love God get so busy they don’t here Him, or they don’t recognize His voice.  No matter how much you go to church or work at being religious, until you hear it, until you hear that life changing word, you remain truly unchanged.

But … when you hear it

… If you don’t ignore it

… Boom

… Life change

…. Forever life change

Then as long as you keep listening

…you keep changing.  Be sure and watch the video above

Have you heard it?  Do you remember where you are and what you were doing when you heard?

You’ll Never Guess Who Fixed Our TV (2 min video)

Even people who never pay attention to God tend to call on Him for the big things in life.  God wants to be be involved in every part of your life, the big and the small.

If you stay aware of God’s presence, since He is there, life will be much more interesting.  You will see God wherever you look.

You can see the rest of the message video here … Easter – Jesus Makes All Things Possible 

 

Miracle – Jesus Makes All Things Possible


 

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”
Matthew 19:26
The Greek word for miracle means sign.

But I have a greater witness than John—my teachings and my miracles. The Father gave me these works to accomplish, and they prove that he sent me. John 5:36

It’s not about the miracles. The miracles point to God

Jesus asked, “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?” John 4:48

Our worship should be on God, not the miracles.

28 “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.
29 Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”
John 20:28-29

People mistakenly determine the level of their faith on the miracles they see or want to see.

And so he did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief. Matt 15:38

The Miracle That Makes All Things Possible

The apostles documented their disbelief.

Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. John 20:1

She ran and found Simon Peter and (John) the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, “They have taken the Lord’s body out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” John 20:2

But the story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn’t believe it. Luke 24:11

…they (Peter,John) still hadn’t understood the Scriptures that said Jesus must rise from the dead. John 20:9

…Stooping, Peter peered in and saw the empty linen wrappings; then he went home again, wondering what had happened. Luke 24:12

The resurrection miracle makes all things possible.

She thought he was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.” John 20:15

“Mary!” Jesus said.
She turned to him and cried out, “Rabboni!” John 20:16

John saw and believed. John 20:8

It’s not what Jesus taught or did that draws us across the line from respect of Him as a man to trust in Him as God.

It’s the resurrection. The miracle of resurrection.

Believe and be changed.