Follow Jesus in His Steps (12):
The Miracles Performed by Jesus (1) - The Miracle of Turning Water into Wine
Scriptures: John 2:1-11, John 4:13-14, Psalm 90:10, Ecclesiastes 1:2, 8-9, 14
Memory Verses: Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:13-14)
(A) It is human nature to pursue happiness and fulfillment
(B) 「Run out of wine」 is a common embarrassment and frustration of life
－Water of this world can never quench our spiritual thirst
a. The Lord of life - Reminder of love
- Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:13-14)
b. King Solomon - Experience of vanity
－「2 傳道者說：虛空的虛空，虛空的虛空，凡事都是虛空。…8 萬事令人厭煩，人不能說盡。眼看，看不飽；耳聽，聽不足。 9 已有的事後必再有；已行的事後必再行。日光之下並無新事。 …14 我見日光之下所做的一切事，都是虛空，都是捕風。…」(傳1:2，8-9，14)
- 2 “ Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “ Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” … 8 All things are full of labor; Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor the ear filled with hearing. 9 That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun... 14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind... (Ecclesiastes 1:2, 8-9, 14)
c. You and I - Personal experiences
- The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (Psalm 90:10)
（C) The great significance of the first miracle（Sign)
－「The intervention of Jesus」turns the situation around completely
- “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”
Did "run out of wine" ever happen in your real life? How so?
Did it really occur to yourself or people around you that the situation got completely turned around because of the intervention of Jesus? What was the turning point and how did it happen?
How will the significance of this "first miracle" change your perspective and attitude toward your current life?