|Jesus and the Wedding Feast in Cana|
|Wednesday, 09 March 2011 13:40|
The last 2 Blotters have been about Jesus and the wedding feast in Cana. Let's return to that again this week. Turn in your Bibles to John chapter 2. The focus this week is "Miracles". John 2:11 says,
"This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him."
Jesus performed many miracles during His ministry: He healed the sick, the lame and the blind. He fed 5,000 with 2 small fish and five loaves of bread. He even raised people from the dead! These displays of power drew tremendous crowds ...and the people were always anxious for Jesus to do even greater things.
Miracles, however, were not the focusof Jesus' ministry. They were meant to serve a specific purpose: to validate His claims that He was the Son of God. Many people in Jesus' day claimed to be the Messiah: miracles offered proof. The focus of Jesus’ ministry, however, was His message. How frustrating it must have been when the Jewish leaders refused to acknowledge the proof and instead demanded greater and greater miracles. On one occasion Jesus had had enough. He told His critics"
38 Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.”
39 He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
41 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now something greater than Jonah is here.
42The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now something greater than Solomon is here. (Matt. 12:38-42)
See you soon,
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