Jesus Manifests His Glory

In John chapter 2, we see Jesus perform the first of 7 signs that John puts forth as evidence that Jesus is the promised Messiah. Jesus and his disciples are at a wedding feast in Cana and Jesus performs a sign that is both gracious and kind, but also revelatory. Jesus demonstrates that his ministry and his Kingdom is the fulfillment of the prophetic promises and a foretaste of the new and greater wine of the Kingdom of God.

Community Group Questions:

  1. Why was running out of wine at a wedding feast a big deal?
  2. What is Jesus referring to when He says in v. 4, “My hour has not yet come”?
  3. How does Mary display trust in Jesus?
  4. What is the significance of an abundance of wine in the Old Testament? See Isaiah 25:6-9 and Amos 9:13.
  5. The miraculous wedding event concludes with Jesus being revealed. How was this a sign of who Jesus is and what He came to do?
  6. What is the purpose of the signs Jesus performs?
  7. What impact does this first sign have on the disciples?
  8. How have you seen God’s glory in a way that has led you to trust Jesus more deeply?