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