Signs: Water to Wine – Sermon Re-CapPosted: February 5, 2013
We just started a new series Sunday called Signs. In John’s Gospel, when Jesus performs an amazing action he calls them signs. They are important for what they signify. What Jesus does reveals who Jesus is.
The first sign we looked comes from the wedding of Cana. Jesus turns water to wine. This is a surprising sign from a surprising savior.
This is a shocking story. Jesus performs a surprising action. He gets rid of all the water for ritual washing and he makes a ton of really good wine. This is offensive to some, disappointing to others, and confusing to others. And Jesus speaks a surprising word. He is curt with his own mom—saying now is not my time. And the whole setting and timing of this story is surprising. We just never know when and where Jesus is going to do something spectacular.