Sermon Notes

The Chosen: Signs

John 2:1-11


Water to Wine:  A sign

  • Miracles are a demonstration of God’s power, where people respond with awe and wonder.
  • Signs point to something BEYOND the miracle
  • They reveal what is hidden
  1. What this sign tells us:
  2. They saw and believed

And the disciples saw the sign and they believed in him. (v.11b)

  • We do not live beyond what we believe.
  • What I believe, is demonstrated by how I live.
  1. The sign revealed his glory

What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs

through which he revealed his glory. (v11a)

  • “Glory” literally means “fatness” or “weightiness.”
  • It also refers to “significance” or “importance.”
  • We are CHOSEN to reveal his glory.
  1. Why THIS sign?
    a.Wine is a symbol of joy.

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:11)

b. It pointed to the Cross

  1. Conditions for Miracles to Happen

a. Empty

v3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him,

“They have no more wine.”

  • Miracles happen when we honestly face the fact – I’m out.b.Obedient

v.5 “Whatever he says, do it”

  • Faith doesn’t always make sense, but it makes miracles.