October 6, 2017: House of Wine
October 6, 2017
TODAY'S BIBLE READING:
Today’s Bible Reading: Jeremiah 12-13, Ecclesiastes 4, John 2:1-11, James 3:1-12 John 2:1-11: Note: As we go through John’s Gospel together over the next few weeks, I refer you to fuller comments in my recently published commentary on John’s Gospel, as well as the recently published Bible study guide. In addition, at College Church we are currently working our way through John’s Gospel on Sunday mornings, and that will provide you with another take on the material. Take, then, and read a full analysis of this section of John, and this morning simply reflect on the following bullet points:
- Wine is a symbol of joy in the Old Testament. Does such joy characterize your relationship with God?
- Some people say Jesus could not have turned water into wine because that is impossible. How would you answer that challenge?
- Why do you think Jesus’ mother told the servants to do what Jesus told them to do (rather than what she told them to do)? Is it comforting to think of Jesus correcting his mother (“What does this have to do with me”)?
- What could we do in regard to our relationship with God to experience more of this “house of wine” that is the blessing of the Messianic age and the gospel of Jesus Christ?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, IL., president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries, and author of several books including How the Bible Can Change Your Life and John 1-12 For You.
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