JOHN 2

7 Outlines

 

John 2:1-11

HOW TO BE A BLESSING

 

Jesus was a blessing to the married couple, the family, and the guests at a wedding in Cana of Galilee.

Jesus teaches us how to be a blessing to others when He changed the water into wine.

 

JESUS WAS INTERESTED IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS – John 2:1-4 – BE INTERESTED!

JESUS WAS INVOLVED IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS – John 2:5-8 – BE INVOLVED!

JESUS IMPROVED THE LIVES OF OTHERS – John 2:9-11 – BE AN IMPROVEMENT!

 

 

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John 2:1-11

THINGS GOT BETTER

 

Jesus was invited to a wedding.  The wine was on short supply. 

Things got better:

 

BECAUSE OF JESUS’ PRESENCE – Vss. 1-2 – He was AVAILABLE

BECAUSE OF HIS MOTHER’S PETITION – Vss. 3-4 – He was ASKED

BECAUSE OF JESUS’ PRESCRIPTION – Vss. 5-8 – He was ADHERED TO

BECAUSE OF JESUS’ POWER – Vss. 9-11 – He was ACTIVE

 

 

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John 2:1-11

WHEN THINGS LOOK BLEAK

 

JESUS IS AVAILABLE - Vss. 1-4

There was no wine, but Jesus was there.

 

JESUS HAS AUTHORITY - Vss. 5-8

Jesus not only has authority over men but over nature as well.

 

JESUS IS ABLE - Vss. 9-11

When things are at their darkest, Jesus can shine through with help.

 

 

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John 2:1-11

WHEN JESUS WORKS A MIRACLE

 

JESUS IS INVITED - Vss. 1-2

The greatest miracle of all is salvation.

Jesus must be invited into the life for the greatest miracle. John 1:12-13

Jesus must also be invited to be a vital part of our daily lives and problems. John 15:1-7

 

JESUS IS INFORMED - Vss. 3-4

Just as Jesus was made aware of the difficulty with the wine, we must make Him aware of all our troubles, turning to Him in prayer for help. Philippians 4:6-7, Matthew 11:28-30, Matthew 7:7-11

 

JESUS IS IMPORTANT - Vss. 5-11

He is obeyed. - Vss. 5-8

He is glorified by the results. - Vss. 9-11

 

 

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John 2:1-12

MIRACLE CONDITIONS

 

What is a miracle? A miracle is anything which God does, which man

can not do!  God is capable of doing above and beyond what we could

ask or think. Jeremiah 32:17, 27, Luke 1:37. Genesis 18:14.

 

There are many examples of miracles in the Bible (Name some of your

favorites.).  People often wonder are there miracles today.  The answer

of course, is yes. Every new life in Christ is a miracle (2 Corinthians

5:21). Every answer to prayer is a miracle!  Every victory in our lives,

in the lives of others and in the world in general, is a miracle.

People often wonder what conditions are needed to see miracles.  I

believe we have the answer in this text where we see the conditions

necessary for God to work miracles.  We can ask ourselves the following

questions:

 

1. IS GOD PLEASED? - Vss. 1-2 - Jesus, by His attendance, showed

approval on the wedding.  For us to be in a position to see God work

miracles we must be pleasing Him. First we must be saved. Second we

must live a Godly life.  Isaiah 59:2, Psalm 66:18.

 

2. IS THERE A NEED? - Vs. 3 - There was a need for wine, a symbol

of joy.  To be out of wine was a disgrace. God works miracles when

there is a need to work miracles, not just to please the whims of

people. Also, remember that God works according to His own will and

plan, not ours!

 

3. IS THERE PRAYER? - Vs. 3-4 - Mary's motives may not have

been right, judging by Jesus' response. However, she had the right

idea. She was asking the right person. We need to ask God, when we

have needs. Jeremiah 33:3, 1 John 5:14-15, Luke 18:1

 

4. IS THERE FAITH? - Vs. 5 - Mary showed her faith by instructing

the servants to obey the Lord.  When we ask God for help, we must

have faith to believe that he will answer. James 1:5-8, Mark 11:23-24

 

5. IS THERE OBEDIENCE? - Vss. 5-10 - Jesus worked the miracle

as the servants obeyed.   Some miracles God will work without any

help from man.  Other times, He will call on us to fulfill His will. As

we obey His leading, He will work.

 

6. IS GOD GLORIFIED? - Vs. 11 - God will work miracles to bring

glory to Himself.  Will the miracle that is being sought bring glory to

God or man>  If it is designed to bring glory to man, don't expect a

miracle!

 

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John 2:13-22

JESUS AND THE TEMPLE

 

CONCERN FOR THE TEMPLE - Vss. 13-14

CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE - Vss. 15-16

COMMITMENT TO THE TEMPLE - Vs. 17

CONFRONTATION CONCERNING THE TEMPLE - Vss. 18-22

The Jews asked for a sign that Jesus had authority to do the things He did.

He predicted his death (destroying the temple) and resurrection.

 

 

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John 2:13-22

AT THE TEMPLE

 

A POLLUTED TEMPLE - Vss. 13-14

The temple in Jesus' Day was polluted with those who were busy making a profit and even cheating those who made purchases.

 

Christian, your body is the temple of God according to 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.

Is it polluted with the things of the world? 1 John 2:15-17

 

A PURGED TEMPLE - Vss. 15-17

Jesus came in and cleansed the temple.

 

Christian, Jesus will cleanse your temple, if you let Him. 1 John 1:9

 

A PERMANENT TEMPLE - Vss. 18-22

The sign Jesus gave of his authority to do what He did was his own resurrection. The permanent temple referred to here is His body.

 

Christian, your body will be a permanent temple for the Lord Jesus. You will be resurrected. Maintain that temple properly now! 1 John 3:1-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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