Summary: Here's a sermon on the story of Jesus turning water into wine. Use it to show ow Jesus transforms us.
The Miracle Of Transformation
John 2: 1-11
1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
2Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
3And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."
4Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come."
5His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it."
6Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece.
7Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim.
8And He said to them, "Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast." And they took it.
9When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom.
10And he said to him, "Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!"
11This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
A young couple, very much in love, were getting married.
The bride was very nervous about the big occasion
so the pastor chose a verse he felt would be an encouragement.
The verse was 1 John 4:18 which says:
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear."
The preacher asked the best man to read it
and to say that the pastor felt this was a good verse for the bride.
The best man was not a regular churchgoer
so he did not know the difference
between the Gospel of John and 1 John.
As the bride and groom stood at the altar.
the preacher nodded to the Best Man
and he opened the Bible he was given by the preacher.
The preacher said to the people in attendance,
"This Bible passage is meant for the bride"
Instead of turning to 1 John. 4:18,
he read John 4:18, which says,
"You have five husbands and the one that you now have is not your husband."
At another wedding,
the bride asked her little 6-year-old nephew to be the ring bearer.
The day of the wedding arrived
and the little boy was dressed in a tuxedo.
He was given the white pillow
and told to march in with the bridesmaids.
At the appropriate time, the little boy marched down the aisle.
As he walked in, he let out a loud "Grrr" with each step.
As he passed, everyone smiled
and wondered what the little boy was doing.
After the ceremony, the preacher asked him,
"Why were you making those loud 'Grrs'
as you came down the aisle?"
The boy answered.
"I wanted people to know I was the ring bear."
There is no such thing as a perfect wedding.
There are always little things that happen
which had not been included in the planning.
This morning, we look at a wedding that had a big problem.
They were quickly running out of refreshments for all the guests.
Specifically, they were running out of wine.
Once they ran out of wine, the celebration would be over.
The wine jars would be empty.
Point #1. Miracles happen when we believe that Jesus cares about our everyday needs.
Jesus' mother knew that He cares about people.
He cares about all our needs, not just our spiritual needs.
He cares about people being unnecessarily embarrassed.
He cares about people enjoying themselves.
In the New Testament, we often see Him at parties
to which He was invited.
He enjoyed Himself so much
that His enemies called Him a "glutton and drunkard"
Jesus came to bring His joy.
He takes care of our needs...both big and small.
There is nothing too small to pray about.
He is just as concerned about the little problems of your life
as He is the big problems.
He is able to take care of all the things in our lives.
He sees every sparrow each time they fall to the ground.
He keeps track of the number of hairs on your head.
He is concerned about the everyday things of your life.
He knows your name and He knows your need. \
That is the mighty God we serve.
Point #2. Miracles happen when we believe that Jesus transforms our everyday experiences.
Jesus did not come to give us information.
He came to give us a transformation.