Lesson No. 479
Book of John, Chapter 2
"The Word Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us"

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Jesus turns water into wine

1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 and both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. 5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. 6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. 7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. 9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 10 and saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. 11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. 12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days. Jesus clears the Temple 13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, 14 and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15 and when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; 16 and said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise. 17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. 18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? 19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21 But he spake of the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. 23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. 24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, 25 and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Lesson No. 479 "This Beginning of Miracles...."

John, Chapter 2 09/15/2019

1) John starts Chapter 2 with Jesus' first recorded miracle or 'sign'. What was it? (Hit: 1-9) What did this represent? (great wedding, communion, His blood, or just a good party!)

2) When they ran out of wine, what did Mary say to her Son? And what did Jesus say to her? (Hint: verses 3-4; who did Jesus take orders from?)

3) Mary must have known Jesus would fix the problem- what did she say and what did the servants do? (Hint: 5-8) Was Mary wanting to make her Son known to the public by asking for a public sign?

4) What was the reaction to the wine served, and what could this represent? (Hint: 9-10) This is kind’a like Jesus' saying 'the last will be first, the first last'.

5) John tells us in verse 11 what this all meant, who believed Jesus? (Hint: 11)

6) The following event is the first time the Jesus 'cleansed' the temple of merchandise, merchants, and dishonest dealings between the chosen people. What happened? (Hint: verses 13-16) It also happened during Holy week.

7) What did the temple cleaning remind the disciples of? (Hint: verse 17)

8) Jesus then foretells of his death, burial and resurrection in verses 18-19. What question prompted Jesus to do say this? (Hint: verse 18) Jesus may be looking for a 'sign' from us!

9) When did the disciples fully understand what Jesus said about building up the temple in three days? (Hint: verses 20-22)

10) Verses 23-25 are very interesting. Why did most come to see Jesus? What does it say about those that believed?

11) Verse 24 says Jesus didn’t ‘commit’ himself to ‘them’. What does that mean? How did Jesus know all men?

12) Verse 25 indicates that no one had to tell Jesus what was going on, so why did John say this in verse 25? This reminds us about what defiles a man, no? Yet Jesus knowing what’s in our hearts, still died for us.

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