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Leave Your Request in God’s Hands (John 2:1-5)

(On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” ~John 2:1-5)

Today we begin chapter 2 of “The Gospel According to John” and we begin with the setting of the first recorded miracle of Jesus Christ, at the wedding in Cana. Now it is recorded here that it was on the third day, I have to assume that the writer John was referring to the third day of the week, the first day being after the Sabbath (the Sabbath is Saturday) the first day of the week is Sunday so the third day would be Tuesday, but he could also be referring to the third day since Nathanael came to the Lord. The scripture tells us that “there was a wedding in Cana of …

God Is Love. What an Amazing God We Serve.

I would like to share with you the story of what God did last weekend. It was incredible and I still stand in awe over it. To begin I have to go back to last Saturday morning 8/13/2011. My custom is to wake up one hour before I would otherwise need, to get wherever I have to be that morning, I will spend 30 minutes reading the bible and then spend time in prayer before preparing for the day, which many of you know, as I have shared before to God’s glory He has had me in His word every day since He saved me on May 4th 2003. This particular Saturday morning I was off work and had no other obligations so I was able to sleep in a little and arose a little before 7:00 am that morning. I did as is my custom, grabbed my bible, a cup of coffee, asked God to prepare my heart to receive His word and began to read. A week has passed since and I can’t tell you what I read during my normal reading time, I believe it was one of the epistles of Paul. I finished the particular book I was on a…

The Ladder (John 1:47-51)

Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!” Nathanael said to Him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Phillip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

Today we conclude the first chapter of, “The Gospel According to John.” I for one have enjoyed it tremendously, the Lord has taught me much over these past several weeks, memorizing scripture and meditating on them all week, it has been wonderful, and I praise God for it. Now we conclude this chapter today in discussing the las…

Be a Witness (John 1:43-46)

(The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Phillip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Phillip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Phillip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote -- Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of Joseph.” And Nathaniel said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Phillip said to him, “Come and see.” ~John 1:43-46)

The NASB translation says (The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He found Phillip ~John 1:43 NASB). So through this scripture, God is telling us that Jesus wanted to go to Galilee; that Jesus went on purpose to Galilee. Why did Jesus want to go to Galilee? To find Phillip, He went to Galilee on purpose with a plan to find Phillip. Verse 44 tells us that Phillip (was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter); this makes me think that Andrew and Peter knew Phillip and that possibly they told the Lord about Phillip, but I don’t kno…

John 1:35-42

Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him speak, and followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek”? They said to Him, “Rabbi” (Which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (Now it was about the tenth hour). One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simons Peter’s brother. He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone.) ~John 1:35-42

We have been talking for a few weeks about the Harold of Christ, John the Baptist. Today we leave John …