The Miracles of Jesus Lesson 03 – Stone Pots

Today we are going to study Jesus’ very first miracle.

Let’s read together John 2:1-11.

This is the story of Jesus miracle of turning water into wine. While there is debate whether the wine was alcoholic or actual grape juice, that is a study for another day. In any event, a miracle clearly happened.

Let’s read together Genesis 2:21-24 and Matthew 19:4.

Jesus not only created the institution of marriage, but He officiated the first wedding ever! Needless to say, Jesus values marriage. It is rather appropriate Jesus performed His first miracle during a wedding.

Let’s read together John 2:1-5; 8:20; 12:23; and 17:1.

It seems Jesus’ mother actually asked Him to perform a miracle! She told Jesus they had run out of wine. She then told the servants to do whatever Jesus asked of them. Mary knew Jesus was the Messiah (Luke 1:26-38; 2:25-38). She had faith Jesus could perform a miracle.

Have you ever wondered why Jesus told Mary “My hour has not yet come”? He was telling her it was not time to openly reveal to the world He was the Messiah. Yet, Jesus honored his mother’s request.

Let’s read together Mark 7:1-23.

Let’s consider the stone waterpots Jesus used as vessels for this miracle. These pots were used in Jewish purification rituals. They were used in ritual washing to remove impurities or when one comes into contact with an unclean thing.

In essence, these pots were used for external cleansing. Yet, Jesus saw fit to replace the insides of these pots. Could He be signifying His intentions for humanity through this miracle?

Let’s read together Jeremiah 32:38-40; Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:17; and Philippians 1:6.

Jesus wants more than external behavioral modification. Just wants us to experience an internal transformation. Jesus promises to give us the power to change if we give our hearts to Him willingly and completely. We can give up our sinful lives and walk with Him.

Friend, are you willing to be transformed by Jesus into a new creation?

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