Sermon notes 👇
This story isn’t just about Jesus turning water into wine.
This story is about Jesus showing up and saving the best for last.
This story is about God breaking in to do new things and providing far more abundantly than anyone could imagine.
This story is about Jesus being the fulfillment of all that God promised, and taking on God’s wrath, so that we don’t have to.
If you want to see who Jesus is, then you need to see Him as someone who willingly steps into the gap for us, who willingly goes out for His people.
He doesn’t leave us where we are in shame and guilt, He takes that shame and guilt onto Himself, and instead gives us wine abundant….
Maybe you aren’t okay with not being sure you have all of who Jesus is figured out.
Maybe it scares you to be unsure of whether you have all the answers to all the questions that may come your way…questions from you or from others.
Parents – maybe it scares you to think your child might get baptized and not fully understand the gospel.
Those are valid concerns that we have to take seriously…
But also, John the Baptist, Andrew, Peter, John (the writer of this book), Philip, Nathaniel – none of them knew it all. None of them knew Jesus thoroughly.
But the Jesus who met them and invited them to know Him was strong enough to hold them close and lead them graciously to glorify God with their entire lives.
If Jesus was anything less than who John introduces us to in John 1:1-18, then how could we ever believe He has anything for us?
But…The Eternal name of Jesus, here in John 1, is “The Word”
His name is teaming with life. It is by and from The Word that all life has come to be.
If we want to truly live, where else would we go?
There is life for us in His name.