A Wedding Invitation for JesusJohn 2:2 NKJV Now both Jesus and His discipleswere invited to the wedding.DID YOU INVITE JESUS TOYOUR WEDDING?
A Wedding Invitation for JesusMatthew 19:4-6 NKJV And He answered and said tothem, "Have you not read that He who made them atthe beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,(5) and said, FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALLLEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BEJOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALLBECOME ONE FLESH ? (6) So then, they are nolonger two but one flesh. Therefore what God hasjoined together, let not man separate.―
A Wedding Invitation for JesusMatthew 19:9 NKJV And I say to you, whoeverdivorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, andmarries another, commits adultery; and whoevermarries her who is divorced commits adultery.―
RUNNING OUT OF WINEJohn 2:3 ASV And when the wine failed, the mother ofJesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
It is A Sin to become Drunk!1 Cor. 6:9-10 NKJV (9) Do you not knowthat the unrighteous will not inherit thekingdom of God? Do not be deceived.Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, noradulterers, nor homosexuals, norsodomites, (10) nor thieves, norcovetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, norextortioners will inherit the kingdom ofGod.
The Only Cure for a HangoverLuke 21:34 NKJV "But take heed toyourselves, lest your hearts be weigheddown with carousing, drunkenness, and caresof this life, and that Day come on youunexpectedly.Carousing―kraipalē‖ (surfeiting KJV) thegiddiness and headache caused bydrinking wine to excess (Thayer).
May We Casually Drink?Well Jesus made wine:John 2:10 NKJV And he said tohim, "Every man at the beginning sets outthe good wine, and when the guests havewell drunk, then the inferior. You havekept the good wine until now!‖Drunkmethuō - to drink tointoxication (Strongs)
May We Casually Drink?The most common word in the Greek forwine is ‗oinos.‘ Oinos may refer to eitheran unfermented (non-alcoholic) drink or afermented (alcoholic) drink.Isaiah 16:10 NKJV Gladness is takenaway, And joy from the plentiful field; Inthe vineyards there will be no singing, Norwill there be shouting; No treaders willtread out wine in the presses; I have madetheir shouting cease.However, in passages such as Rom. 14:21and Eph. 5:18 Oinos clearly refers to analcoholic beverage.
Waterpots were roughly 20-30 gallons each:Therefore Jesus produced: (6 times 20-30) or120 to 180 gallons totalThat‘s enough for 500 guests to each drinkabout 40 ounces of wineRemember this in addition to the factthat the guests were already ―welldrunk.‖May We Casually Drink?
Since Drunkenness is a SinWould Jesus tempt men to sin?James 1:13-14 NKJV Let no one saywhen he is tempted, "I am temptedby God"; for God cannot be temptedby evil, nor does He Himself temptanyone. (14) But each one istempted when he is drawn away byhis own desires and enticed.
To Participate in a DrinkingParty would be Sinful1 Peter 4:2-3 NKJV that he no longer should live therest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but forthe will of God. (3) For we have spent enough of our pastlifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walkedin lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinkingparties, and abominable idolatries.Drunkenness―Oinophlugia‖ (excess of wine KJV) acompound word form ‗oinos‘ meaning wine,and ‗phluo‘ meaning to bubble up.
To Participate in a DrinkingParty would be Sinful1 Peter 4:2-3 NKJV that he no longer should live therest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but forthe will of God. (3) For we have spent enough of our pastlifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walkedin lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinkingparties, and abominable idolatries.Drinking part―Potos‖ A party where the purpose is todrink. Does not necessary mean that youparticipate to excess yourself.
But Christ was WITHOUT SinHebrews 4:15 NKJV For we do nothave a High Priest who cannotsympathize with our weaknesses,but was in all points tempted as weare, yet without sin.2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV (21) ForHe made Him who knew no sin to besin for us, that we might becomethe righteousness of God in Him.
Ruler of Feast Not DrunkJohn 2:10 NKJV And he said to him, "Every man at thebeginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests havewell drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wineuntil now!‖Barnes writes, ―This word does not of necessity mean thatthey were intoxicated, though it is usually employed in thatsense. It may mean when they have drunk sufficient, or tosatiety; or have drunk so much as to produce hilarity, and todestroy the keenness of their taste, so that they could notreadily distinguish the good from that which was worse.‖
Whatever He Says Do It!Mary to Jesus, ―They have no wine.‖James 4:2-3 NKJV You lust and donot have. You murder and covet andcannot obtain. You fight and war. Yetyou do not have because you do notask. (3) You ask and do notreceive, because you ask amiss, thatyou may spend it on your pleasures.Matthew 7:7-8 NKJV "Ask, and it will be given to you;seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.(8) For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeksfinds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Whatever He Says Do It!Was Jesus rude to his Mother:―Woman what does your concern haveto do to me? My hour has not yetcome.‖John 2:5 NKJV His mother said to theservants, "Whatever He says toyou, do it.‖John 2:7 NKJV Jesus said tothem, "Fill the waterpots with water."And they filled them up to the brim.
Whatever He Says Do It!To Many Mark 16:16 Does not makesense:John 14:15 NKJV "If you loveMe, keep My commandments.John 15:14 NKJV You are My friendsif you do whatever I command you.Reminded of Naaman in 2 Kings 5 –―wash and be clean‖; Acts 22:16
Saving the Best for LastThe ruler of the feast declares, ―Keptthe good wine until now.‖Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV "Do not lay upfor yourselves treasures on earth,where moth and rust destroy and wherethieves break in and steal; (20) but layup for yourselves treasures in heaven,where neither moth nor rust destroysand where thieves do not break in andsteal. (21) For where your treasure is,there your heart will be also.
Saving the Best for LastFor Christians the Best is saved for Last:Matthew 19:28-30 NKJV So Jesus said to them, "AssuredlyI say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Mansits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me willalso sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes ofIsrael. (29) And everyone who has left houses or brothersor sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands,for My names sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inheriteternal life. (30) But many who are first will be last, andthe last first.