The Marriage Feast of Joy

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03/23/14 Sermon
7th message in series on encountering Jesus
Pastor Seth Gatchell
Pacific Church of Irvine
www.pacificchurch.com

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The Marriage Feast of Joy

  1. 1. Discovering Who Jesus Is: God in the Flesh John 2:1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
  2. 2. Discovering Who Jesus Is: God in the Flesh John 2:3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
  3. 3. Discovering Who Jesus Is: God in the Flesh John 2:11 This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him. "Sign" -
  4. 4. Discovering the Connection He Wants: Bride and Groom John 2:3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
  5. 5. Discovering the Connection He Wants: Bride and Groom 4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."
  6. 6. Discovering the Connection He Wants: Bride and Groom 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
  7. 7. Discovering the Connection He Wants: Bride and Groom 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
  8. 8. Discovering the Connection He Wants: Bride and Groom 6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
  9. 9. Discovering the Connection He Wants: Bride and Groom 7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.
  10. 10. Discovering the Connection He Wants: Bride and Groom 8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so,
  11. 11. Discovering the Connection He Wants: Bride and Groom 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside
  12. 12. Discovering the Connection He Wants: Bride and Groom 10 and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."
  13. 13. Discovering the Connection He Wants: Bride and Groom Revelation 19:9 Then the angel said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!'" And he added, "These are the true words of God."
  14. 14. Discovering What He Came to Do: Ultimate Joy Isaiah 25:6 On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine - the best of meats and the finest of wines.
  15. 15. Discovering What He Came to Do: Ultimate Joy 7 On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations;
  16. 16. Discovering What He Came to Do: Ultimate Joy 8 he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.
  17. 17. Discovering What He Came to Do: Ultimate Joy Revelation 21:5 He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
  18. 18. Discovering What He Came to Do: Ultimate Joy Joy is not just the presence of pleasures met. It is also the joy of suffering redeemed!
  19. 19. Discovering The "Bride's" Preparation John 2:3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
  20. 20. Discovering The "Bride's" Preparation 4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied.
  21. 21. Discovering The "Bride's" Preparation 6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
  22. 22. Discovering The "Bride's" Preparation 7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.
  23. 23. Discovering The "Bride's" Preparation 8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so,
  24. 24. Discovering The "Bride's" Preparation 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside
  25. 25. Discovering the Groom's cost. John 2:3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
  26. 26. Discovering the Groom's cost. 4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."

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