Jesus’ First Miracle Reveals God’s Glory
Exodus 33:12–23; Amos 9:11–15; Ephesians 5:22–33; Romans
12:6–16; John 2:1–11
or Amos 9:11–15
or Romans 12:6–16
Jesus’ First Miracle Reveals God’s Glory
The coming of the Messianic kingdom means the restoration of creation. The sign of this
restoration is that ―the mountains shall drip sweet wine‖ (Amos 9:11–15). When the elements of
a fallen creation fail and run short at a wedding feast, our Lord Jesus steps in to restore creation
and miraculously changes water into an abundance of the very best wine (John 2:1–11). With
this sign, Christ manifests His glory. The ―back‖ of God (Ex. 33:12–23) is revealed to those
who believe. The hour will come when Jesus will again manifest His glory by taking creation‘s
curse into His own body to release us from its power. The Bridegroom will give His life for the
Bride (Eph. 5:22–32), and from His side will flow water and blood, the holy sacraments by
which she is cleansed and made one with Him. Through this sacrificial love of Christ we are
enabled to ―love one another with brotherly affection . . .” and to ―outdo one another in
showing honor‖ (Rom. 12:6–16).
• an event not ascribable to
human power or the laws
of nature and
consequently attributed to
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Use a verse from the
bible to reflect on.
Pray about how the
Word fulfilled in
Almighty, eternal God, worthy to
be held in reverence by all people
everywhere, we give You humble
and sincere thanks for the
innumerable blessings that You
have bestowed on us without any
merit or worthiness on our part.
defend Your Church in all
tribulation and danger. Strengthen
us and all fellow Christians to set
our hope fully on the grace
received in Christ, and help us to
fight the good fight of faith, that
in the end we may receive the
salvation of our souls.
We praise You especially for
preserving for us Your saving
Bestow Your grace on all nations
Word and the holy Sacraments. of the earth. Bless especially our
Preserve Your Church throughout country, its inhabitants and all
the world in purity of doctrine,
who are in authority. Let Your
and provide faithful pastors to
glory dwell in our land that mercy
preach Your powerful Word. Help and truth, righteousness and peace
all who hear the Word rightly to may abound in all places. We
understand and to truly believe it. commend to You the care of our
Send laborers into Your harvest, schools, that our children may
and open the door of faith to those grow in useful knowledge and
who do not know You. In mercy, Christian virtue and thus bring
bring to repentance the enemies of forth wholesome fruits of life.
Your Church, and grant them
amendment of life. Protect and
Graciously defend us from all
calamity by fire and water, from
war and pestilence, from scarcity
and famine, and from every other
evil. Protect and prosper all who
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bible to reflect on.
us. Be the God and Father of the
lonely and the forsaken, the helper
Pray about how the
of the sick and needy, the
Word fulfilled in
comforter of the distressed and
those who sorrow [remembering
Accept, we implore You, our
bodies and souls, our hearts and
minds, our talents and powers,
together with the offerings we
bring before You as our humble
Grant Your Holy Spirit to those
who come to the Lord‘s Table this
day, that they may receive the body
and blood of Jesus Christ in sincere
repentance and firm faith and to
their abundant blessing.
As we are strangers and pilgrims
on earth, help us by true faith and a
godly life to prepare for the world
to come, doing the work You have
given us to do while it is day,
before the night comes when no
one can work. And when our last
hour comes, support us by Your
power and receive us into Your
heavenly Kingdom; through Jesus
Christ, our Lord, who lives and
reigns with You and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Jesus’ First Miracle Reveals God’s Glory
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17 And the LORD said to Moses, ―This
very thing that you have spoken I will
do, for you have found favor in my
12 Moses said to the LORD, ―See, you
sight, and I know you by
say to me, ‗Bring up this people,‘ but name.‖ 18 Moses said, ―Please show me
you have not let me know whom you your glory.‖ 19 And he said, ―I will
will send with me. Yet you have said, ‗I make all my goodness pass before you
know you by name, and you have also and will proclaim before you my name
found favor in my sight.‘ 13 Now
‗The LORD.‘ And I will be gracious to
therefore, if I have found favor in your whom I will be gracious, and will show
sight, please show me now your ways, mercy on whom I will show
that I may know you in order to find
mercy. 20 But,‖ he said, ―you cannot see
favor in your sight. Consider too that my face, for man shall not see me and
this nation isyour people.‖ 14 And he
live.‖ 21 And the LORD said, ―Behold,
said, ―My presence will go with you, there is a place by me where you shall
and I will give you rest.‖ 15 And he said stand on the rock, 22 and while my glory
to him, ―If your presence will not go
passes by I will put you in a cleft of the
with me, do not bring us up from
rock, and I willcover you with my hand
here. 16 For how shall it be known that I until I have passed by. 23 Then I will
have found favor in your sight, I and
take away my hand, and you shall see
your people?Is it not in your going with my back, but my face shall not be
us, so that we are distinct, I and your seen.‖
people, from every other people on the
face of the earth?‖
The Restoration of Israel
11 ―In that day I will raise up
the booth of David that is fallen
and repair its breaches,
and raise up its ruins
and rebuild it as in the days of old,
12 that they may possess the remnant of
and all the nations who are called by
declares the LORD who does this.
13 ―Behold, the days are coming,‖
declares the LORD,
―when the plowman shall overtake
and the treader of grapes him who
sows the seed;
the mountains shall drip sweet wine,
and all the hills shall flow with it.
will restore the fortunes of my
and they shall rebuild the ruined
cities and inhabit them;
they shall plant vineyards and drink
and they shall make gardens and eat
15 I will plant them on their land,
and they shall never again be
out of the land that I have given
says the LORD your God.
as their own bodies. He who loves his
wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever
Wives and Husbands
hated his own flesh, but nourishes and
22 Wives, submit to your own
cherishes it, just as Christ does the
husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the
church, 30 because we are members of
husband is the head of the wife even
his body.31 ―Therefore a man shall leave
as Christ is the head of the church, his
his father and mother and hold fast to
body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now
his wife, and the two shall become one
as the church submits to Christ, so also
flesh.‖ 32 This mystery is profound, and
wives should submit in everything to
I am saying that it refers to Christ and
the church. 33 However, let each one of
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ
you love his wife as himself, and let the
loved the church and gave himself up wife see that she respects her husband.
for her, 26 that he might sanctify her,
having cleansed her by the washing of
water with the word, 27 so that he might
present the church to himself in
splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any
such thing, that she might be holy and
without blemish.[a]28 In the same
way husbands should love their wives
saints and seek to show hospitality.
6 Having gifts that differ according to
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless
the grace given to us, let us use them: and do not curse them.15 Rejoice with
if prophecy, in proportion to our
those who rejoice, weep with those who
faith; 7 if service, in our serving; the one weep.16 Live in harmony with one
who teaches, in his teaching; 8 the one another. Do not be haughty, but
who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one associate with the lowly.[c] Never be
who contributes, in generosity; the one wise in your own sight.
who leads,[a] with zeal; the one who
does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
Marks of the True Christian
9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is
evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love
one another with brotherly
affection. Outdo one another in showing
honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be
fervent in spirit,[b] serve the
Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in
tribulation, be constant in
prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the
take it to the master of the feast.‖ So
they took it. 9 When the master of the
The Wedding at Cana
feast tasted the water now become
2 On the third day there was a wedding
wine, and did not know where it came
at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of
from (though the servants who had
Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited
drawn the water knew), the master of
to the wedding with his
3 When the wine ran out, the the feast called the bridegroom
said to him, ―Everyone serves the good
mother of Jesus said to him, ―They have
wine first, and when people have drunk
no wine.‖ 4 And Jesus said to
freely, then the poor wine. But you have
her, ―Woman, what does this have to do
kept the good wine until now.‖ 11 This,
with me? My hour has not yet
the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana
come.‖ 5 His mother said to the
in Galilee, and manifested his glory.
servants, ―Do whatever he tells you.‖
And his disciples believed in him.
6 Now there were six stone water jars
there for the Jewish rites of purification,
each holding twenty or
thirty gallons.[a] 7 Jesus said to the
servants, ―Fill the jars with water.‖ And
they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he
said to them, ―Now draw some out and
Third S. a. the Epiphany:
The Lord Manifests His
Glory through His Office of
the Holy Ministry
Is. 9:1–4 For to Us a Child is
1 Cor. 1:10–18 Divisions in
Matt. 4:12–25 Jesus Begins
his Ministry, Calls the
Disciples, Ministers to Great
Psalm 27:1–14 The Lord is
My Light and My Salvation
Is. 9:1–4; 1 Cor. 1:10–18; Matt. 4:12–25; Psalm 27:1–9
Jesus Begins His Ministry
it is they who stumble and fall.
12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he
3 Though an army encamp against me,
withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth he went and
my heart shall not fear;
lived inCapernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and though war arise against me,
For to Us a Child Is Born
Naphtali,14 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah
yet[b] I will be confident.
[a] But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. might be fulfilled:
4 One thing have I asked of the LORD,
15 ―The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
In the former time he brought into contempt the land
that will I seek after:
of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time
the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Gentiles—
all the days of my life,
16 the people dwelling in darkness
Jordan, Galilee of the nations.[b]
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
2 [c] The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light,
and to inquire[c] in his temple.
5 For he will hide me in his shelter
have seen a great light;
and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death,
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them a light has dawned.‖
in the day of trouble;
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ―Repent, for he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
on them has light shone.
3 You have multiplied the nation;
the kingdom of heaven is at hand.‖
he will lift me high upon a rock.
6 And now my head shall be lifted up
you have increased its joy;
Jesus Calls the First Disciples
18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
they rejoice before you
above my enemies all around me,
as with joy at the harvest,
Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting and I will offer in his tent
as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
4 For the yoke of his burden,
them,―Follow me, and I will make you fishers of
I will sing and make melody to the LORD.
7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud;
and the staff for his shoulder,
men.‖[a] 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed
21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers,
the rod of his oppressor,
be gracious to me and answer me!
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat 8 You have said, ―Seek[d] my face.‖
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called My heart says to you,
Divisions in the Church
them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and
―Your face, LORD, do I seek.‖[e]
10 I appeal to you, brothers, [a] by the name of our Lord Jesus followed him.
Hide not your face from me.
Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions
Jesus Ministers to Great Crowds
Turn not your servant away in anger,
among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the 23 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their
O you who have been my help.
same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe's synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
people that there is quarreling among you, my
andhealing every disease and every affliction among the
O God of my salvation!
brothers. 12 What I mean is that each one of you says, ―I
people. 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they 10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
follow Paul,‖ or ―I follow Apollos,‖ or ―I follow Cephas,‖ or brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases but the LORD will take me in.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD,
―I follow Christ.‖ 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics,
14 I thank
25 And great crowds
you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
and paralytics, and he healed them.
and lead me on a level path
God that I baptized none of you except Crispus
followed him from Galilee and theDecapolis, and from
because of my enemies.
12 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
andGaius, 15 so that no one may say that you were baptized in Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.
my name. 16 (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Psalm 27:1-14
for false witnesses have risen against me,
Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone
The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation
and they breathe out violence.
13 I believe[f] that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD
else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach Of David.
the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the 27 The LORD is my light and my salvation;
in the land of the living!
14 Wait for the LORD;
cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
whom shall I fear?
Christ the Wisdom and Power of God
The LORD is the stronghold[a] of my life;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are
of whom shall I be afraid?
wait for the LORD!
2 When evildoers assail me
perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of
to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,