Wine and the Gospel

John 2:1-11

Of all the miracles Jesus could perform, He began His ministry with this one.  Not healing the sick, casting out demons, or feeding a starving crowd, but changing dirty water into wine at a party.  There was no need here except to protect the groom from great embarrassment.  You could argue that this was the least necessary of all the miracles He performed, but no matter what we think, it can’t be argued that the first thing Jesus did. 

First let’s look at the setting: a wedding. 

  • This was not like our modern weddings; these were great (more…)

Three Witnesses of Christ

I John 5:6-10

How do you know that you are in Christ?  As John wrote to these believers, they had been tested by false teachers and were confused as to what it means to be a Christian. 

  • God has provided three witnesses on our behalf, all of which are visible. 
  • The Christian life is not lived between our ears.  It is lived (more…)