Jesus’ Words 6 – John 2:1-12

Jesus words 6 – John 2:1-12


     Wedding at Cana

When on Johns Gospel – remember his aim ( John 20:30-31 )

Mary’s concern – why?

Implications of Mary’s attitude toward Jesus.



     Know compassion

           Covenant w/ Abram  (?)

He came from the town of Cana, Cana in Galilee, really very, very close, in a short walking distance, from Nazareth.  John 21:2 identifies him from Cana.  He was brought to Jesus by Philip, and every time you see the listing of the apostles, Philip and Nathanael or Philip and Bartholomew are always linked together.


Background :

      Symmetry – Rev19:6ff

      Tree of life – beginning and end

      40 yrs argue vs 40 days obedience

      Through Jordan waters 

            ( God’s promise fulfilled)

      12 tribes & 12 apostles

      Wine brings relief / wine brings forgiveness


Wedding at Cana

Vs. 3

       – why does Mary bring this to Jesus


Vs . 4 

       – dear woman

       – “what to you and me”

       – my hour not arriving

Vs. 5 

       – Mary’s response

       – servants/ diakonois 

Vs 6 

       – instructions followed

Vs. 8 

       – master of the banquet

Sirach 32:1-9 (NRSV)

If they make you master of the feast, do not exalt yourself; be among them as one of their number. Take care of them first and then sit down; 2 when you have fulfilled all your duties, take your place, so that you may be merry along with them and receive a wreath for your excellent leadership.

3 Speak, you who are older, for it is your right, but with accurate knowledge, and do not interrupt the music. 4 Where there is entertainment, do not pour out talk; do not display your cleverness at the wrong time.

… 9 Among the great do not act as their equal; and when another is speaking, do not babble.

Vs 10

       – everyone … but not you

Vs 11 

       – revealed faith 

Apply : 

Verse 5 !