BFF is now on Facebook! He spent time with the common people and was simply a friend (see His relationship to Mary, Martha, and Lazarus). He did do the miracle as His mother wanted, but He did not show the public that it was He who did the miracle. also had to wash their feet for the reasons mentioned earlier (see This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” What should be our relationship to false teachers? (John 2:5) What does this show you of Jesus' relationship with His mother? the cross. The word "temple" in the Greek is 'heiron', ἱερόν, and refers to the court of the Gentiles which is outside the inner sanctuary. Regardless of whether it is addressed to an individual or to a church, John is thinking of it in the context of the family of God. Whatever could pass through the fire was to be purified by fire and whatever couldn’t was to be purified by water (again it is amazing how scientifically correct the Bible is). Jesus told Nathanael just three days before that he would see greater things. Sign up for our newsletter to receive your free Bible study E-book of Hebrews. The word Temple is from the Greek ναός, naós. heed her final guidance and simply do whatever Jesus instructed. Because Mary was involved, it is possible that she may have been related to one of the families in the wedding. Application: Do others that know you well trust you? From "I will raise" in v. 19, to the passive "when he was raised" here. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it” (italics mine). If so, why did Jesus say, “My hour has not yet come” (John 2:4)? I wish he could see some things as I do, but it will just have to be that way until he gets a little more light—and I want to be patient with him! I love to hear you talk about the Lord Jesus and about His death on the Cross. This epistle, therefore, will not give us a balanced viewpoint of the first epistle. Who went to Capernaum with Jesus, His disciples and Mary? It means a trust in him. 10) With John's purpose of the book in mind, what do you think is John's purpose of relating this miracle to us? This epistle is like the Book of Philemon in that it is a personal letter. It could be that the guests ran out of wine or that the people in charge of the wedding ran out of wine. Do not do works of service so that others will see and praise you. They even had a saying, “he who uses much water in washing will gain much wealth in the world”. He was friendly to the people around Him. Don’t settle for something merely “good”. In verses 21-22, John records the incident where Jesus prophesies his own resurrection and John comments that Jesus was referring to the temple of his body. So, the wedding at Cana most probably occurred two days after the calling of Philip and Nathaniel in John 1:43. particularly at a large church, do you use your God-given skills to help click, Contact | Facebook | Twitter | Store | Radio | Copying and Linking | Statement of Faith | The Warning TractCARM, PO BOX 1353, Nampa ID 83653 | 385-246-1048 | info@carm.orgHosting by  Powered by the Connectivity.Engineer Network, "Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You,", “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to kill?”, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.”, “But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED,", "and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. They were signs which show us that Jesus is the Messiah. As this study begins, He has moved on to Capernaum, along with His mother, brothers, and disciples. But she did imply that she would like Jesus to help with the situation. Other times it refers to His death or His second coming. After the period of consumption, the pallet was not as able to discern tastes and so the lesser quality wine would be presented. However, He turned this water to wine immediately. So it is with Second and Third John. What does verse four tell us about Jesus, his disciples, and his ministry? What else does the Bible quote Mary as having said after this? More likely the answer is that the Jews obviously knew that the temple was not yet completed and would therefore have been referring to the summary of the whole process of the temple being built up to that time. How much were “two or three Jesus must have called her, “mother” growing up. I’m saying that I love you as a brother in the Lord who led me to Christ.” Well, I understand that, and I believe that is the kind of love which John is talking about here. John 2:12-25: Jesus Cleanses the Temple. hence the need for such large waterpots. This is the outward badge of a child of God. Have you noticed that in 1 Corinthians 13:13 Paul didn’t say, “Now abideth faith, hope, truth, and love”? Colossians 2:9, "For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.". Since His ministry had started, Jesus was differentiating Himself - God about 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of the Mediterranean Sea. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. Also we need to recognize that God gives the absolute best. If you try it I am sure you will find that out. When I meet a man who is true on these essentials, then he and I can disagree on nonessentials. the struggling members of your church who need your help, This is more than mere mental acknowledgment. Here, it means those were following Christ as disciples and can be more than just 12.  but here, it's probably just a few people. Here in the gospel of John it occurs at the beginning of his ministry. What draws you to or drives your curiosity about Jesus? You could develop a relationship with Him. Did Jesus take the coins and scatter them and then turn the tables over, or did turning the tables over because they scattering of the coins? John 5:19-20 Christian Living by Understanding Christ's Mind Bible Study Questions New life is presented as a special alternative to the old life of religion. The Jews did not allow weapons of any kind on the temple grounds, which would explain why Jesus had to improvise. A. Why does Genesis 1:1–3, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 1) Jesus' mother told the servants, "Whatever He (Jesus) says to you, do it." Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. When I say truth, I mean, first, that which is basic to the fact that the Bible is the Word of God—there is no question in my mind about it. "in his name" occurs six times in the New Testament, including John 2:23, Matthew 12:21, "AND IN HIS NAME THE GENTILES WILL HOPE.”", John 1:12, "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,", John 20:31, "but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name. He is the Truth, and He is love. John 13:1, " Now before the Feast of the Passover. Jesus didn’t do things halfway. God is and pours out His blessings abundantly. (John 2:11), 11) Why do you think he did this? I always end up by saying to him, “Brother, you and I agree on so many things. The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: Redemption Through the Scriptures: Great biblical and chronological study! That man, by the way, was one of the three conservative ministers in the community in which I served in Nashville, Tennessee, at that time. Jesus and his disciples (just four at this point) were also invited to the wedding. "on the third day" is a Semitic expression for "the day after tomorrow." I didn’t say this—John said it. The theme of this epistle is: “For truth’s sake.” When truth and love come into conflict, truth is the one that is to predominate; it is the one that has top priority. Our love is to take the gospel to them, to give them the Word of God. That does not mean that it is OK for us to address women like this today!