SERMON

OBEY THE LORD AND SEE HIS GLORY

By

Joanna Dorai

On

8 JULY 2018

..." 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. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”4 “Woman,[a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[b]7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”They did so, 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 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.”11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days. ” "... - John 2:1-12

Invite Jesus into your situation

  • When we bring Jesus into our situation, we would receive our response and encounter His glory

  • It starts with an invitation for Jesus to come into our situation

Bring your need to His attention

  • it is only when we bring our need to Jesus, then he'll intervene

Listen and obey His instructions

  • When Jesus intervenes into our situation and compels us to do something, our response should be to obey.

Expect miracles, a demonstration of His glory

  • Miracles happens for those who walk steadfast till the end.

Jesus saved the bridegroom from the disgrace of having a lack of wine, furthermore, Jesus honored the bridegroom by turning the water into fine wine.

Where can we start? By obeying and honoring our parents. Jesus worked this miracle in a family situation. Jesus was filled with compassion seeing the situation of the family.

Where can you be an influence? - 7 Mountains of Influence

Compassion: A great love that turns into actions.

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