The Ministry Begins 2:1-25
Jesus, who was at the start of his ministry, changed water into wine at a wedding feast in Galilee. Jesus revealed through this first sign who He is. He is loving, compassionate, a provider for the needs of those about to face disgrace and serious offense by running out of wine at this feast. He also illustrates through new wine coming last, the opposite order of what had been the custom, that Jesus is the new way of life. He shows himself to be the Son of God, doing the work of God.
Jesus continued to reveal who he is when he dispayed his anger and righteousness at His Father’s house being turned into a market by men selling animals and exchanging money in the outer courts of the temple. Jesus drove them all out. Jesus illustrated that all of the temple is sacred, even where Gentiles worshiped which was those outer courts. The temple was not just for Jews but for Gentiles too. Jesus acknowledged his authority given to him by God as the true temple here to replace the man-made one.
- Life Change Series, JOHN, The Navigators, NavPress,1987,Lesson 4.
- Holy Bible: New International Version (NIV), Zondervan Corporation, 2002,Scripture & Footnotes.