Lord of the Wine
Jesus’ first miracle was not just a miracle, but a miraculous sign. It was an acted-out picture of who Jesus is and everything Christianity is. His inaugural event was not walking on water or raising somebody from the dead. Instead, what you have here is not a very big deal. A party looks like it’s going to go two days instead of three days. Wow. What a shame.
Why did Jesus do this miracle? Why was this the first one? How does this reveal his glory? If you ask that question, there’s so much in it. You have the whole nine yards here: who he came to be, what he came to do, what he has to offer, and how we can receive it.
This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 17, 1996. Series “The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life”. Scripture: John 2:1-11; Isaiah 25:6-8; Revelation 21.
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