Read John 2:1-11
In part two of the discussion questions, we will focus on the statement Jesus made to Mary and His silence in His miracle. What could He have meant? Was He referring to His death or the “marriage” that would take place in the future – could it be both? And what does His silence say to us about serving? It is important for us to remember that although Jesus answered the concerns of the “now”, every action and every word He spoke always had eternal meaning and value.
Combined with John 2:1 – 11, read the following passages of Scripture, then answer the questions.
John 7:1-10; John 8: 12-20; Luke 9:51; Matthew 26: 26-29; Luke 22:14-28; Matthew 26: 36-54; Revelation 19:1-9; Revelation chapter 21.
1. What is the correlation between this wedding feast, the wine, and Jesus’ “Hour”?
2. Explain this “hour” – does if refer to time or a sequence of events within a specific amount of time?
3. To what is Jesus looking forward?
4. Where is the kingdom of God?
5. What is the marriage super of the Lamb?
6. Who are those that are invited?
7. How is one’s name found in the Book of Life (John 1:11-13)
THE VALUE OF SILENCE
Jesus was content to let the master of the wedding feast think that “the best” wine was brought out by the groom. Throughout the Gospels, we read examples of Jesus’ silence and his teaching on doing things in secret.
Read the following passages of Scripture then answer the following questions.
Matthew 6:1-7; 16-18; Matthew 8:1-4; Mark 5:35-43
1. How does knowing what Jesus says about serving challenge our desire to be known as a good person?
2. What are some of the ways many Christians and churches disregard this command –even if unintentionally.
3. Have you ever brought unnecessary attention to yourself just so you could hear the words, “that was so nice of you”?
4. Who was it that gave Jesus credit for what He did? What does this say to us?
There are other reasons that Jesus warned others not to speak of what He did for them. Using your concordance, look up His miracles and the context in which He performed them. Do you see any correlation between His silence and His “Hour”? Explain.
May the Lord bless you as you continue to seek to know Him and His word in a new and deeper way! What else comes to mind when reading John 2:1-11? I look forward to your answers!
© Teresa Ortiz – Discussion questions John 2:1-11 Part two.
» left by Lance Ponder(61) (2 years 192 days ago.)We appreciate your comments!
I think the question Jesus asks his mother is as important to consider as the statement that this was not his hour. What has this to do with me? I think you've still brought out the main things, though, by showing how this simple bit of dialog points prophetically to the ultimate marriage feast where Jesus is groom. In this case he responds with a creative act - turning water to wine - just as the final wedding feast will involve the creative act of converting the corrupt to the incorruptable (ref 1 Cor 15). All will be restored to Edenic "very good" and joy will be had by all.Respond to this comment
» left by Teresa(1,342) (2 years 191 days ago.)
Hi Lance. Thank you for your input I appreciate it very much. You are right about the corruptable into the incorruptable - another instaneous event. What an amazing day of rejoicing that will be.
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