MOTHERS WHO MOVE THE HEART OF GOD
John 2:1-12

May 10, 2020

Sugar Creek Baptist Church
Libin Abraham, Multi-Site Pastor

 

Within God’s sovereign rule and reign, God has inserted a “call and response” mechanism by which he interacts with us in real time.

 

1. The Wedding Expectation

John 2:1-2  On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee.  Jesus’s mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding as well.

 

2. The Wine Crisis

  • John 2:3 When the wine ran out, Jesus’s mother told him, “They don’t have any wine.”
  • Jesus can replenish whatever runs out because He never runs out of what you need.
  • John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in my and I in him produces much fruit…”
  • Crystal Coltharp Story
  • What you have is all you need because God always supplies you with more than you can imagine.
  • The place of your greatest need is actually your greatest opportunity for a miracle.

 

3. A Mother’s Plea

John 2:11  Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee.  He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

A. Jesus responds to our plea of Compassion.

John 2:3-4  When the wine ran out, Jesus’s mother told him, “They don’t have any wine.”  4 “What does that have to do with you and me, woman?”  Jesus asked.  “My hour has not yet come.”

Justine Nevins’ story

B. Jesus Responds to our Unconditional Trust

    • John 2:5  “Do whatever he tells you,” his mother told the servants.
    • Delaine Johnson’s Story
    • 1 Peter 5:10  The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little while.
    • 1 Peter 1:6-7  You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials  7 so that the proven character of your faith—more valuable than gold which, though perishable, is refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
    • Jennifer Benjamin’s Story