“Merging Traffic” – The Wedding at Cana – Bruce Lerum

Sermon – John 2:1-12

Exodus 15:22-27

Mar 1, 2015

 

Merging Traffic

 

Our idea of what God should do is based on our limited experience.

God’s idea is based on his infinite wisdom

 

Genesis 16:2  [Sarai] said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Abram agreed to what Sarai said.

 

We don’t know how God will show up in our lives.

We just know he will.

 

John2:7-8 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.

Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”

 

One simple act by us can change something.

One act by God changed everything!

 

John 15:13 Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

 

 

Qs

Abram and Sarai thought they could help God out by Abram having a son by Hagar. What were they overlooking when it comes to their need to control?

 

Mary, Jesus’ mother, gives us an inkling that she knew to trust her son when she said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” How do we put ourselves in that place of trust?

 

What will it take for you to trust like Mary?

 

Jesus doesn’t do anything until his time has come and the timing is all about glorifying God.   What is it about waiting on God’s timing that makes you anxious?

 

God’s timing is always perfect. Who would have predicted the changing of water into wine at this wedding? No matter how we think things should turn out, talk about how God’s solutions are always not just better, but superior to ours.

 

Talk about a time when God’s superior timing was true in your life. Does that change the way you now “wait” on God?

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