Wednesday@Wesley Bible Study
WEDNESDAY@WESLEY BIBLE STUDY
FOR THIS WEEK – John 2:1-12. The Wedding at Cana
Consider John 20:30-31, the last two verses in the gospel: Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
John describes seven miracles or signs. The purpose of highlighting these is “so that we may believe.” So we read on two levels of meaning: discussion is both about “what happened” but even more “what does it mean and how does it encourage us to believe?” Everything that happens in the event has many possible symbolic meanings.
Question 1. Does the above make sense?
2. What happened at the wedding at Cana?
What is the sequence of events?
Who is present?
3. What is the deeper meaning of Mary making her request?
4. What is the meaning of Jesus saying “O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” (v. 4)?
5. What is the deeper meaning of the water jars … for purification? Their size – 6 jars x 20 gallons = 120 gallons, or 30 gallons = 180 gallons or 908 typical 750 ml bottles?
6. What is the meaning of the statement about the quality of the wine in v. 10?
7. What would you say is the moral of the story?
8. How exactly, in your opinion, did this sign “manifest his glory” and help the disciples to believe? (v. 11)
Is it connected to v. 5?
While we will have Bibles on hand, you might wish to bring your favorite bible from home. Familiar tools help us do our work well!
We meet at 7 pm Wednesdays at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 3381 Kinoka Road between Kinmundy and Patoka, Illinois.
WE WILL NOT MEET ON HALLOWEEN, October 31.
Nov 7, 2018: John 2:13-25. The Uproar at the Temple
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