January 20, 2019

This Week’s Scripture Reading

Click here to read 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Click here to read John 2:1-11

Connection Points 1-20-19 (John 2:1-11)

It didn’t take long for people to realize Jesus was special.  He could do things other people couldn’t and had power others didn’t.  In today’s reading Jesus turns water into wine at His mother’s request, but basically tells her that this is not what He came to do.  Now I’ll admit, I wouldn’t mind having a friend who could change water into wine every now and then.  However, Jesus didn’t do miracles to make lives easy or to liven up the party.  Jesus did miracles to show that the Kingdom of God (The Rule and Reign of God) had entered into our world in a whole new way.

Jesus demonstrates His divinity through His miracles.  He has power to heal the sick and raise the dead.  Everyone is attracted to someone with lots of power. However, the most powerful thing Jesus did was go to the cross for the sins of the world.  It’s at that precise moment that everyone abandoned Him.  The Good News is that the Powerful Son of God who died and rose has not abandoned you!

Connection Point Discussion Questions 1-20-19

  • Read John 2:1-11
  • What impacted you from the reading, sermon, or devotion this week?
  • If you had a friend that could do miracles, what would you ask them to do first?
  • What do we learn about Mary when we see her go to Jesus to fix the situation?
  • What do we learn about Jesus from His response and actions after the request from Mary?
  • What are some of the different ways that Jesus used His power when on earth?
  • What can we learn about our use of power by watching Jesus?
  • What is the most powerful thing Jesus does for us?