Lent Day 5: Water to Wine

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Each Sunday in Lent will focus on one of Jesus’ miraculous signs in the Gospel of John. 

PREPARE

Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your devotional time. Before you read, meditate on John’s words about his Gospel:

But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name – John 20:31.

READ

John 2:1-11

REFLECT AND PRAY

1) By his actions, Jesus reveals himself as abundantly loving, generous, compassionate, humble, and kind. Are there any other characteristics of Jesus that stand out to you from this story? Which do you find the most meaningful and why?

2) In turning water to wine at a wedding party, Jesus foreshadows the magnificent feast that will take place when the church is united with Christ as his bride (Revelation 19:6-9).  But Jesus also foreshadows the suffering he will endure on the cross in order to bring about this final, joyous union. In what ways have you experienced a taste of Jesus’ wedding feast and/or miraculous provision? In what ways have you experienced his suffering?

 

OBEY

As you read and reflect, how do you sense Jesus speaking to you? Are there any ways he invites you to share in his suffering this week? In his joy?

 

You are also invited to hear a sermon on this passage. It will be streamed on the Vineyard One NYC Facebook page beginning at 10:30 am Eastern Standard Time. (Previous sermon audio files are available at vineyardone.nyc.)

“Leap of Faith” is a devotional series on the Gospel of John for the Lent season. All readings are available on the Vineyard One NYC app, along with additional resources for Bible reading, worship, and prayer (IPhone app here; Google Play app here).

 

2 thoughts on “Lent Day 5: Water to Wine

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