Sun, 14 January 2007
Scripture Focus: John 2:1-11
John 2:1-11 is part of a larger section in the Gospel of John that has come to be known as "The Book of Signs." It runs from the middle of chapter 1 all the way through the end of chapter 12 and is full of interactions between Jesus and groups and individuals that all point to the bigger, wider, grander coming of the Kingdom of God. The last verse in this section--verse 11--adds even more intensity to the story as the wedding at Cana begins both Jesus' public ministry in general and his demonstration of miraculous signs in particular. "Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him."
signs reveal his glory. We will use the idea of signs to think
about our identity as followers of Jesus. As Jesus becomes known
by what he does in these signs, our identity is made known in what we
do. Our actions are also signs that reveal who we are.
We will begin to unfold the adult discipleship theme described by the acronym L.I.F.E.