June 16, 2024

Assigned Scripture

John 2:1-11

The next day[a] there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”

“Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”

But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons.[b] 

Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.”When the jars had been filled, he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed his instructions.

When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. 10 “A host always serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!”

11 This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

New Living Translation (NLT)
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Group Response

Following the weekly gathering, you’re invited to respond to the service by engaging in group discussion.

God encounters his people in the magnificent and the mundane. And while his Kingdom work is never limited by humanity, we see time and again, that his desire is to involve us in these efforts to restore and redeem.  So often, the measure of God’s activity is reflective of the measure of our obedience. 

Discussion Questions

  1. “Whatever” is God asking of you today?  Where is there potential in your everyday, ordinary actions, words, or routines to respond obediently to God’s calling and in so doing, open the pathway for God’s Kingdom building work to be done?
  2. What are the actions or aspects of your life that you’ve either unknowingly or even knowingly withheld from God, assuming they are insignificant and outside the realm of what God might use for his purposes? 
  3. What about your life has seemed too small to be of significance for the sake of the Kingdom? How might you listen for God’s prompting and encouragement in these areas of your life? And how might you more readily do whatever he asks of you in these areas?