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An Engagement at a
John 2:1-11
The Setting
And on the third day there was a
wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the
mother of Jesus was there; and Jesus
also was invited, and His disciples, to
the wedding. And when the wine gave
out, the mother of Jesus said to Him,
They have no wine.”
Jesus was on a mission
And Jesus said to her, “ Woman, what
do I have to do with you? My hour has
not yet come.”
Jesus was on a mission of
His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He
says to you, do it.” Now there were six stone
waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of
purification, containing twenty of thirty gallons
each. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots
with water.” And they filled them to the brim.
And He said to them, “Draw some out now,
and take it to the headwaiter.” And they took
it to him.
And when the headwaiter tasted the
water which had become wine, and
did not know where it came from (but
the servants who had drawn the water
know), the headwaiter called the
bridegroom, and said to him, “Every
man serves the good wine first, and
when men have drunk freely, then that
which is poorer; you have kept the
good wine until now.”
Jesus was on a mission of
engagement that impacted others
This beginning of His signs Jesus did in
Cana of Galilee, and manifested His
glory, and His disciples believed in Him.
We are on a mission
Students- what are you being called to?
What are you being prepared for?
Men and women- how manly missions
are left unfinished or left undone? How
many opportunities have been missed?
One thing is certain; if we do not know what
our mission is, we will definitely fail to achieve it.
“First off, a worthy mission gives a leader an
ending point for their journey, a guiding force
for their actions, and a foundation upon which
to build. Anyone who has spent any time
navigating a wilderness will tell you that it is
impossible to complete a trek-or to even plan
for it if you do not begin by knowing where
your path ends. Once you are in the
wilderness, you use a compass that points to
true north to help you get out”.
“A compass that points straight back at youlike a life mission that is only about serving
yourself- is a useless tool that will take you
precisely nowhere. Leadership over time is far
more difficult that orienteering or even
vacationing, yet we often approach it with less
forethought than we do a week at the beach”.
~Donovan Campbell
former captain
US Marine Corps
What is going inside of us?
The solution to the problem is not to get
different pots...different water…or even
to add something to the water.
The solution is found in the gospel.
The best that life can offer us is 50 shades of grey,
but Christ is offering us new wine!
Emotional pain
Physical pain
Incredible abuse
Authority & Power
Love &
What is your current setting?
Who are you engaging?
What missions are engaging in?
Let God change the man or woman…
and then let God use you to impact every environment
they find yourself entering into!