Master of the Feast

Master of the feast and the good wine

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JOHN 2 BIBLE STUDY

8-11 Master of the Feast

12 Jesus' Brothers
13 Passover
14-17 Jesus Cleanses the Temple
18-25 Destroy This Temple
JOHN 2:8-10  8 And He said to them, “Draw out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. 9 When the master of the feast had tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10 And he said to him, “Every man sets out the good wine first, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”

What might the servants have been thinking as they approached the master of the feast?
'We’re going to be in trouble for bringing washing water instead of wine...'

Did Jesus come through for that wedding feast?
He gave them 135 to 177 (US) gallons* of arguably the finest wine ever made.
* 135 = 5 x 20.81 + 1 x 31.22, and 177 = 1 x 20.81 + 5 x 31.22 (see metrétés).

What’s lesson does the obedience of the servants and Nike’s marketing slogan have for us?
When God says to do something, just do it, even if you don’t understand why you need to do it. If you’re sure that God wants you to do it, it's reason enough.

What if it goes against your logic, knowledge or desires?
Who do you think is more logical, knowledgeable and holy - you or God, who told us, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)?

"Lord" is someone you obey unconditionally; is your Lord you or God?
 

How do I know what God wants me to do?
The vast majority of what God wants you to do is in the Bible. Occasionally, God may speak to you directly or send a message via another Christian, but such extra-Biblical communication is rare and must be qualified through the Bible to see if it is consistent with His instructions already given and confirmed to be truly from Him.

JOHN 2:11  11 This beginning of the signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and revealed His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.

What does John call this changing of water into wine?
“Beginning of the signs” (John 2:11)

“Signs” of what?
That Jesus is God, which will be proven throughout and beyond this Gospel.

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