Turning Water Into Wine – Miracle of Jesus
Free online resources based on Jesus changing water into wine at the wedding at Cana. This story can be found in the Bible in the book of John. See below for links to sermons, stories and entertaining sites for this miracle.
“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!”
This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him. — John 2:10-11 <NLT>
Jesus Changing Water Into Wine – Summary
Our story begins on the third day of the week, when most Jewish weddings were held because of God’s double blessing in the Genesis account of creation. Jesus and his disciples have been invited to a marriage in the city of Cana in Galilee. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was there as well and it is possible that the couple may have been related to her. During the celebration, Mary tells Jesus that they have run out of wine, a very embarrassing situation for the bride and groom. It might have been poor planning, poverty, or more guests than anticipated, but Mary saw a need and went to Jesus. At first Jesus seems to indicate that it wasn’t his time. In reality, Mary had brought the problem, but Jesus was looking for her faith in him so he could provide the solution. Mary understood and boldly told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5)
Throughout his ministry, when Jesus found faith, miracles happened. After Mary’s bold statement, he went to work. He ordered the servants to fill 6 large pots with water. Then, dip out some and take it to the chief steward. They faithfully obeyed and the steward found the water, now turned to wine, to be of exceptional quality. The chief steward declared that unlike others, this couple had saved the best wine until last. Not everyone knew what was happening, but his disciples saw this first miracle and believed in Jesus.
There were probably well over 120 gallons of water turned into wine. God is not stingy. Jesus came to provide us abundantly. (John 10:10) If the couple was poor, they would now have an abundance of the very best wine that they could serve, or sell to meet all their needs.
As with all of the miracles and parables of Jesus, this story is rich with revelation and symbolism. The Jews had seen many great miracles under the Old Covenant. With Jesus, you now have a better covenant that launched an age of even greater manifestations of God’s love and power! God has saved His best until last.
His mother said to the servants, Whatever He says to you, do it. — John 2:5 <AMP>
Read the Wedding at Cana story in five popular translations – AMP, KJV, HCSB, NIV, The Message:
Jesus changes water into wine – John 2:1-12
Check out all the wonderful Christian content linked below and learn more about this miracle.
Children’s Bible Stories – Scriptures and Adaptations on Wedding at Cana story
Jesus Turns Water Into Wine - A very short version of the story in simple language.
The Wedding In Cana – Jesus’ First Miracle – A short version of the water to wine story.
Children’s Stories – Original Fiction Based on the Water Into Wine Story
Murple the Purple Flurple’s Adventure In Cana – The Prodigal Son story through the eyes of a tree
Children’s Activities, Crafts, Coloring Pages, Music & Poetry for the Water Into Wine Miracle
Jesus Turns Water Into Wine – Coloring page and activity pages on Jesus’ first miracle
Jesus Turns Water Into Wine – An online coloring page
Water To Wine – A coloring page
Jesus Turns Water Into Wine – A fun coloring page featuring the servant and the wine steward
Water Into Wine Miracle – A crossword puzzle based on the water to wine story
Jesus Turns Water Into Wine – A fill in the blanks quiz based on the wedding feast at Cana miracle
Water Into Wine – Match words with the correct statement and learn about the first miracle of Jesus
Jesus Turns Water Into Wine – Multiple choice quiz to teach the water into wine story
Wedding At Cana – Word search for terms related to the water to wine miracle
From Water Into Wine – Study questions for John 2
Water Into Wine – A coloring page from Children’s Chapel
Water Into Wine – A coloring page of the wedding feast miracle
Water into Wine – A song based upon the water to wine miracle.
Children’s Sermons & Lessons on the Wedding at Cana Miracle
Water Into Wine – A children’s sermon from Sermons4Kids
Saving The Best For Last – Group activities based on the water to wine miracle
Miracle In Cana – A children’s lesson from John 2:1-11
Devotions, Discussions & Sermons and Other Resources About Jesus Turning Water To Wine
Jesus Goes To A Wedding - More links for the water to wine story
The First Sign: Jesus Turns Water Into Wine – A lengthy article by Bob Deffinbaugh
Why Did You Come To Me? My Time Has Not Yet Come – A post on Jesus and Women – scroll down for module on the water to wine miracle
Why Did Jesus Turn Water to Wine? – A good summary of the meanings behind Jesus’ first sign
The Miracles of Jesus Christ: Water Into Wine (Part One) – A Bible study based on John 2
The Miracles of Jesus Christ: Water Into Wine (Part Two) – A Bible study based on John 2
Miracle of Jesus at Cana Wedding – A Bible study based on the water to wine miracle
Water Into Wine: The Meaning of Jesus’ First Miracle – A short, but interesting summary of the meanings behind the miracle
The Marriage Feast In Cana Of Galilee, The Miracle That Is ‘A Sign.’ – Commentary from the book by Alfred Edersheim
The Wedding at Cana – The story behind the painting by the Italian painter Paolo Veronese
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