The Wedding at Cana










(圣经 约翰福音 2:1 ~ 12,新译本)


The next day 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. 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.  “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.

After the wedding he went to Capernaum for a few days with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples.

(John 2: 1 ~ 12, NLT)

Discussion Questions:

1. What was the problem at that wedding banquet? Would it be humiliating to have this kind of problem? Have you ever had this kind of problem?

2. What is the volume of a gallon in your familiar unit? How much is the total volume of the six stone water jars?

3. How did Jesus solve the problem? Do you think that Jesus is just a magician? Why and why not?

4. Have you heard the name of Jesus before? If you did, please tell us what you heard.

5. Why did his followers believe in him? What is it that they believed about him?

6. Do you think Jesus was being rude to his mother when he called her, “woman” and asked her, “what does this have to do with me?” Why would he speak to her like this?