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B. Life's principle and life's purpose 2:1-22
1. Life's principle — to change death into life vv. 1-11
a. Christ coming in resurrection to the people in their enjoyment vv. 1-2
John 2 :1 2:1 And the 1athird day a 2wedding took place in 3bCana of 4cGalilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
John 2 :2 2:2 And Jesus also was invited, as well as His disciples, to the wedding.
b. Their human life running out and their being filled with death vv. 3-7
John 2 :3 2:3 And when the 1wine 2ran out, the 3mother of Jesus said to Him, They have no wine.
John 2 :4 2:4 And Jesus said to her, 1Woman, 2what do I have in this that concerns you? aMy hour has not yet come.
John 2 :5 2:5 His mother said to the servants, Whatever He says to you, do.
John 2 :6 2:6 Now there were 1six stone waterpots lying there, according to the 2Jews' rite of purification, holding 3two or three measures each.
John 2 :7 2:7 Jesus said to them, Fill the waterpots with 1water. And they filled them up to the brim.
c. Christ changing their death into life eternal vv. 8-11
John 2 :8 2:8 And He said to them, Draw some out now and take it to the master of the feast. And they took it to him.
John 2 :9 2:9 And when the master of the feast tasted the 1awater which had become wine and did not know where it came from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew, the master of the feast called the bridegroom
John 2 :10 2:10 And said to him, Every man sets out the good wine first, and when they have drunk freely, then that which is worse; you have kept the good wine until now.
John 2 :11 2:11 This 1beginning of 2asigns Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee and 3manifested His glory, and His disciples believed into Him.
2. Life's purpose — to build the house of God vv. 12-22
a. Christ cleansing the temple vv. 12-17
John 2 :12 2:12 After this He went down to Capernaum, He and His mother and His brothers and His disciples; and they remained there not many days.
John 2 :13 2:13 And the aPassover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
John 2 :14 2:14 And aHe found in the 1btemple those selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers sitting there.
John 2 :15 2:15 And 1having made a whip out of 2cords, He drove them all out of the temple, as well as the sheep and the oxen, and He poured out the money of the moneychangers and overturned their tables.
John 2 :16 2:16 And to those who were selling the doves He said, Take these things away from here; do not make aMy Father's house a house of merchandise.
John 2 :17 2:17 His disciples remembered that it was written, a"The zeal of Your house shall devour Me.''
b. The body of Jesus, the temple, destroyed and raised up in resurrection vv. 18-22
John 2 :18 2:18 The Jews then answered and said to Him, What sign do you show us, seeing that you do these things?
John 2 :19 2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this 1temple, and in 2three days I will araise it up.
John 2 :20 2:20 Then the Jews said, This temple was built in forty-six years, and You will raise it up in three days?
John 2 :21 2:21 But He spoke of the atemple of His body.
John 2 :22 2:22 When therefore He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this, and they believed the aScripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
C. Life meeting the need of man's every case 2:23—11:57
1. The need of the moral — life's regenerating 2:23—3:36
a. The Lord's commitment not in miracles but in life 2:23—3:1
John 2 :23 2:23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed into His name when they saw the signs which He did.
John 2 :24 2:24 But Jesus Himself did not entrust Himself to them, for He knew all men,
John 2 :25 2:25 And because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for aHe Himself knew what was in man.
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