Graverobber: Need

Week 1 – Jeff Maness – February 23, 2020

Not only is nothing too big for Jesus, but nothing is too small for Him either. He is the God of the immense and the intimate. The magnificent and the menial. If it matters to you, it matters to Jesus because you matter to Jesus. So no matter the size, how should I respond when I’m in need?

Graverobber: Need

John 21:25 25 Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.

John 20:30-31 30 The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.

Matthew 8:16 16 That evening many demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. He cast out the evil spirits with a simple command, and he healed all the sick.

Big Idea: No need is too big for Jesus, but no need is too small for Him either.

Big Question: How should I respond when I’m in need?

Main Scripture: John 2:1-11

John 2:1-3 1 The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. 3 The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”

John 2:4 4 “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”

Everyone wants a miracle. But here’s the catch: no one wants to be in a situation that necessitates one! Of course, you can’t have one without the other. — Mark Batterson

John 2:5-11 5 But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons. 7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled, 8 he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed his instructions. 9 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. 10 “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!” 11 This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

1. Come to Jesus first

2. Continue to have faith

3. Commit to following Him

Romans 12:4-5 4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, 5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.

The first miracle foreshadows the last. At the wedding in Cana, Jesus turned water into wine. At the Last Supper, Jesus raised a cup of wine and said, “This is my blood, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” On the eve of His crucifixion, Jesus turned an ordinary cup of wine into a bottomless glass of grace. He transformed the fruit of the vine into the agent of forgiveness for every sin ever committed, from Adam to the apocalypse. — Mark Batterson