The gospel account of Jesus being invited to a marriage, attending, and using his divine power to save the celebrations from disaster are taken as evidence of his approval for marriage and earthly celebrations. It has also been used as an argument against Christian teetotalism.
So the disciples not only saw the miraculous sign of water of purification become wine , they also recognised what that miraculous sign was pointing to – what it MEANT: Jesus has the power to provide a means of inner purification. Because of that, they believed in him.
WATER TO WINE ! Treat one glass with about a teaspoon of phenolphthalein solution. Pour some of the sodium carbonate treated water into the untreated glass. Pour some of the sodium carbonate treated water into the pre-treated phenolphthalein glass and the solution will immediately turn red.
While the synoptic gospels do not document the water-to-wine miracle at Cana, they do depict Jesus ‘ calling of his disciples after his baptism by St. John the baptizer. On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
After Peter came down out of the ship and walked on the water , he became afraid of the storm and began to sink. He called out to Jesus for help. Jesus caught him and reproved him for his lack of faith, and led him back to the ship, whereupon the storm stopped.
Christian views on alcohol are varied. They held that both the Bible and Christian tradition taught that alcohol is a gift from God that makes life more joyous, but that over-indulgence leading to drunkenness is sinful .
What is Wine ? D.F. Watson states it plainly in The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels in his article, Wine , when he says, “All wine mentioned in the Bible is fermented grape juice with an alcohol content. No non- fermented drink was called wine .”
The first recorded miracle in the New Testament is told in John 2:1-11 when Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding. Because this was Jesus ‘ first public miracle, it is often considered one of the most memorable miracles to many Christians today.
We propose that this miracle of Jesus was set up from the start to help convince his Apostles that he was “special.” (This technique was used repeatedly in the Old Testament with prophets.) The “out of wine ” was the signal to start the “miracle,” but Mary said it too early and Jesus needed to stall a little bit.
Ecclesiastes 9:7: “Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you do .”
Wine in literature often connotes happiness and friendship. It is also a symbol of transformation, as grapes undergo transformation when they are fermented. Because of its importance in the Near East, wine may also symbolize sustinance and life. White wine can connote purity.
Jesus at the age of twelve accompanies Mary and Joseph, and a large group of their relatives and friends to Jerusalem on pilgrimage, “according to the custom” – that is, Passover. On the day of their return, Jesus “lingered” in the Temple, but Mary and Joseph thought that he was among their group.
Jesus came to John the Baptist while he was baptising people in the River Jordan. As soon as Jesus was baptised , he came up out of the water. Heaven was opened and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. Then a voice said from heaven, “This is my own dear son with whom I am pleased.”
It is because the Bible teaches that Jesus is God in the flesh. Jesus provides us with a portrait of God. A second reason Jesus performed miracles was to affirm his true identity as the Son of God. One detail that stands about the miracles of Jesus is how few he actually performed .