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And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)

The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.

September 30, 2015

Hope in Jesus, the problem solver



John 2: 1-11

1And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

From this story, we see that Jesus, His mother, and His disciples all attended a wedding that took        place in Cana in Galilee.  In this story, the host of the party did the unthinkable--he ran out of wine.  So Mary, the mother of our Lord told Jesus of the predicament expecting Him to do something about it.

On the surface, it seems that Jesus was abrupt with His mother.  However, to use the term woman in the first century, was a polite form of address.  Jesus simple wanted His mother to know that it was not their problem that the wine had ran out.
Jesus filled with compassion, decided to help the newlyweds out.  He had His disciples fill six stone jars with water and then He miraculously changed the water into wine.

 A. WHEN WE HAVE A PROBLEM, WE SHOULD GIVE IT TO JESUS, AND TRUST  THAT HE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT.

Mary realized that there was  a problem (the wine was gone).  So she gave the problem to Jesus; and then she trusted Him to take care of it.  She walked away from the problem and stopped worrying about it because she knew that Jesus was in control and that He could take care of the problem.  Our Lord can take care of our problems if we lay them in His lap.


 In the OT, King Hezekiah had a problem.  He was about to die from an illness.  But instead of giving up, (Isa. 38:2) tells us that he “prayed to God for help.”  God solved his problem by adding 15 years to his life.

In the NT, Peter had a problem.  He was arrested and placed in jail for preaching the gospel.  But (Acts 12:5) tells us that the “church was earnestly praying to God for Him.”  God solved Peter’s problem by sending an angel to rescue him from jail.

No matter what your problem is, God can help you solve it.
When we have a problem, we need to lay it in Jesus' lap and trust that He will help solve our dilemmas.
 
B. WHEN JESUS COMES INTO A LIFE OR SITUATION, NEW POSSIBILITIES ALWAYS EXIST.

1. When the wine ran out, it seemed like a hopeless situation.  Where were they going to get more    wine?  They couldn’t just run over to the local supermarket to buy more wine, for it took days to produce it.  It was obvious that the newlyweds were in a jam and in jeopardy of breaking the strong unwritten laws of hospitality because they had no more wine to serve their guests.
 
2.   But Jesus turned a hopeless situation into hope.  He turned the water into wine.
3.   The point is that our Lord turns hopeless situations into hope.                                                                                      
4.   Are you struggling with problems that seem hopeless and difficult to resolve?
5.   Are you struggling with an illness that is causing you a lot of pain and discomfort?
6.   Are you struggling with emotional problems that you are having a hard time overcoming?
7.   If so, I want you to know that whatever situation you may be going through; there is always hope with Jesus.  When Jesus enters into a situation, new possibilities always exist.











You are what the Word says you are. You can do what the Word says you can do. You can have what the Word says you can have. Begin to believe that. Begin to say it out loud in faith

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