Jesus’s first miracle very much sets the tone for the rest of his ministry as well as provides insight into his character. We see Jesus as both the Lord of the Feast and a loving shepherd who is intimately involved in the details of our lives.
The calling of the disciples shows us what discipleship is truly about, following Jesus and becoming part of his story. Likewise, Christ is calling us to more than just moral teaching but to the hands on experience of life together.
When our identity is apart from Christ we are bound by our insufficiency. However, when we see Jesus as our substitute and Lord he alone becomes the center of our life and identity.
John’s prologue cuts to the heart and soul of the gospel message, the supremacy of Christ. John retells the creation story of Genesis through Jesus and introduces some themes we will see throughout the Gospel of John.
For the first week in our series on the Gospel of John we look into John’s background and his purpose in writing his gospel.