Week 21 – 14 July 2013

From Common to Noble

1. Jesus changed water into wine

  • John 2:1-12
  • First sign which point to the Messiahship of Jesus
  • When Jesus revealed His glory, He reveals His deity and begin His journey towards the Cross
  • Mary’s request was marked with confidence that Jesus would attend to the situation, though not necessarily expecting a miracle – trusting Jesus would answer our petition

2. The common

  • That which is what man makes out to be; characterized by self effort and attainable within man’s expectation
  • The common is represented by the law and the Old Covenant, while it contains the truth, it serves as a pointer to the Truth, the Messiah
  • Leviticus 23:4

3. The Noble

  • Speaks of value and purpose when there is an identity change resulted from the encounter with Jesus
  • The change is on the inside and could not be brought about by self effort but the work of God through the Holy Spirit

4. The path from common to noble

  • 2 Tim 2:21
  • When we are cleansed, then we could be changed