Sermon Notes

WHAT A DISCIPLE BELIEVES – Jesus Glory and His Heart for Worship

 Jesus Revealed! John 2:1-22 NLT


His Glory Revealed!

He Revealed His Heart for People!

He Revealed His Heart for True Worship!

He Revealed His Passion for His Father’s House!

He Revealed His Readiness, Willingness, and Confidence for the Sacrifice to come!

What a Disciple Believes

 A Personal Journey Through the Gospel of John

Week Three – Jesus Glory and His Heart for Worship  

John 2:1-22 NLT

In the Gospel of John, written thousands of years after creation, we get another glimpse into God’s heavenly kingdom. Jesus remembers the glory He had with the Father before time began, and he knows an even greater glory awaits him as He completes his Father’s work and returns to heaven. In conjunction with the Spirit, the Godhead is revealed in Jesus, laboring to unite His followers into the same oneness He shares with God.

What was it like in the beginning? It was pure unity—and it’s the destination God has planned for all his newly adopted children. Let’s lift up our hearts and worship our Lord, together.

John 2:1-12

What was happening at this wedding?

What did Jesus do to the water? What does Jesus do to us when we initially believe in Him?  Read 2 Corinthians 5:17, Psalm 51:10-12, Colossians 3:10, Ephesians 4:22-24.

Why do you think Jesus instructed the servants at the wedding to fill the stone water pots and not Himself?

Think about what Jesus did at the wedding. What word would you describe it and how does that relate to what Jesus has done in your life? 

John 2:13-25

What is the Passover and how does it relate to Jesus? Read Exodus 12, 1 Corinthians 5:7.

What was happening at the temple and why was Jesus angry?

What does Jesus do at the temple and how does this relate to us? Read 1 John 1:9, Romans 12:2 and 1 Corinthians 3:16.

Jesus makes a bold statement in 2:19. What is He saying? Read Mark 8:31, Mark 14:58, Luke 9:22, and Matthew 26:61.


What Disciples Believe

 A Group Study of the Gospel of John

Week Three – Jesus Glory and His Heart for Worship  

John 2:1-22 NLT

This week’s scripture from John contains two stories about Jesus and His disciples as He began His ministry. The first is a beautiful story of a wedding attended by Jesus along with His mother and disciples. Jesus reveals His glory at the wedding by doing an unusual miracle. The second is a sad story of Jesus and His disciples at the temple. It reveals a different side of Jesus – His passion for His Father’s house and true worship.

Relationship Builders:

Where is your happy place?

How is your true self expressed there?

Group Discussion:

Read aloud John 2:1-22 from NLT.

How was Jesus’ glory revealed at the wedding at Cana?

Why do you think Jesus chose to reveal Himself there?

How do our actions toward others bring glory to God?

What was the problem with what the merchants were doing?

What do we see revealed about Jesus in His reaction to the merchants?

Why did Jesus perform a miracle at the wedding but not the temple?

How do we develop a passion for true worship?

Corporate Prayer:

Pray that we show God’s love by our actions so that Jesus will be revealed to others through us.