[The bulletin cover had only the right side of 16th century Italian Renaissance painter Paolo Veronese's Wedding at Cana; pictured at left is the center section of his delightfully complex rendition of the wedding feast. Yes, that's Jesus modestly seated in the middle with a modest halo. Make it more sedate with fewer guests and it would look like Jesus at the Last Supper, right?]
Although God's people have been returned from Babylonian exile for 10 years or so, their lot is still sorry. They're known by the names Deserted and Desolate. And those names fit their situation quite aptly as the world sees them.
Isaiah announces God's new vision that brings them new names that God has for them; My Delight and Married. Those may seem a bit odd, but God's vision for God's people involves much more than the world can perceive or understand. Find out what these new names mean.
We all know the story about Jesus and the wedding feast at Cana - water into wine. What was that all about? In particular, what about that strange conversation with his mother? Stories in John's gospel are packed with symbolism, and this is no exception. Find out what's really going on when the ritual purification water jars produce the finest wine.
There is a lot to learn here. Get some insights by checking out the sermon video below, noting the availability of the downloads below the video panel.