Scripture text: John 2 Preacher: Rev. David Sutherland Date: 25 September 2016
In John’s account of the two episodes described in the second chapter of his Gospel, namely the changing of the water into wine at the wedding in Cana, and the cleansing of the Temple, he points to the changes which Jesus is bringing about as his ministry unfolds. The many rituals with their outward display, the system of sacrifice, and the Temple itself, have all fulfilled their intended purpose. Those pillars of Jewish religious observance are being superseded by something far superior — Christianity.