Jesus Turned Water to Wine

Week 7

John 2:1—12

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For the next few weeks we are going to look at Jesus as the the Miracle Worker.  Jesus’ miracles were part of His purpose in bringing glory to the Father. His Miracles proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. They strengthened people’s faith and met peoples needs. Through Jesus, God did what is impossible for us do do on our own. He provided forgiveness, salvation and eternal life. 

Lesson Outline 

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Activities

  1. Build With Cups

Use plastic cups as blocks and build structures or towers. 

Lesson Connection: It took a faith for the servants to pour the water that turned into wine in to the cup of the man in charge of the wedding.  Jesus turned water into wine to help people believe that He is the Son of God. Jesus has power over everything, and anyone who believes in Him will live Him forever.  

2. Paint with Watercolours

Print a “Water Jars” Printable (heavyweight paper is best).

Lesson Connection: Jesus told the servants to fill real water jars with real water. Jesus turned water into wine. This was the first miracle the Bible tells us Jesus did. Jesus’ miracles showed everyone that Jesus really is the Son of God. Jesus has power over everything because He is God!

3. Make Wedding Punch.

Mix ginger ale, orange juice and fruit punch. You can add berries, frozen fruit.  Really anything that you have that sounds good in a fruit punch :)

Lesson Connection: Often punch is served at weddings.  At the wedding in our Bible story, wine was served, but it ran out! Jesus turned water into wine.  Jesus did not do this miracle just so everyone would have something to drink. Jesus did miracles to help people believe that He is the Son of God. Jesus has power over everything, and anyone who believes in Him will love with Him forever. 

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Reflection to Parents and Guardians

Jesus’ ministry had begun. He called disciples and travelled the region of Galilee. Jesus spent His time on earth teaching and preforming miracles, preparing for His ultimate mission: to die on the cross for the salvation of sinners. Jesus’ miracles were signs that pointed to greater truths who Jesus is and why He had come. 

John 2 records Jesus’ first miracle at a wedding in Cana. Jesus’ mother told Jesus that the wine had run out. Culturally, running out of wine was a big deal. To run out of wine was a social disaster. But Jesus responded in a surprising way: “What has this concern of yours to do with Me, woman? My hour has not yet come” (John 2:4).

To understand Jesus’ answer, remember that Jesus’ miracles were not an end unto themselves. They were signs, pointing to something greater. When the wine ran out, Jesus turned water to wine to show that he is the Messiah, the Son of God. 

Jesus offers us something greater than wine — Himself. Jesus is the true vine. On that day, His hour had not yet come. Jesus knew what lay ahead; to give us Himself, He would shed His own blood by dying on the cross for our sin.

When Jesus’ disciples witness His miracle, the jars of wine were not the focus of their awe and wonder. Through the miracle, Jesus displayed His glory and His disciples believed in Him. Jesus was driven by His Father’s plan — not simply to solve the problem of lacking wine, but to solve the deepest problem we face, the problem of sin.

Jesus performed miracles to help people believe that He is the Messiah, the Son of God. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus provided what we need most — forgiveness and eternal life. 

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Matarial and Activites used in this lesson plan are from: The Gosple Life Project, LifeWay; Saddleback Kids; Kindergarden Classroom - Elizabeth; Go Fish Resources, Weird Animals VBS, Group Publishing