Miracles of Jesus Lesson #2 Jesus’ First Miracle

Miracles of Jesus

Lesson #2 Jesus’ First Miracle (John 2:1-12)

 The first public miracle that Jesus performed was at a wedding in Cana. It was here that he turned water into wine. This is significant because his first public miracle directly connected him to Moses who turned water into blood.

The Third Day:

 Everything in scripture is significant, so when the marriage is said to happen on the 3rd Day there is a reason. If we look at one day as 1000 years and 1000 years as one day (2 Peter 3:8), then it is interesting to note that it has been 2 days since the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Once the church is raptured out, which is the next big event we are waiting on, saved people from the Church Age will go to the Judgment Seat of Christ and then to the marriage of the Lamb (Revelation 19:7-10). In this first miracle we have a foreshadowing of future events.

The Typology of this Miracle:

It is interesting that Jesus tells his mother that his hour is not yet come (verse 4). This is a reference to the crucifixion where blood and water come from his side (John 19:34-35). Adam received his bride through death (Genesis 2:21-22), which he also got from his side. It is the blood of Jesus Christ that purchases his bride (Acts 20:28). Wine is type of blood (Deuteronomy 32:14), so we see the connection to the church, which is the bride, being saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. Note that grape juice is said to be the pure blood of the grape. Jesus’ blood was God blood and the only thing capable of saving us (1 Peter 1:18-19).  And as the Bride of Christ (2 Corinthians 11:1-2) we are now espoused unto Jesus until we are married at the marriage of the Lamb.

Therefore in this passage and miracle we see Jesus identify himself as the prophet God would raise up like unto Moses as well as seeing foreshadowing of a future wedding of Jesus and the Church which he shed his blood to have.

Miracles of Jesus

Lesson #2 Jesus’ First Miracle (John 2:1-12)



1)  What is the miracle that Jesus does in this passage and why is this significant?

2)  What is the connection with the 3rd day in verse 1?

3)  What is the typology that we can learn from concerning this miracle?