NTRO: In the last two messages we have observed the life of Christ in the first days of His ministry. In today's message we are in about day 12 of His ministry. There were a few days from when He left Bethabara, where John was baptizing, until He got to Cana. I believe He was in Cana for likely as long as 8 days. Jewish weddings would go from a few to seven days in length, and gathering that they ran out of wine, and because of the amount of wine He made, I conclude it would have been a seven day feast. And so, our last message in the Gospels we gave consideration to Jesus' first miracle, or sign. It was a sign that He was, and is truly the Messiah.
If that is so, we now follow Christ from Cana to Capernaum. Capernaum will be like Jesus' home town from here on until He is crucified. From Capernaum He went on to Jerusalem. Jesus' mother and brothers have come with Him from Cana to Capernaum. They spend several quiet days there. So look at John 2:12 (read).