Miracle of the New Birth
A Sermon on John 2:7-10
7Jesus *said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim. 8And He *said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” And they took it to him. 9Now when the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter *called the groom, 10and *said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when the guests are drunk, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.”
7Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. 9When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 10And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
Who is Jesus? As seen in the Scriptures, Jesus is no mere man and is much more than can be imagined. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches from John 2:7–10 where the question of the identity of Jesus is at the forefront. Jesus has power to perform great signs and miracles and performs them to show the world His divine power over all of creation. Jesus not only has power over the physical world, but also the spiritual world. Jesus not only turns water to wine, but also changes dead sinners into living children of God. Jesus as the Son of God gives new life because He is the water of life. To be a Christian is to believe in Jesus for salvation; it is to trust Him wholly and completely. The person of Jesus forces all to ask the question: “am I trusting in Him?” Christians cannot have a neutral attitude toward Him. Jesus is divisive because He is the true and better Adam that has come to redeem sinners and set them free from all sin. The sermon calls all to believe and hope in Jesus Christ for their salvation.
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.