God Saves the Best for Last

January 29, 2023   /   Pastor Kyle Bonenberger   /   City Church

THE TEXT: John 2:1-12.

Two important facts about the miracle at Cana.

  • It was a miracle of .
  • It was a miracle of .

Divine abundance…

| John 2:1-12, 10:10 | Isaiah 30:21 | Matthew 6:9-13 | Proverbs 21:5, 30:8-9 | Revelation 21:3-7 |

  • Starts with a who trusts God enough to whatever He .
  • Comes after the that didn’t make .
  • Means more than for .
  • Implies as best as possible for a better .
  • Means that the is yet to !



Small Group Questions

Get to know each other.

  1. Welcome to the first winter/spring small group for 2023! You made a great choice to commit to be a part of Biblical community. Have everyone go around the circle/zoom and share their name, something about themselves, and how they first started coming to City Church.
  2. ICE BREAKER OPTIONS (pick and answer only one). 
    1. Have you ever stolen anything? And yes, you must tell the story.
    2. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If so, how well are you keeping it?
  3. Go around again and have every person in the group share one thing they’re hoping to see God accomplish in this upcoming session of small groups.
  4. Read the “Small Group Top 10 List.” You can access it by going on the Church Center App, selecting “groups,” followed by “resources.”

What do you think?

From Sunday’s message, what particular point stood out to you, challenged you, or raised a question for you?

Digging deeper in God’s Word.

  1. Our goal for this session of small groups is to fill in the gaps between the Sunday messages about the life and ministry of Christ. Today’s study takes us to John 2:13-22, often referred to as the first cleansing of the Temple. It is believed that Jesus did this on two occasions, once at the very beginning of his ministry and again towards the very end. Read the text together, Have a few members of the group recap the story using their own words and then answer the following questions.
    1. What do you think it says about Jesus that this was one of the first things he did after starting his ministry?
    2. What does this story tell us about God? People? Ourselves?
  2. After his first miracle and the cleansing of the temple, people started to believe in the signs Jesus was performing. However the Lord’s response to their belief seems a bit peculiar. Read John 2:23-25 together and answer the following.
    1. Explain what you think was going on here using your own words.
    2. What does this tell us about God? People? Ourselves?
    3. In light of this, is there anything you need to do differently?

Personal reflection and application.

  1. Have everyone share one thing someone else mentioned in the discussion that struck a chord with you.
  2. Pray for one another (preferably men with men and women with women if possible).
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