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Whenever Jesus wasn't preaching or teaching you'd find Him at a party. It might be at a tax collector's or at a Pharisee's home (religious leader). The guests might include power men in the community or the riffraff. What seemed to bother the stuffy, "religious" types wasn't that Jesus went to parties, but that He seemed to enjoy Himself too much. That, I believe, is why they called Him a glutton and winebibber.

It was at just such a party that Jesus performed His first miracle. The occasion was a wedding banquet. Tradition tells us it was the disciple John's wedding and that makes sense since Mary (who was the cousin of John's mother) seems to feel some sort of responsibility to the guests and since John has inside knowledge of events that took place at the party, which no one else seems to be aware of. The miracle was the turning of water into wine, some four hundred gallons of it!

I've heard many theological explanations about that first miracle. "Jesus simply speeded up a natural process because, of course, in nature grapevines take water and turn them into wine," some say. "All miracles are really just nature speeded up." Such explanations miss the point, I think. The point is that running out of wine is the surest way of bringing a party to a grinding halt, and Jesus' provision allowed the party to go on.

From Michael Card's, "Immanuel, Reflections of the Life of Christ." Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN. Copyright 1990.


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Jesus at a Party
Help me out here, please. I am faced with a dilemma. As a Christian, is it right to attend a gay wedding????



By: Steph F
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CHRISTIANITY & SOCIAL

Many christians beleive that christianity means they should cut off themselves totally from others. They usually quote the passage that says "do not be unequally yoked with unbeleivers".

Jesus life has shown that this should not be the case. You should not cut off your social life because you are a christian. I dont mean you should go to nite-clubs, get drunk etc. But you can still attend other peoples activities -birthday parties, anniversaries, wedding etc. These activities should also allow people see your life and emulate it. Our life should reflect that of Christ.

Christ wasnt as much of a "party goer". But he knows that that is where he will meet the unsaved, the sick etc. We must emulate this. If we cant meet them (unbeleivers), we cant spread the word.



By: joyce vincent
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If Someone summons you ,You too will joyfully attend to their party.



By: Takao Ogawa
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Jesus the Party-Goer ;Does the Party-Goer mean the Church-Goer?

You think so.Did Abraham Lincoln the greatest President of USA go to church?You do not think so.He has been reading the Bible.However did he suffer from depression or biporlar disorder? You think so.Perhaps it was related somewhat to the his Non-Church-Goer.You too think so.

 



By: Takao Ogawa
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Jesus not only the Solitary Prayer but also the Party-Goer



By: Takao Ogawa
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Jesus is Healthy.But You are Unhealthy.



By: Takao Ogawa
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The Oriental Persons also the Party-Doers.
But you are non-party.



By: Takao Ogawa
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Jesus the Party-Goer,Westerner also the Party-Goer



By: Takao Ogawa
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THIS IS ESSENTIAL!
100% Man 100% Divine This is were we can all see the nature of his Divinty here on earth in the flesh, God as Jesus.  


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By: OVERFLOW
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Jesus is the Lord of the Dance



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