“On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding as well.”, John 2:1-2 HCSB
• On the third day of what? I suppose it means on the third day of Jesus’ ministry, i.e., three days after he called some disciples to follow Him:
“The next day He decided to leave for Galilee. Jesus found Philip and told him, “Follow Me! ””, John 1:43 HCSB
• Or probably even earlier when Andrew and perhaps John started following Jesus.
• I am trying to make an effort to actually memorize (and keep memorized) the twelve apostles since Steve Sapp has mentioned that it should be common knowledge to us if we have been Christian a while I a couple of sermons. So so far we have Andrew, probably John, Peter, Philip, and Nathaniel.
• These guys were following Jesus to get to know Him, learn from Him, and imitate Him. How do we follow Jesus today, or asked a little differently, how do we get to know Jesus, learn from Jesus, and imitate Jesus 2000 plus years after Jesus was here on earth as a man?
“As He was saying these things, many believed in Him. So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.””, John 8:30-32 HCSB
• Well that’s great and all Chad, you might say, and that’s great for those who were with Jesus physically, but how do we *know* that in order to be Christian we have to follow Jesus today?
“This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” yet doesn’t keep His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. This is how we know we are in Him: The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.”, 1 John 2:3-6 HCSB