Jesus’ miracles inspire faith and verify his identity as the Son of God. They are way more than party tricks, but his “water into wine” in John 2:1-11 still has people talking. At the wedding at Cana, Jesus revealed his true divine nature while saving the host’s reputation. We should notice that our Lord cares about all things, even our own human enjoyment of life. We also recognize that Jesus continues to work miracles in our lives, in ways large and small.
Summary: John 2:1-11. At the wedding, Jesus did his first miracle in public even he did not want.
He changed water filled in jars to very good wine. He did it because his mother Mary asked him.
Bible Story Video
Bible Coloring Page “Jesus changes water into wine”
More Sunday School Ideas for John 2:1-22
- Watch the video of this children’s sermon and related Bible craft ideas
- Download our free coloring page the Water into Wine miracle
- Compare our John 2:1-11 preschool Bible lesson
- See our full Sunday School Lesson on Jesus’ Miracle at Cana
- Compare another Water into Wine Sunday School lesson
- See the Wedding at Cana lesson materials from Mission Bible Class
Main Objective: While on Earth, Jesus did a lot of amazing miracles. The first one we read of in the gospels was a transformative act that kept a party going! In the story of the wedding at Cana, we notice that Jesus cares about all things, even our own human enjoyment of life. We also recognize that Jesus continues to work miracles in our lives, in ways large and small. This lesson uses a simple drink mix illustration to introduce children to the power of our Savior.
The first miracle Jesus did on Earth proved that He was God’s son…it also kept a party going! Transforming water into wine might not seem entirely life-changing, but it reminds us that anything is possible with Christ, and that God cares about even the little details of our lives. These crafts celebrate the beauty of change and the joy of life with Jesus. A simple “miraculous” water resist painting displays how things can “show up” in unexpected ways. A “water wheel” recounts the story with an interactive decoration.
John 2:1-11 ESV The Wedding at Cana
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. -John 2:1-11