Use this Jesus Turns Water into Wine Sunday School Lesson - The Wedding at Cana - to teach children how Jesus turned water into wine, and how He changes us.
Lesson: (Note: Always allow students enough time to think and answer the questions before clarifying the teaching.)
Ask students, Who can tell me what a miracle is?
A miracle is when God does something and makes something happen that normally wouldn’t happen. If someone had a disease and they would normally die from that disease, but then God heals them, that’s a miracle. If someone is in a really bad car accident, but they don’t get hurt, that’s a miracle. Does anyone else have a story about when a miracle happened?
(Have students take turns reading through John 2:1-11.)
What was the problem in this story? The people were having a party at a wedding and they ran out of wine.
Do you remember what Mary, Jesus’ mother, told the workers at the wedding to do? She told them to do whatever Jesus told them to.
Do you think it’s important for us to do whatever Jesus tells us to? Yes. We need to do whatever Jesus tells us.
So Jesus and the workers went into the kitchen and what did Jesus do? Jesus turned the water into wine.
Would you say that what Jesus did was a miracle? Yes. Water doesn’t usually change into wine so Jesus did a miracle by making it happen.
Did you know that Jesus has also done a miracle in our lives? Jesus changed the water into wine. He changed one thing into a totally different thing. And Jesus does that to us, too. Just like Jesus changed the water into wine, Jesus changes us changes us from people who don’t believe in God to people who do believe in God. He changes us from people who would be going to Hell to people who will now be going to Heaven. He changes us from people who do wrong things to people who do right things. Jesus does a miracle in our lives by changing us our hearts to love God.
There is one more thing we should talk about in this story. Jesus made a lot of wine. Does that mean it’s okay to drink alcohol, like beer and wine, and get drunk?
The Bible says it’s okay to drink if you’re old enough, but it’s also okay to not drink. You don’t have to drink. But the Bible does say that it’s wrong to get drunk. Because when people drink too much and get drunk, they get mean or they do stupid things. So it’s wrong to get drunk.
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