Facing Problems God's Way:
How to Run Out of Wine without Whining
By Greg Wright
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- Kyle and Katie's wedding.
- The wedding in Cana of Galilee.
- Themes from the passage.
- Goals in conflict.
- Aspects of Godly problem solving.
- The manifestation of the problem.
- Mary did not ignore the problem.
- Mary did not deny the problem.
- Mary did not run away from the problem.
- Mary did not accuse God.
- Mary did not mistreat other people.
- What did Mary do?
- The management of the problem.
- Mary took the problem to Jesus.
- Mary trusted Jesus, even when he offered no encouragement towards a solution.
- Mary did all she could to resolve the problem.
- Mary enlisted the help of others.
- The mystery of the problem.
- A miracle was performed.
- The wine problem was solved.
- Jesus was glorified.
- The disciples were strengthened in their faith.
- Conclusions and Applications.
- Problems interfere with meeting operational goals.
- Problems are sometimes necessary for us to meet our spiritual goals.
- Problems are sometimes deployed by God in order to meet His kingdom goals.
- Therefore, I need to repent of the way I react when problems arise.
- Repenetance from the way we face problems.
- Repent of getting so angry when problems arise.
- Repent of placing my operational goals above my spiritual goals.
- Repent of placing my operational goals above God's kingdom goals.
- Repent of the methods I use for solving problems.