People of Celebration: House Party

People of Celebration: House Party

“The haunting fear someone, somewhere may be happy.”  H.L. Mencken

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’  Matthew 11:19

2 Celebrations that Mark the Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”Luke 2:10

After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. Luke 5:27-28

Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. 30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”Luke 5:29-32

“Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.” John 2:2

When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” John 2:3 

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

John 2:5 

Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[a]Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. John 2:6-7

“Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.” John 2:2

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2:5 

“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” John 2:4 

Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” John 12:23

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