God speaks when his Word is proclaimed. When we sit under the preaching of God’s Word, we are not merely learning new information; we are encountering the living God. We usually work through books of the Bible systematically. Every week, we expound and apply a passage of the Bible to show Christ.
John brings together Jesus' first miracle and the clearing of the temple in this chapter. By doing that, he shows us that true religion is joyful, zealous and genuine. More than that, the only way to get there is through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Show Us God
The writer of John's Gospel writes so that, "you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name" (John 20:31). In the first half of the Gospel (John 1-12), he immerses us in the evidence that Jesus is indeed the Son of God who brings true life. He wants to 'Show Us God'. Come fall in love with Jesus all over again, or discover who he really is, for the first time.