Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Homebrew Club

My buddies Andy (, Scott ( and I are starting a new homebrew club in SE Portland. All are welcome of course. It's called Cana Homebrew Club, we're going to meet on the first Saturday of the month at Andy's house. Come and learn, hang out, teach, chill, whatever.
The name derives from John chapter 2 where Jesus turns water into wine. The basic story is this:
Jesus is at a wedding in Cana, the wedding host runs out of wine and let's Jesus's mom know, who tells her son. Jesus has 6 huge water jars that were used for purification filled with water. When the host looks in them, the water has turned into wine. When the host try's the wine he says, 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."
This may seem like a neat party trick (which it probably was), but I believe Jesus is declaring the new covenant (which is better than the old) in his blood is about to come. It's not a coincidence that Jesus used the purification jars. He did this to show that when the new covenant comes, which is by grace through faith in Christ, there will not be a need to continue to purify yourself each year, but that Jesus's blood will wash you clean forever.
Anyways, we want to have a club where people can learn to homebrew and, more importantly, find out about this covenant and to meet the real bridegroom who calls all to be apart of His wedding feast!

Soli Deo Gloria,

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