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The Seven Signs in John Ramona Ragland #27871292 GLST 220 B 10
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The Seven Signs in John Changing Water to Wine John 2:1-11 1. What does this story say about people? The salient impression about the people in the story of Jesus changing water to wine is the hope present in the hearts and minds of the people. In the case Mary, and the servants especially, none of them hesitated to follow Jesus’ instructions. It seems their hearts and minds were prepared to receive the Messiah. 2. What does this story say about Jesus? In this instance, Jesus seems to feel He is not “ready” to perform the prophetic signs, since His public ministry had not begun. It is also clear that Jesus showed His compassion for the bride and groom’s wedding and blessed the joyous occasion. 3. What does this story say about you? This story tells me that I might be too strict in my application of scripture, hopefully not to the point of being legalistic. Because this story definitely shows that Jesus wants us to enjoy the gift of life in ways that might seem counterintuitive to many Christians today. 4. Who needs to hear this story? This story should be heard by everyone that wants to fully know and understand Jesus. Healing the Official’s son John 4:46-54 The Seven Signs in John | Ramona Ragland #27871292 Page 1 of 11
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1. What does this story say about people? Once again, as in the first miracle, this story demonstrates how the people’s hearts and minds were ready to receive the Messiah. This faith was abiding even before Christ appeared due to belief in the prophecies found in scripture. That faith was such that the “court official” had faith that Jesus could cure his son, without question. 2. What does this story say about Jesus? Jesus seizes this opportunity to teach people that faith is rewarded by demonstrating not only His power, but the power of “faith”. This results in the “court official” and his household’s belief in Jesus as the messiah. This sign probably enhanced the faith of the disciples and those travelling with Christ. 3. What does this story say about you? This story says that my faith should not require any tangible evidence, but instead a belief on the “word” alone. The fulfillment of the prophecies found in the scriptures and the signs in the gospel of John (all gospel) should suffice in justifying my faith. This story causes me to reflect on the strength of my faith. 4. Who needs to hear this story? This story should be heard by everyone that wants to fully know and understand Jesus. The Invalid of Bethesda John 5:1-18 1. What does this story say about people?
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