The Seven Signs of Jesus
This is a Bible-based, simple and reproducible method for group studies or one-on-one encounters to help introduce people to Jesus. It is based upon John's words found in John 20:30-31.
“30 Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (New International Version)
The miraculous signs of Jesus that are recorded in the book of John are there on purpose to draw people into relationship with Jesus. So here is one way that you can put this truth to work in your neighborhood, workplace or family.
Ask one or more friends who are interested in Spiritual matters to gather with you (at their home if possible) for seven weeks to talk about seven different miracles that Jesus performed when He was walking on the earth. You might want to enjoy a meal together each week, dessert or snacks and then simply have someone read the account of one of the miracles and then ask three simple questions. It is that simple. There are no exact answers to the questions so anyone can answer. These miracles and questions always stir up good conversations and if John is telling the truth, then people will come to know Jesus when it is all over. Test God and see what He will do. Here are the miracles found in John followed by four simple questions to ask each week.
The Signs of John's Gospel (John 20:30-31)
1. CHANGING WATER INTO WINE (JOHN 2:1-11).
2. HEALING THE ROYAL OFFICIAL'S SON (JOHN 4:46-54).
3. HEALING THE PARALYTIC AT THE POOL (JOHN 5:1-18).
4. FEEDING OVER 5,000 WITH FISH AND LOAVES (JOHN 6:1-14).
5. WALKING ON THE WATER (JOHN 6:15-25).
6. HEALING A MAN BORN BLIND (JOHN 9:1-41).
7. RAISING LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD (JOHN 11:1-46).
Here are the four simple questions to ask after you read each of the stories:
What does this story tell us about people?
What does this story tell us about Jesus?
What does this story tell us about ourselves?
Who do I know that needs to hear this story?
Please e-mail us with the results you find from employing this tool. Thanks!