“The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. But these are written so that you may continue to believed that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name” (John 20:30-31, NLT).
The Gospel of John contains seven miracles, called signs. According to John, each of these miracles served a dual purpose: to reveal Jesus as the Son of God and to foster faith that results in life. Each miracle addresses a specific need that robs us of life. But rather than face our circumstances with passive resignation, we can make a different choice. We can choose to believe, even in the face of impossible odds. It’s our belief, not our courage, that produces life!
Beginning August 28 I’m going to do a seven week series that will show how Jesus confronted seven specific threats that rob people like us of life and how He demonstrated the pathway to life in the midst of those challenges.
August 28: Disappointment (John 2:1-11)
September 4: Helplessness (John 4:46-54)
September 11: Habitual Patterns of Sin (John 5:1-15)
September 18: Inadequacy (John 6:1-15)
September 25: Fear (John 6:16-21)
October 2: Lack of Direction (John 9:1-12)
October 9: Death (John 11:1-44)
If you’re in the Des Moines area, I’d like to invite you to visit us at Ashworth Road. You can find our location and service times by visiting our website by finding www.ashworthroad.com. If you’re not local, stay tuned to my blog. I’ll be posting follow ups to each weekend service. I think you’ll be encouraged and challenged by this series, and most important of all, find life!