Signs and Wonders and Faith
Jesus finishes his journey through Samaria and returns to Galilee. He is welcomed, but perhaps not for the right reasons. Just as the Father seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth, so Jesus seeks those who will trust in His grace and truth and find beauty and delight in His glory.
Our Faith Is Only in Jesus Himself
Why do we come to Jesus?
To see signs and wonders – form of entertainment?
To have Him do miracles to meet our needs?
To find our only hope in Him and trust His word?
Jesus’ Ministry (including miracles) Is to Draw Us into Faith
Is our faith the key that opens the door to miracles?
Mark 6:1-6 – Our faith appears to hamper miracles
Luke 7:11-17 – Our faith has no part in a great miracle
God is sovereign always to work His will for our salvation
God’s Kingdom Is for All Who Have Faith
We see a planned progression in Jesus’ ministry:
Nicodemus – educated Jewish teacher of the law
You must be born again
Woman of Samaria – despised by Jews
Jesus offers living water
Gentile Official – enemy occupying forces
Faith rests in Jesus