Istrouma Baptist Church Podcast

Three teenage buddies, Kevin, Brian and Randall, had spent a fun evening bowling near Tampa, FL.  As they headed home, they cruised into an intersection and were struck by an eight-ton Mack truck.  All three were tragically killed.

 

They had not been drinking.  They had not been doing drugs.  They had not been texting.  They had done nothing wrong.  But, unbeknownst to the them, someone else had.  Another trio of young friends had been on a vandalism spree of sorts.  Their prank was stealing street signs.  One of the signs that was vandalized was the stop sign that should have marked the intersection where the fatal accident occurred. 

 

Signs can mean life or death.  We need to respect and pay attention to signs. 

 

God’s word contains many signs and we’d do well to pay attention to them.  These signs are not metal; they are miracles.  These miracles are signs that point to a greater reality.  They were recorded to point us to life and life to the full!

 

The book of John in the Bible has a particular focus on life-giving signs or miracles.  From this Sunday through Easter Sunday morning, we are going to look at these miraculous signs and discover more about the abundant life Jesus came to give.

 

Signs:

So You May Believe

John 20:30-31

 

  • The abundance of Jesus’ signs

 

“Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book” (John 20:30).

 

  • Jesus’ miracles are plentiful

 

  • Jesus’ miracles are personal

 

  • The aim of Jesus’ signs

 

“But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God” (John 20:31a).

 

  • Generate belief

 

  • Guide belief

 

  • The aspiration of Jesus’ signs

 

“And that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31b).

 

  • A matchless possession

 

  • A matchless person
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