The Gospel of John records seven miracles. All the miracles had the same purpose, that is, to prove that Jesus is the Son of God. Today, we will be looking at the third miracle in the Gospel of John. This is a miracle of hope for the hopeless. In this miracle, we discover Jesus made three statements: 1st- Do you want to get well? 2nd – Get up! Pick up your mat and walk. 3rd – See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you. I entitled this miracle as the “Three Sentence Miracle”.
We have already discussed the first miracle Jesus had performed, that is “Turning Water into Wine.” Today, we want to reflect on the second miracle in the Gospel of John. I entitled this miracle “One-Word Miracle” because Jesus only spoke one word to the royal official “Go, your son will live!” The Bible says the man took Jesus at his word and his son lived! So, this is a one-word miracle. In this miracle, we want to reflect on three different kinds of faith: 1. Crisis Faith 2. True Faith and 3. Propagating Faith.
There are seven great miracles in the Gospel of John that show us Jesus is the son of the eternal God, and those who believe in his name have eternal life. I want to discuss with you the seven miracles in seven sessions, so that we will understand more clearly that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the eternal God, and that we may spread this good news. Today, let us look at the first miracle: “Water Turned into Wine.”