Jesus’ works, miracles and signs—testified of Him

Equipping the Saints

Jesus’ miracles, the signs—testified of him. His own works were, in effect, the witnesses. Jesus performed these signs right before the eyes of those who said, “Give us a sign.” But, they refused to see the signs for what they were. These acts and signs were intended to underline and reveal Christ’s identity and thus his authority to authenticate his message. They were to bear witness that Jesus is the Christ, the very Son of God, the Davidic king, the Lord’s anointed.But the people would not hear.

John reports a miracle that is one of the first miracles many of us remember hearing about: the feeding of the five thousand (John 6:1– 15). This miracle illustrates what Jesus said (John 5) about his works. After Jesus fed the five thousand, those who came to find Jesus asked him, “Then what sign do you do, that…

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