Background: The apostle John focuses on certain events that no other gospel writer’s write about (the encounter with Nicodemus, the Samaritan womant at the well, the man born blind, raising of Lazarus) for the purpose of proving that Jesus is in fact the Son of God.
Jesus did many miracles here on earth. Ever wonder why?
Ask the children…
How many miracles did the disciples see Jesus do?
“The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book.” (John 20:30)
So the disciples saw a ton of miracles, why did the apostle John record these miracles in his book?
“But these are written so that you may continue to believe[d] 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 20:31)
Miracles produce belief, more miracles cause us to continue to believe and the result of belief is new life. Jesus did miracles to demonstrate that He was who He said He was, God’s Son, and therefore to prove He could do what He said He would, give eternal life to all who believe.
Ask your children if they believe in the miracles of Jesus? Does that help them to have faith that Jesus is God and that He can give life? Ask them if they know someone who doesn’t know the miracles of Jesus? Memorize one of the miracles and ask God for a chance to share that miracle with and unbelieving family member or friend.
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