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This paper will cover the eight great sign miracles that Jesus performed that was listed by Dr. Towns. These miracles are also recorded in the Gospel of John and will be outlined below.
Turning Water into Wine: This miracle was performed at the wedding at Cana. The mother of Jesus informed him that there was no more wine, and Jesus response was "Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come." His mother spoke to the servants and said "whatsoever he saith unto you, do it." There were six waterpots of stone that the Jews used for purifying, and Jesus spoke to the servants and instructed them to fill the waterpots with water. Jesus instructed them to draw out of the pots and bear unto the governor of the feast. When the governor tasted the water that was turned into wine, he stated that "Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now." This sign miracle reveals the deity of Christ because it shows that Christ has power over creation.
Healing of a Noble Man's Son: Jesus returned to Cana of Galilee and a certain nobleman was there whose son was sick at Capernaum. The nobleman besought Jesus that he would heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Jesus said unto him "Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way." His servants met him and confirmed that his son was alive. This sign miracle reveals the deity of Christ because it shows that the power of Christ is not limited by space. This miracle also reveals Christ deity because it manifested the power of his spoken word.
Healing of the Lame Man: Jesus went up to Jerusalem during the time of a feast "and a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight...
References: Caldwell Ryrie, C. (1994). Ryrie Study Bible: Expanded Edition. Chicago: Moody Press.
Towns, E. (2002). The Gospel of John: Believe and Live. Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.
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