His Story

Episode 8: The Signs of Jesus

Bring the Word

Read John 2:1-11

  • Do you think Mary was expecting Jesus to perform this miracle? Why or why not?
  • What are some of the things needed to make good wine?
  • How does Jesus show control over nature through this sign? How does Jesus show control over time through this sign?
  • What does this Scripture say was accomplished through this sign?
  • Do you think Jesus’ goal from this Scripture was accomplished in everyone present? Why or why not?

Read John 4:46-53

  • What two things does the royal official ask of Jesus?
  • Why is the fact that Jesus does not physically go to the boy important?
  • Why is the timing of the boy’s healing significant?
  • What do you think the trip home, for the royal official, was like?
  • Can you relate any past or present experiences of your own to the royal official’s trip home? (Feel free to share)

Read John 6:1-15 

  • Why were the people following Jesus?
  • What signs had they already seen?
  • How does the boy’s actions parallel our role in service to God? 
  • What Old Testament prophets performed miracles involving food? How are they similar to Jesus’ miracle? How are they different?
  • What role might the connection between these prophets and Jesus’ miracle have had in the mind of the people?

Bring it Home

Read Matthew 9:1-8

  • How does the signs/miracles of Jesus prove His ability to forgive sins?
  • Is the forgiveness of sins a miracle? Why or why not?
  • Do signs from Jesus exist in our lives today? What are some?
  • How do we share the signs in our lives with others so they may believe?
  • How can we pray for you?

Take home Bonus

Read 1 Kings 17:17-24 (Elijah), 2 Kings 4:17-37 (Elisha), Luke 7:11-18, and 11:1-4 (Jesus) 

  • What similarities and differences do you find in these miracles? What significance do the similarities have? What significance do the differences have?

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