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?