Weekly Ministry Tip #6 Fall 2013
Jesus – The Real Miracle Maker
As we follow the life of Christ in the gospels, every conversation, teaching, act of miracles, and everything about Him, showed that He was unique. He was actually God in the flesh. In John 2:1-11 we read about one of His earliest miracles, turning water into wine. Making 120 gallons of water in 6 stone water pots into wine was done in an instant. It was a true miracle. Here is what the master of the feast said in verse, 9-10:
“9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”
Jesus, being God, had the power to create. One thing that was important is what John records in verse 11:
11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
The word manifest means to cause to become visible, to cause to be seen. What was the result? The disciples believed in Him. Overall, in the Gospels Jesus performed about 37 miracles, not including that of John 21:25. The miracles (signs) of Jesus caused many to believe in a deeper way.
If we believe that Jesus performed these signs in the Bible it should change our view of Him. He is the Son of God, the Messiah, the Creator, and the one who can perform miracles to manifest His glory so that others will believe in Him. Keep your trust fully in Jesus and marvel at His glory. He is the “Real Miracle Maker” who walked on this earth over 2,000 years ago.
Once A Month Strategy
For several years now I’ve encouraged people in these weekly tips to do a “Big Evangelistic Event” (BEE) Once A Month on campus. This allows you to do several key things:
- Making Jesus an issue on campus opens the door for many spiritual conversations that hopefully will lead to sharing the gospel message.
- A school wide event allows you to meet many new people who you can invite to your weekly meetings/Bible studies on campus.
- You will also have new people to follow-up and begin to disciple.
Keep your ministry dynamic and growing – make a splash at your school to help people think about their relationship with God.
Here’s a number of ideas to consider. Give one a try during the month of October:
Talk to you next week,
Ben with Cru