John Reflection

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The main purpose of the Book of John is to deliver the news of salvation to readers (Elwell & Yarbrough, Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey, 101). Moreover, John includes Jesus’ performance of nine extraordinary signs that the author and many other people observed during Christ’s ministry on earth. Their testimonies show readers that Jesus Christ is the almighty Son of God, and His wonders displayed His greatness. During Christ’s time on earth, He served as a role model and provided teachings that serve as the basis that Christians still follow. Jesus served many roles, such as a teacher, servant, healer, and helper. Yet, many people were in awe of Jesus’ great power in John, and the eyewitness accounts, which portray the life of Jesus in this Gospel, inspired others to follow Christ (Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey, 97). Jesus’ miracles in John include: turning water into wine, healing people, feeding the five thousand, walking on water, resurrection, miraculous appearance of the fish, and raising Lazarus from the dead (Holy Bible, John, 2-21). The first marvel Jesus performed was when He changed the water into wine. Jesus and His disciples attended a marriage ceremony in Cana in Galilee, and Jesus’ mother informed Him that they drank all of it. Several pots were available. Thus, Jesus instructed the servants to fill up several containers of water and take some of it out to take to the man in charge of
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