Show Me a Sign

By Rick Bayer, January 08, 2023

John 1:1-4, 20:30-31

It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. John 13:1a

When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. John 13:31

What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. John 2:11

John’s Christology:

  • Jesus is
  • Jesus is led
  • Jesus is

I and the Father are one. John 10:30

Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. John 8:42

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. John 1:1-4

30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:30-31

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. C.S. Lewis

Questions for Discipleship group and/or personal study:


  • Have you ever prayed “God give me a sign!”? How did that work out for you?

Go to the Source:

  • Read John 20:30-31.
  • Is there one miracle story of Jesus that you especially cherish?
  • These ‘signs’ in John’s gospel are written that we may ‘believe’. Do the miracles of Jesus cause you to believe? Why or why not?
  • What convinced you of who Jesus is and that He is worth following?

Live it out:

  • John writes that by believing we may have ‘life’ in Jesus’ name (20:31). How have you experienced that recently?
  • Do you have a miracle story to share with your D group? Your church family? Please email your story.