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John's Gospel a new look no 6

Updated on July 17, 2012

John’s Gospel a new look-6

John 4:39-54 The second miracle.

Jesus returns to Cana in Galilee where he had turned the water into wine and heals the son of the nobleman. John calls this the second sign. All in all John records 7 of what he calls signs.

This event, like all the Gospel accounts, is told in a simple way without great drama and emotion. Reading it in the Gospel account it does not expand on the feelings of a father who was about to lose his son and the desperation in his heart as he sought out Jesus. It does not expand on the joy of a father whose son has been healed. What John does emphasize is the result; that the nobleman and his household believed. (vs.53)

This is in perfect harmony with John’s stated reason for writing, “that you may believe!” (John 20:30/31) The whole New Testament and particularly the Gospels are written in a matter of fact style that rings true. It is difficult to imagine that this was made up by some writer with an unknown motive, unless it was real.

This is what you and I have to decide today. Is this true or false? If it is true then belief must follow. If untrue then we must decide why in the world would they have gone to the trouble, and what purpose was behind recording it. Somehow unbelief seems more difficult to accept and belief easier!


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      Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Johan: What you state in your closing statement makes so much sense. Indeed there is no apparent reaason for these stories to be fabricated, for infact they lend authority to God's truth and God's Holy Word.

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