The Seven Signs Series by Michael Adams
How to Know You Have the Holy Spirit: 7 Signs
Book of Signs
This is a seven week study that will change your life forever. You can easily do this by yourself or with a small group of 2 or more people. The study is based on the words of John as he writes near the end of his Gospel. Apparantly John selected these seven signs and included them in a particular order for the purpose of opening the eyes of the unbeliever to have faith in the real Christ and gain life in all its fullness. This study is great for someone who needs purpose, care, attention, a spiritual seeker, new in their faith or someone who wants to know more about the person of Jesus Christ. How this method works is that the persons you are sharing with are encouraged to read one story a day for a week.
Signs tell us important things. It can also mean a sign from heaven. This is because, as the late Scripture scholar, Sulpician Fr. There are only seven listed in John, but each tells us very special things we need to know about Jesus. The seven signs are:. The water turned into wine is also significant itself, because it had been water meant for washing and now becomes an abundance of wine.
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It is named for seven notable events, often called "signs" or " miracles ", that it records. There is a widespread scholarly view that John's gospel can be broken into four parts: a prologue , John , the Book of Signs to , the Book of Glory or Exaltation to and an epilogue chapter John Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name. It is this indication by the author of the gospel that the signs are selected, which leads to the examination of them as a sequence of seven. The seven signs are: .