The purpose of John’s gospel, as I’ve said numerous times in the pulpit, has to do with faith. In chapter 20 verses 30-31, after talking about the signs (miracles Jesus performed), John tells us he wants us to believe that that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. He writes to bring us to faith, to create faith in us. Once we come to faith, he longs for our faith to mature, to deepen, to be strengthened. Let’s pray that many will come to saving faith in Jesus and all of us will increase in our faith as we continue to study this powerful gospel. Remember, “faith comes by hearing the word of God.”
This Sunday, we will look at the third sign of the Savior found in John 5:1-15. It’s a healing miracle that points to how Jesus heals us from the misery of our sin to live for him. I hope you will prepare for Sunday by reading these verses and asking the Lord to meet us in power and grace as we sing his praises.