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<p>Series: The Gospel of John</p> <p>Title: Jesus and the Nobleman</p> <p>Text: John 4:43-54</p> <p>Introduction</p> <p>John organizes the first half of his gospel around seven miracles performed by Jesus that he calls signs. On one level, these miracles were personal, yet supernatural expressions of Jesus love and ability to meet these peoples physical or social needs. But they were also far more than that. They were also signs of Jesus Messiahship.</p> <p>As the word "sign" suggests, they are "attesting miracles," pointing beyond themselves to Jesus' ______________ and his unique ability to meet our spiritual need.</p> <p>Galilee was Jesus country. Jesus grew up in ___________.</p> <p>The enthusiasm of these Galileans was misplaced. It was based upon the _______________ Jesus could perform, not on a realization that Jesus was indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world. They honored him as a miracle worker, but not as the Messiah!</p> <p>I. Jesus the Miracle Worker</p> <p>The nobleman was probably one of Herod's officers and probably even a _____________. </p> <p>He requests that Jesus "come down to Capernaum to ___________ his son. </p> <p>This passage of scripture and the sequence of events teach us something very important and that is emphasized over and over again in the Bible: the relationship between ________, experience, and God's Word.</p> <p>Signs and wonders from God are obviously good things, but they should not form the foundation of our faith and we should not depend on them to _________God to us. </p> <p>Jesus was concerned that people were so caught up in seeing a miracle that they would miss his true ____________ in coming.</p> <p>Genuine faith is not created by a miracle; it is a choice we make to ________ God's character.</p> <p>Jesus' word has two parts to it: there is a promise ("your son lives") and a _____________ ("go your way").</p> <p>The nobleman ______________ the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way.</p> <p>II. Jesus the Sign Giver</p> <p>In his gospel, John also gives us ______________ signs that Jesus is the Messiah. This is the second one. </p> <p>The first sign was when Jesus turned the water into __________. </p> <p>From this second sign, we see three distinct lessons.</p> <p>The first lesson we draw from this sign is a revelation of who ___________ is.</p> <p>This miracle actually begins with a miracle in Cana and ends with a miracle in ____________. </p> <p>There are also three conversation recorded between these two miracles:</p> <p>1. The first is with Nicodemus, a male _____________ religious leader.</p> <p>2. The second is with a Half-Jewish female of ill-repute. (woman at the well)</p> <p>3. And the third is with this wealthy Gentile ______________. </p> <p>In each case, Jesus presents himself as the ___________ the One who has come to save us.</p> <p>The second lesson is a definition of __________ in Jesus.</p> <p>This lesson helps us understand what it means to _____________ in Jesus.</p> <p>John contrasts these two approaches to faith. The Galilean faith is a __________-faith while the nobleman demonstrates a genuine faith. </p> <p>Both kinds of faith are preceded by ____________.</p> <p>Why does Jesus reject pseudo-faith?</p> <p>First of all, because it is ________________, It claims to be willing to believe if only it gets enough evidence.</p> <p>It is alsoinconsistent. We usually try to get sufficient evidence before we make a ______________. </p> <p>It is also______________. When taken to an extreme, it is unwilling in principle to bow to God. </p> <p>So what is the alternative? - _____________ faith!</p> <p>The nobleman hasevidencethat Jesus is the ___________. He has heard from reliable witnesses of the miracles Jesus has been performing and his need has brought him to Christ.</p> <p>Lesson 3 is an _________________ of what Jesus can do.</p> <p>Jesus gives this man his __________ that his son is healed. Jesus says, Go your way; your son lives. </p> <p>Jesus puts this man in a position where he has to ___________ whether or not he will personally trust Jesus word.</p> <p>In fear, the noblemanranfrom Capernaum to Cana; in faith hewalked from Cana back to Capernaum.</p> <p>Conclusion</p> <p>This the way we begin a relationship with Jesus and the way we grow in our relationship with Jesus. </p> <p>First, Jesus gives you some _____________ that he is real and true. The evidence can vary widely according to what is most compelling to you.</p> <p>When Jesus knows youve received sufficient evidence, he will call on you to ___________ in his Word. </p> <p>And just like this sign, his ________ to you will contain both a promise and a command. The ball is in your court at that point. Its up to you to make a decision about who you believe Jesus is.</p> <p>It will likely be many of these things over a short period of time. It will be what Jesus knows you need to confirm that you made the right ___________!</p> <p>Maybe you are at the point where you need to take this step of faith to receive Christ? Maybe God is tugging at your heart and calling on you to believe in Him? Let Jesus become your savior and your God!</p> <p>1</p> <p>1</p> <p>Series: The Gospel of John</p> <p>Title: Jesus and the Nobleman</p> <p>Text: John 4:43</p> <p>-</p> <p>54</p> <p>Introduction</p> <p>John organizes the first ha</p> <p>lf of h</p> <p>is gospel</p> <p>around seven </p> <p>miracles performed by Jesus</p> <p>that he calls signs</p> <p>.</p> <p>On one </p> <p>level, these miracles were </p> <p>personal, yet supernatural </p> <p>expressions of Jesus love and ability to meet these </p> <p>peoples physical or social needs.</p> <p>But they were also far </p> <p>more tha</p> <p>n that. They were</p> <p>also </p> <p>s</p> <p>igns of Jesus</p> <p>Messiahship.</p> <p>As the word "sign" suggests, they are "attesting </p> <p>miracles," pointing beyo</p> <p>nd themselves to Jesus' </p> <p>______________</p> <p>and his unique abili</p> <p>ty to meet our </p> <p>spiritual need</p> <p>.</p> <p>Galilee </p> <p>was Jesus</p> <p>country</p> <p>.</p> <p>Jesus grew up in</p> <p>___________</p> <p>.</p> <p>T</p> <p>he enthusiasm of the</p> <p>se</p> <p>Galileans was </p> <p>misplaced.</p> <p>It was </p> <p>based upon the</p> <p>_______________</p> <p>Jesus could perform, </p> <p>not on a realization that Jesus was indeed the </p> <p>Christ, the </p> <p>Savior of the world.</p> <p>They honored him as a miracle </p> <p>worker, but not as the Messiah!</p> <p>I.</p> <p>Jesus t</p> <p>he Miracle</p> <p>Worker</p> <p>Th</p> <p>e</p> <p>nobleman was</p> <p>probably o</p> <p>ne of Herod's officers a</p> <p>nd </p> <p>probably</p> <p>even a </p> <p>_____________</p> <p>.</p> <p>H</p> <p>e requests</p> <p>that Jesus "come down</p> <p>to Capernaum</p> <p>to</p> <p>___________ </p> <p>his son.</p> <p>This passage of scripture</p> <p>and </p> <p>the </p> <p>sequence of events </p> <p>teach</p> <p>us </p> <p>something very important and that is</p> <p>emphasized over and over again in the Bible: the </p> <p>1 </p> <p>Series: The Gospel of John </p> <p>Title: Jesus and the Nobleman </p> <p>Text: John 4:43-54 </p> <p>Introduction </p> <p>John organizes the first half of his gospel around seven </p> <p>miracles performed by Jesus that he calls signs. On one </p> <p>level, these miracles were personal, yet supernatural </p> <p>expressions of Jesus love and ability to meet these </p> <p>peoples physical or social needs. But they were also far </p> <p>more than that. They were also signs of Jesus </p> <p>Messiahship. </p> <p>As the word "sign" suggests, they are "attesting </p> <p>miracles," pointing beyond themselves to Jesus' </p> <p>______________ and his unique ability to meet our </p> <p>spiritual need. </p> <p>Galilee was Jesus country. Jesus grew up in </p> <p>___________. </p> <p>The enthusiasm of these Galileans was misplaced. It was </p> <p>based upon the _______________ Jesus could perform, </p> <p>not on a realization that Jesus was indeed the Christ, the </p> <p>Savior of the world. They honored him as a miracle </p> <p>worker, but not as the Messiah! </p> <p>I. Jesus the Miracle Worker </p> <p>The nobleman was probably one of Herod's officers and </p> <p>probably even a _____________. </p> <p>He requests that Jesus "come down to Capernaum to </p> <p>___________ his son. </p> <p>This passage of scripture and the sequence of events </p> <p>teach us something very important and that is </p> <p>emphasized over and over again in the Bible: the </p>

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