Passover to Pentecost – Miracles, Signs, and Wonders Week 4 Day 5
Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which god did among you through him. Acts2:22 (NIV)
Like leadership, today’s topic is a component of God’s work when He is bringing His people together. Moses did miracles for the People of Bondage in Egypt. Once on the other side of the Rea Sea He did miracles for His People of Freedom. Jesus did miracles to bring the Disciples together. The Holy Spirit used the signs and wonders of wind, fire, and strange languages for the speakers to add 3000 to the Church that first Pentecost morning. But this extended past that first day, and rested in the churches.
We can see this with Peter as he was building the church in Israel in Acts 9 + 10. Many signs and wonders were reported in the ministry of Barnabas and Paul on their mission’s trips. I would like to focus on the church of God that was in Corinth.
In Acts 1: 6 Paul talks about his testimony for Christ being confirmed by the fact that they had spiritual gifts. In chapter two he continues by saying that the demonstrations of power by the Holy Spirit were to confirm the good news about Jesus. While establishing order in the new church he talks about spiritual gifts and manifestations in chapter 12, 13, and 14. It would seem that Jesus’ church is to have these gifts and they are to be present in the services.