When human suffering, desperation, hopelessness, and weakness collide with Christ it is an unfair fight.  The bible records 40 signs (miracles ) of Jesus in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. (9 signs are recorded in John)

  1. Incarnation (Matt 1:18) (Luke 1:35) (John 1:14)
  2. Water into wine  (John 2:11)
  3. The official's son (John 4:43-54)
  4. The man with an impure spirit (Mark 1:21-27)  (Luke 4:31-36)
  5. Peter's Mother (Matt 8:14-15) (Mark 1:29-31)  (Luke 4:38-39)
  6. The sick and demon-possessed  (Matt 8:16-17)  (Mark 1:32-34)  (Luke 4:40-41)
  7. First catch of fish (Luke 5:1-11)
  8. A man with leprosy (Matt 8:1-4) (Mark 1:40-45)   (Luke 5:12-14)
  9. The centurion’s paralyzed servant (Matt 8:5-13)    (Luke 7:1-10)
  10. The man let down from the roof   (Matt 9:1-8)     (Mark 2:1-12)    (Luke 5:17-26)
  11. The man with a withered hand  (Matt 12:9-14)    (Mark 3:1-6)    (Luke 6:6-11)
  12. The widow's son from the dead (Luke 7:11-17)
  13. Jesus calms the furious storm (Matt 8:23-27)   (Mark 4:35-41) (Luke 8:22-25)
  14. Impure spirits cast into the pigs  (Matt 8:28-33)   (Mark 5:1-20)  (Luke 8:26-39)
  15. The woman in the large crowd (Matt 9:20-22)   (Mark 5:25-34) (Luke 8:42-48)
  16. Raising Jairus' daughter to life (Matt 9:18, 23) (Mark 5:21-24, 35) (Luke 8:40-42, 49-56)
  17. Two blind men (Matt 9:27-31)
  18. The man who was unable to speak (Matt 9:32-34)
  19. Healing at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-15)
  20. Jesus feeds the five thousand (Matt 14:13-21)   (Mark 6:30-44) (Luke 9:10-17)   (John 6:1-15)
  21. Jesus walks on water
    (Matt 14:22-33)   (Mark 6:45-52) (John 6:16-21)
  22. Many sick touch his garment (Matt 14:34-36)   (Mark 6:53-56)
  23. The Canaanite woman’s daughter (Matt 15:21-28)    (Mark 7:24-30)
  24. The healing of the deaf and mute man (Mark 7:31-37)
  25. Jesus feeds the four thousand (Matt 15:32-39)   (Mark 8:1-13)
  26. The blind and begging man at Bethsaida (Mark 8:22-26)
  27. The man born blind (John 9:1-12)
  28. Transfiguration (Matt 17:1-13) (Mark 9:2-8) (Luke 9:28-36)
  29. The boy with an unclean spirit (Matt 17:14-20)   (Mark 9:14-29) (Luke 9:37-43)
  30. The temple tax in a fish's mouth (Matt 17:24-27)
  31. A mute demon-possessed man (Matt 12:22-23)   (Luke 11:14-23)
  32. The crippled woman for 18 years (Luke 13:10-17)
  33. The man with abnormal swelling (Luke 14:1-6)
  34. Healing of ten lepers on the road to Jerusalem (Luke 17:11-19)
  35. Raising Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-45)
  36. Sight to Bartimaeus in Jericho (Matt 20:29-34)  (Mark 10:46-52) (Luke 18:35-43)
  37. Jesus withers the fig tree without fruit  (Matt 21:18:22) (Mark 11:12-14)
  38. The servant's severed right ear (Luke 22:50-51)
  39. The resurrection (Matt 28:1-10) (Mark 16:1-11) (Luke 24:1-36) (John 20:1-23)
  40. The 2nd large catch of 153 fish (John 21:4-11)

Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that

  • you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God,
  • and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 20:30-31

The 9 Sign Miracles of Jesus in John

  1. Water into wine  (John 2:11) Jesus turned water into wine to bless a wedding celebration - Moses turned water into blood as the 1st plague on Egypt. The fish died. People could not drink the water. (Exodus 7:14)
  2. The official's son (John 4:43-54) Pharaoh’s first born son died as part of the last plague on Egypt (Exodus 12:29)
  3. Healing at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-15) Jesus healed a crippled man on a sabbath day- God told Moses to institute a festival to remind the Jews of their day of freedom. The Sabbath Day Rest was established. (Exodus 12:16) No work was to be done other than to eat.
  4. Jesus feeds the five thousand (John 6:1-15) God provided bread from heaven (Mana). (Exodus 16)
  5. Jesus walks on water (John 6:16) Jesus came down from the mountainside. He walked on the water to get to the disciples then got into the boat bringing peace and calm to the situation - God came down to the mountain and the people were afraid. God spoke face to face with Moses. (Exodus 20)
  6. The man born blind (John 9:1-12) Jesus healed a blind man by placing mud in his eye. He then told the man to wash in the pool of Siloam (meaning sent). The man later told the Pharisees that Jesus was a prophet - God told Moses about a prophet that would come and that we should listen to him. (Deuteronomy 18:14)
  7. Lazarus is raised from the dead (John 11:1-45) Jesus showed that he had the power to raise the dead and give life. - Moses placed a serpent on a stick. People that were bitten would look at bronze snake and would live. (Numbers 21:8)
  8. The resurrection (John 20) The most important miracle of all. There is no comparison.
  9. The 2nd miraculous catch of fish (John 21:4-11) Jesus told the disciples to cast their nets on other side of the boat. The 1st miraculous catch of fish was nearly identical when he called them to be his disciples. - We need to be directed by Jesus. Do we hear his voice? Are we following him? Jesus provides restoration to Peter. Jesus wanted to eat with his friends to have fellowship. Jesus had prepared food and was ready to serve them. If anyone is thirsty, come and drink. If any are tired, I will give you rest. If hungry, I will give you food. God is good, kind, loving, forgiving, and wants fellowship with us. (1+5+3 = 9).

9 “I am …” in the book of John

John 4:26 - “I am he” (the messiah)

John 6:35 - “I am the bread of life”

John 8:12 “I am the light of the world”

John 8:58 “before Abraham was born, I am"

John 10:7 “I am the door of the sheep”

John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd.

John 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life.”

John 14:6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life”

John 15:1 “I am the vine; you are the branches”

Don’t settle for a half healing. Search for a full complete healing. Be honest with yourself and with the Lord. Seek, ask, listen, and follow. (Mark 8:24-25)