Jesus Word

John 4:46-54


Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.


“Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.”


The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”


“Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.”


The man took Jesus at his word and departed. While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “Yesterday, at one in the afternoon, the fever left him.”


Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and his whole household believed. This was the second sign Jesus performed after coming from Judea to Galilee.



  • It’s common for people to come to Jesus as a last resort
  • It’s common for people to say they’d believe in Jesus if they could see a sign
  • But would they believe in Jesus or in miracles? There is a difference.



  • The royal official was used to getting his way
  • But in his hopelessness, he turned to Jesus
  • Many of us insist things happen our way
  • But the royal official was a peace with Jesus’ way



  • Faith is not receiving what you want but accepting what God gives
  • It is claiming what Jesus names
  • It is trust without demanding a sign
  • Believing that Jesus loves me enough to ______



  • Faith is resting in the power of his word
  • Whether I study or read at home, Jesus is with me
  • By the Spirit and the word, we have all of Jesus there is to have
  • Verse 50- believed the miracle, but it didn’t stop with there. Verse 53- believed in Jesus