Greater Things

12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.” John 14:12

If we are not careful, we run the risk of over-spiritualizing Jesus’ description of Kingdom people being salt and light, when in fact he was describing real impact in the real world. Jesus modeled for us what he meant; everywhere he went he restored the lives of the sick and broken, he rescued others from demonic possession, and he spoke words that changed everyone who received them.

Jesus said, “You will do what I have done. You will do even greater things.”

Do you believe that?

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Greater Things”

  1. What did He mean greater works a believer will do? Miracles? Salvation? ??? Always a troubling verse for me.

    1. I believe Jesus is referring to scope. When he left, he sent the Holy Spirit to do “works” through all of his disciples and church. They have since done “greater works” all over the world for 2000+ years. He had only 3 years of active ministry.

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