John Piper on Healing, Signs, and Wonders

I went to a prayer gathering at the Church of the Way earlier today. I heard some beautiful stories of God's grace and we prayed bold prayers for God's intervention in our churches. As I was leaving I began to think about God's purposes for answered prayer. This led me to a quote from John Piper. In his sermon titled, How Signs and Wonders Helped Add Multitudes to the Lord, the Baptist pastor said -

But even if signs and wonders can't save the soul, they can, if God pleases, shatter the shell of disinterset; they can shatter the shell of cynicism; they can shatter the shell of false religion. Like every other good witness to the word of grace, they can help the fallen heart to fix its gaze on the gospel where the soul-saving, self-authenticating glory of the Lord shines.

Let's join with the early church in praying - "And now, Lord...grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus." Acts 4:29-30 NRSV

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