Preachers are taught to be able to summarize the message in one sentence. Here’s my attempt here:
THE WAY v1 THAT JESUS REVEALSv1,14 THAT HE IS THE RISEN LORD IS
BY DOING A MIRACLE SIMILAR TO HIS PRE-RESURRECTION MINISTRY.
John has just gathered a mountain of evidence to show His readers that Jesus is the Christ. What is his final word to them: Trust the evidence! Christianity is an evidence-based faith. You will hear people use words like a “blind leap of faith”. The Christian faith is not wishful thinking, not hoping, not positive thinking, not faith in faith. The Christian faith is based on solid, historical, evidence. Think of the title to Josh McDowell’s successful book, Evidence That Demands a Verdict. That’s the final word to John’s readers: There’s the evidence now you are required to decide on it.