What Jesus Did! 'Greater Works!' — John 14:12-14

Sunday, September 25, 2022

[Jesus said,] "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. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!"
— John 14:12-14 NLT

Key Thought

Incredible! Jesus promises that his disciples will do even greater works than he did. And they did! And they still do! How is that possible? Jesus is still at work through his disciples. He has specifically told us to use prayer to release his power and bring his blessing. So often we sell ourselves short because we view things from only a fleshly, earthbound perspective. However, when we serve and pray in Jesus' name, incredible things happen! Jesus does greater things through us than we can imagine!

Today's Prayer

Father, I come to you praying in the name and by the authority of your Son, Jesus. I ask that you bless our congregation, and I pray that you use us in mighty ways to bless others to your glory. I pray that you stir your people worldwide so that we will live more passionately for your glory. I pray that you will use me to your glory in ways I never dreamed were possible. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Ephesians 3:20-21
  • Acts 1:1
  • 1 John 5:13-15

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Illustration

Illustration of John 14:12-14 NLT — "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.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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