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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

"I tell you the truth. The person that believes in me will do the same things I have done. Yes! He will do even greater things than I have done. Why? Because I am going to the Father. And if you ask for anything in my name, I will do it for you. Then the Father's glory will be shown through the Son. If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it."
— John 14:12-14 NLT
Illustration of John 14:12-14 NLT —  He will do even greater things than I have done.

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 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 in ways I never dreamed were possible to your glory. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

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


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.