Signs and Wonders in the Acts of the Apostles
Notice the importance of signs and wonders in Paul’s understanding of ministry. Romans 15:17-21
17 In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God. 18 For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, 19 by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ; 20 and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, 21 but as it is written,
“Those who have never been told of him will see,
and those who have never heard will understand.”
Let’s take a look at this passage in the original language.
We pick up our tour of Signs and Wonders in the Acts of the Apostles in chapter 10.
The Holy Spirit Poured upon Gentiles Acts 10:44-48
Prophecy of Coming Famine and Response Acts 11:27-30
Angel’s Free Peter from Prison Acts 12:6-12
Herod Judged Acts 12:22-23
The Holy Spirit guides audibly Acts 13:1-3
Paul rebukes the Magician Acts 13:8-12
Unnamed Signs and Wonders Acts 14:3
Paul heals a lame man Acts 14:8-10
Paul left for dead, lives Acts 14:19-20