Here's Your Sign by Rex Yancey

Here's Your Sign
Rex Yancey
John 2:1-11

Bill Engvall is the author of the "Here's your sign jokes" about dumb people. Jeff Foxworthy picked up on them and popularized them in our day. Here are a few examples:

A family was moving. They had a U-Haul in front of the house and boxes were everywhere. Their neighbor came over and said, "Are you moving?" The husband said, "No, we just pack our stuff every few weeks to see how many boxes it takes to contain it all!" Here's your sign.

There were two men in a boat that had a stringer full of fish. An observer said, "Did you catch all those fish?" The fisherman could not resist himself. He said, "No, we talked a few of them into giving up!" Here's your sign.

Probably all of us have heard this question before. "Hey, you got a flat?" "No, I was just driving around and the other three tires just swelled up right before me!" Here's your sign.

A good one for Ripley was the 18 wheeler that got stuck under the railroad bridge. The policeman came by and said, "Are you stuck?" The driver looked around at his rig and said, "No, I am just delivering a bridge!"

I am preaching about signs today. John recorded seven of the 35 miracles of Jesus in his gospel. The Gospel of John is sometimes called The Book of the Seven Signs.

At the end of his gospel he said, "Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name."

A sign's main purpose is to point to something else. We have a sign on Hwy Fifteen and Pine Street. But we can't worship on the sign. It points to where the worship will take place.

These seven signs are real events in the life and ministry of Jesus, but they serve a greater purpose than the events themselves. They are meant to point to Jesus so that people might believe in him a ...


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