There are seven events in the Gospel of John that are commonly referred to as the 7 Signs of John: Water into wine, Healing of a nobleman’s son, Healing of a man at the Pool of Bethesda, Feeding the 5,000, Walking on the water in the midst of a storm, Healing a blind man, and Raising Lazarus from the dead. We would call these miracles; John called them signs. The word sign is a technical term in the Gospel of John that refers specifically to the 7 miracles that serve to point people to belief in Jesus. These miracles are the subject of our study as we begin this New Year. Last week, we read the account of the first sign—Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding. Although that sounds a little odd to us, the miracle helps us to see that when we have a need that seems impossible, we can call on Jesus. He can do all things.