Signs and Wonders in the book of Acts with a review of Romans 15:17-21

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