Greater works than these

In John 14:12 Jesus tells his disciples “…he who believes in me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to my father.”

We see an example of this

Matthew 9, Luke 8, the woman touching the edge of Jesus’ coat is healed from 12 years suffering.

In Matthew 14:36 many seek healing at the touch of His coat.

By direct comparison,

Acts 5:15 “… they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them.”


Walking on water can’t be directly compared to what sounds like Holy Spirit teleportation after Philip baptised the Ethiopian in Acts 8:39,40, but still, teleportation is cool.
Why do we seek ‘nearly as much power as Jesus demonstrated on earth’ when He specifically said we would do greater works than his?

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