Are the Sign-Gifts Needed Today?

I’m writing of what I call the ‘sign-gifts.’ Jesus performed seven miracles as recorded in John’s gospel and it was said of the first, at Cana, “this was the beginning of ‘miracles’ (Gk. semeion, meaning, signs). Jesus spoke of “these signs” (Mk 16:17) that would follow His Jewish disciples as they preached “the gospel of the kingdom” to Israel only, as they were directed to by Jesus in Matthew 10:5-6.