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  1. Part 1 - Introduction

  2. “You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by mighty works and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know” Acts 2:22

  3. Miracle Bible Definition An act in which God works aside from His natural laws. An event or effect in the physical world deviating from the known laws of nature, or transcending our knowledge of these laws. Webster’s Definition

  4. Jesus 37 miracles A Miracle Worker “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book” Jn. 20:30

  5. 1. Purpose of Miracles of Jesus Proof of His being the Messiah • Isa. 42:7 – open eyes of the blind • Isa. 61:1 – proclaimed liberty to captive He had great love and compassion • Heb. 1:2-3 – “express image of His person” • God is love • “the works of God” • Jn. 9:3-4 – “the works of God”, “works of Him who sent Me” • Jn. 10:37 “I do the works of My Father”

  6. 2. Jesus Performed Many Miracles • Admitted by enemies “Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, "What shall we do? For this Man works many signs. If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation." Jn. 11:47-48 • Admitted by neutrals John 3:2 - Nicodemus • Multitudes marveled - Matt. 9:1-8

  7. 2. Jesus Performed Many Miracles • Admitted by neutrals “This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him." Jn. 3:2 • Multitudes marveled - Matt. 9:1-8

  8. 2. Jesus Performed Many Miracles Variety of His Miracles • He healed people of disease • He opened the eyes of the blind • He unstopped the deaf ears • He unloosed the dumb tongues • He caused the lame to walk • He fed the hungry • He calmed the storm • He cast out devils • He healed withered hands • He caused those stooped to stand erect • He raised the dead

  9. 2. Jesus Performed Many Miracles 5 Categories of His Miracles • Power over disease • Power over nature • Power over the spirit world • Power over material things • Power over death

  10. 2. Jesus Performed Many Miracles If Jesus Did Not Perform Miracles: • His character and integrity destroyed • New Testament discredited • Cannot accept teachings and deny miracles Jesus Did Perform MIRACLES

  11. 3. Miracles of Jesus were Genuine • Used no magic or hypnotism • Healed all who came to Him “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. And they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.” Matt. 4:23-24

  12. 3. Miracles of Jesus were Genuine • Used no magic or hypnotism • Healed all who came to Him “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick.” Matt. 8:16

  13. 3. Miracles of Jesus were Genuine • Used no magic or hypnotism • Healed all who came to Him • Healing the body, proof He could heal soul • Usually done in public • His miracles were complete • Not by a set formula

  14. 4. Miracles Not Needed Today • Miracles confirmed the truth Jn. 20:30-31 – “you might believe…” • Confirmed word for apostles Mk. 16:20 – “confirming the word with signs” Acts 8:14-18 – laying on of apostles hands Acts 19:6 – “When Paul laid hands on them” 2 Tim. 1:6 – “…the laying on of my hands” • Miracles have ceased 1 Cor. 13:8-13

  15. 4. Miracles Not Needed Today False miracles claimed by some today 2 Thess. 2:8-9 “all power, signs, and lying wonders” 2 Cor. 11:13-15 “false apostles, deceitful workers”

  16. Jesus • Virgin Birth • Resurrection • Ascension A Miracle Worker “He has done all things well” Mk. 7:37

  17. Salvation Hear the gospel (Rom. 10:17) Believe In Jesus (Jn. 8:24) REPENT of your sins (Lk. 13:3) Confess your faith (Matt. 10:32-33) Baptized Into Christ (Acts 2:38) Faithful until death (Rev. 2:10) REMISSION OF SINS