“JESUS’ Miracles Drew Attention To God's
Care for His Creation”
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As, we have already read what is a miracle, now we are going
to show you more about "How Important They Really Are"
HOW IMPORTANT ARE MIRACLES TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF CHRISTIANITY?
BIBLE READING: Exodus 14:1-31
KEY BIBLE VERSE: Moses raised his hand over the sea,
and the LORD opened up a path through the water with a strong east wind. The
wind blew all that night, turning the seabed into dry land. So the people of
Israel walked through the sea on dry ground, with walls of water on each
side! (Exodus 14:21-22)
MIRACLES ARE AN UNAVOIDABLE PART OF THE CHRISTIAN
Some scholars believe the Israelites did not cross the main body of the Red
Sea, but rather one of the shallow lakes or marshes north of it that dry up
at certain times of the year, or perhaps a smaller branch of the Red Sea
where the water would have been shallow enough to wade across.
But the Bible clearly states that the Lord “opened up a path through the water with a strong east wind. The wind
blew all that night, turning the seabed into dry land” (Exodus
14:21; Joshua 3:15-16 and 2 Kings 2:13-14).
Also, the water was deep enough to cover the chariots (Exodus 14:28).
The God who created the earth and water performed a mighty miracle at exactly
the right time to demonstrate his great power and love for his people.
BIBLE READING: John 2:1-11
KEY BIBLE VERSE: This miraculous sign at Cana in
Galilee was Jesus’ first display of his glory. And his disciples believed in
him. (John 2:11)
MIRACLES DREW ATTENTION TO JESUS’ AUTHORITY AND
When the disciples saw Jesus’ miracle, they believed. The miracle showed his
power over nature and revealed the way he would go about his ministry-helping
others, speaking with authority, and being in personal touch with people.
JESUS’ MIRACLES DREW ATTENTION TO GOD’S CARE FOR HIS CREATION
Miracles are not merely superhuman events, but events that demonstrate God’s
power. Almost every miracle Jesus did was a renewal of fallen
creation-restoring sight, making the lame walk, even restoring life to the
Believe in Christ not because he is a superman, but because he
is the God who continues his creation, even in those of us who are poor,
weak, crippled, orphaned, blind, deaf, or with some other desperate need for
BIBLE READING: John 20:24-31
KEY BIBLE VERSE: Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who haven’t
seen me and believe anyway.” Jesus’ disciples saw him do many other
miraculous signs besides the ones recorded in this book. But these are
written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God,
and that by believing in him you will have life. (John 20:29-31)
THE MIRACULOUS NEVER CANCELS THE NEED FOR PERSONAL
Some people think they would believe in Jesus if they could see a definite
sign or miracle. But Jesus says we are blessed if we can believe without
seeing. We have all the proof we need in the words of the Bible and the
testimony of believers. A physical appearance would not make Jesus any more
real to us than he is now.
THE GOSPELS, INCLUDING THE MIRACLES OF JESUS, PROVIDE A BASIS FOR
To understand the life and mission of Jesus more fully, all we need to do is
study the Gospels. John tells us that his Gospel records only a few of the
many events in Jesus’ life on earth. But the gospel includes everything we
need to know to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, through
whom we receive eternal life.
BIBLE READING: Acts 5:12-16
KEY BIBLE VERSE: Crowds came in from the villages
around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those possessed by evil spirits,
and they were all healed. (Acts 5:16)
MIRACLES VALIDATED THE MINISTRY OF THE EARLY CHURCH
What did these miraculous healings do for the early church?
(1) They attracted new believers.
(2) They confirmed the truth of the apostles’ teaching.
(3) They demonstrated that the power of the Messiah who had been crucified
and risen was now with his followers.
The author of the letter to the Hebrews in Hebrews 2:4 said
“God bore witness” to the true message of
salvation by way of miracles. Therefore, in the age of the apostles the
miracles performed by God’s servants were seen as authenticating signs of
God’s presence and power in his messengers.