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Welcome to "How Important Are Miracles"

 “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 FAITH

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 UNIQUENESS

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 dead.

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 re-creation.

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 FAITH

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 FAITH

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.

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