Miracles Of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, miracles of

Supernatural acts of Jesus Christ, revealing and confirming his Messianic credentials, and the coming of God’s kingdom. The miracles of Christ are to be seen as an integral part of his ministry.

Examples of the kind of miracles Jesus Christ performed

Authority over natural forces Mt 8:27 pp Mk 4:41 pp Lk 8:25 See also Mt 14:19-20 pp Mk 6:41-43 pp Lk 9:16-17 pp Jn 6:11-13 the feeding of 5,000; Mt 14:25 pp Mk 6:48 pp Jn 6:19 Jesus Christ walks on water; Mt 17:27; Lk 5:4,6; Jn 2:9 Jesus Christ turns water into wine.

Healing the sick Mt 4:24 See also Mt 8:13 pp Lk 7:10; Mt 8:15 pp Mk 1:31 pp Lk 4:39 Simon’s mother-in-law; Mt 9:22 pp Mk 5:29 pp Lk 8:44 the woman with the issue of blood; Mt 9:29-30; 12:13 pp Mk 3:5 pp Lk 6:10 the man with a shrivelled hand; Mk 7:35; Lk 17:14; Jn 4:52-53; 5:8-9; 9:6-7

Casting out demons Mk 1:34 pp Mt 8:16 pp Lk 4:41 See also Mt 9:33; 12:22 pp Lk 11:14; Mt 17:18 pp Mk 9:25-26 pp Lk 9:42

Raising the dead Lk 7:14-15 See also Mt 9:25 pp Mk 5:41-42 pp Lk 8:54-55; Jn 11:43-44

The purpose of Jesus Christ’s miracles

To bring healing and wholeness Lk 8:35 See also Mt 15:28; Lk 17:14-15; Jn 9:38

To reveal God’s kingdom Mt 12:28 pp Lk 11:20 See also Mt 11:4-5 pp Lk 7:22

To fulfil God’s word Mt 8:16-17 See also Isa 53:4; Mt 12:15-17; Lk 4:18-19; Isa 61:1-2; Lk 4:21

To bring glory to God Jn 11:4 See also Mt 15:31; Jn 2:11

To show Jesus to be the Messiah Ac 2:22 See also Mt 11:3-5 pp Lk 7:19-22; Jn 5:36; 10:25,37-38; 11:42

Varying responses to Jesus Christ’s miracles

Terror and fear Mk 4:41 pp Lk 8:25 See also Mt 8:34; Mk 5:15 pp Lk 8:35

Wonder and amazement Lk 4:36 pp Mk 1:27 See also Mt 9:33; 12:23; Lk 9:43; 11:14

Faith and gratitude Lk 19:37 See also Mk 5:18-20 pp Lk 8:38-39; Lk 17:15-16; Jn 9:38; 14:11; 20:30-31

Opposition and hatred Jn 15:24 See also Mt 11:20-21 pp Lk 10:13; Mt 12:24 pp Mk 3:22 pp Lk 11:15; Jn 12:10-11,37-38

Limitations on Jesus Christ’s miracles

Jesus Christ restricted his miracles because of superficial faith Jn 2:23-24 See also Mt 12:38-39 pp Lk 11:29; Mt 16:1-4 pp Mk 8:11-12; Jn 2:18; 6:30

Miracles require faith Mt 13:58 pp Mk 6:5 See also Mt 14:28-31; 17:14-20

Jesus Christ’s miracles performed through others

Through the disciples during Jesus Christ’s lifetime Mt 10:1 pp Mk 3:14-15 pp Lk 9:1-2; Mk 9:38 pp Lk 9:49; Lk 10:17

Through the apostles after Jesus Christ’s ascension Ac 3:6,16; 4:10; 5:12; 6:8; 8:6-7; 16:18; 19:11; 2Co 12:12

Through the church 1Co 12:10,28-29

 Manser, M. H. (2009). Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies. London: Martin Manser.

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