Miracles of Jesus in the Bible

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John's purpose for writing the Gospel of John is given to us in John 20: 30 - 31: " And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. The sign miracles that John writes about are turning water into wine, curing the nobleman's son, curing the lame man, feeding the multitude, walking on water, giving sight to the blind, bringing Lazarus back from the dead, and the miraculous catch of fishes.

The first miracle was changing of water into wine. This shows Jesus' power over creation (Towns). This is significant in that our Lord chose a wedding to perform his first recorded miracle, because the greatest event ever, yet to come, is a marriage between God's son to his chosen bride (Wilmington). Jesus used waterpots to perform his first miracle. Just as God filled the pots with water, so does he want to fill us with the water of God's word.

The second miracle was curing the nobleman's son. This shows Jesus' power over space (Towns). The Nobleman was an official of Herod in Capernaum. This miracle was performed by word of mouth. The nobleman's son was 15 miles away (Halley). Jesus sent the man home with the promise the boy would be cured and he was.

The third miracle was healing of a lame man. This shows Jesus' power over time (Towns). Jesus saw a man who had been waiting to be healed at the pool of Bethesda for a long time. Jesus asked the man if he wanted to get well. He told the man to get up. He obeyed the Lord and he was healed.

The fourth miracle was feeding the multitude. This shows Jesus' power over food (Towns). This is the only miracle told in all four Gospels (Halley) Jesus took a young boys meager lunch, blessed it, and feeds 5000 men and their families. The miracle made such an impression on the crowd they wanted to immediately make him king.

The fifth miracle was walking on water. This shows Jesus' power over natural laws. (Towns). Jesus saw the disciples fighting for their lives on a stormy sea and he walks toward them.

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