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).
The fourth miracle accomplished by Jesus was healing a man that had been sick for 38 years. After He healed him physically, He healed him spiritually and told the man to roll up his sleeping mat and go home. Jewish leaders became angry with Jesus for instructing the man to carry his mat, since it was considered working on the Sabbath(John 982). Fifth, Jesus fed 5,000 people using five loaves of bread and two fish. Even after this last miracle, many followed Jesus, not because they believed in Him, but because He had fed them(John 983).
But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:30-31, NIV). John’s Gospel is unspeakably mission oriented. John the Baptist come out and go to the community and tell them what it means to get rid off their sin, enjoy freedom, and being justified. John the Baptist did not present the one to come (the Son) as a humble and ordinary human rather he presents him as powerful, mighty (John 1:27). But later in John Chapter 13 we see a humble and feet washer Son of God.
Peter was astonished when he saw that the gentiles also received the Holy Spirit (10:24-48). He realized that ‘God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right’ (10:34-35). Since it is the gift from God, it cannot be purchased with money (8:19-20). The Holy Spirit gives us power to make things possible. Jesus said in Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The power enabled the apostles to heal the sick (3:1-10, 5:15-16, 9:32-35) and raise people from the dead (9:36-43).
Scholars disagree with how many Messianic signs Jesus performed, but one thing remains—every single sign pointed back to the fact that Jesus was who He claimed to be. The signs performed by Jesus show both the Israelites of old, as well as the people of today, that He is, indeed, God. Jesus performed eight signs to display his deity. The first sign that Jesus performed was turning water into wine (John 2:1–11). This miracle was performed during a wedding where Jesus most likely had some relation to one of the parties who was going to be married.
The duties they were given from Jesus were to drive out demons, to heal the sick and to preach the word of God (16:17-18). When Jesus sent out the twelve, he told them not to bring any extra food money or clothes (6:8-9). Disciples should be prepared to give up everything to follow Jesus. This could be possessions or friends and family. Disciples should put the needs of others before their own.
The fourth gospel of the Bible is carefully crafted by adding details that is different from the synoptic gospels. Within the sixth chapter of John is filled with Jesus's miracles and teachings. Jesus feeding the five thousand and Jesus stating that he is the bread of life has similar characteristics. As well as the second section, Jesus walking on water and last section, disciples deserting Jesus have same characteristics with each other. There are common characteristics that these sections as well.
In the gospel of Mark, there is a miracle called The Feeding of the Five Thousand. In chapter 6:34-44 and is located in the Galilean Ministry of Jesus, in Mark. The Galilean Ministry of Jesus is when, after John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: "This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel (Mark 1:14-15)."
Now he returns back to the same place and heals a nobleman's son. Who ever said that a miracle can't happen in the same, place twice. Instead of him ( Jesus ) going there to lay physical hands on a person he, instructs the nobleman to go his wa... ... middle of paper ... ... asked how the crowed would be feed, one response was to go into the market to buy the food that was needed. But noticing that there were two problems one, having to deal with lack of food, and the other lack of finance left, the disciples in a state of dumbfounds. Instead of looking to the one who was and is a problem solver.
This miracle shows us how Jesus fulfills our human needs in the absence of resources. He shows us that when we run out of resources and are in need we can turn to Him and he will provide us with what we need. He also shows us that, just as he changed the ordinary water into fine wine, He changes us and our quality of life when we accept Him into our hearts and lives. The Second Miracle – John 4:46-54 The s... ... middle of paper ... ... disciples, and all of us today who read the Bible, the beautiful and wondrous things that God has done, and continues to do, for us. Before this course, I had never really studied the Bible.