The Miracles Of Jesus

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The Miracles Of Jesus

  1. 2. The Miracles of Jesus What are Miracles? What are the purposes of Miracles?
  2. 4. Definitions of a Miracle <ul><li>“ an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary) </li></ul><ul><li>(http://www.m-w.com) </li></ul>
  3. 5. Definitions of a Miracle <ul><li>“ A miracle is an event which the forces of nature – including the natural powers of man – cannot of themselves produce, and which must, therefore, be referred to a supernatural agency.” </li></ul><ul><li>(George Fisher, Manual of Christian Evidences, page 9) </li></ul>
  4. 6. Miracle or Providence? <ul><li>A miracle is an event which suspends of violates a natural law. </li></ul><ul><li>Providence is the supernatural interventions of God within the framework of natural laws. </li></ul>
  5. 7. Miracle or Providence? <ul><li>When we pray for the sick are we asking God to intervene? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guiding the doctor’s hands? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be with the medical staff attending to the afflicted? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. The Purpose of Miracles <ul><li>Miracles show the manifestation of God. (John 11.40-42) </li></ul><ul><li>Miracles showed Jesus to be the Son of God. (John 11.40-42) </li></ul><ul><li>Miracles confirmed the word. (Mark 16.20) </li></ul><ul><li>Miracles equipped the church. (Ephesians 4.8-12) </li></ul>
  7. 9. Duration of Miracles <ul><li>Do miracles exist today? </li></ul><ul><li>Have miracles ended? </li></ul><ul><li>Will miracles appear again in the future? </li></ul><ul><li> Remember the Purpose of Miracles  </li></ul>
  8. 10. Duration of Miracles <ul><li>1 Corinthians 13.8-10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross reference James 1.25 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember the Purpose of Miracles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The word has been confirmed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The glory of God is realized. </li></ul></ul>

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