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The Bible records Jesus performing many miracles and we can read specific details for approximately 35 of these. To help us remember them, we can break them down into four categories:
HEALING: He made people well or whole 17 times.
RAISING THE DEAD: He brought 3 people back to life.
NATURE: He used some form of nature (like fish or water) 9 times.
CASTING OUT DEMONS: He cast evil spirits out of people 6 times.
Let’s look at a few of Jesus’ amazing miracles in detail.
The night of Jesus’ crucifixion, officers came to arrest Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Luke (22:49-51) records how Peter tried to defend Jesus by cutting off the ear of a soldier named Malchus. Jesus healed his ear on the spot, showing us how Jesus loved his enemies, just as we should, too.
In John (11), we read about one of Jesus’ dear friends named Lazarus who became sick and died. Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days when Jesus arrived to awaken him from the sleep of death. This miracle gives us a small glimpse of what God’s future Kingdom will be like, when every person who has ever died will be raised to life again.
Matthew (14:13-21) tells us about Jesus feeding over 5000 people with just 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish, with 12 baskets of pieces left over. This miracle shows us that Jesus has the power to provide for all of mankind’s needs in God’s future Kingdom!
In Mark (1:21-27), Jesus cast an unclean spirit out of a man in the synagogue, the building where the Jews met to worship. This miracle shows us that Jesus has authority over demonic spirits.
So, what were the miracles of Jesus? The Bible records approximately 35 miracles that fit into four categories: healing, raising the dead, using nature, and casting out demons. Study the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to learn more about his miracles!
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