Miracles

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Miracles

Miracles were a key part of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus often got involved in people’s situations and changed things in a way that wasn’t humanly possible. The gospel stories of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John describe how Jesus healed the sick, raised people from the dead, changed water into wine, fed a great crowd with very little food, calmed a storm and even walked on water. The stories of how Jesus came to be born and how he was raised from the dead are miraculous themselves. Later, the disciples themselves performed many miracles, believing that Jesus had given them the power to do the same things he had done through the Holy Spirit.

Jesus’ miracles are seen by Christians as signposts that point to who Jesus was and the power and divine authority he had. Christians also believe that through the power of the Holy Spirit miracles still happen today: that God still intervenes in people’s lives and changes situations that seem impossible and without hope. Many Christians share stories of miracles they have seen in their own lives and the lives of others.

In this section you can find out more about how Jesus’ miracles impacted people’s lives and were signs about who he claimed to be, as well as exploring modern day miracles. Read them and ask yourself, do you believe in miracles today? Why? Have you ever witnessed something you might call a miracle, in your own life or someone else’s?

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Feeding of the 5000

Find out what happened when Jesus fed a large crowd of people.

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Feeding of the 5000

Find out what happened when Jesus fed a large crowd of people.

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                              The Bible says that miracles are signposts that point to who Jesus is. In this miracle Jesus fed a large crowd of people with just 5 loaves and 2 fish. […]

Jesus’ Miracles

What are miracles and what do Christians believe they tell us about Jesus?

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Jesus’ Miracles

What are miracles and what do Christians believe they tell us about Jesus?

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In the New Testament  Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, tell of 35 times when Jesus performed miracles but also say that there were many more miracles than these. Christians believe that miracles show us who Jesus is.

Jesus’ miracles: Turning water into wine

How did Jesus liven up a wedding party?

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Jesus’ miracles: Turning water into wine

How did Jesus liven up a wedding party?

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According to the Gospel of John, this was the very first miracle – or ‘sign’ as John calls them – which Jesus did. Jesus, his mother and his disciples were all guests at a wedding in Cana, in Galilee. At the reception, the wine runs […]

Jesus’ miracles: Power over nature

What did Jesus do in the middle of a raging storm?

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Jesus’ miracles: Power over nature

What did Jesus do in the middle of a raging storm?

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The Gospel writers were keen to show that Jesus had power over nature. One time Jesus and the disciples were in a boat on the Lake of Galilee late one night. A storm began. It was so strong that the boat they were in was […]

Jesus’ miracles: Raising the dead

What did Jesus do in the face of death?

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Jesus’ miracles: Raising the dead

What did Jesus do in the face of death?

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The gospels include stories of Jesus bringing people back to life.  Two of these are the raising of Jairus’ daughter and of his friend Lazarus. The story of Jairus’ daughter begins when Jesus is met by a large crowd on the side of Lake Galilee. […]

Jesus’ miracles: Casting out demons

What happened when Jesus met a man named Legion?

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Jesus’ miracles: Casting out demons

What happened when Jesus met a man named Legion?

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Jesus was known in his day as someone who could cast out demons: evil spirits that would possess people and alter their behaviour. According to Matthew’s gospel, Jesus was brought many people who were demon- possessed and was able to cure them all. He was […]

Jesus’ miracles: Healings

What happened when Jesus met people who were unwell?

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Jesus’ miracles: Healings

What happened when Jesus met people who were unwell?

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The stories about Jesus tell us that he healed many different people with all kinds of problems. The blind, the deaf, those who could not speak and those with diseases all found healing by Jesus’ touch or his command. But Jesus is also seen to […]

Jesus’ miracles: the feeding of the 5,000

How did Jesus treat people who were hungry?

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Jesus’ miracles: the feeding of the 5,000

How did Jesus treat people who were hungry?

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Miracles are often seen as signs by the Gospel writers to explain what sort of God Christians believe in and how Jesus his Son shows that. This story shows that Jesus can supply the basic needs we have – in John’s version of the story, […]

Jesus’ miracles: Jairus’ daughter

Jesus brings a girl back to life

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Jesus’ miracles: Jairus’ daughter

Jesus brings a girl back to life

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There are several stories in the gospels of Jesus bringing people back to life. In one story, Jesus heals a 12-year-old girl who has died. You can read about it Mark 5: 21-43 or watch a version of the story here.

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What is a miracle?

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When Christians talk about a miracle, they mean an event that is not ‘normal’ – that is, one that should not be able to happen according to the laws of nature. The Gospels describe 35 miracles that Jesus performed. Over half of these 35 stories […]