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Miracles of Jesus

Kaleb Hopper

(John 20:30-31)

Throughout the gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John We see Jesus perform many miracles. In John specifically we see just a few of those miracles. But why did He perform these signs and wonders? Each one had a purpose. The first one is turning water into wine. Jesus and his disciples are at a wedding (Jn. 2:1-2) and they had run out of wine. Jesus gave instruction to the servants (2:5-8). After the miracle had been performed his disciples believed, this was the manifestation of his glory (2:11). Another well-known miracle is feeding the five thousand (6:1-15). A multitude was following Jesus and the Passover was near. Jesus saw the people and said, “Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” They clearly did not have enough money for all five thousand (6:6-7). Jesus took five loaves of bread and two fish given by a young man and distributed them among the five thousand and all were filled. They even gathered extra (6:9-13). Those in the multitude said, ”This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world” (6:14). Jesus was not just “a prophet” but “that prophet” of Moses’ promise (Duet. 18:15,18). Its purpose was the fulfillment of a promise and for the multitude to believe. There are other miracles from Jesus all with purpose. Such as healing the blind man (9:1-41) to teach the Pharisees as well as gain the discipleship of the blind man. Jesus raising Lazarus for the belief of those around (11:38-44), and his own resurrection as fulfillment of the law and prophecy (19:38-20:31). All of Jesus’ actions and miracles had a clear purpose that can be seen. They were used to teach, bring people to belief, manifest his glory, and fulfill law and prophecy.

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