Summary: THE MIRACLE MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST TODAY! Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever. (Mark 6:56 KJV) And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought
THE MIRACLE MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST TODAY!
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever.
(Mark 6:56 KJV) And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
Years ago when I was an Associate Evangelist with the T.L. Osborn ministry I heard something that I have used and is true through out 47 years of ministry, "The miracle ministry of Jesus Christ is still God’s indispensable method for world evangelism today". The Gospels do have a healthy interest in miracles. They give us plenty of miraculous evidence to believe in Jesus. John 20:30 KJV) And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: (John 20:31 KJV) 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.
I. The miracles in the Bible took place only where people believed on Him and His Word.
((Mark 6:5 KJV) And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. Mark 6:6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
A. Jesus pointed out that the works He did should help engender faith (
(John 10:38 KJV) But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
John 10:38 KJV) But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
II. Our eyes should not be on the miracles but on Him.
(John 6:26 KJV) Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
A. People wanted only the fruit of the miracles in this verse.
III. In our text is that all that came to Jesus were healed. For what reason did our Lord work miracles, signs, wonders, and works?
1. To Show His Identity (Mark 2:10 (KJV) But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion
A. There is a right relationship between a miracle and the Messiah. Jesus healed the paralytic’s sickness to prove that He could solve the man’s bigger problem of sin.
2. To Demonstrate That the Kingdom Had Come (Mat 12:28 KJV) But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
3. To Show His Love and Kindness
A. His heart went out to hurting folk. No doubt the leper welcomed the words, "I am willing." His heart is touched with my grief
4. Jesus sometimes worked miracles to stir up the people so that they would be forced to deal with His deity and claims.