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What do the healing of the paralytic and the healing of the bleeding woman teach about the ministry of Jesus? "Miracles" by definition means 'a supernatural event; a wonder or marvel' or 'extraordinary events that manifest divine power'. Miracles are supernatural events that are good. According to Drane, "Miracles are mighty works and wonders and signs which God did through Jesus." There are four types of miracles. The first being "Miracles over illness", the second "miracles over death", the third "miracles over evil" and finally "miracles over nature". Jesus' entire life was miraculous, from before birth, as he was conceived in the womb of a virgin, and until death, when he had resurrected from the tomb. A paralyzed man was carried on his mattress by his friends as they tried to get him through the crowd to ...read more.


This also shows the power of the forgiveness of sins, for Jesus had forgiven the man of his sins before he was able to walk. "Miracles are the expression in action of Jesus' teaching." As conveniently stated by Tyler. As Jesus was making his way to heal the daughter of a synagogue ruler, he had been in the midst of a crowd when he felt power being derived from a touch. Jesus asked who had touched him in order to be healed and with much courage a woman who had been suffering from long term bleeding and in consequence lost all her money while trying to find treatment, admitted to touching Jesus' cloak in hopes of healing her illness. ...read more.


However, the miracles were in other ways essential in the sense that Jesus needed to fulfill the prophecy of the messiah from Isaiah 61-"the blind will see" in order to do so, he had to help the blind see, heal the lame, and etc. Miracles helped show the divinity of Jesus, which served as indirect proof. Miracles were a part of Jesus, they showed his divinity and compassion, they were his way of teaching in action. "Jesus gave indirect proof of his divinity by the healing miracles." - Marshal These miracles were in fact essential due to the fact Jesus chose to do them. This shows that they were a significant part of a divine scheme. The miracles were a central aspect to Jesus' teaching and ministry. His entire existence was a miracle. Extendedly, if it weren't for miracles, there would be no Christianity. ...read more.

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