• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Describe how Jesus was presented as a worker of Miracles, giving examples from Lukes Gospel.

Extracts from this document...


Describe how Jesus was presented as a worker of Miracles, giving examples from Luke's Gospel. In the Bible Jesus is shown to be God on earth, he does the work of God and performing miracles is part of that work. Luke believed that Jesus' miracles were important because he wrote about them in his gospel. There are four types of miracles that Luke wrote about. The four are; healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons and showing power over nature. When Jesus heals he shows Gods love reaching to those who are sick. When he raises people from the dead he is showing that nothing can stop God not even death. Jesus shows that the kingdom of God is stronger and more powerful than the devil's when he casts out demons from people, and when he shows his power over nature he is showing God can do marvellous and impossible things. God can take control of nature. Luke writes about these types of miracles to emphasize and show their importance and raising there profile Jesus healed many people including 'the woman who was bleeding' (Luke 8:42-48), this miracle shows that if you have faith then you can be healed. ...read more.


Christians today all though not anyone will be brought back to life but this passage can teach Christians to show faith and those closest to you can be helped by God because it was the father of the young girl who came to Jesus for help. Jesus helped those who were outcasts because they had been taken over by the devil, when Jesus casts out the devil like in 'The man with demons at Gadara' (Luke 8:27-35) it shows us that Gods love reaches out to everyone, including those who have been taken over by the devil. All though the man at Gadara has lost his faith because he has been taken over by the devil Jesus uses his strong faith to cure and cast out the demons in the man. At Jesus' time many people were outcasts because people believed they had been taken over by the devil. Outcasts were different from everyone else and no one wanted to know them. Jesus helped them and welcomed them, this was new for people and they would have been shocked the way he was acting. It also showed others of that time he had power over the devil because it knew he was the son of God. ...read more.


In these miracle stories it shows that Jesus as a miracle worker helped many especially those who were rejected by society such as; outcasts, woman, tax collectors and many others. Also it shows that God can overcome death and is able to control nature and he can pass this onto Jesus to be able to perform such miracles and make the impossible, possible. From Luke's Gospel it is clear that Jesus is presented as a worker of miracles because many of the miracles that Jesus performs are written about in Luke's Gospel. He writes about each type of miracle and how faith is able to determine a miracle. Faith plays a very strong part in all of Jesus' miracles and Luke writes about over 20 of them. Luke would not have written about so many of these miracles if he did not believe they were important in the ministry and life of Jesus. Jesus uses Gods power to save and heal on earth. This proves that he is God's son and therefore it is very important. I believe Jesus is a worker of miracles because so many stories and tales are known around the world about the things Jesus did and many of those stories that were passed on from generation to generation were the miracles of Jesus. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miracles section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miracles essays

  1. Describe how Jesus was presented as a worker of miracles giving examples from Luke's ...

    Jesus showed God's power breaking into the world and how God could do things for his people that were unexpected and seemed impossible. Luke believed that Jesus came to offer salvation and freedom. The miracles were signs of God's salvation and showed that God loved his world and was saving the lost and the outcasts.

  2. R.S. Coursework - miracles

    A lot of Christians see the importance in miracles in that they feel more responsibility to act to change the situations of the sick or outcasts today even when they can't perform miracles. They might encourage other people to see that through one's actions, another's life might be saved and

  1. Analysis of 'Young Goodman Brown'

    there to show the transition in the main character from being an avid believer to a skeptic. He did not so much as lose his faith in religion entirely, but he now believes that no one else has faith and he can only see their sins.

  2. Christianity through a study of Luke and Acts

    In Luke, Jesus performed many different types of miracles - Nature, Physical, Exorcisms and Raising to Life. They showed the world that he had great authority and power as the Messiah and as the Son of God. However, they were not just for show, they had significance.

  1. Comparing 'The Man Who Could Work Miracles,' by H.G Wells and 'A Sound of ...

    'Stomping on one mouse would mean...a family of mice would be destroyed...annihilating one mouse would kill a dozen, then a thousand, then a million...' - this speech exaggerates that the future can radically be distorted from the effect of one incident.

  2. Luke's Gospel - Miracles

    written is accepted as normal procedure now as scientists now know so much about health and the body. We know leprosy not to be contagious whereas in the bible lepers were excluded and seen as outcasts. People with mental illnesses were thought were thought to be possessed by the devil,

  1. 'Miracles are a matter of faith, not fact', discuss.

    if the New Testament did not exist, to speculate in Christians' place more Jews would still await their messiah. Secondly Hume also presumes that New Testament's miracles are to be taken literally, when much of the Bible is today interpreted as metaphorical.

  2. Examine the arguments, which can be used to discredit belief in miracles - In ...

    Surely these are not the actions of a just and loving God. There are several counter-arguments to the ideas proposed by Aquinas in terms of natural laws. The fact that Aquinas based his argument largely upon the existence of natural laws and them being broken by God cause us, as

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work