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

Explain the improtance of the Miracles of Jesus for Christian life today

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Miracles Coursework: Section B The miracle stories in the Gospels indicate the power and authority of Jesus over everything in this world, and this also shows that Jesus as the Son of God and his authority came through his father. Accepting Jesus means acknowledging and understanding his teachings and his work. Christian's faith rests on Jesus and accepting him as the Saviour and Lord, this is one of the reasons the miracles stories are so important for Christians today, and it also indicates Jesus' presence in the world and in our lives. Christian miracles are closely linked with the faith, and it is through this faith the effect of healing are acknowledged. As mentioned in aii, the Miracles that Jesus performed were seen as supreme acts of kindness and many Christians today have faith in God and believe that miracles still take place around the world. This is because the Bible has recorded evidence of miracles that took place. Christians believe this as the Bible stands as proof of Miracles taken place. There have also been places in which miracles are believed to have occurred. ...read more.

Middle

The priest anoints the sick person's forehead with oil and sign of the cross. The priest then says "Through this Holy anointing, may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the Grace of the Holy Spirit." He then anoints the hands, saying, "May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up."2 The Sacrament of the sick gives strength to those who are seriously sick and give hope and moral support to families. At the Pentecost the power of healing was given, as one of the gifts of the Holy Sprit to the disciples. The power of healing as Jesus performed in his time has been transferred or delegated to those who believe in him and gifted, this shows that Jesus is alive and present in this world and is working through those chosen. Maria Esparenza was on November 22, 1928. She is a healer and a prophet who has claimed to have visions on the Virgin Mary several times among other phenomenons. She had her first mystical experience at the age of five with the apparition of Saint Theresa of the Little Lower, who from the waters of the Orinoco River tossed her a red rose. ...read more.

Conclusion

On September 20, 1918, Padre Pio had his first occurrence of stigmata while kneeling before a cross. This happened for fifty until the end of his life. The blood flowing from the stigmata is said to have smelled of perfume or flowers. From looking at these different examples of people who believe they have the power of healing it is clear that the miracles of Jesus are important to Christians today as they only have to look at these examples to know that God is still performing miracles through other people. Also from looking at the Sacrament of the Sick, Christians believe that the person will be healed by God as others were healed in the past. In the Sacrament the Priest lays his hands on the sick person and this is similar to what Jesus did when healing a person, he would put his hands on them. The purpose of Jesus' miracles is to let people know of the power of God and that Jesus is the Messiah, this is still believed by Christians today as the examples above show. 1 http://www.catholic.org/clife/mary/lourdes1.php 2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anointing_of_the_Sick#Roman_Catholic_Church 3 http://www.crystalinks.com/maria.html ?? ?? ?? ?? Kezia Joseph ...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. R.S. Coursework - miracles

    in return praise and glorify God when they have felt or seen his power at work. An example of an exorcism miracle which demonstrates Jesus' command and authority over sickness and evil is in Luke 9:37-43 when Jesus cures the Epileptic Demoniac.

  2. Talking about miracles

    Someone who hasn't done for his wealth inherits them. This shows that there is no use of storing up wealth for you, to be greedy and selfish. The farmer here hasn't done anything that is of any value in Gods eyes, he should have used his wealth to help people

  1. Examine two philosophical reasons for believing in miracles

    I understand a miracle to be something unexplainable, for if it was explained, it would be called a fact, not a miracle. Therefore I am going to argue that there are acceptable solutions to some of these problems. Nonetheless, there is not an 'acceptable' solution, as there is no hard proof for miracles.

  2. Describe the importance of the healing miracles of Jesus for Christian life today. ...

    This is shown when in the story it says ' Jesus placed his hands on every one of them and healed them all. Demons also went out from many people.' This is an example of Jesus spiritually healing people as he is cleansing them of their demons and making their souls clean.

  1. The girl in the story was labeled as a girl, which is interesting to ...

    Jing-mei's mother had lost two children while in China. Jing-mei's mother also expected her to be a prodigy because she was a Chinese immigrant; she felt immigrants had to prove that they were as talented as or more talented than Americans were.

  2. The charaters in "Hills Like White Elephants," "Daisy Miller," and "Babylon Revisited" all communniacte ...

    in this story in a universal one that could occur between any mother and daughter. Rather than pigeon-holding Tan as presenting a cultural-specific idea, the broader perspective says that her story explores an emotional journey that crosses lines of ethnicity.

  1. Tim Winton in his 'quintessentially Australian' novel Cloudstreet challenges modern perceptions of spirituality with ...

    One of the girls suicides in the library causing the widow to close off the old house, and she dies soon afterwards. The unhappy nature of events leaves the house in recognition of the tortured spirits of the aboriginal girl and the old woman, which is seen by the Pickles

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

    Raising to life miracles, such as the raising to life of Jairus' daughter (Luke 8:41-42, 49-56) show Jesus' power over death. Jesus showed how the power of God was stronger than death and nothing could stand in God's way. Exorcisms, when Jesus cast out demons such as the man with

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