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Coursework a (ii) Jesus performed many miracles, each one different. Most of them fit into one of four categories and are described in the gospels. They are: physical healing miracles, resurrection miracles (bringing the dead back to life), exorcism miracles (casting out the devil) and natural miracles (e.g. calming a storm). Every miracle has a meaning and a reason and they are done through the power of God. When Jesus spoke in the synagogue at Nazareth, he said things like: the poor would hear good news, people in prison would be set free, the blind would see, the oppressed would no longer have to suffer and God was about to save his people (Luke 4: 16-20). Physical healing Miracles Luke's gospel tells us that Jesus healed the sick, including blindness deafness and dumbness. ...read more.

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One of them was Jarius' daughter (Luke 8:41-42, 49-56) and the other one was the widow's son at Nain (Luke 7:11-15) "He told her not to cry. He went over and touched the coffin of her son and brought him back to life". (13-14) This miracle was not just a show of God's power but an act of his love. Of course the greatest miracle that ever took place is the resurrection of Jesus himself (Luke 24:1-12). This showed that believers may face physical death but they are assured of a future with Jesus in a new spiritual kingdom. Natural Miracles Jesus walked on the water, fed 5000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fishes (Luke 8:10-17), and calmed a fierce storm (Luke 8:22-25). When Jesus showed his power over nature he showed God's power breaking into the world. ...read more.

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By casting out the demon from a man at Garasa (Luke 8:26-39) Jesus showed not only that he had authority over people but he showed his great love for all people even the outcasts and gentiles. In this way Jesus presented himself as a liberator whereby people would no longer have to suffer alone but that he would help them in a way that no one else had. However, Jesus did not want to be seen just as a miracle worker and this was why he did not jump off the mountain when he was tempted to by the devil. (Luke 4: 9-13). He didn't want people to follow him just to see his miracles so he often told people not to tell others what miracles they had seen him perform. (Luke 5: 14-15) By doing miracles Jesus was showing people the kingdom of God. He was giving examples of the fact that when the kingdom came sin, death and sickness would be no more. WORD COUNT 748 ...read more.

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