I hope you’ve enjoyed this Bible Study, Miraculous! The Miracles of Jesus, as much as I have. It’s been fun taking an in-depth look this past month at these miracles that Jesus performed!
I loved how we started off with some background information in our first two parts, in which we defined a miracle as “an extraordinary event taken as a sign of the power of God.” We moved into the 5 characteristics of a miracle. They are:
- Demonstrable fact
- Worthy motive
- Presence of witnesses
- Instantaneous effect
- Sense perception
Author Rebecca Faires reminded us that “His miracles aren’t His message, but rather a testament to who He is.”
This statement led us to ask the question, “What do miracles teach us about God?”
We learned that they show us that God is supreme and omnipresent, sovereign and omnipotent, merciful and good, and holy and omniscient.
This was a great lead-in to answering the question, “What do miracles teach us about Jesus?”
We uncovered several traits in His character and showed that Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah, prophesied in the Old Testament.
After all of this background information, we looked at our first miracle: Jesus Feeds the 5,000. In this miracle, we saw up-close the compassion that Jesus has for us and we took a look at some inspirational verses that can remind of us how much God cares for us.
We moved into Jesus testing the disciples showing that they could trust God to provide for all of their needs. We also learned that God blesses and multiplies all that we give Him as He works directly with us to meet the needs of those around us.
After this first miracle, we started in on the next one: Jesus Walks on Water. We saw that the Jewish people wanted to proclaim Jesus as their earthly king but Jesus wanted nothing to do with that plan.
Jesus knew His purpose and the reason that He was sent, and to be seated as an earthly king was not it.
We saw Jesus continue on His mission as He showed the disciples His divinity as He showed up for them while they were in trouble in the boat on the water. Then He brought His divine nature close to them, making a personal connection with the disciples. He did this to show them (and us!) that He is always with us, even at our most troubling times.
Our next miracle that we investigated was Jesus Turns Water into Wine.
We saw how Jesus takes an active interest in our lives, just like He did at the wedding at Cana. We learned how Jesus has power over the events in our lives, just like He had in Cana, changing water into wine. And we wrapped up seeing how Jesus always provides for our needs, just like He did for those at the wedding when they ran out of wine.
Next, we looked at the miracle: Jesus Heals Ten Lepers. We focused our talks on the power of Jesus healing by His words alone and the importance of thankfulness and gratitude in our lives.
We wrapped up by talking about faith and the key role it plays in spiritual healing and redemption.
After that, we looked at the miracle: Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son. We saw the compassion of Jesus on this poor woman who had lost her only son, as well as the assurance that Jesus spoke into her heart. We looked deeply at His power and authority as He brought this dead child back to life and returned him to his mother’s arms.
Our next miracle was: Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind. We discussed how Jesus sees our suffering and responds with His great love and compassion. We saw God’s glory magnified as Jesus explained why He was restoring the man’s sight.
We moved on to the next story: Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead. We learned about the deep love that Jesus had for His friends and we talked again about God’s glory shining through in this miracle.
We wrapped up our study with our final miracle: Jesus Heals the Man at the Pool. We discussed the suffering that this man had endured for 38 years as an invalid and the compassion that Jesus held for him. We ended with the power that Jesus has to heal with only a few spoken words.
Weren’t these some great stories to look at?
I learned a lot alongside you all and gained some valuable insights into these particular miracles. I’m so happy you joined me!
Here are some takeaway questions to think about and pray over as we wrap up our study on the miracles of Jesus…
- Have you seen God work a miracle in your life? Maybe something unexpected rather than exceptional? I can think of a couple in my life. I saw God lead me out of a very difficult situation that seemed hopeless. I prayed about it for YEARS! And all of a sudden, He showed up and everything changed. It was really amazing. I also saw God heal my son of epilepsy. Nothing is impossible with God!
- What resonated with you as we talked about what miracles teach us about God?I think for me, I really came to understand how God is always faithful. He is working behind the scenes in our lives even when it seems like He is silent.
- What is one takeaway that you learned in the miracle: Jesus Feeds the 5,000? I would say that I loved hearing about how God blesses whatever we give to Him to use on our behalf. Then multiplies it to use it to bless those around us.
- In the miracle: Jesus Walks on Water, we talked about Jesus’ purpose here on earth. How would you put that into your own words?
- What was your favorite part in the miracle: Jesus Turns Water into Wine?
- What one thing do you want to thank God for in your life? Just like the one leper who came back to show gratitude to Jesus.
- Can you see one way that Jesus has had compassion on you this past week?
- Which miracle is your favorite? Why?
- What is your biggest takeaway from this entire study?
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this time we were able to spend together studying your Word and for all that we learned about You. Help us to put these things into action in our lives. May we see your love and grace poured out each day. Draw us into a deeper relationship with you as we continue to grow in our faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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