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TCH MINI-STUDY: 9
 
THE MIRACLES OF JESUS WERE EVIDENCE THAT JESUS WAS THE CHRIST
 
(God performs miracles as evidence that He is God)
 
And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine hand [miraculously and suspernaturally] upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them (Exodus 7:5).
 
"Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood(Exodus 7:17).
 
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name. He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen (Deuteronomy 10:20-21).
 
In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the LORD (Ezekiel 24:27)
 
Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves” (Ezekiel 37:12-13).
 
"And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease" (Mat 10:1).
 
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Mat 16:13-19).
 
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen” (Mark 16:20).
 
"This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him (John 2:11).
 
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him (John 3:2).
 
"Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could do nothing [miraculous]. They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out. Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee” (John 9:32-37).
 
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me" (John 10:25).
 
Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me” (John 11:38-42).
 
"While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him" (John 12:36-37).
 
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name” (John 20:30-31).
 
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know” (Acts 2:22).
 
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness” (Acts 4:29-31).
 
Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands” (Acts 14:3).
 
For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ" (Rom 15:18-19).


 

 
Mini-
Studies

THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMILITY:

“Blessed are the poor [beggar, cringing, fallen, frightened] in spirit
 [self sufficiency]: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they
that mourn [sorrow, grief, wail]: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are
the meek [mild, humble, gentle]: for they shall
inherit the earth” (Mat 5:3-5).

“Whosoever therefore shall humble [depress, humiliate, abase, bring log]
himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom
of heaven” (Mat 18:4).

“For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have
been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor
[afflicted, humble, lowly, needy] and of a contrite [smitten, lame, contrite]
spirit, and trembleth at my word.” (Isa 66:2).

“The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken [crushed, destroyed,
torn] heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit” (Psa 34:18).

“The sacrifices of God are a broken crushed, destroyed, torn] spirit: a
broken and a contrite [injured, crushed, collapsed, bruised] heart, O God,
thou wilt not despise” (Psa 51:17).

“I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other:
for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth
[abase, depress, humiliate] himself shall be exalted” (Luk 18:14).
 
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