Posts tagged 'miracles'

  • Better Days Ahead—Part 3

    —God’s Abundant Supply

    When Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray, He instructed them among other things to pray for the supply of their daily bread (or sustenance). Jesus experienced and understood ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Healing of the Ten …

    The Gospel of Luke tells of an instance when Jesus healed ten people who were afflicted by leprosy, and what occurred afterward.

    On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Two Unique Healings

    In the Gospel of Mark, there are accounts of Jesus healing two men who were in need—one who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and another who was blind. In both instances, Jesus performed the healing ...

    by Peter Amsterdam


  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Healing the Blind Man

    The account of Jesus healing a blind man is found in all three synoptic Gospels.1 The Gospels of Luke and Mark tell of Jesus healing one blind man, and in the Gospel of Matthew, we read of two blind men being healed. ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • The Fire and the Wind!

    Unless you have personally faced a catastrophic event, it can be difficult to grasp the intensity of these experiences and how small and powerless man becomes in the face of them. ...

    by Maria Fontaine

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Healing from a Distance …

    In the Gospel of John we read of Jesus’ third and last healing from a distance. We’re told that Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Passover Feast, and that many people believed in Him because of the miracles He was performing.[1] ...

    by Peter Amsterdam


  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Healing from a Distance …

    When Jesus healed the centurion’s servant,1 He not only performed a miracle from a distance, He also healed a foreigner—a rare thing in His ministry, which was for the most part confined to the Jewish people within Israel. ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Healing from a Distance …

    Within the Gospels, there are three times when Jesus heals a person who is not in His physical presence. Two of those times, the person who receives healing is a non-Jewish foreigner, and the third time ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 18)

    Raising the Dead (Part 4)

    In this article we’ll continue the story of Lazarus that we started in the previous one. ...

    by Peter Amsterdam


  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 17)

    Raising the Dead (Part 3)

    The third and last description of Jesus raising someone from the dead is found only in the Gospel of John. This account contains much more detail ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 16)

    Raising the Dead (Part 2)

    An account of Jesus raising a young girl from the dead is documented in all three synoptic Gospels, unlike the account of His raising a widow’s son ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 15)

    Raising the Dead (Part 1)

    Having looked at Jesus’ miracles of healing of various diseases as well as His power to cast out demons, our focus in this series ...

    by Peter Amsterdam


  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 14)

    Casting Out Demons (Part 4)

    In this last article about Jesus’ exorcisms and His authority to cast out demons, the focus will be on His response to the religious leaders’ claim ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 13)

    Casting Out Demons (Part 3)

    The second of two accounts of Jesus casting out demons which will be covered in this series occurred on the southeast side of the Sea of Galilee. ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 12)

    Casting Out Demons (Part 2)

    Throughout the synoptic Gospels1 we read of instances when Jesus cast out demons. Exorcism was an important part of His ministry of proclaiming liberty to the captives ...

    by Peter Amsterdam


  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 11)

    Casting Out Demons (Part 1)

    Throughout the Gospels, we read about the miracles Jesus performed, which attest to His power and authority. One aspect of His miracle-working power, ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 10)

    Nature Miracles (Part 4)

    One miracle that Jesus performed appears immediately after the feeding of the five thousand in the Gospels of Matthew,1 Mark,2 and John.3 ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 9)

    Nature Miracles (Part 3)

    The three synoptic Gospels1 tell the story of Jesus calming a storm that threatened the lives of those in a boat He was on, and presumably of those on other boats ...

    by Peter Amsterdam


  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 8)

    Nature Miracles (Part 2)

    The miracle of feeding the five thousand is the only miracle performed by Jesus that is recorded in all four Gospels.1 While the placement within each Gospel differs, ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 7)

    Nature Miracles (Part 1)

    The Gospels record many of Jesus’ miracles, including numerous healings, the casting out of demons, and even raising the dead. ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 6)

    Sabbath Miracles (Part 3)

    In this article, we’ll look at the healing of the man at the pool of Bethesda. This will be the last Sabbath healing covered in this part of the series, ...

    by Peter Amsterdam


  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 5)

    Sabbath Miracles (Part 2)

    Besides the healing of the man with the withered hand on the Sabbath (covered in Miracles part four), there are other accounts of healings on the Sabbath ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 4)

    Sabbath Miracles (Part 1)

    Throughout the Gospels, we read of Jesus healing people on the Sabbath and of the opposition He encountered when He did. ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 3)

    Healing and Forgiveness

    The story of Jesus healing a paralyzed man is told in each of the synoptic Gospels (Mark 2:1–12; Matthew 9:1–8; Luke 5:17–26). While it is a healing story, it is also a story of controversy, ...

    by Peter Amsterdam


  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 2)

    Healing of the Leper

    As readers of the Gospels, we don’t know exactly how many miracles Jesus performed. We read phrases which tell us that all who had diseases pressed around Him to touch Him, ...

    by Peter Amsterdam

  • Jesus—His Life and Message: Miracles (Part 1)

    One of the key aspects of Jesus’ ministry was the miracles He performed. The Gospels tell us of no less than 34 specific miracles. Fifteen other distinct times they refer to Jesus’ miraculous activity in more general ways, ...

    by Peter Amsterdam