1. To grow in the knowledge of Christ (2 Peter 3:18) we must carefully study "The Story of Jesus" as it is revealed in the Scriptures (John 5:39). 2. In this lesson we are covering information that relates to "Jesus' miracles." 3. As we begin our study let us consider several . . .
I. PRELIMINARY MATTERS
A. Miracles: "works of a supernatural origin and character, such as could not be produced by natural agents and means" (Vine, p.412). B. Jesus' supernatural acts are designated as: 1. "mighty works" (Luke 10:13) 2. "miracles" (John 2:23) 3. "signs" (John 4:48) 4. "wonders" (John 4:48). C. Through His miracles, Jesus demonstrated His power over physical diseases, demons, death, nature, and material elements. D. Jesus' miracles serve as evidence to prove that: 1. He came from God (John 3:2) 2. He had God's approval (Acts 2:22). E. Studying Jesus' miracles: 1. will produce faith in Him (John 20:30-31) 2. will strengthen faith in Him during times of discouragement (Matthew 11:2-6). F. Many of the Lord's miracles are recorded in all four Gospel accounts; however, we are concentrating on . . .
II. JESUS' MIRACLES RECORDED BY JOHN
A. Jesus turned water into wine (John 2:1-11). B. Jesus healed the nobleman's son (John 4:46-54). C. Jesus healed the impotent man (John 5:1-9). D. Jesus fed the 5,000 (John 6:5-14). E. Jesus walked on the water (John 6:16-21). F. Jesus healed the blind man (John 9:1-7). G.Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave (John 11:32-45). H.Jesus produced a great catch of fish (John 21:1-14).