Jesus 7 miracles
Jesus turns water into wine
- The first miracle of Jesus Christ is turning water into wine.
This was a momentous occasion that happened at the wedding at Cana of Galilee, during which Jesus Christ performed his very first miracle. It is recorded in the Gospel of John, 2:1-11, and it should be noted that the turning of water into wine was not just a significant event in itself but also because it was the very first miracle in the Gospel of John – making it an important episode in Christian history as well as a memorable one.
Jesus heals an official’s son
In this lesson, we will discuss the healing of an official’s son. Jesus heals this man’s son, by faith and in a new way which is the way of faith. This is the first miracle that is reported in all four Gospels. It occurs early in Jesus’ ministry and occurs after he gathers his disciples. This miracle demonstrates Jesus’ power over illness and distance as well as his compassion for people from all walks of life.
The official was not a Jew but a Gentile (a person who was not Jewish). He had heard of Jesus and came to him to ask him to heal his son who was dying. His servants were already on their way back home when they received word that their son had recovered and was fine again.
Jesus healed the official’s son by faith; however, it was a new kind of faith because it was based on what God has revealed about himself in Jesus rather than just acting on one’s own personal beliefs or opinions (Hebrews 11:6).
Healed man at Bethesda pool
To begin with, we need to establish that the healing happened on the Sabbath. And since it was the seventh day of the week, Jesus was breaking a Jewish law by working on that day. The Jewish leaders knew this and used it as an opportunity to accuse Jesus of breaking the law.
They confronted him by saying, “Look you healed a man on Saturday!” To which Jesus responded in verse 10: “The Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” This means he had every right to heal whoever he wanted whenever he wanted! And then in verses 11-12 he says, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or destroy it?” What an incredible response from Jesus! Imagine these religious leaders trying to trap him but instead being trapped themselves!
Healing of the paralytic
When Jesus stretched his hand across the water, he naturally assumed it was for the sick and dying. He watched and waited in anticipation as the crowd miraculously began to stand up and move their paralyzed limbs, unfreezing and reviving them. They were too fearful of him to even acknowledge that they might have been able to walk on their own had he only promised them this healing. But Jesus hadn’t promised it, because he was not a magician who could turn lepers into healed people while standing on one foot. The miracle happened in pantomime—and it was still miraculous, no matter how much you might want to think otherwise.
Multiplication of loaves and fish
The second to last miracle Jesus performed before his resurrection was the Multiplication of the loaves and fishes. This miracle is found in all four gospels, and was meant to teach a spiritual truth to Jesus’ disciples as well as anyone else who saw it. In John’s gospel, he includes an additional teaching by saying “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). This shows that Jesus has a greater power than just taking small amounts of food and multiplying them-he can satisfy our needs with His Spirit!
When we look at this miracle, we can learn something about ourselves. Similar to the 5,000 men who were fed that day, we have many physical needs. We need food on our tables; we need shelter; we need clothes for our backs as well as shoes on our feet. All of these things are necessary for survival. But even beyond those things lie other desires that often become an obsession with us—for example: becoming famous or wealthy or holding high positions of influence in society. These are not necessarily bad things; but when they take priority over Christ in our lives then they become a distraction from God’s plan for us and can lead us down a dangerous path away from God’s will for your life!
Jesus heals the blind man
It is important to note that Jesus healed the blind man gradually. He did not make the man see instantly with a snap of His fingers. Instead, He used spit and mud to heal him. This was in accordance with His power and will.
Jesus also chose to heal this blind man on the Sabbath, which was a day of worship for the Jews. Some Pharisees were upset because they thought Jesus was violating their laws by working on the holy day (verse 16). They could not understand how Jesus could have done such a thing, so they questioned those who had seen it (verses 17‒18).
The Pharisees did not believe that Jesus was from heaven, so they believed this healing must have been done in some unholy way (verses 19‒24). Still, there were others who wanted to know more about Jesus and what He had done for this once-blind man (verse 26).
Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead
Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Jesus is the only one who can conquer death. He says, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die” (John 11:25-26). Jesus raised Lazarus from death because of His power over death. This was a sign to everyone that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of God, the Savior of the world, and most importantly, that He is God Himself!
Not only does this miracle prove that Jesus has power over death as an act of saving grace for all people but also it reveals several things about God himself. It shows us that because God became man [the incarnation], we know that he is not afraid of our suffering or pain. We know that he cares about us deeply and wants to be involved in our lives on a personal level through Jesus Christ (nivac study bible).
Do miracles happen today, and if so, where are they?
The miracles of Jesus still happen today, and are just as powerful as they were back then. In fact, if you look around our world today, you will see that there are still miracles happening every day. There is not one person on this earth that has not been impacted by a miracle in some way. Some people have seen the miracle with their own eyes but others take it by faith.
If God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8), then He must be working miracles today because He was working miracles yesterday! Even though it has been 2000 years since Jesus walked on the Earth, He is still alive today (Hebrews 7:25) and is still performing His works through us! Amazingly enough, He can do even more than what we can think or ask (Ephesians 3:20)!