Week 37   Day 3



            they are a major part of the Gospel account 

            what would be left without them?    


            then and now

            needs a miracle

            of some kind


Miracles were done to catch people's attention

            and help them believe 

They were a good work 

            a work of goodness 

                        a sign

                        that Jesus came from God


Miracles were done because Jesus had compassion 

            on human suffering 

Jesus was able to restore life

            to the way

            it was meant to be


Miracles showed Jesus to be         

            Lord and Master of all creation 

The forces of nature stopped

            their natural course

            and obeyed the commands of Jesus.


Expect a miracle

With Jesus 

            there is healing and wholeness 

            abundance amid scarcity 

            life in the midst of death.



                                     VACATION PLANS

When people crowd into your peace and quiet, feed them!

                                                Mark 6


    7Jesus called the twelve and began to send them out two by

two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.  12They went

out and preached that people should repent.  13They cast out

demons, anointed many who were sick, and healed them.

    14King Herod heard of Jesus, for His name had become well

known.  And he said, "John the Baptist is risen from the dead." 
15Others said,
"It is Elijah."  And others said, "It is the Prophet,
or like one
of the prophets."  16But Herod said, "This is John,
whom I
beheaded; he has been raised from the dead!"

   30The apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both
they had done and what they had taught.  31He said to them,
"Come aside by
yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." 
For there were
many coming and going, and they did not even
have time to eat. 
32So they departed to a deserted place in the
boat by themselves.

    33But the multitudes saw them departing, and many ran there

on foot from all the cities, arriving before them.  34Jesus, when

He came, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion

for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. 

So He began to teach them.  35When the day was far spent, His

disciples came to Him and said, "This is a deserted place, and

already the hour is late.  36Send them away, that they may go

into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves

bread; for they have nothing to eat."

    37But He answered them, "You give them something to eat." 

They said to Him, "Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii

worth of bread and give them something to eat?"

    38He said to them, "How many loaves do you have?  Go and
see."  When they found out they said, "Five, and two fish."

    39Jesus commanded them to make them all sit down in groups

on the green grass.  40So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds

and in fifties.  41When He had taken the five loaves and the two

fish, He looked to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave

them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He

divided among them all.  42They all ate and were filled.  43And

they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. 

44Those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men.

    53When they had crossed over, they came to Gennesaret and

anchored.  54 Immediately people recognized them and began to

carry on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was.
                     This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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