Acts 3-5:17 miracles
40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God,
Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed….
15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
. 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.
Ananias and Sapphira
14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. 15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. 16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed.
18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”
CRAIG KEENER. ( former atheist )
Review –Keener collected 400 pages of such evidence across the span of history and from all over the world.
Keener closed the first volume with 13 pages of accounts of the blind healed, 13 pages of the lame walking, and 43 pages of accounts of the dead raised to life. Page after page after page of such accounts can get a little monotonous until you start realizing what this means in terms of changed lives, apologetics, church growth, prayer, and a worldview of faith and hope. “
And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
“I don’t think any blame goes to the people suffering and in need of a miracle; we as Americans have created an atmosphere where Jesus can do no miracles. We have explained them away. We have limited God’s power to only the believer’s salvation. Therefore we sit and wait for any real touches of God apart from some chills in worship until we get to heaven.
Are we offended by God? He didn’t stop my dad from abusing me. He let my friend die in the car wreck. Since He did not save me from my pain, He must not do those things now. Therefore the best we can hope for is to wait for heaven… DON’T BELIEVE THIS!
God loves you. Cast all your burdens on Him because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). “
- In Indonesia there was a woman who had been blind for 4 years. Someone told her about the Jesus Film, where Jesus heals a blind man. She asked her daughter to guide her to the showing so she could hear the story. When the scene was shown where the blind man asks Jesus to heal him, the blind woman shouted out, “I want to see, too!” A few moments later, as the film showed Jesus on the cross, her vision was restored.
These stories appeared in Touch of Jesus
We are living IN A MIRACLE, SURROUNDED BY MIRACLES!