In this lesson we learned that Jesus communicated truth through miracles and parables. Give an example of each.

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    • #95303597
      Ken
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      Miracle – the feeding of 5,000 which John relates to Jesus being the Bread of life.
      Parable – The sower and the seed where the seed is actually the Word of God as it falls on the various conditions or soils of men’s hearts.

    • #95302295
      Terry
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      The miracle of healing the paralytic at the pool in Mark 2:1-12 where Jesus first told the paralytic that his sins were forgiven and when the scribes questioned in their minds about Jesus speaking blasphemies and who could forgive sins but God. Jesus knew what they were thinking so He asked them whether it was easier to forgive him of his sins or to take up thy bed and walk. He then told them so that they would know that the Son has the power to forgive sins he healed the paralytic.
      The parable of the Sower in Luke 8:4-18. Here Jesus compares how seeds (God’s word) falls on different types of ground (believers) and how what happens to that seed (belief).

    • #95298830
      Cheryl
      Participant

      In the miracle of the fishes and loaves, in which he alone could feed the 5,000 people, Jesus explained that he was the Bread of Life. All people were searching for the eternal Bread of Life which only He, Jesus, could provide. In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus explained and expanded on the commandment from God to love our neighbors as ourselves.

    • #95295986
      Dana
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      Jesus walking on water is an example of one of his miracles. This miracle is documented in Matthew 14 22-33 NIV, Mark 6:45 NIV, and John 6:16-21 NIV. Through this miracle Jesus was communicating that He could do nothing apart from His faith in God. Jesus was able to walk across the water because He put all of His faith in God. An example of a parable is “the wise and foolish builders”. This parable could be found in Matthew 7:24–27 and Luke 6:47–49. Jesus used parables (stories) to communicate lessons to his disciple’s. The parable of the “wise and foolish builder” taught His disciples that in order to build a strong foundation in Christ, one must actively live out His word. Using God’s word to lead your life, will ultimately provide you with a strong foundation.

    • #95292066
      Robert
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      The miracles Jesus performed were the evidence that Jesus was (is) the Son of God. The parables are stories Jesus developed to give the listeners (and us)an understanding of real life situations that we can apply in our every day lives.

    • #95290466
      Scott
      Participant

      Parables were stories in which every listener could place themselves, like the prodigal son.
      Miracles were acts of love to demonstrate that He is God!

    • #95287149
      Stephanie
      Participant

      Parable is the Sower in which He taught us to be fruitful disciples.
      Miracle is raising Lazarus which was His final one and the way He showed He was God.

    • #95286197
      Dannita
      Participant

      An example of Jesus’s miracle is turning water into wine. One of the parable is sowing a seed or the prodigal son. I can read parables over and over again because they make you think and Jesus was a good story teller and wise teacher.

    • #95285207
      Garine
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      Raising Lazarus from the dead was a miracle.
      The parable of the lost sheep is an example.

    • #95284704
      William
      Participant

      Feed of the 5000 was a miracle followed by the teaching of the meaning of the Bread of Life. Also the Prodigal son parable teaches us many different things if we can understand it. The prodigal, who just wants the fun and good times in life, ultimately understood that the life he was leading was leading him in the wrong direction. When he finally came home, we see two distinct reactions. The father is overwhelmed with joy and celebrates the return of his lost son. His brother is mad and angry with his father over this. I see this is the bigger picture of this story. The anger and envy that the son had could have led him down the wrong path if the father had not intervened.

    • #95284138
      Nancy
      Participant

      He explained His compassion through the parable of the prodigal son and demonstrated it through healing the sick.

    • #95283597
      Peter
      Participant

      Jesus was able to communicate his teaching by using miracles and parables. Fo insatnce in feeling the 5000 people jesus was able to meet their physical as well as spiritiual needs. He was also able to teach them not to be wasteful by asking his disicples to pick up the left overs and they were able to gather 12 full baskets of food! By using parables to teach his disciples Jesus was able to teach his disciples and future belivers about the secrets of the kingdom of God.

    • #95282780
      Odessa
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      Jesus communicated truth though miracles and parables. An example of one of his miracles took place in Jairus’s house and an example of one of Jesus’s parables was the parable of the prodigal son.
      A man named Jairus was searching for Jesus in a crowd one day. He was searching for Jesus because he believed his 12 year old daughter had died. Jairus wanted Jesus to come to his house and pray for his daughter. When Jairus found Jesus and asked Jesus to come to his house, Jesus replied to Jairus “don’t be afraid believe only. ”
      When Jesus arrived at Jairus’s house, He said that Jairus’s daughter was not dead but asleep. Jesus then stretched out His hand and said to the little girl, “Talitha Cummi, which means rise up little girl. The little girl sat up and Jesus said, give her something to eat.

      An example of one of Jesus’s parables, I would like to speak about the parable of the prodigal son. A man had two sons. One of the sons wanted the share of his investments/money. The father honored the son’s request by giving the son his money. The son spent his money foolishly. He also became a poor man. His dad wanted the son to return home and live like a rich man again.
      One day the father saw his son coming home from a far off. The dad was so happy to see his son that he began to run towards his son with open arms and a friendly kiss.
      The son was happy to be home again.
      The End

    • #95281380
      Pooja
      Participant

      Miracle – healing the sick.
      Parable – Jesus as our shepheard

    • #95279654
      Laura
      Participant

      He said, “I am the resurrection and the life”, and then he raised Lazarus from the dead. That is communicating truth!!

      The person who finds a treasure in a field that is worth all he has goes and sells all he has to buy that field. That communicates the truth that God is worth everything! He is the treasure worth giving up everything for.

    • #95279209
      Adrien
      Participant

      A parable I love is about the sheep and Jesus is our shepherd… He leads us and helps us believe. We were once lost but now we are found. I love the miracle of turning water into wine because it is so simple yet so complex. He proves to us that He is there and will help those who believe without seeing firsthand. Reading about these miracles and parables helps me believe even though I never did see Him in action. The word is passed and those who have faith will see His truths.

    • #95277772
      Marci
      Participant

      The first miracle Jesus performed was at a wedding. He turned water into wine.
      A popular parable Jesus spoke was named in Matthew, Mark and Luke. The parable of the Sower and the Seed.

    • #95277566
      Gemma
      Participant

      I enjoy the parable of the lost sheep because it shows us how much God loves us. I think it is amazing that Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. It shows that Jesus is a divine being.

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      Our Daily Bread
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