Sunday October 11, 2020 | Jesus’ Early Miracles
Jesus’ miracles proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. They strengthened people’s faith and met their needs. Through Jesus, God did what is impossible for us to do on our own. He provided forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life.
Jesus and His disciples traveled to a town called Capernaum (kuh PUHR nay uhm). Jesus went into a synagogue and started teaching. The people there were very surprised. Jesus was not like other teachers. He spoke with power, like someone in charge. Suddenly, a man with an unclean spirit shouted, “Why are You here, Jesus? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” Jesus commanded the spirit to be quiet and come out of the man. The spirit came out. Everyone was amazed! “Who is this Jesus?” they asked. “He teaches with power, and the unclean spirits obey Him!” People all across the land were talking about Jesus. Next, Jesus and His disciples went to Simon and Andrew’s house. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever. Jesus went to her, took her hand, and healed her. She got up and began to serve them. That evening, large crowds of people came to the house with others who were sick or bothered by evil spirits, and Jesus healed them too. Early the next morning, Jesus went out by Himself to pray. Simon and the other disciples found Him and said, “Everyone is looking for You.” Jesus said, “Let’s go on to the nearby villages so I can preach there too. This is why I have come.” Jesus traveled throughout the land. He preached and drove out demons. One day, a man with a skin disease came to Jesus. He got on his knees and begged Him: “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” Jesus was willing, and He healed the man.
Christ Connection: Jesus cares about people. Jesus’ miracles helped people and showed that He is the Son of God. Through Jesus, God does for us what we cannot do for ourselves. He provides forgiveness and life with God forever.
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