The Miracle of Jesus
Bro. Richard Harrison
The title of my class is somewhat of a play on words. It surrounds the topic of miracles, especially as they pertain to Jesus. In reading the scripture, we find many cases of miracles being done. Indeed, miraculous voices from on high have often heralded important messages to people on earth, such as a warning to Noah and the promises to Abraham. At other times, the Almighty has used the presence of angelic visitors like a Gabriel to speak directly to purposeful people: a Daniel, a Zacharias, and a Mary. Whenever or whatever the situation called for, miracles have often preceded an event mirroring the verity of our God in heaven as well as the importance of the upcoming mission below. They bring with them the power to stimulate faith and motivate action on a very high level. Yet as rich and powerful as miracles can be, they often became controversial, ascribed to demons, and sometimes had the completely opposite effect, as we find in the four gospels. Now, Jesus is God's greatest miracle to man! So this week, we want to observe how people responded to him and his message, when using his God given power to convince those around him that he was who he claimed to be: The Son of God -- the Messiah of Israel. By selecting a number of his miracles, we shall see how our Father in heaven and his Son drew out from all mankind those chosen vessels requisite for bearing the family name, turning the world upside down, and changing the landscape as we know it. I promise as a fellow servant to do my very best to make this class an enriching experience.