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|Re: Complete Good News! by OLAADEGBU(m): 5:35pm On May 14, 2012|
The Great Miracle Worker!
Jesus revealed himself as the promised Saviour in many ways, including performing countless miracles. At a wedding feast, He changed water into wine. He healed a man who had been lame for thirty-eight years.
Jesus cured a man with Leprosy, saying, "Be clean." And immediately the leprosy left him. A man full of leprosy—an untouchable—saw Jesus and fell on his face, saying, "Lord, if You want to, You can make me clean."
Jesus then reached out his hand and touched him, saying, "Be clean." And immediately the leprosy left him.
Jesus brought sight to a man who had been blind from birth.
One woman, who for twelve years had a disease which doctors could not heal, reached out and touched Jesus' robe. He turned, saying, "Daughter, be comforted. Your faith has made you well; go in peace."
Those suffering from different kinds of diseases were brought to Him, and He healed them all.
Jesus called twelve men together, asking them to follow Him. He gave them power and authority over devils, and He sent these disciples out to preach about the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
His fame went everywhere, and great crowds came together to hear Him teach and to be healed of their diseases.
When a gathering of five thousand people needed food, Jesus prayed over a young boy's lunch of bread and fish. The food was miraculously multiplied, so that it fed the whole throng, with twelve baskets left over.
But the people kept asking for more proof that Jesus was from God. They said, "Our forefathers ate manna in the desert. It is written in the Scriptures, He gave them bread from heaven to eat."
Jesus replied, "The bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
The people said, "Lord, give us this bread all the time."
Jesus answered, "I am the bread of life: he that comes to Me shall never hunger; he that believes on Me shall never thirst." Jesus prophesied that He must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and then be raised from the dead on the third day.
|Re: Complete Good News! by OLAADEGBU(m): 4:51pm On May 16, 2012|
The Betrayal and Crucifixion
After supper, Jesus walked to a garden called Gethsemane for a time of prayer. His disciples followed Him to this secluded place.
Judas approached Jesus, greeting Him with a kiss of betrayal. After His prayer, the chief priests and captains of the temple and the elders arrived there, looking for Jesus. Judas, who had just eaten with Him, was leading the group. Judas approached Jesus, greeting Him with a kiss of betrayal.
Suddenly, Jesus identified himself to the mob by saying, "I AM."
The crowd went backwards and fell to the ground.
After that, Jesus allowed himself to be tied up and brought into the high priest’s house.
The temple officers who held Jesus ridiculed Him and spit in His face. And when they had blindfolded Him, they punched Him and slapped Him on the face, and then said, "Prophesy you holy man. Who hit you?"
Early the next morning, the crowd led Jesus to the Roman governor, Pilate. And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this fellow corrupting our Jewish nation."
But after questioning Jesus, Pilate told the chief priests, the rulers and the people; "He has done nothing worthy of death. I’ll just order Him to be beaten and then release Him."
But they called out all at once, saying, "Get rid of this man. Crucify Him. Crucify Him."
Pilate, wanting to satisfy the people, had Jesus brutally whipped, and then turned Him over to be crucified.
The soldiers pushed a crown of thorns onto Jesus' head, and then put a purple robe on Him. Mocking Him, and beating Him with their fists.
The Roman soldiers braided a mock crown of thorns, placing it on His head, and they put a purple robe on Him. They said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they beat Him with their fists.
Afterwards they took Jesus and led Him away, making Him carry a wooden cross up to a place called Calvary, also known as Golgotha or the place of a skull.
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