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The miracles of Jesus

April 27th, 2015

I was talking with a friend about the miracles Jesus performed. We looked at healing, casting out demons, stilling storms, raising people to life and more. Today I decided to share some of the miracles we looked at.

As you read them you need to remember the Bible does not record everything Jesus did. As John tells us in John 21:25, “Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written”.

  • Jesus changed water into wine (John 2:1-11).
  • Jesus cured the nobleman’s son (John 4:46-47).
  • The great haul of fishes (Luke 5:1-11).
  • Jesus cast out an unclean spirit (Mark 1:23-28).
  • Jesus cured Peter’s mother-in-law of a fever (Mark 1:30-31).
  • Jesus healed a leper (Mark 1:40-45).
  • Jesus healed the centurion’s servant (Matthew 8:5-13).
  • Jesus raised the widow’s son from the dead (Luke 7:11-18).
  • Jesus stilled the storm (Matthew 8:23-27).
  • Jesus cured two demoniacs (Matthew 8:28-34).
  • Jesus cured the paralytic (Matthew 9:1-8).
  • Jesus raised the ruler’s daughter from the dead (Matthew 9:18-26).
  • Jesus cured a woman of an issue of blood (Luke 8:43-48).
  • Jesus opened the eyes of two blind men (Matthew 9:27-31).
  • Jesus loosened the tongue of a man who could not speak (Matthew 9:32-33).
  • Jesus healed an invalid man at the pool called Bethesda (John 5:1-9).
  • Jesus restored a withered hand (Matthew 12:10-13).
  • Jesus cured a demon-possessed man (Matthew 12:22).
  • Jesus fed at least five thousand people (Matthew 14:15-21).
  • Jesus healed a woman of Canaan (Matthew 15:22-28).
  • Jesus cured a deaf and mute man (Mark 7:31-37).
  • Jesus fed at least four thousand people (Matthew 15:32-39).
  • Jesus opened the eyes of a blind man (Mark 8:22-26).
  • Jesus cured a boy who was plagued by a demon (Matthew 17:14-21).
  • Jesus opened the eyes of a man born blind (John 9:1-38)
  • Jesus cured a woman who had been afflicted eighteen years (Luke 13:10-17).
  • Jesus cured a man of dropsy or swollen arms and legs (Luke 14:1-4).
  • Jesus cleansed ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19).
  • Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-46).
  • Jesus opened the eyes of two blind men (Matthew 20:30-34).
  • Jesus caused the fig tree to wither (Matthew 21:18-22).
  • Jesus restored the ear of the high priest’s servant (Luke 22:50-51).
  • Jesus rose from the dead (Luke 24:5-6).
  • The second great haul of fishes (John 21:1-14).

Jesus, be the centre

April 26th, 2015

We sang a nice song today. It was called “Jesus, be the centre”. Here are the lyrics…

Jesus, be the centre
Be my source, be my light
Jesus

Jesus, be the centre
Be my hope, be my song
Jesus

(Chorus)
Be the fire in my heart
Be the wind in these sails
Be the reason that I live
Jesus, Jesus

Jesus, be my vision
Be my path, be my guide
Jesus

(Chorus)
Be the fire in my heart
Be the wind in these sails
Be the reason that I live
Jesus, Jesus

(Instrumental solo)

Be the fire
Yes, Be the fire

(Chorus)
Be the fire in my heart
Be the wind in these sails
Be the reason that I live
Jesus, Jesus

Jesus, be the centre
Be my source, be my light
Jesus

Be my source, be my light
Jesus

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

ANZAC Day 2015

April 25th, 2015

It is ANZAC Day today in Australia. We are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the landing of Gallipoli.

As I reflect on ANZAC Day this year I am reminded that the ANZAC legend is all about helping others. Our soldiers left our shores to help other nations fight against those who would try to take what was not theirs.

Our troops took a stand against bullies. This tradition continues today in helping the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and in other peace keeping missions around the world.

Below is some information about ANZAC Day.

When is Anzac Day?

Anzac Day falls on the 25th of April each year. The 25th of April was officially named Anzac Day in 1916.

What does ‘ANZAC’ stand for?

‘ANZAC’ stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

On the 25th of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. These became known as Anzacs and the pride they took in that name continues to this day.

Why is this day special to Australians?

On the morning of 25 April 1915, the Anzacs set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies. The objective was to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul in Turkey), the capital of the Ottoman Empire, and an ally of Germany.

The Anzacs landed on Gallipoli and met fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders. Their plan to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months.

At the end of 1915, the allied forces were evacuated. Both sides suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers were killed. News of the landing on Gallipoli and the events that followed had a profound impact on Australians at home. The 25th of April soon became the day on which Australians remember the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.

The Anzacs were courageous and although the Gallipoli campaign failed in its military objectives, the Australian and New Zealand actions during the campaign left us all a powerful legacy.

What does Anzac Day mean today?

With the coming of the Second World War, Anzac Day also served to commemorate the lives of Australians who died in that war. The meaning of Anzac Day today includes the remembrance of all Australians killed in military operations.

Adopt a home

April 24th, 2015

I watched this video today about an Aussie organisation called Destiny Rescue. They help rescue children from sexual slavery. The video is about their Adopt-a-home projects.

Adopt a Home is about connection. When you Adopt a Home you are supporting children’s daily needs, education, as well as their reintegration back into society with new skills and a fresh outlook on life!

Podcast: Drawing close to God

April 20th, 2015

I have added a new MP3 titled, “Drawing close to God“. It is taken from James 4:1-10. You can find it on our audio page or you can listen below.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast here. We are also on iTunes too.

God Bless,
Dave