What Jesus Did
Jesus' actions on earth prove his legitimacy to his claims and draw us to
Following are some of the miracles that Jesus performed while on earth.
Jesus used these miracles to show his supernatural power and authority in
the physical and spiritual realms.
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written
down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the
books that would be written.
But these [miracles] are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the
Christ, the son of God, and that by believing, you may have life in His
|Jesus calms the storm
|Jesus walks on the water
|Miraculous catch of fish
|Feeding of four thousand
|Boy healed of an evil
|Girl freed from a demon
|Jesus heals a paralyzed
|Jairusí daughter raised
from the dead
||Mark 5:22-24, 35-43
|Jesus gives sight to a
|Jesus heals the centurionís
|Jesus heals the lepers
|Lazarus is raised from the
"Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, 'We are going up into
Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of
Man will be fulfilled. He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will
mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him. On the third day
he will rise again.'"
|Born in Bethlehem
|Born of a virgin
|Prophet like Moses
||Deuteronomy 18:15, 18, 19
|Enter Jerusalem in Triumph
|Rejected by his people
||Isaiah 53:1, 3
||Matthew 26:14-16, 47-50
|Tried and Condemned
Luke 23: 8-10
|Struck & spit upon
|Mocked and insulted
Luke 23:11, 35
||Psalm 22: 14, 16, 17
|Suffered with criminals,
prayed for enemies
|Given vinegar and gall
|Bones not broken
|Died as a sacrifice for
Acts 10:43, 13:38-39
|Raised from dead
|At God's right hand
Paid the Penalty of Our Sin
Jesus took on himself the penalty of our sins. His is the only perfect
and acceptable sacrifice. The following verses from God's Word -- The
Bible -- illustrate the importance of Jesus' death, burial and
resurrection. Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection is recorded in Mathew
27:15-28:10, Mark 15 & 16, Luke 23 & 24, John 18:28-20:30.
"We all like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own
way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all."
"The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look,
the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"
"Then Jesus cried out, 'When a man believes in me, he does not
believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. When he looks at me, he
sees the one who sent me. I have come into the world as a light, so that
no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. As for the person who
hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I did not
come to judge the world, but to save it.'"
"God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his
blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance
he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished--he did it to
demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one
who justifies those who have faith in Jesus."
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were
still sinners Christ died for us."
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
"For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died
for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live
should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was
2 Corinthians 5:21
"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we
might become the righteousness of God."
"Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: 'Sacrifice and
offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt
offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.' Then I said, 'Here I
am--it is written about me in the scroll--I have come to do your will, O
God.' First he said, 'Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin
offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them' (although
the law required them to be made). Then he said, 'Here I am, I have come
to do your will.' He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by
that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of
Jesus Christ once for all. Day after day every priest stands and performs
his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which
can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time
one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. Since that
time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, because by one
sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy."
1 Peter 3:18
"For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the
unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made
alive by the Spirit,"
"But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from
there, the Lord Jesus Christ,"
"The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation
of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had
provided purification for sins he sat down at the right hand of the
majesty in heaven."
1 John 2:1-2return to top
"My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But
if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our
defense--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for
our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole