Good News: The Miracles of Jesus and His Disciples
Date: October 2014
Duration: 4 hours 59 minutes
Embark on a powerful journey through the miracles of Jesus and His disciples.
Stories about Jesus' miracles have enthralled men and women for the past two thousand years. Now, you can take a closer look at these miraculous stories in the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and the letters of Paul.
Your guide is renowned New Testament scholar Fr. Raymond Collins, S. T. D. You will begin by studying the nature of miracles, the different types of biblical miracles, and how miracle workers were understood in biblical times and early Christianity. Then, you will journey through Scripture, gaining a fuller picture of Christ and his disciples.
First, you will look at each of the Synoptic Gospels, gaining an appreciation for how Matthew and Luke developed the stories in Mark. Then, you will explore the Gospel of John, looking at its unique treatment of miracles, the wedding miracle at Cana, and the notion of a Johannine "sign. " After exploring John, you will examine the only miracle story told in all four Gospels: the feeding of the multitudes. You will also encounter the works of the apostles, who were commissioned by Jesus to "work miracles. "
The miracles of Jesus portray Christ in action, and the works of the apostles show how we are all called to follow the Lord. Experience the power of miracles today.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection.