Pondering the Miraculous

                While working on a lesson for a youth discipleship training week, I read through the entire Gospel According to Matthew.  I wanted to spot things about Jesus that pointed to his glory.  While I had many notes to take, one thing I found particularly interesting was the amazing catalog of miracles.  Look at this list, and see if it does not encourage you to praise Jesus:



Chapter 4


Healed a variety of sicknesses.  (4:23-24)


Chapter 8


Healed a leper by touching him (8:1-4)

Healed a Centurion’s servant from miles away. (8:5-13)

Healed Peter’s sick mother-in-law.  (8:14-15)

Cast out many demons and healed many sick people.  (8:16-17)

Calmed a raging sea.  (8:23-27)

Cast many demons out of 2 Gadarene men.  (8:28-34)


Chapter 9


Healed a paralytic and forgave his sins.  (9:1-8)

Healed a woman sick with bleeding for 12 years.  (9:20-22)

Raised a dead girl to life.  (9:18-19, 23-26)

Gave sight to 2 blind men (9:27-30)

Gave speech to a demon oppressed man without speech.  (9:32-33)


Chapter 10


Gave his disciples authority to cast out demons and heal the sick. (10:1)


Chapter 12


Healed a man with a withered hand.  (12:13)

Healed many.  (12:15)

Healed a demon oppressed man who could not see or speak.  (12:22)


Chapter 14


Healed many sick in a crowd. (14:14)

Fed 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish.  (14:19-21)

Walked on water.  (14:25)

Allowed Peter to walk on water.  (14:29)

Calmed a storm at sea.  (14:32)

Healed many who only touched his clothes.  (14:34-36)


Chapter 15


Healed a Canaanite woman’s demon oppressed daughter.  (15:28)

Healed a crowd of various maladies.  (15:30)

Fed 4,000 with 7 loaves and a few fish.  (15:35-38)


Chapter 17


Was transfigured. 17:2)

Healed a man’s demon oppressed son.  ((17:18)

“Sent Peter to find a fish with a coin in its mouth.  (17:27)


Chapter 20


Healed 2 blind men (20:34)


Chapter 21


Healed many in the temple. (21:14)

Made a fig tree wither immediately.  (21:19)


Chapter 26


Accurately predicted that Peter would deny him. (26:75)


Chapter 27


Many strange signs accompanied his death.  (27:51-53)


Chapter 28


Rose from the dead.  (28:6, 9)