New Testament Miracles – Their Purpose And Duration

By: Bruce A. Brown

I.  THE PURPOSE OF MIRACLES

A. Miracles were the means by which God:

  1. Authenticated (or, established the identity) of those sent by Him–And–
  2. Demonstrated their message to be His inspired word.

B. In the ministry of Jesus–Miracles confirmed His Identity and message,

  • John 3:2
  • John 20:30-31

C.  In the ministry of the  apostles–Miracles confirmed their identity and message,

  • Mark 16:20
  • Acts 14:3
  • Heb. 2:3-4

D.  Miracles served as proof that the words spoke came directly from God.

  1. The miracles and the message were inseparably connected (or, linked).
  2. Divine acts of power demonstrated the divine inspiration of the speaker– They confirmed the word as being divinely given!

E.  Therefore:

  1. Miracles lasted only as long as inspired revelation was being given to men.
  2. When the revelation (contained in New Testament scripture) was completed, miracles ceased!
  3. There was no further need for miracles once the process of revelation had been completed and miraculously confirmed as the word of God.

The Purpose Of Miracles | The Purpose Was Accomplished | The Conferring Of Miraculous Powers | The Cessation Of Miracles

Gospel Seminar Event - May 3 thru 5, 2019

Confronting Cultural Confusion – A seminar that Challenges the Church to Embrace Holiness and Deny Ungodliness

Eric Lyons is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University, where he earned a B.S. with a double major in Bible and history, and an M.Min. Eric has served as a full-time member of the Bible Department at Apologetics Press since 2001. 

During this weekend, he will speak on the following topics:

May 3, 2019

7pm – 7:45pm: Session 1 - Calling “Evil Good, and Good Evil"

8pm – 8:45pm: Session 2 - Four Questions Everyone Must Ask

May 4, 2019

1pm – 1:45pm: Session 3 - Are You a Person of Integrity? (Part 1)

2pm – 2:45pm: Session 4 - Are You a Person of Integrity? (Part 2)

3pm – 3:45pm: Session 5 - Retaining Reverence for God in Disrespectful Times

4pm – 4:45pm: Session 6 - Pressing Toward the Prize…Leaving Sin Behind

May 5, 2019 - Sunday Morning Service

9:45am - 10:30am: Session 7 - Winning Souls with Genuine Christian Living

10:45am - 12:00pm: Session 8 - The Supremacy of God’s Support

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