Religious Studies: Miracles

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What is a miracle?
A miracle is a marvellous event that cannot be explained by any human activity.
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What would a Christian say a miracle is?
Evidence of God intervening in the world at a time of crisis.
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Why do Christians say miracles happen?
Because God is omnipotent.
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What two terms are used to describe miraculous events in the New Testament?
'mighty works' and 'signs'
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What do most of the examples of miracles in the Old Testament show?
God intervening in the world to help the Israelites.
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Explain the miracle which shows God intervening in the world to the help the Israelites? (sea)
When Moses was leading the Israelites out of Egypt they were pursued by Pharaoh's armies. Moses needed his people to cross the red sea.
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What is the red sea miracle?
'then moses stretched out his hand over sea&all that night the lord drove sea back with strong east wind&turned it into dry land.waters were divided&israelites went through the sea on dry ground,with a wall of water on their right&on their left
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What do Christians believe the most important example of God's intervention?
God taking human form as his Son, Jesus, known as the incarnation.
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What do the miracle stories in the New Testament show?
The presence and love of God at work in the world through the actions of Jesus.
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Explain the miracle which shows God intervening in the world to the help the Israelites? (Promised Land)
isra on way back to promised land,had to fight the amor.god decided to help isra by throwing hailstones from heaven which killed many of amor.god gave isra more time to fight in battle.so he stopped sun moving in sky&gave isra a day of sun to finish.
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Where is the miracle of the Promised Land found?
Joshua 10.
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What do the two miracles (sea and promised land) show about God's intervention?
His intervention in the world in a very dramatic and physical way.
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In which four gospels are there accounts of miracles performed by Jesus?
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
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Which four groups can Miracles in the new Testament be split into?
Natural Miracles, Casting out demons, Healing the Sick and Raising the Dead.
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Where is 'Casting out demons' found and brief definition?
Mark 7:24-30 - Jesus casts a demon out of a Syrophoenician women
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Where is 'Natural Miracles' found and brief definition?
Mark 4:35-41 - Jesus calms a storm at sea
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Where is 'Healing the sick' found and brief definition?
Mark 10:46-52 - Jesus restores the sight of a blind man called Bartimaeus
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Where is 'Raising the dead' found and brief definition?
Mark 5:22-42 - Jesus brings the daughter of Jarius back to life.
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What would Christians say the final and possibly greatest miracle was?
The resurrection of Jesus and the appearances he made to his followers after death.
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What was the first miracle Jesus performed?
A natural miracle, at a wedding in Cana.
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Talk about the miracle involving the holy spirit.
H.S descended on disciples who were together on day of pentecost.they heard violent wind from heaven which filled house&tongues of fire rested on each of them.the disciples were filled with power of H.S&found they were able speak in different langs
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Why might a Christian ask God for a miracle?
To help them in a crisis, e.g when a loved one is ill.
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When might a Christian thank God?
When they think a miraculous event has occurred.
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