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A 6-year-old Teesside girl fell 150ft off of the edge of a cliff in North Yorkshire and only received minor injuries. Was this a miracle? What would make it a miracle?
Knowing God through Miracles What makes something miracle? To define a miracle To explain the point of miracles. To evaluate different types of miracle
What makes something a miracle? It leads to a good outcome It happened to strengthen the person’s faith If the miracle is a medical cure, it is complete, permanent and immediate It shows God’s power and love for us It is so unlikely to happen by chance that God must have done it The person has no faith in God but it still happened It is something that is scientifically impossible 1.Write out 5 things that make something a miracle. 2.What do you think miracles prove about God? **According to these definitions, was the girl who fell off a cliff a miracle? Why/ why not? It is an amazing thing to have happened The person was praying to God for help, and God answered. It is anything that can’t be explaine d
I think God is powerful enough to do anything, because He made the world in the first place. Miracle are SCIENTIFICALLY IMPOSSIBLE EVENTS I think “miracles” are very unlikely events or coincidences, caused by God for a good purpose. Miracles are COINCIDENCES CAUSED BY GOD 1.Write out & give an example of the 2 kinds of miracle 2.Read about one of the miracle. a.Summarise what happened. b.Explain what sort of “miracle” it is c. What could this miracle teach you about God ? **Can you prove if an event was actually caused by God? 1.Miracles of Lourdes 2.Lucky Choir 3.Lanciano: Eucharist miracle
Read about the miracle. a.Summarise what happened. b.Explain what sort of “miracle” it is c. What could this miracle teach you about God ? **Read the other miracle story. Answer the 3 questions for them. 1.Miracles of Lourdes 2.Lucky Choir 3.Lanciano: Eucharist miracle LOURDES – healing miracles LANCIANO – bread & wine become human heart tissue LUCKY CHOIR – saved from explosion
WHICH MIRACLES SHOW GOD TO BE: Loving / protecting Omniscient Real Present Answering prayer Suffering LOURDES – healing miracles LANCIANO – heart tissue LUCKY CHOIR – saved from explosion
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