Notes: Each of these passages emphasizes the role of miracles, some in a general description of Jesus's ministry and others in the telling of a specific miracle story. Notice especially the reaction Jesus's miracles produced in the multitudes.
Notes: Notice what these verses suggest concerning the purpose of God in the miracles done by Jesus.
Questions/Observations: In this regard, it is important to distinguish between purpose and consequence. I would suggest that there were many consequences or results of Jesus's miracle, but as far as the testimony of Scripture is concerned, only one purpose. In the attempt to understand Jesus's ministry, it is very important to comprehend what that purpose is.
Adapted from the Life of Christ study notes of Dr. Doug Bookman, professor of New Testament Exposition at Shepherds Theological Seminary (used by permission).