"Stop doubting and believe" (John 20:24-31)
Roger Frapwell, 15th April 2018
Part of the The Purpose of...
series, taught at a Sunday Morning
This morning we welcome back Roger after his short break. Roger will be speaking to us about the time that Thomas met with Jesus after His resurrection and found it hard to believe that Jesus was alive.
- Our world has not been the same since…
- There are different kinds of doubters
- We can all doubt
As simple as A, B, C
A = something to Admit
B = something to Believe
C = something to Change
24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.