Doubting Thomas (Isaiah 44:8, Luke 24:48, John 20:19-31, John 11:7-8, John 11:16, John 11:25-26, John 14:4-6)Jack Graham, 04/16/2017
Part of the Various Sermons series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Easter Sunday (AM), April 16, 2017
Question! Have you ever doubted your calling, your ability, your passion, or your place in the church? We are His witnesses.
Isaiah 44:8 and Luke 24:48
Quote: «Real doubt searches for the light; unbelief is content with darkness." Our Daily Bread
Quote: "Don't ever doubt, He knows your way, He understands your pain." Crosswalk.com
Remember this when things go SOUTH for you and you have to face hardships and pain. It happens to all of us, even Cathy and Jack. John 20:29 gives all of us HOPE.
Scripture (John 11)| gives us another side of Thomas and another jewel. (verses: 7-8; 16); and, the jewel (25-26).
Then Thomas ask Jesus the most famous questions, a jewel. (John 14:4-6)
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8 Fear not, nor be afraid;
have I not told you from of old and declared it?
And you are my witnesses!
Is there a God besides me?
There is no Rock; I know not any.” (ESV)
48 You are witnesses of these things. (ESV)
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”
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. (ESV)
7 Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” 8 The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” (ESV)
16 So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” (ESV)
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (ESV)
4 And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (ESV)