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For 40 days, Jesus appeared and reappeared to His disciples. He restored them, He encouraged them, He commissioned them, and then He left them . . . to be His witnesses.
Console Mary Magdalene. Check! Reveal the Scriptures to disciples. Check! Good Day!
Themes of Peace, Forgiveness, and Faith. Doubting Thomas.
“B” (Believe) September 16, 2012 Text: John 20:19-31, Romans 10:5-13 Key Thought: God wants to lead us, in relationship, through our doubts into the belief that leads to action and transformation. Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.” (John 20)
Disciples of Jesus are meant to follow where he leads. There comes a point in all of our lives when the choice to follow must be made, regardless of the consequences.
Make Disciples because the Gospel brings peace.
The story of the empty tomb and the days that follow are full of different people encountering the risen Jesus. The gospel writers love to bring out their characteristics - Peter rushing to the tomb; Mary crying. Thomas is usually presented to us as a doubter. We often call him “Doubting Thomas”. But is that a fair assessment of him, or was he more like many of us; a rationalistic sceptic? Today is a week after Easter, the same day when Thomas met Jesus personally, let’s try and get under the skin of this man.