Sun, 22 April 2012
April 22, 2012
Synopsis: I think Thomas has a bad reputation he doesn’t deserve. I am referring to Jesus’ disciple also known as the Twin but who is often denigrated by the word “doubting.” Let’s just start with the primary text of John 20:24-29.
When I examined the various references in the New Testament and in church history I have no doubts that Thomas was sold on Jesus. Read John 11:16 and see if you think Thomas had any doubts about following Jesus. Thomas had to see the resurrected Jesus in order to be qualified as an “eye witness.”
Faith started Thomas on a journey with Jesus that touched far more than his natural senses. Now, Thomas’ story beckons people to believe in the Resurrected Lord. And Jesus invites people in faith to take his nail scarred hand for a journey in the Spirit where believers experience things far beyond the limits of natural senses.
Scripture Text (NLT): John 20:24-29; 11:16; Matthew 10:2-4; Mark 3:16-19; Luke 6:14-16; Acts 1:13; John 21:2, 14:1-7
Scripture Reading: John 20:26-27
Dr. Sonny Strange, Pastor
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1916 Overlook Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760
Sharing Hope, Meeting Need, Through Word, Gift and Deed
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