Jesus Encounters Thomas
Series Encountering Emmanuel
Who was Thomas?
Might not be a twin
(John 11:14-16) Was Thomas sincere?
Thomas wasn't believing the other disciples
Heart of Thomas
What purpose does this story accomplish in John's larger narrative?
John 20:8-9 John saw the evidence of Jesus and believed Thomas needed to see to believe
Mary Magdalene 11-18
All of us 30 -31
We need to take the words of others and believe
We don't get to see the signs
Encountering Emmanuel (20-26)
Jesus cares about us personally
Jesus is God incarnate (my Lord and my God)
"Jesus of the scars" Edward Shillito - To be human is to accumulate scars – Jesus suffered on the
Romans 5:3, 2Cor 12:10, Col 1:24, Heb 10:32-34. We get to share in the suffering. Stop feeling
victimized by our scars its part of being human. God redeems our scars.
Jesus calls for us to believe in Him even though we have not seen Him (1Peter
How do we apply this
How has Jesus met you?
Is Jesus your Lord?
Is Jesus your God?
What do your scars make you?
Do you believe in Jesus?
|Aug 13, 2023