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Resurrection Encounters - Thomas and His Doubts

April 22, 2018 Speaker: Gibson Largent Series: Resurrection Encounters

Passage: John 20:24–20:29

How to process doubt in a healthy way

Thomas doubted that Jesus had risen from the dead despite all of those in his faith community who were testifying that Jesus was alive. How does Thomas handle doubt? What does Thomas do with his doubt? How does he overcome? In this text we see a clear process by which Thomas handled doubt. 

John 20:24–29

[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.” (ESV)

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