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Apr 17, 2022

Jesus wants to meet you right where you are at.

John 20:24-28 Jesus meets Thomas

Story of Thomas’ courage and devotion, John 11:16.
Thomas wants to be with Jesus, John 14:1-6

“The struggle with one’s faith is often the surest sign we actually have one.” – A. J. Swoboda After Doubt

4 Truths from an astonished skeptic:

1. Jesus suffered and died.

“They nailed him to the cross.” – John 19:18

“One of the soldiers, pierced his side with a spear,” – John 19:34

2. Jesus can bring forgiveness and new life.

“He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.” – Ephesians 1:7

“He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right.” – 1 Peter 2:24

“To all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn – not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.” – John 1:12-13

3. Jesus is Lord and God.

“So let everyone in Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and Messiah!” – Acts 2:36

“Christ Jesus, though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to…God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:5-11

4. Jesus is MY Lord and God.

“’My Lord and my God!’ Thomas exclaimed. The Jesus told him, ‘You believe because you have seen me,’” – John 20:28-29

“The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.” – John 20:30-31

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