11 April 2021

Bible Reading

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Explanation

Jesus appeared to his disciples.  Can you just imagine how amazing that was?  How would you have felt if you had missed out on the, just like Thomas?  Doubting Thomas, that’s what we call him, I expect you have heard him called that.  How easy it would have been for Thomas to go, Oh that’s cool, fantastic – gosh I’m sad I missed that.  But no he questioned them, he showed his doubt, He had a different perspective (which is what todays picture is about).  You should always ask questions so that you fully understand something for yourself.

Todays picture is an ‘impossible, image it has 3 x tube ends but only two square starts to the prongs. Thomas heard that Jesus had risen from death – impossible he thought!!

Think about:

  • What is it that makes you believe someone when they tell you something?

  • What are the signs that Jesus did something special in this story?

  • What can we learn from this passage to help share our Christian belief with others?

Prayer

Lord give me the courage to ask questions, so that I can understand more about you. Amen.

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