Saturday, November 13

Believe

today's reading.
John 20:19-31     So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you"...
John 20:19-31

think about it.
When Jesus appears to His followers, what does He offer them (20:19-23)? Thomas required visual confirmation; what evidence have you asked Jesus for? What does Jesus say about us, those who were not there to see the evidence (20:29)? How does that influence your faith?

the blog.
Believing in Jesus was the central message for me today from John 20:19-31. When Jesus appears and shows himself to eleven of the disciples shortly after his resurrection, they believe. And Thomas also believes when Jesus appears a second time several days later. Then we hit these key verses "Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name" (vs. 30-31).

So what is it that led you to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God? And how do you, or have you, held firm to that belief? Tami W.

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