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Sermon Series: Welcome of Resurrection
Doubters Welcome

John 20: 19-31, NRSV
Psalm 56:1-4; 8-11, NRSV

Reflections

I’m grateful to be a practicing Christian. I’m always amazed when people say, “I’m a Christian.” I think, “Already?” It’s an ongoing process. You know, you keep trying. And blowing it and trying and blowing it.

— Maya Angelou

  • Disciples are more known for their failures
  • We are often pegged to certain identity, based on what happen to us
  • We often reduce our identity to our failures
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  • Thomas’ Failure – Doubt
  • Jesus reacted to Thomas by paying attention to his specific pain and invited him to behold his own wounds with his hands
  • God meets us with peace and comfort in our pain
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  • v29 – Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe
  • Jesus turned Thomas’s own pain and doubt to face outward to others and their pain and doubts in mission

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