Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Believing In Jesus Christ, The Risen Lord

John 20:1-31
"He saw and believed" (John 20:8), "They still did not understand the Scripture that He must rise from the dead" (John 20:9). Don't wait until you understand everything - before you  believe. Believe - and ask God to increase your understanding, as you learn to trust Him.
 * John 20:16-18 - "Mary", "Rabboni (Teacher), "I have seen the Lord." This was more than seeing the empty tomb. This was seeing the Lord. As well as seeing the Lord, there is hearing what He says to us and sharing it with others.
 * "The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord" (John 20:20). This joy was to be shared - in the power of the Holy Spirit (John 20:21-23).
 * John 20:24-29  - Thomas
"We have seen the Lord!" (John 20:25). Thomas needed a personal faith. What a faith - "My Lord and my God!" (John 20:28).
John 20:29 - More than 'seeing is believing.'
John 20:31- This is for us. It's for now. The written Word speaks to us of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It calls us to put our faith in him. It guides us towards God's glorious future - eternal 'life."

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