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13. Eyewitness Testimony of Thomas (John 20:24-31)

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The Gospel of John (part thirteen)

It had been a week since Jesus had appeared to the other disciples in the locked upper room on the evening of resurrection day. Although the other disciples testified that they had seen the risen Lord, Thomas claimed that he would only believe if he saw Jesus with his own eyes and examined His body himself. That’s why he’s rightly called “Doubting Thomas.” We’ve all heard his story. At last, Jesus appeared to him and graciously granted his wish. And Thomas believed, declaring Jesus to be his Lord and his God. But Thomas also received a subtle rebuke from his risen Lord: “Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet believe.” You and I have not seen. Do we believe?

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