The Apostle Thomas: Undoubtedly!

 by Steve Klein

 

Intro: Thomas has the reputation for being a doubter.  But I doubt that he was.

Notice three extraordinary expressions of faith:

I. "Let us also go, that we may die with Him." John 11:16

  A. The Context of John 11

 B. Disciples die as their Master 

II. "How can we know the way?" - John 14:5

  A. An admission of ignorance.-- 1 Corinthians 8:2,  And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

  B. A request for guidance  -- 

III. "My Lord and my God" -- John 20:28

 A. In the context, was Thomas really an exceptional doubter?

 B. We are to believe on the same basis that John did (John 20:29-31) 

 C. We are to make the same confession Thomas did. 

Conclusion: Doubting Thomas?  I doubt that we should think of him that way.  A great example of faith and fortitude - that's Thomas!

Acts 1:13-14,  And when they had entered, they went up into the upper room where they were staying: Peter, James, John, and Andrew; Philip and Thomas; Bartholomew and Matthew; James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot; and Judas the son of James. {14} These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

Acts 2:1-4,  When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. {2} And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. {3} Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. {4} And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

 

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