Date: April 18, 2021
Bible Text: 1 John 3:1-7, John 20:19-31 | Rev. David A. Douthett
During Eastertide ("a week of Sundays" following Easter) we are looking at interactions between the Risen Lord Jesus Christ and different disciples to whom he revealed himself. This week we meet Thomas, the one we call "Doubting Thomas." He was skeptical of the claims of his comrades that they had seen Jesus alive after the crucifixion. We'll look at that skepticism and how Jesus opens a way to restoration.
So what makes you skeptical? How hard is it to overcome your skepticism?
When do you feel on the fringe of your own group?
What does it feel like to imagine yourself being as vulnerable as Jesus was with Thomas?