Sunday Evening: John 20:24-31

Sunday evening sermon notes

John 20:24-31
Intro: Doubt and belief

Aim for confident belief – this is an eye witness who saw Jesus alive after the Resurrection

1. Reasonable doubt? vv24-25
– seeing is believing vv8,17,20
2. Persuasive evidence vv26-29
– what he saw, vv26-27
– what he had heard vv25,29,30-31
3. Rational worship v28
– the sincere seeker
v28. “Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” – this is not a blasphemous cry of astonishment, but heartfelt surrender. Thomas has integrity – when his questions are answered he doesn’t create more – he worships.
Conclusion: belief and life