Why is it that the Sunday after the highest festival of the church year is about doubt? That’s because doubts creep into our lives. Thomas had the word of every disciple and he still claimed to know better. Stop doubting and believe is the call from our God. Jesus is alive!
There is an exhaustion that cannot be cured with sleep. Rest for the soul is an elusive concept. Pleasure, money, or fame cannot energize the soul that is dragged down by guilt. There is only one cure for the weary soul. Jesus is the bread of life. That has always been the case. In our message this morning we will see the prophet Elijah – who should’ve been riding high – hit rock bottom.
Join us as we study how Elijah found rest in his merciful God. So can you!
Why aren’t the disciples dancing the in the streets?! Jesus lives! This is true, but there was no peace in their hearts. At least not right away. This “Doubting Thomas” Sunday we’ll look at doubt and see how our God brings peace.
Is it really fair to label, Thomas – the one called twin – Doubting Thomas? He refused to believe that Jesus had risen from the dead even though the other disciples told him that Jesus was alive. Thomas gives us the opportunity to look at our doubts and see how God can chase them away with his word.