Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a] ), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.
So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
a.John 20:24Thomas (Aramaic) and Didymus (Greek) both mean twin.
Summary: This is a sermon on Thomas. A play on the word Didymus Means twin. And using the Illustration from Austin Powers Mini me (The unbelieving side of us) I am sure this is not original as many have preach on this message at some time or the other.
Summary: Don’t let your fears prevent you from doing what God asks of you. It is not our job to determine results. It is our job to obey. God will take care of the results. He will fulfill what He has promised.
Summary: If there is a poster boy for “doubting” it must be the Apostle Thomas. Thomas isn't mentioned often in Scripture, but there are examples for each of us in each instance. We've seen that he, like us, had his share of unsettling experiences.
Summary: There are at least 3 different Greek words translated "doubt" in the New Testament, but the doubt Thomas exhibited was the most dangerous form of doubt in Scripture. What was Thomas doubting, and why was it so dangerous for him to do so?
Summary: Who are we as a congregation? What is our purpose? What are we trying to do? Who are we worshiping? Why do we believe what we believe? Who is our Lord – our Guide? To whom or what do we show our loyalty? (Powerpoints available - #160)
Summary: Thomas uttered one of the most profound statement of faith when he saw the resurrected Lord. To acknowledge His Lordship, we need to let go of our agenda, choose to have faith and see Jesus as He truly is.
Summary: What is our purpose? What are we trying to do? When we come together to worship, who are we worshiping? Why do we believe what we believe? Who is our Lord – our Guide? To whom or what do we show our loyalty? (Powerpoint available - #160)
Summary: It takes outrageous faith to trust God in the midst of a world gone wrong. But only outrageous faith will bring us the peace we need. Only through Outrageous Faith can we build Homes, Families and even Churches that will weather the storms.
Summary: Thomas has been given a fairly difficult stereotype through the centuries because he is often referred to as doubting Thomas, but I don't believe that the title truly fits this man.
So let's take a few moments to clear the air and see what we really know
Summary: God is bigger than your doubts or questions. He welcomes your questions and will give you His answer. To work your way from uncertainty to certainty is no sin – if you’re doubt is honest and you’re willing to believe. So, doubt that leads to questions tha
Summary: "Seeing and Believing" is a message on how an encounter with the resurrected Christ turned doubt to faith for Thomas. It teaches that saving-faith in the risen Savior is a choice, a gift, and a blessing.
Summary: You are not defined by your house, your car, your job, your education, or your credit score! You are defined by how you invested moments in the lives of others! How will someone define you because of your investment of today?
Summary: How do we deal with the doubts that creep into our lives? We don't want doubt in our Christian lives, but when it does come how do we deal with it? We look at Doubting Thomas and how Jesus helped him with his doubts.
Summary: If you ever want to point someone to a passage of Scripture concerning conviction and confession, tonight’s passage is a good place. This passage involves the great conviction and confession of Thomas.