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John 20 - NIV

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a] ), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.

25 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.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”

27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of John’s Gospel


a. John 20:24 Thomas (Aramaic) and Didymus (Greek) both mean twin.

Sermons on John 20 More sermons: John 20

Ron Tuit avatar
“Thomas: Believing the Risen King”
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Aug, 2016
Summary: Jesus' meeting with Thomas reveals the problem of a unbelieving heart and the persistence of a loving Savior to draw close to Him and believe and be blessed!
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Jun, 2016
Summary: Almost nothing can come with us from this world to the next. But the Bible records four things from this world that Jesus took back with Him to heaven. To this list you can always add souls!
Scripture: John 20:27-28
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 654
Bruce Lee avatar
Disciple Stories
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Apr, 2016
Summary: The disciples report sighting Jesus after the Resurrection.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: John 20:27-28
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 960
Joe Farnella avatar
Stop Doubting and Believe
Shared by: Joe Farnella on Apr, 2016
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.
Scripture: John 20:24-29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 339
Ed Vasicek avatar
"Return from the Dead"
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Mar, 2016
Summary: Whether we are or are not convinced that Christ rose from the dead does not affect the reality of the Resurrection. But if we accept its reality by faith and live consistently in light of it, it changes our lives like nothing else can.
Matthew Parker avatar
Thomas, the Disciple (no longer The Doubter)
Shared by: Matthew Parker on Mar, 2016
Summary: This is a post-easter message that focusses on the struggle of Thomas to come to terms with the fantastic news of the resurrection of Jesus.
Scripture: John 20:19-29
Views: 1,580
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Alleluia Christ is Risen
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Sunday School teacher asked the class " What do you think were Jesus first words when he came out of the tomb?" A little girl shouted frantically I know!, I know!" Extending her arms into the air she said " TA DA!". Beloved "TA DA the Lord has risen!"
Rudolf E. Y. Mensah avatar
New Signs, New Perception
Shared by: Rudolf E. Y. Mensah on Mar, 2016
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.
Scripture: John 20:24-29
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 668
John Lowe avatar
Show Me Your Hands!
Shared by: John Lowe on Mar, 2016
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.
Scripture: John 20:24-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 594
randy edwards avatar
John- Believe in Jesus and live!-part 11- " Stop doubting and just believe"
Shared by: randy edwards on Jan, 2016
Summary: Part 11 of our John believe in Jesus and live series
Jeff Strite avatar
The Devilish Dilemma of Doubt
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Nov, 2015
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?
Series: Get Over It
Joel Smith avatar
Navigating the Waves of Doubt
Shared by: Joel Smith on May, 2015
Summary: A little doubt will do you good if you learn to navigate its waves.
Scripture: John 20:24-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 587
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on May, 2015
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)
Jerry Shirley avatar
My Lord and My God
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on May, 2015
Summary: link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: John 20:28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,262
Jerry Shirley avatar
Thomas: From Pouter to Doubter to Shouter
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on May, 2015
Summary: link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: John 20:19-29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,795
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
The Three Rusty Nails
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr, 2015
Summary: This is a sermon in a song...
Scripture: John 20:25
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 372
Tim May avatar
"I Will Not Believe"
Shared by: Tim May on Apr, 2015
Summary: When Thomas says, “I will not believe what he is really saying is I want to believe I just have a different set of criteria than the one you are offering me.
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Apr, 2015
Summary: Jesus didn't just come back for "doubting Thomas" - first he came back for the other "doubting ten" when they did not believe Mary Magadalene. Jesus, the non anxious presence, doesn't leave anyone behind.
Series: Eastertide
Mark Mitchell avatar
Eternal and Assured Salvation
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: Our salvation is both eternal and secure
Scripture: John 20:24-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 173
Rev. Randy Barker avatar
Gods not dead
Shared by: Rev. Randy Barker on Dec, 2014
Summary: Gods not dead
Scripture: John 20:24-25
Denomination: *other
Views: 770
Matthew Parker avatar
Thomas, a True Disciple
Shared by: Matthew Parker on May, 2014
Summary: A message that tries to connect the dots in Thomas' experience of moving from doubt to faith in Christ after the Resurrection.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: John 20:19-29
Views: 513
Ron Tuit avatar
“Believing the Risen King”
Shared by: Ron Tuit on May, 2014
Summary: Jesus' second appearance to His disciples reveals the blessedness of personal faith in the risen King.
Rick Boyne avatar
Believing without Seeing
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Apr, 2014
Summary: Faith comes by hearing; and hearing by the Word of God.
Rodney Johnson avatar
Easter Thomas Unbelief
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Apr, 2014
Summary: This message focuses on Thomas disbelief.
Series: Easter 2014
Don Emmitte avatar
Thomas, Doubter Turned Confessor
Shared by: Don Emmitte on Apr, 2014
Summary: Thomas, who is often remembered for his doubts, gives every Christian hope and encouragement as the Lord appears to him with the invitation to touch and believe.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: John 20:24-29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 734
Don Emmitte avatar
Belief in the Risen Lord
Shared by: Don Emmitte on Apr, 2014
Summary: The resurrection of Christ is the most important event of both history and the individual's life.
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,965
William D. Brown avatar
THOMAS: the so called doubter.
Shared by: William D. Brown on Apr, 2014
Summary: I'm sure most people have heard Thomas referred to as "doubting Thomas" , but I doubt that Thomas was any more doubtful than any of the others as we'll see.
Series: Apostles
Scripture: John 20:19-29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 638
Landon Winstead avatar
Dealing with Doubt
Shared by: Landon Winstead on Dec, 2013
Summary: Just because we doubt doesn't mean we don't have faith.
Scripture: John 20:24-29
Denomination: Disciples Of Christ
Views: 487
John Lowe avatar
Seeing Is Believing, Isn't It?
Shared by: John Lowe on Dec, 2013
Summary: Jesus wants us to declare Him before others. He said that if we don’t do that, He will not declare us to His Father. Where are you in that process?
Scripture: John 20:24-29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 635
Christian Cheong avatar
Lordship of Christ
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Oct, 2013
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.
Scripture: John 20:24-28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 421