Every year, Easter comes around and we hear the stories of Jesus being crucified, dying, being buried in the tomb, and then miraculously raising from the dead. But maybe to you, these stories seem a little far fetch. You very well might believe in God and have grown up in church, but now that you’re an adult you have your doubts about how much is fact or fiction. The good news is that you’re not alone. in fact, one of Jesus’ very own disciples felt this way. This Easter, Pastor Sean focuses the Easter story on how a man named Thomas responded to the death and miraculous resurrection of Jesus and shows us how even if you feel distant from God, are on the fringes of religion, or still have your doubts, you are the one person that God would want to speak to today.
I love who Jesus picks for His disciples. None are elite, wealthy, super-educated, well-connected, or power-brokers. Some of his followers were wealthy and connected. It’s just that I’m impressed with who Jesus pursued.
Thomas is one of those. Only talked about 3x in John’s gospel. He’s in the not-so-famous groups and known because of his….doubt.
John 11, Jesus’ closest friend and Air BNB, Lazarus, is really sick. His sisters send messengers to let Jesus know. And He waits for 2 days!!
You may believe in god, in your own way. You’re familiar with religion and aren’t necessarily against it but you’d describe yourself like Thomas, on the fringe.
If there was one person He’d speak to today, it would be you.
If you’re willing to let God speak to you, give Him a solid chance.