Doubt and Faith Can Coexist.

Series: Let's Talk About It | Week 5: Doubt

Read Matthew 28:5-7, 16-17

“Then the angel spoke to the women. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said. ‘I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.’. . .Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted!”

1. Where does the angel tell the women to go and why?
2. What are the different reactions of the disciples upon seeing the resurrected Jesus?
3. Imagine this scene in your mind and what your own reaction may have been.

Even during one of the most doubt-defying moments in Christian history, seeing with their own eyes a resurrected Jesus, some of His disciples still doubted. Having doubts about matters of faith doesn’t make you a hypocrite. It makes you human. But what you do with those doubts is of utmost importance. If you’ve experienced doubt in your own faith, remember the truth that doubt and faith are not opposites. Ask God to help you work through your doubts in a way that makes your faith even stronger.

For Further Reading: Seven Ways to Deal with Doubt
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For Families with Kids at Home
The same principle applies for kids that does for us—having doubts doesn’t make you a hypocrite, it makes you a human. When your kids express doubt, remember that it’s an opportunity to have a deeper conversation with them about faith! Respond with curiosity before fear.

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