Series: Let's Talk About It | Week 5: Doubt
Read John 20:24-28“One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, ‘We have seen the Lord!’ But he replied, ‘I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.’ Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. ‘Peace be with you,’ he said. Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!’ ‘My Lord and my God!’ Thomas exclaimed.”Discover1. Why do you think Thomas didn’t believe the other disciples the first time they told him they’d seen Jesus (what had he just recently witnessed)?2. Why do you think Jesus singles out Thomas when He appears a second time?3. What do you find significant about Thomas’s response?RespondThe answer to our doubts isn’t more faith, it’s more Jesus. And just like He did with Thomas, Jesus is ready and willing to meet us in those doubts. Faith comes from trusting a person, not from having all the answers. Spend some time now asking God to help you draw closer to Him in your doubts. Ask Him to help you grow in your love and knowledge of Him.For Further Learning: This message on doubt from Pastor Albert Tate
For Families with Kids at HomeWhen one of your kids comes to you with doubts, remember Jesus’ response to Thomas. He didn’t shame him for his questions, but instead showed him who he was.