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CLOSING THE DOOR ON DOUBT (3 OF 3)

by Kerry Shook


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Closing the Door on Doubt (3 of 3)
Series: Doors of Decision
Kerry Shook
John 20:24-29


''Thomas was not with them when Jesus came. He was one of the twelve followers and was called the Twin. The other followers told him, 'We have seen the Lord!' He said to them, 'I will not believe until I see the marks made by the nails in His hands. I will not believe until I put my finger into the marks of the nails. I will not believe until I put my hand into His side.' Eight days later the followers were again inside a house. Thomas was with them. The doors were locked. Jesus came and stood among them. He said, 'May you have peace!' He said to Thomas, 'Put your finger into My hands. Put your hand into My side. Do not doubt, believe!' Thomas said to Him, 'My Lord and my God!' Jesus said to him, 'Thomas, because you have seen Me, you believe. Those are happy who have never seen Me and yet believe!''' - John 20:24-29 (NLV)

We doubt ...

- The gift of God's presence.

''God, are you avoiding me? Where are you when I need you?'' - Psalm 10:1 (MSG)

- The goodness of God's purpose.

''When the men came to Jesus, they said, 'John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, 'Are you the one who is come, or should we expect someone else?'''

''So he replied to the messengers, 'Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.''' - Luke 7:20; 22-23 (NIV)

- The greatness of God's power.

''Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, 'Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!''' - Mark 9:24 (NKJV)

1. EXPRESS YOUR DOUBTS TO GOD.
''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 beli ...

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