Sunday, March 27, 2016

Believe in What Jesus Will Do!

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Although Thomas the Twin was one of the twelve disciples, he wasn't with the others when Jesus appeared to them. So they told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But Thomas said, “First, I must see the nail scars in his hands and touch them with my finger. I must put my hand where the spear went into his side. I won’t believe unless I do this!”

A week later the disciples were together again. This time, Thomas was with them. Jesus came in while the doors were still locked and stood in the middle of the group. He greeted his disciples  and said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and look at my hands! Put your hand into my side. Stop doubting and have faith!”

Thomas replied, “You are my Lord and my God!”

Jesus said, “Thomas, do you have faith because you have seen me? The people who have faith in me without seeing me are the ones who are really blessed!”

Jesus worked many other miracles for his disciples, and not all of them are written in this book.  But these are written so that you will put your faith in Jesus as the Messiah and the Son of God. If you have faith in him, you will have true life.

John 20:24-31

Do you have faith in Jesus Christ?  You may say "Oh yes, I believe in who He is and what He did on the Cross."  But I would ask, "Is your faith only in what He did and not in what He will do?"  

You see, you can believe everything that the Bible says about Jesus as historical facts and not trust Jesus to help you in living your life today!

It is good that you believe the account of the life of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, but the essential part of living the Christian life is trusting Jesus for His help today!  If you believe only in what Jesus did and not in what He will do you only believe half of the story!

"Lord Jesus, help me today to believe not only in what You did on the Cross, but also in what You will do in my life today!  May You be praised forever.  Amen."

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