Break Through: Rising Above Doubt

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Rising Above Doubts
Jn. 20:19-29

Thomas and his Mysterious Absence (24)

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
Thomas and his Missed Appearance (19-23)
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. 21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
Presence (19)
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Peace (19, 21)
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Proof (20a)
20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side.
Praise (20b)
Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
Purpose (21)
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Power (22)
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
Privilege (23)
23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
Thomas and his Morose Attitude (25)
25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
Thomas and his Magnificent Affirmation (26-29)
26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
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About Kenny Grant

Kenny Grant has served as Senior Pastor since November 2012. A former Marine Drill Instructor, his unique style of teaching and preaching communicates with insight, clarity, passion, and humor. His impactful messages leave his audiences informed, inspired, and equipped to apply God’s Word. Kenny’s wife, Shirley “completes him.” They are the parents of Kenetha, Gina, KJ, Kameron, and proud Grandparents.