Total Eclipse of the Heart

April 7, 2024   /   Marty Longcor   /   Grace Church

John 20:24-28 NLT 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. 

  • left unchecked will bring a darkness to your faith and will cloud your ability to trust God.

Matthew 28:16-17 NLT 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!

  • can leave you .

Follow the example of :

  • the Doubt
  • Remain
  • Deal with the

1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, [now we have confusion, misunderstanding, doubts, and questions] but then we will see everything with perfect clarity [when we see Jesus face to face- not yet]. All that I know now is partial and incomplete [with questions and doubts], but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

  • Make a  

John 20:28 NLT “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.

John 20:29 NLT Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”

1 Peter 1:8-9 NLT You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.

  • it away

  • What is my ? Remind yourself of the answers you found and what you decided.

1 John 1:7 NLT But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.

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