“ We believe in Jesus”
Sometimes people use the saying ‘seeing is believing’, meaning that it is easier to believe something when you have seen it with your own eyes. The disciple called Thomas would not believe that Jesus had risen from the dead without seeing it for himself.
Sing alleluia, sing alleluia
Now we believe, Lord, yes we believe.
You bring us new life,
Peace and forgiveness.
Sing alleluia, alleluia.
Welcome to the gospel given to us by St John:
Glory to you, Lord
One of the 12 disciples, Thomas, called ‘the twin’, was not with the others when Jesus came and stood among them, after he had died on the cross. The other disciples told Thomas, ‘We have seen the Lord Jesus.’ Thomas said, ‘ I will not believe until I see for myself the scars the nails made in his hands and put my finger in the holes and my hand into his side. ‘A week went by. The disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. He said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then he said to Thomas. ‘Put your finger here, look, here are my hands. Give me your hand: put it into my side. Doubt no longer, Thomas, but believe. ‘You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who have not seen and believe.’
This is the gospel of the Lord.
● Who was missing when Jesus came to visit? And what did the other disciples tell Thomas?
● When the other disciples told Thomas they had seen the Lord Jesus, did Thomas believe them?
● What did Thomas say he wanted to do before he would believe? And when did Jesus come to the house again?
● When Jesus came a week later , what did he ask Thomas to do? And what did Thomas say?
Today we pray for those like Thomas, who cannot believe without seeing. Increase their faith Lord, and help them to recognise you in the people they meet every day.
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