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Believing Thomas: Faith by the Fingertips

Believing Thomas: Faith by the Fingertips

Why do we give Thomas a nickname at the beginning of his story instead of the end?

Who would like to be named and known by who they used to be?

Thomas was the brave disciple: the one who had left the locked room and was not present when the risen Jesus first appeared to his disciples, doubters all.

Once Jesus gets ahold of him -  or lets Thomas get ahold of him - he becomes a believer. Believing Thomas worships the Lord in whose side he found faith by the fingertips.

Jesus remarks, "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed" (John 20:29)

I have not seen Jesus with my eyes, but I have found faith by the fingertips...

  • Fingertips turn the pages of God's Word, through which the Holy Spirit generates and tempers trust 
  • Fingertips point to moments and seasons when Christ's presence was of particular comfort and guidance
  • Fingertips trace the outline of my sons faces and remind me of God's greatest miracles of birth and rebirth
  • Fingertips remember faith is not a possession to grasp but a gift to proclaim by a finger pointed beyond myself
  • Fingertips contain the unique identifying marker of a human life and bespeak of the endless imagination of our Creator
  • Fingertips demonstrate it is not the amount of faith, but the object of faith that determines everything

I'm a sinner saved by grace, trying to live by a nickname that describes the end of my story.

By the end of your story, how shall we name you?

Understanding our Muslim Neighbors, Session 2A: Overview of Islam

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Sermon - "I am They" (John 17:20-26)

Sermon - "I am They" (John 17:20-26)