Can you imagine that even a disciple didn’t believe it when his buddies for the last three years (the other disciples) told him they had seen Jesus?
Do you know who I am talking about?
Read or have someone read: John 20:24-31
When Jesus says, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Who is He talking about?
(Us. All those who believe in Him after He goes back to be with the Father.)
Why did John write these things?
(That you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God…)
What does John say is the result of believing, of having faith?
(That we may have “life in His name.” Life eternally with Him and life here on earth: a life with meaning, purpose, peace, confidence; “abundant life,” etc.)
Is it hard for you, like doubting Thomas, to have a strong faith? Why?
What are ways we can increase our faith?
(Talking about God with others, praying and seeking God for answers and help, trusting in Him in the little things, being obedient (the true sign of our faith is in our obedience), reading the Bible on our own, etc.)
What are you going to do today/this week to increase your faith?