Happy Easter brothers and sisters!

“My Lord and my God” is the story of Thomas’ and how he came to be labeled as “Doubting Thomas.” Pastor Alan Carr explains, “For nearly 2,000 years, Thomas has received a lot of bad press.  He was given the name of “Doubting Thomas”.  He has been portrayed as a man filled with doubt and fear.  I would like to attempt to set the record straight today.  I think that the Bible reveals another side of Thomas.  His primary problem was not his doubting; Thomas was a pessimist!  He was a “glass half-empty” kind of person.  He seemed to look for the negative side of every situation first.  He was the kind of person who was always on the lookout for the “dark side” of things.”

When the dust clears and “Resurrection Day” is past; we see Thomas with the 120 [Acts 1:15] praying following Jesus’ ascension to the Father’s right hand. Maybe when we all get to heaven, we can find out from Thomas what he thinks about being called “Doubting Thomas!”

John 20:27-31 (KJV) 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.30  And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:31  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.


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