Christmas Celebrations 2014: St Thomas’ First Christmas
Phillip is the Dean of Sydney at St Andrew's Cathedral, Australia and regularly preaches at the 10:30am gathering.
21st December 2014
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Bible passage: John 20:28
St Thomas’ First Christmas Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God” John 20:28 1 St Thomas’ Day a 1969 b isn’t remembered for much c realists are glad i the nature of the resurrection ii the nature of true belief or faith 2 The Reliability of the NT memory. a a hoary old question b my memory c why Thomas’ words were remembered i the historical context ii the reasonable foolishness iii the extraordinary nature iv the other witnesses v Thomas’s response d why I remember 3 Easter makes Christmas, Christmas. Dear God, I know that I am not worthy to be accepted by you. I don't deserve your gift of eternal life. I am guilty of rebelling against you and ignoring you. I need forgiveness. Thank you for sending your son to die for me that I may be forgiven. Thank you that he rose from the dead to give me new life. Please forgive me and change me, that I may live with Jesus as my Lord and my God. Amen.