St Thomas’ First Christmas
Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God”
1 St Thomas’ Day
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.
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.