Jean’s Gospel: The Restoration of Thomas

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10 Responses

  1. Xenia says:

    Thanks for writing this, Jean. It’s a great article!

  2. Jean says:

    You’re welcome Xenia, and thank you for the compliment.

  3. Michael says:

    Jean,

    Do you think Thomas was in stubborn unbelief or just dealing with a dream shattered?

    There had been many false Messiahs crucified…

  4. Jean says:

    Hi Michael,

    I think it was a shattered dream or hope. What I meant by his stubbornness was his very strong conviction that Jesus was not raised. It seems that Jesus’ death was so bloody and horrific, and He appeared so utterly helpless, that nothing could raise him from the dead in Thomas’ mind, not even the eye witness testimony of his friends.

  5. Michael says:

    Jean,

    I agree…and I think we have a lot of readers dealing with shattered dreams that need to hear this today.

  6. Michael says:

    I think you need to get about 30 of these written and talk to EricL about a book…

  7. Jean says:

    Thank you for the affirmation. Preparing them is helping me personally in my walk with Christ and if they bring encouragement to others, that blesses me very much.

  8. Michael says:

    Jean,

    I know that our readers are benefitting from a shot of the Gospel midweek…and we thank you for it.

    Consistently good stuff, written well.

  9. JoelG says:

    I’ve always appreciated Thomas. I think there’s a reason why Jesus picked Thomas to be His deisciple. He represents the pessimist, glass half-empty person…… people like me. I appreciate his skepticism. Because I can trust that if he believed, so can I.

  10. em ... again says:

    Jean is good at pointing us to things we need to think on… the book would look nice with Michael’s choice of illustrations, BTW

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