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Part 3: Locked Doors John Chapter 20
Faith and Trust in Gods Trustworthiness Based on multiple pieces of evidence Reviewed healing of man blind from birth We are part of todays evidence for God We show God to the world Literary Structure of John 20 Five sections Repetition Motifs, phrases, words, references back
Unbelief Setting Evidence Questions and Doubts More evidence Understanding Belief Commission Witness
What kind of God are you seeking? Our God is (within our limited perspective) Faithful, but not always predictable Always present, but not always recognizable Not in a box, in churches, or a tomb But is out in the world through the Holy Spirit Our commission Is to be out in the world where Jesus is To show that Jesus is indeed alive
Second (and Subsequent) Generations John 20:31 …These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (ESV)
Part 1: Eyes of Faith Part 2: Open Tomb Part 3: Locked Door Part 3: Locked Door Part 4: Signs, Sight, Faith
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews… (John 20:19a ESV) Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked… (John 20:26a ESV)
Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, Peace be with you. (John 20:19b ESV) Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you… (John 20:21a ESV) Jesus came and stood among them and said, Peace be with you. (John 20:26b ESV)
1Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me… 25 These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, I am going away, and I will come to you. If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. John 14:1, 25-29 ESV
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, Peace be with you. 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld. (ESV)
19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God. (John 3:19-21 ESV)
39 Jesus said, For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind. 40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, Are we also blind? 41 Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, We see, your guilt remains. (John 9:39-41 ESV)
John 12:44 And Jesus cried out and said, Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45 And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.
47 If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. (John 12:44-48 ESV)
24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, We have seen the Lord. But he said to them, Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe. (ESV)
26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, Peace be with you. 27 Then he said to Thomas, Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.
28 Thomas answered him, My Lord and my God! 29 Jesus said to him, Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. (ESV)
What is its significance? Jesus had a changed body Symbolizes fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) Symbolizes unbelief Desire to assert control over self Lack of witness Jesus wants his brothers (v. 17) to move out from behind locked doors Locked doors are not barriers to Jesus
Its the only thing that can move people out from behind closed and locked doors Gods love is powerless without it Proves Christs righteousness and Gods justice Without it, the claims against Jesus would be true Proves the truthfulness of Jesus claims about God
To the risen Christ To the character of God Love and liberty To the healing of relationships Forgiveness and restoration Power through the Holy Spirit To judgment Each persons choice regarding Gods offers