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April 15, 2017 by jmar198013
March 31, 2016 by jmar198013
John 20.19-31 takes place over a period of 8 days, beginning Easter night. As the story begins, the disciples are holed up in a hideout somewhere. When the story draws to its climax, 8 days later, they’re still there.
As the story unfolds, all sorts of interesting questions emerge: Why are they locked in a house? Who are they really afraid of? Why didn’t they go look for Jesus after Mary told them he was risen? Why wasn’t Thomas with them? And why were they still locked up in the house more than a week later?
This sermon addresses all those questions, and more. And from those questions and answers emerges a snapshot of who Jesus calls his church to be: A forgiven people, forgiving people.