October 20th – 23rd, 2016
John Elmer, Lead Pastor
“The Road to Committed Belief”
There are different kinds of believers:
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
- I recognize my doubts.
So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
- I make discoveries.
A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
- I choose to believe.
Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Action Step: I am committing my life to Jesus for the first time today.
Watch the full message here.