He is Risen!!! Now What?
Listen as Pastor Don Coleman provokes us to spread the good news that Jesus is alive, and He has given us the power to change lives, to change our community, to help make real the Kingdom of God even in the East End of Richmond. The video of the entire service can be watched at this link. Hebrews 13:8 (ESV) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
John 11:25-26 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
John 20:19-209 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.
John 20:2121 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
John 20:22-23 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 any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”
John 20:24-2524 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.”
John 20:26-2726 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.”
John 20:2828 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”
John 20:2929 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
2 Corinthians5:77 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
Hebrews 11:111 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.