Sunday, April 18 / May 1, 2011: Thomas Sunday: Acts 5:12-20, John 20:19-31
- passage: Acts 5:12-5:20
And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought
among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's
porch. And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the
people magnified them. And believers were the more added to the Lord,
multitudes both of men and women.) Insomuch that they brought forth
the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at
the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem,
bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits:
and they were healed every one. Then the high priest rose up, and
all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,)
and were filled with indignation, And laid their hands on the apostles,
and put them in the common prison. But the angel of the Lord by night
opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand
and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
passage: John 20:19-20:31
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when
the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the
Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace
be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands
and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD.
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent
me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them,
and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye
remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain,
they are retained. But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was
not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto
him, We have seen the LORD. But he said unto them, Except I shall see
in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print
of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with
them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst,
and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy
finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it
into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered
and said unto him, My LORD and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas,
because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have
not seen, and yet have believed. And many other signs truly did Jesus
in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
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