Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all and Happy Martin Luther King Day! Dr. King helped us to understand the truth of God’s word that believers must continually seek to eradicate racism and prejudice in our own hearts and lives and seek to lessen it in the culture around us. God is no respecter of persons, and every human being from conception is created in the image of God. Anything that dehumanizes people and treats others who are different with anything less than justice and respect is an attitude that dishonors God.
Yesterday we looked from John 20 at how Thomas went from doubt to certain faith. We learned that it is not wrong to doubt. It is only wrong to not work through your doubts to certain and sure faith in Jesus. Do not stay in doubt. Do not isolate yourself from other believers when you doubt. Do not be afraid to be honest about your doubts and share them with those who can help. Thomas battled through His doubts and came to a confident faith in Jesus. A strong tradition reports that Thomas took the gospel to India and established churches there. Ultimately that tradition tells us that Thomas was martyred as he testified to Jesus’ resurrection. Thomas doubted, but he battled through those doubts to faith firm enough to lay down His life for His resurrected Savior. This is what we are to do. We are to battle through our doubts to bear witness that Jesus lives. Jesus calls us to battle through our doubts to sure confidence in Him.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church