Jesus Changes People

As The Father Has Sent Me

October 24, 2022 Mountainview Christian Church Season 1 Episode 43
Jesus Changes People
As The Father Has Sent Me
Show Notes

When Jesus makes his first post-resurrection appearance to the disciples, he meets them in a locked room. Why are they hiding? It’s because they are afraid of the Jews. During this encounter, he speaks directly to their fears: “Peace be with you.” He reassures them that it’s really him by showing them his scars. Finally, he gives them the charge that will shape the rest of their lives: “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” He then gives them the Holy Spirit. We have the same mission and the same power. As we learn in the next part of the story, one disciple is missing – Thomas. After seeing Jesus for himself, he responds with “My Lord and my God!” But what Jesus says next applies to modern-day believers: “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Passage: John 20:19-29