Don't Miss It! (John 20:19-24)Pastor Jared Shumate, November 4, 2018
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Sunday Morning, November 4th, 2018 - Don't Miss It! - Pastor Jared Shumate
Three days after the death of Jesus, the Disciples gathered together in the upper room to discuss His resurrection. It was Easter Sunday, later in the evening. There was excitement, and confusion among them. And then, suddenly, Jesus appeared right in front of their eyes!
He visited with them, showing them His hands and His side. He breathed on them, bestowing His Holy Spirit on them. No doubt they wept and rejoiced and worshiped that evening. They got to experience Jesus's peace, purpose, power, and presence.
Well, not all of them got to experience it. Of the eleven remaining Disciples, only ten of them were present. Thomas was absent from the room that evening. He missed out on those things because he wasn't in his place.
Are you missing out on the peace, purpose, power, and presence because you are absent from your place? We're not necessarily talking about the church house here. Are you where you should be in your life?
Fortunately for Thomas, he got a second chance only a few days later. But that second chance isn't a promised one. Maybe this is your second chance to make it right, get in your place with Him, and experience all there is that comes with salvation!
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19Then 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. 20And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. 21Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. 24But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. (KJV)