The Next Chapter (Wk 1): ” What do you do when it seems your dream is dead?”

Luke 24:36–39 (ESV)

36 As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 

37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 

38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts

39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”

John 20:24–25 (ESV)

24 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 20:26–27 (ESV)

26 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 20:28 (ESV)

28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

John 20:29 (ESV)

29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”