John 10

Fully Alive

Message Notes

Thomas always gets tagged as the doubter.
But there’s always more to us than one story.

You can belong and love before you totally believe.

Thomas, nicknamed the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let’s go, too—and die with Jesus.” John 11:16

Not understanding is not the same as doubting.

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.And you know the way to where I am going.”

“No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”
John 14:1-5

Doubt is often a key part of the faith journey.

Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,”he said.Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed. John 20:26-28

Personal faith is the way to be fully alive. Go where you have heard Jesus is.

My purpose is to give them a full and satisfying life. John 10:10

Bottom Line

An honest faith journey leads to being fully alive.

Next Steps:

  1. Own your doubts and identify where you are on your faith journey.

  2. Take the next step.

  3. Stay where Jesus shows up.