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19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though 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; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

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

29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of John’s Gospel

30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

 

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Hidden Warrior

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John 11:33-37 New International Version
33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked.

“Come and see, Lord,” they replied.

35 Jesus wept.

36 Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”

37 But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”

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Betrayal: The End

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Come and See!

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Who was Bartholemew? Honestly, we are not totally sure. All we know is that there was a man named Bartholomew who was a disciple of Jesus. Church history tells us some things, but aside from his name there is nothing definitive about him in Scripture. He is the ambiguous disciple.

John 1:43-50
43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”

44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.

“Come and see,” said Philip.

47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”

48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.

Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”

49 Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.”

50 Jesus said, “You believe[a] because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.”

Rember the 3 “P’s of Easter

John 20:19-31 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though 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; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

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

29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of John’s Gospel

30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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John 20:19-31 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though 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; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

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

29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of John’s Gospel

30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

The Battle is Personal

Unless I wash you, you have no part with me

John 13:1-15 (NIV)

It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for

him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the

world, he loved them to the end.

2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas,

the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all

things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to

God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel

around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his

disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my

feet?”

7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will

understand.”

8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head

as well!”

10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their

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whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he

knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was

clean.

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to

his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You

call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your

Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s

feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”

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GOSPEL John 13:1-15 (NIV)

It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for

him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the

world, he loved them to the end.

2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas,

the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all

things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to

God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel

around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his

disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my

feet?”

7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will

understand.”

8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head

as well!”

10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their

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whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he

knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was

clean.

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to

his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You

call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your

Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s

feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”