John 20 Three Appearance of Jesus After His Resurrection
Topic: Miracles, Sufficiency of Christ Scripture: John 20:1–20:29
The great English preacher G. Campbell-Morgan once spoke of what he called, “A dark night of the soul.” His reference was to a personal time of doubt and fear that he experiences. He said that the only thing that delivered him was an intensive time of prayer and Bible study. During that time God confirmed Campbell-Morgan’s faith in Jesus and delivered him from the dark night and despair of doubt.
Have you ever experienced a “dark night of the soul?“
Has there been a time when you feared your faith was destroyed? Have you ever looked deeply at your own need for God an experienced the terror of life and death without God? Perhaps, your issue is with Jesus and the Gospel. Are these myths and fables for children and religious needy people, our secularist culture tells us? Or, is there another way to perceive these events? Have you ever faced the crossroad question, What if these events are historical and real? What all of this about Jesus really happened; how would change the way you understand the world and your life? If Jesus Christ really died for the sins of those who believe in Him and God really is poised to judge the world for its sins, then how should Jesus’ resurrection from the dead impact what you believe?
Does Jesus’ resurrection speak to this at all?