John 20 10-20, 24-29
It was only when each disciple was able to exclaim “I have seen the Lord,” that they could join in the
celebration and joy of what had happened.
We must believe in Christ without having actually seen Him.
Advantages we have over the disciples
a. events recorded and documented
b. ministry of the Holy Spirit
c. the Body of Christ in action week after week
Man born blind (John 9)
The Pharisees looked for evidence to contradict the evidence they had seen for themselves- like many today.
If you know God has saved you, you know what you need to know.
Seeing isn't enough to believe, but believing is enough to see.
Jesus came to give sight to those who know they are blind, and to blind the eyes of those who think they see.
It was necessary for Paul to become blind in order to really see.
The resurrection is one of the absolute necessary doctrines of the Christian faith.
When you have been born again by the resurrecting power of God, then you can say with all confidence, “I have seen the Lord!”