June 9, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Daily Devotional : TOPIC - CHRIST RESURRECTION POWER THE GOSPEL

June 9, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Daily Devotional : TOPIC - CHRIST RESURRECTION POWER THE GOSPEL


THE DAILY FOUNTAIN
DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE
CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

DATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019
(Pentecost or Whit Sunday)

TOPIC - CHRIST RESURRECTION POWER THE GOSPEL

READ: JOHN 20:19-31 (NKJV)
19. Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 

20. When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side.
Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
21. So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”
22. And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
23. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
24. Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.
25. The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”
26. And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!”
27. Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.”
28. And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”
29. Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
30. And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book;
31. but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

THE MESSAGE:
In our passage today, the disciples woke to the surprise news that the Lord had risen. For fear of being accused of taking the Body of Christ away, they hid themselves behind closed doors. More surprises: Jesus came in and stood before them in spite of the secured doors. He restored peace to them, convinced them He is the crucified Christ and empowered them in the Holy Ghost to go and preach the Resurrected Christ. Thomas who was absent did not miss the action as Jesus came back for his sake but not without a rebuke that he Thomas, should learn to believe without seeing.
The event of that day reverberates through the life of the Church. Jesus' resurrection gives backing to our faith in Him - we are serving a Living God (1 Corinthians 15:17). On that day, the disciples received the promise of the Holy Spirit enablement to preach the gospel. Forty days after, Peter standing before the same Jews (he feared), but in the power of the Holy Spirit, preached the crucified and resurrected Christ with thousands of souls believing and being saved.

PRAYER: O Lord empower Your Church to preach the Gospel.
June 9, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Daily Devotional : TOPIC - CHRIST RESURRECTION POWER THE GOSPEL June 9, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Daily Devotional : TOPIC - CHRIST RESURRECTION POWER THE GOSPEL Reviewed by Abodunrin Muyiwa (Muyilight) on June 09, 2019 Rating: 5

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