John 20:24-29

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.”

The disciples first opportunity to witness to the risen Christ was to Thomas (v. 25). It was a failure. He did not believe.

nails (v. 25) — This is the only New Testament reference to the nails. (Some crucified persons were tied to the cross.) This fulfills Psalm 22:16.

Jesus’ words to Thomas (v. 27) show that He was aware of what Thomas had said earlier. This shows His omniscience.

My God (v. 28) — This is the only place in the Gospels where Jesus was addressed directly as God.

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