“Except … I Will Not Believe”


In John 20:24-29, the disciple Thomas did not believe the other disciple’s statement that they had seen Jesus. He wanted concrete evidence (20:25). When the Lord appeared to him eight days later, Thomas received the proof he needed. Some will not believe …

I. Except They Witness A Miracle

A. Matthew 12:38-40.
B. 1 Corinthians 1:18-24.
C. 1 Corinthians 13:8-13.

II. Except They Have More Than The Bible

A. Luke 16:27-31.
B. John 20:30-31.
C. Revelation 22:18-19.

III. Except The Majority Believe The Same

A. Matthew 7:13-14.
B. 1 Kings 18:22.
C. 1 Peter 3:20.

IV. Except It Is What They Want To Believe

A. 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
B. 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.
C. Luke 10:29.

V. Except They Have The Approval Of Others

A. Matthew 10:34-37.
B. Acts 4:19-20.
C. Galatians 1:10, 16.

VI. Except It Requires Little Effort

A. Matthew 16:24-25.
B. Galatians 5:24.
C. Proverbs 23:23.

VII. Except It Is At A Convenient Season

A. Acts 24:25.
B. Acts 17:32.
C. Acts 26:28.


I suppose it is no wonder that so few believe the truth. Do you think Thomas was later ashamed? Having been challenged to make a personal test of Jesus’ reality, Thomas expressed fullest faith in Christ. What about us? Will you obey today?

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