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Jesus Appears to Thomas

A worship service held at Worship Symposium 2018 based on John 20:24-31.

John 20:24–31: But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.


Call to Worship and God’s Greeting

Opening Song: “O Sons and Daughters” (arr. Jeremy Glaser)

Words of Praise

Psalm of Praise: “One Generation”

“Me alegré con los que me decían / I Was Glad When They Said to Me”

“Alabad al Señor / Praise the Lord”

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon: “Vencerá el amor / Love Shall Overcome” (Carlos Colón)

Prayers of the People

Sung Prayer for Illumination: “Speak, O Lord” (arr. Erin DeYoung)

Scripture Reading: John 20:24–31

Prayer of Application

Song of Response: “Tu fidelidad / I Depend Upon”

Apostles’ Creed / El Credo Apostólico

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son,
our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God
the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge
the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Creo en Dios Padre Todopoderoso,
Creador del cielo y de la tierra;
y en Jesucristo, su único Hijo,
Señor nuestro;
quien fue concebido por el Espíritu Santo,
nació de la virgen María,
padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato,
fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado;
descendió a los infiernos;
al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos;
ascendió al cielo
y está sentado a la diestra de Dios
Padre Todopoderoso,
de donde vendrá a juzgar a los vivos
y a los muertos.
Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
la Santa Iglesia Universal,
la comunión de los santos,
el perdón de los pecados,
la resurrección del cuerpo,
y la vida perdurable. Amén

Parting Blessing

Closing Song: “Be Thou My Vision” (arr. Carlos Colón)

We are grateful for the leadership of this service by the Calvin Christian High School Orchestra, under the direction of Karel de Waal Malefyt, accompanied by Norma de Waal Malefyt; Mariachi gape, under the direction of Carlos Colón; Northwestern College Scripture Arts Team, under the direction of Jeff Barker; Mary Hulst, liturgist; and Paul C.H. Lim, preaching.