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”
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,
Creo en Dios Padre Todopoderoso,
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 Ágape, 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.