Reading Assignment

Things To Consider

  1. This is the greatest of the signs John recorded (John 20:30-31).
  2. Grave-robbing became enough of a problem that about 15 years later Claudius would make it a crime punishable by death.
  3. It would be strange for the linen cloths to be there because the spices which were of value would have been contained in them.
  4. They looked and looked and looked but finally "saw".
  5. Mary couldn't just leave and even though she saw Jesus, she did not recognize him.
  6. Jesus sent Mary with a mission: go and tell.
  7. The doors were locked for fear of the Jews.
  8. Jesus' resurrected body passed through grave clothes and it passed through walls.
  9. The commission is linked to the giving of the Holy Spirit.
  10. The Holy Spirit is linked with forgiveness.
  11. Jesus hears Thomas even when he is not physically present.
  12. Thomas offers his confession of faith, "My Lord and my God."
  13. John tells us his purpose for the book in verses thirty and thirty-one.