26 July 2015 Sunday Morning Service
OT Isaiah 6 : 1 – 11
NT John 20 : 19 – 31
6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.
6:2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.
6:3 And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
6:4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
6:5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”
6:6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.
6:7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
6:9 He said, “Go and tell this people: “‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’
6:10 Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”
6:11 Then I said, “For how long, O Lord?” And he answered: “Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged,
20:19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”
20:20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
20:21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
20:22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
20:23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”
20:24 Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.
20:25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”
20:26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”
20:27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
20:28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
20:29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
20:30 Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.
20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.