“During the forty days after his crucifixion, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God." Acts 1:3 (NLT)

“That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders." John 20:19a

"Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them!”    John 20:19b

“Peace be with you,”   v. 19c

“As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side.”   John 20:20a

“They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord!”    John 20:20b

“I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn over what is going to happen to me, but the world will rejoice. You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy.”        John 16:20 (NLT)

“...Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.” John 20:29 (NLT)

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“Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”   John 20:21

“Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven. If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”   vv. 22-23

“Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nostrils, and the man became a living person.”  Genesis 2:7 (NLT)

“One of the disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.” John 20:24-25 (NLT)

“Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said.” John 20:26

“You must not test the Lord your God.”  Luke 4:12 (NLT)

“...without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who approaches Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him." Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)

“Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” John 20:27

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.”  John 20:28

“Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.” John 20:29 (NLT)