John 20: 19-31; Luke 24:13-49.
Some of the disciples were quicker than others to believe and embrace the glory of Jesus’ resurrection. What made the difference was their personal encounters with their risen Lord and Saviour. Once they had experienced Jesus personally, faith was strengthened through the ways in which Jesus proved Himself to be alive. Love was deepened as they encountered Jesus through His words, His presence, and as He broke bread with them. Hope was increased as the eternal perspective of “life in all its fullness” was made clear. Let this way of encountering Jesus be your experience as well.