Central United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation


"Unless I See ..."

Rev. Roger Richards
April 8, 2018
Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
"Morning Has Broken" Sean Stafford 0:01
Greeting Rev. Roger Richards 4:52
Announcements Bruce Bishop 5:53
We Are Called to Worship Bruce Bishop 10:7
"Christ is Risen" Song # 307 11:30
A Time for the Child in All of Us Rev. Roger Richards 14:18
Psalm 133 Carl Northrup 18:58
"Meditation" - Michael Horvit Rev. Roger Richards 20:01
"We Are Called" Song # 2172 25:57
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Rev. Roger Richards 31:25
John 20:19-31 Bob Wilcox 34:30
"Unless I See" Rev. Roger Richards 37:47
"He Lives" Song # 310 52:07
Blessing Rev. Roger Richards 54:48
"My Faith Has Found a Resting Place" Sean Stafford 55:03

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Psalm 133  The Message (MSG)

A Pilgrim Song of David

133 1-3 How wonderful, how beautiful,
    when brothers and sisters get along!
It’s like costly anointing oil
    flowing down head and beard,
Flowing down Aaron’s beard,
    flowing down the collar of his priestly robes.
It’s like the dew on Mount Hermon
    flowing down the slopes of Zion.
Yes, that’s where God commands the blessing,
    ordains eternal life.


John 20:19-31   The Message (MSG)

To Believe

19-20 Later on that day, the disciples had gathered together, but, fearful of the Jews, had locked all the doors in the house. Jesus entered, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.” Then he showed them his hands and side.

20-21 The disciples, seeing the Master with their own eyes, were exuberant. Jesus repeated his greeting: “Peace to you. Just as the Father sent me, I send you.”

22-23 Then he took a deep breath and breathed into them. “Receive the Holy Spirit,” he said. “If you forgive someone’s sins, they’re gone for good. If you don’t forgive sins, what are you going to do with them?”

24-25 But Thomas, sometimes called the Twin, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples told him, “We saw the Master.”

But he said, “Unless I see the nail holes in his hands, put my finger in the nail holes, and stick my hand in his side, I won’t believe it.”

26 Eight days later, his disciples were again in the room. This time Thomas was with them. Jesus came through the locked doors, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.”

27 Then he focused his attention on Thomas. “Take your finger and examine my hands. Take your hand and stick it in my side. Don’t be unbelieving. Believe.”

28 Thomas said, “My Master! My God!”

29 Jesus said, “So, you believe because you’ve seen with your own eyes. Even better blessings are in store for those who believe without seeing.”

30-31 Jesus provided far more God-revealing signs than are written down in this book. These are written down so you will believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and in the act of believing, have real and eternal life in the way he personally revealed it.

The Message (MSG)

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