Doubting Thomas

SUNDAY IS COMING
bridgeKIDS and babes&tots is back in business this weekend. We’ll be heading outside with the ORANGE and BLUE groups if the weather is nice enough so coats and shoes that can go outside would be a great thing to have handy so we can use them if we can. (If shoes get muddy we’ll just take them off when we come back in so no need to bring two pairs with you)

TO READ TOGETHER
John 20:19-31
Have you ever heard someone called a “Doubting Thomas”? That phrase started right here in this story. Even though we use his name to refer to those lacking faith, Thomas also showed great faith through the gospels. See for yourself by reading John 11:1-16 and John 14:5-7.

TO LEARN TOGETHER
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
John 20:21

SO I’M WONDERING…
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR KIDS (AND YOURSELF)
Why did Thomas doubt that Jesus had risen from the dead?
Have you ever had a hard time believing something was true? How did someone convince you?
What’s something that you believe even though you can’t see it?

TO PRAY TOGETHER
Dear God, we all have our doubts about lots of things. The future. Other people. Ourselves. Help us not only believe in you, but also see your good works throughout the world. Amen.

TO DO TOGETHER
Do you ever need to touch something to see if it’s real? Shut your eyes and have a friend or family member put small objects in your hands. Can you tell what they are? Are there any times when just touching something isn’t enough to tell what it is?

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
The next time you see someone using a key to open a locked door, remember how Jesus appeared to the disciples in a locked room.

Categories: Family Time, For Parents, Memory Verse, Story