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Aug 2018

Lesson Review – John 20:19-29 – Doubting Thomas


Here are some review notes from this week’s lesson in our preschool and K-4 classes. This week we studied John 20:19-29 – Doubting Thomas.

This is lesson 40 of 78 in our study of the New Testament. This lesson corresponds with Story 118 in The Gospel Story Bible and with Week 40 of the Old Story New family devotional.

Gospel Truth for Today

Thomas doubted, but when confronted with the risen Lord who was slain for his sins, Thomas believed. For us, although we have not seen, we have heard the good news of Jesus (the Gospel) and we too must believe.

The Lesson In A Sentence (or Two)

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples but Thomas said he wouldn’t believe until he saw Jesus in person. After Jesus appeared to Thomas, he declared him to be God and believed!

Questions For You Kids

What happened in the story today? 

Jesus appeared to the disciples after he rose from the dead

What did Jesus show his disciples and why?

Jesus showed them his nail-scarred hands and pierced side. This was to show the disciples that he was really was Jesus and that they could trust in him to save them.

Why didn’t Thomas believe?

Thomas did not believe because he did not see Jesus.

Once Thomas saw Jesus did he change?

Yes, once Thomas saw Jesus he believed.

If you were Thomas, do you think it would have been hard to believe?

Most children usually say no. Steer them down a more humble road. Remind them that apart from God’s grace none of us would believe and choose to follow Christ. 

Praying Together

Take time to pray with your child. Pray that even though you have not see Jesus like Thomas did, that you would both believe!

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