For Kids: Jesus & Thomas | Easter 2 | Year A
Updated: Apr 29
Opening Song: The Apostles' Creed
Big Idea: Jesus says that we are blessed, even though we can't see Him.
Story: "Doubting Thomas" | Spark Story Bible, pg. 492
Ask: Do you know what it means "to doubt"?
(When you are not sure/don't think that something is true)
Say: Let us watch this video and see what it is that Thomas doubted to be true:
Lesson Video | Jesus Appears to Thomas
Say: Something was different about Jesus' new body after He rose from the dead: He could just appear in places instead of having to walk through the door, for example.
Ask: But what was the same about his body, what had not changed since He died on the cross? (Wounds)
Q: When Thomas' friend told him about having seen Jesus, what did Thomas have a hard time with?
A: Believing that it was true.
Q: What was Thomas' requirement for him to believe that Jesus was alive?
A: Touch Jesus' wounds.
Q: Did Thomas believe when he got to do that a week later?
Q: Do you remember what Jesus said to Thomas about his lack of faith?
A: "Thomas, do you have faith because you have seen me? The people who have faith in me without seeing me are the ones who are really blessed!"
Ask: So who has the bigger faith — someone like Thomas or Jesus' other disciples who got to see and touch Jesus after He rose from the dead or do WE, who have never seen or touched Jesus, have the bigger faith?
Song for Kids: The Jesus Song
Activity Sheets or Play
After the song, hand out the activity sheets. Younger children are welcome to play with the Duplos (encourage them to play out a story that fits with the lesson).
End with the Lord's Prayer when the Usher comes to let you know the prayers have started.
(If you need more time)
Go around the room and ask the children to share something they are thankful for this week.
Ask them if there is anything or anyone they would like to pray for this week.