Friday, June 20, 2014

Doubting Thomas Sunday School Lesson - Jesus Appears to His Disciples

Use this Doubting Thomas Sunday School lesson to teach students about faith and how Jesus appeared to the doubting disciple.

Needed: Bibles

Lesson: (Note: Always give students the opportunity to answer the questions before you clarifying the teaching.)

(Have a student read John 20:19, or read it yourself.)

The disciples were in the house together with the door locked. How did Jesus come in? He didn’t knock. (Jesus can come be with us wherever we are. He doesn’t need to go through doors or windows anymore.)

(Have a student read John 20:20, or read it yourself.)

Why would Jesus show them His hands and side? (He was showing them the nail holes in His hands and the hole in His side where the soldier stabbed Him with a spear, so that they would know it was really Him.)

(Have a student read John 20:21, or read it yourself.)

Jesus said, “As the Father sent Me, so I send you.” What did God the Father send Jesus to do? (God sent Jesus to tell other people about God and to die on the cross so we could be saved.)

What is Jesus sending us to do? (To tell other people about God and Jesus so they can be saved too.)

(Have a student read John 20:21, or read it yourself.)

What happened when Jesus breathed on the disciples? (The Holy Spirit came to live inside them.)

The Holy Spirit is the part of God and Jesus that lives in our hearts and is always with us.

(Have students take turns reading John 20:23-28, or read it yourself.)

Why did Thomas call Jesus “Lord and God”? Isn’t there only one God? (Jesus is part of God. There are three parts of the one God; God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. God has three parts, like we have three parts. Our three parts are our body, our heart, which is our emotions and mind, and our soul or spirit.

(Have a student read John 20:29, or read it yourself.)

Jesus said that there will be people who never saw Him, but will believe He rose from the dead and that those people will be blessed, or rewarded, by God because they believe in Jesus. Who are those people that Jesus is talking about? (Us! We’ve never seen Jesus, but we still believe in Him, and God will reward us for that by letting us go to Heaven when we die.)

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