Sunday, April 28 - Jesus Appears to Thomas

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We finish the month with an important moment recorded in John 20:19-29. Although Thomas was one of Jesus’ disciples, he hadn’t yet seen Jesus faceto-face after the resurrection. When the rest of the disciples tried to tell him that Jesus was alive, Thomas couldn’t believe it. Jesus showed up again, went to Thomas and gave him a chance to touch the scars. Thomas knew once and for all that Jesus was alive!

Bottom Line: Whatever happens, remember God is bigger than your questions. Questions are a normal part of following Jesus. We won’t always understand what we read in the Bible or why our life looks the way it does. God wants us to be honest about our questions and doubts. We pray that kids will understand that they can have hope knowing God will help them through those doubts.

Scripture this weekJohn 20:19-23

Jesus came in and stood among them. He said, “May peace be with you!” Then he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were very happy when they saw the Lord.

  • Life Application: Hope - Believing that something good can come out of something bad

  • Bottom Line: Whatever happens, remember God is bigger than your questions

  • Memory Verse: “In this world you will have trouble. But be encouraged! I have won the battle over the world..” John 16:33b

Next Steps for Parents & Grandparents: While driving with your children play the question game! Each person take a turn asking each other a question. Finally, end the game with a question you would have for God. See if anyone in the car can help answer those questions!

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Weekly Take Home Devotionals for Kids: