Sunday 2nd May 2021 Families Page – Jesus appears to Thomas

 

Opening Prayer

Sign for “thank you”:

Sign for “help”:

Dear God
Thank you for family and friends,
Thank you that your love for me never ends.
Help me to tell others about you,
and
Help me show them that You love them too.
.

Amen


Faith is “the belief that something is true or real without seeing proof”. 
Thomas was not with the other disciples when Jesus first appeared to them in the locked room.  When the disciples told Thomas that they had seen Jesus alive, he refused to believe them, saying he would not believe it until he had seen Jesus with the “nail wounds in his hands” himself (John 20:19-27).  Later, Jesus appeared to Thomas and let him see his wounds and told him “Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”.


Story: Jesus appears to Thomas

Song: Saved (by faith) – Go Fish
Activities

Faith is the “belief that something is true or real without seeing proof”.  How can we convince people to believe in the truth of Jesus? 

“I don’t believe it” – An imagination game:  
See Family Activity 2 on the sheet – open or download it here 
Take it in turns to describe something you are imagining and convince the others that it is real!

 eg “I see a pink frog”.     “I don’t believe it”…

Sharing the good news
How many ways can you find to share the Easter story?  You could draw a picture, write story or a poem, maybe make a model out of Lego or recycling materials or record yourself singing a song or telling the story.


Have a look at the Together@ Home pages in this link for even more family activities including:
Ideas for discussion and active prayers

A puzzle page with a spot the difference with a difference
colouring in page
And a wonderful treasure hunt idea, with cards to hide around your home.


With thanks to www.tath.co.uk/sunday-packs