The risen Jesus shows himself to wounded Thomas
“Many of us require proof before we believe something. Fortunately, one of the gospel writers – John – presents several clues that, when taken together, make the resurrection story more credible than you might think. Nevertheless, one of the first disciples, Thomas, does not find the evidence convincing. He needs something else. But what? The story of the appearance of the risen Jesus to the apostle Thomas is all about vulnerability and adds something important to the other Easter stories in the Bible. It is something we all recognize: only what is vulnerable, is real. Only after Jesus showed Thomas his wounds, Thomas was convinced. What do you need to be convinced of the resurrection story? What are your wounds?”
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The risen Lord Jesus commanded his followers to share his light. In the coming weeks at Treasure Seekers, the children will learn from the stories in the book of Acts, how the Apostle Paul obeyed this command. Jesus bids us to share his light too!
This series of lessons focuses on Paul’s ministry in Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea and Athens during his second missionary journey, and how God used him to bring the good news to all kinds of people. The children will see God’s faithfulness, and human faith. The four passages in Acts show that God is in control of all things and is faithful in keeping his promises, but also that we have a role to play. God uses men, women and children who walk by faith in Jesus to accomplish his plans for the gospel to go out to the ends of the earth and for people everywhere to be saved.
Big Idea: God sent Paul to Macedonia to share the good news about Jesus so that Lydia and her household could respond in faith.
Aim: To teach that God controls the spread of the gospel by ruling over situations so that those he chooses can hear and respond in faith.
Location:New Church Delft