Sunday, April 22, 2012

Jesus appears to His disciples

1. Story (based on Luke 24:36-53; John 20:24-29)

  • Last week we learnt about how Jesus appeared to some of His disciples. How many? (2) What was the name of one of them? (Cleopas). Where were they walking to? (Emmaus)
  • After the two disciples recognized Jesus, they quickly ran all the way back to Jerusalem to tell the others that they had seen Jesus.
  • The other disciples were also excited … Jesus had appeared to Simon Peter. As they were talking, suddenly, guess who appeared before them? Jesus!
  • The disciples were startled and afraid. They thought He was a ghost!
  • Jesus proves He is not a ghost
    • Jesus immediately proclaimed, “Peace be with you. Why are you troubled, and why do you doubt?”
    • To prove to the disciples that he was not a ghost, or their imagination or a projected image, Jesus asked them to touch Him. “Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
    • The disciples saw Jesus’ hands and feet. They saw the place where the nails were pierced. They were amazed. But still they didn’t believe completely it was really Jesus!
    • So Jesus asked for something to eat. They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and Jesus took it and ate it in front of it. After all, ghosts don’t eat!  
  • Jesus proves Himself to Thomas
    • There was one disciple who wasn’t in there when Jesus appeared. His name was Thomas.
    • When his friends told him they had seen Jesus, He still did not believe.  “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
    • A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them.
    • Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”  
    • Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
    • Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
    • Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
  • Jesus proves Himself to us
    • We may not have seen Jesus appear in physical form.
    • We may not have touched his sides and his hands.
    • We may not have seen him eat a piece of fish in front of us.
    • But we can still know that He lives in us and through us.
    • Even though we do not see His body, we have His spirit.
    • Jesus is alive. And He is with us every day!
    • Jesus calls us “blessed” because of our faith in Him.
    • Do you want to believe in Jesus? If yes, please pray with me.
      • Lord Jesus, even though I don’t see you, I can believe in you and receive you into my life. Thank you for loving me, for dying on the cross for me, and for raising from the dead. Thank you for your Spirit living in me always. In your name I pray, Amen!

2. Suggested Activities
  • Memory Verse activity: any game/activity that helps kids to memorise the Memory Verse.
    • John 20:29 Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.
  • Word search 


  1. Do you have a template for this? I really like this project and am not good at copying and expanding?Thanks!

    1. Sorry just saw this. I think we got the template online too. So you can google if u still need it.

    2. can you send the template to for tonight.

  2. I'm not sure what Bible version this is from, but shouldn't it be "Blessed ARE those, instead of Blessed FOR those..?

  3. Yes that was a typo by the teacher who prepared the craft. U can correct it in yr version :-)

  4. can you please send me the template? thx

  5. I'd love to have the template as well.
    Thanks ~ Diane Brown


  6. i would love the template for this.

  7. I would love to have the template for this, too! Thanks!

  8. Hi, this is a great idea and hopefully not so hard for parents to do with their kids ( these hard times where we can't lead those activities and lessons for them!)
    Could you please also send me the template?
    thank you

  9. I would like to get a template of this please. Thank you.

  10. Hi! I love this activity and would love to have the template so I can do this with my preschoolers. Would you please send the template to me at

  11. Love this activity would you please share your template

  12. I would love to do this with my grandchildren. Is there a way to get the template?

  13. Hi, I would love this template also! If you could please send to
    If you can't can you, please send me the site where you found it thank you.

  14. Hey, would love a template of this craft will be using for an upcoming sunday, please send to

  15. I would also like the template for this activity. Please send to Thanks so much!

  16. would love to use this tomorrow in our Children's liturgy program.. any chance for a template to

  17. How can I get the template for this craft? (Blessed are those who have not seen and still believe. . . (2 hands with hearts on the palms)

  18. my Email is