Yak Pak Week of April 11th – 17th

Posted: April 9, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Doubting Thomas

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Jesus calls to faith all who are His

Key Verse: Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
John 20:29

(Open the bible and read to your child John 20:19-31) Thomas wasn’t around when Jesus visited the other disciples after his resurrection. So naturally, when Thomas heard about Jesus he wanted proof. He said unless I see and touch him I will not believe. Eventually Thomas was face to face with Jesus, and shouted, “My Lord, my God!” Jesus did not rebuke Him but instead encouraged him to believe. Jesus says blessed are those who have not seen but yet believe. This would be us, we believe because we have heard the Word and God has opened our hearts and minds. Now we can tell others so they too can believe in the savior.

The Jesus Connection:
After his resurrection, Jesus opened the minds of his disciples to understand the Scriptures (Luke 24:45). Jesus explained that he himself was the central theme of Scripture. Yet, Thomas, who was absent, did not believe. He was in need of gospel truth. Jesus knew what Thomas needed and reappearing in his presence, showed him his nail-scarred hands. Jesus called Thomas to faith and opened his mind. Thomas immediately responded by addressing Jesus as God. Thomas doubted, but when confronted with the risen Lord who was slain for his sins, Thomas believed. For us, although we have not seen, we have heard the Word and when God opens our minds, we too can believe.


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