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Bible story: Thomas' encounter with the risen Christ

Creative activities based on the Bible story of Thomas' encounter with the risen Christ

The Bible story in John 20: 24-29 of Thomas, also known as "Doubting Thomas," is a powerful testament to the reality of Jesus' resurrection and the transformative power of faith. After Jesus' first appearance to the disciples, Thomas was not present and did not believe the reports of Jesus' resurrection. He famously declared that he would not believe it unless he saw the wounds in Jesus' hands and side for himself.

A week later, Jesus appeared to the disciples again, and this time Thomas was present. Jesus invited him to touch his wounds, and Thomas fell to his knees, declaring, "My Lord and my God!" This moment transformed Thomas' doubt into unwavering faith, and he became a devoted follower of Jesus. The story of Thomas is a reminder of the power of faith and the depth of Jesus' love and mercy for all who seek him.

We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Bible story. These resources are designed to help you share this important message in an engaging and interactive way, whether you are a children's ministry leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious educator in a Christian primary school.

Our activities below are suitable for use in various settings such as church children's programs, children's ministry, catechism classes, children's services, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school, and will help students understand the relevance of the Bible to their lives, and the importance of applying its teachings in practical ways.