The Word for May 11: Doubt

Join us in worship on Sunday where Steve will reflect on the word DOUBT. The sermon passage is John 20:19, 24-29, what is commonly called Doubting Thomas. Jesus appears to the disciples after the resurrection. Thomas is not with them, and when he hears about it later, he has some doubts, and wants proof. Jesus comes to him later, and invites him to touch him, and encourages him to believe. Here are some ideas to explore with your child before, during, and after worship.

During worship

  • Check in the worship bags for a Worship Word sheet for your child. Fill in the worship word at the top (Doubt) and add the date and your child’s name. Below is space for your child to draw something he or she hears today in the sermon, in the music, or in a prayer.
  • Below the drawing space, your child is invited to make tally marks every time they hear the word “doubt.” tally marks
  • On the back is a blank page for your child to make some worship art. Encourage them to draw something related to worship as a gift to God. I would love to see what they create, if they want to share! 

Before or after worship…..

  • Play a family card game of “I Doubt It.” Find the rules here.
  • Talk about the trouble Thomas had believing a strange story when he hadn’t seen anything to back it up. I can’t blame him! Talk about how Thomas was curious, and this was a good thing to be. He was willing to share his doubts and his questions, and still keep an open mind so  that when Jesus did show himself, Thomas was able to see the truth.
  • Watch an animated version of the story of Thomas.

Check out our website, and our Facebook page to learn about all our activities for Children and Families here. Start here.


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