Sunday 18 April

Jesus appears to his disciples

There is an old saying that seeing is believing and that was certainly true for Jesus’ disciples. They could hardly believe Mary, Peter and John when they said that Jesus’ tomb was empty and Mary said she had seen him. But when he appeared in that upper room they knew for certain he was alive.

Read or listen to the story

Read the story in Luke chapter 24 verses 24 -43 or listen to it by clicking on the link below.

Activities and quiz

1. How were the disciples feeling before they saw Jesus and how did they feel after they had seen him?

Draw some emojis to show the different emotions the disciples felt. Which emoji best shows how you feel knowing that Jesus is alive.

2. What did Jesus do to help the disciples realise he wasn’t a ghost?

3. What did Jesus say to the disciples that would have helped them?

Can you draw a fish and decorate it for Jesus?

5. The disciples heard Jesus speak, they saw him eat and they were able to touch him. Doing all these things helped them to believe Jesus was alive. They saw the wounds the nails had made in his hands.

Draw round your hands and put a heart in the middle to remind yourself that Jesus loves you.

6. Older children might like to watch Bishop Toby’s video which can be found on our web page.

7. A Challenge for this week. Can you share Jesus’ love this week ?

You could do this by smiling at people, doing an act of kindness, by sharing something with someone.

8. Can you make Jesus appear to his disciples? Colour in the spinner and fold it round a stick/ pencil. rub it between your hand to see Jesus appear in the room.

9. Colouring sheet

A Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus

Thank you for loving us, help us to know that you are with us everyday even if we can not see or touch you. Help us to listen for your voice guiding us and to share your love with those around us. Amen.

Thank you to Gareth for helping me to plan the activities for this week.