Sunday School Lesson (John 20:19-31) Jesus Appears to Doubting Thomas

Doubting Thomas is the Bible story for this week. These Sunday School Lessons are based on the passage in John 20 where Jesus shows himself to doubting Thomas. For this week’s curriculum, we’ve included everything you need to teach. Simply download the lesson materials below.

There are several options for this week’s lesson, all include complete teacher notes, craft examples, object lessons, a preschool version, coloring page, and worksheets. Use it in your children’s ministry this Sunday, April 19th, 2020 to explain what it means to believe in Jesus.


Doubting Thomas Sunday School Lesson for Kids


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Children’s Sermon on Doubting Thomas / Faith Object Lesson

This Bible Object Lesson will teach kids about faith in Jesus. It’s based on John 20:19-31 and tells the Story of Doubting Thomas for children. Download the teachers notes, watch our Children’s Message example, and gather your supplies. Then you’re ready to share this message in your church next Sunday!

Sunday School Crafts about Doubting Thomas

Use these crafts when teaching kids about Doubting Thomas. They work with any John 20:19-31 lesson plan for Sunday School. Download the craft directions, watch our how-to instructions video, and then gather your craft supplies.

Sunday School Coloring Pages

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John 20:19-31 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “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.”

26 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!” 27 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.”

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

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

The Purpose of John’s Gospel

30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 20:19-31 NIV

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