A Couple of Good Doubting Thomas Videos found on Youtube...
Here's a cute Doubting Thomas Youtube video where two kids act out and talk about the story of Doubting Thomas. Good message too (Jesus isn't mad that Thomas doubted.) Nice definition of faith too. Grades 1-5.
Here's a Music Video featuring scenes from a Jesus movie set the song, "What if" by Nichole Nordeman (contemporary Christian). Lots of discussion potential for older children and youth:
Speaks to the "leap of faith." Lyrics with the song on video. What if he's more than enough? What if it's love? What if you jump? What if the arms that catch you -catch you by surprise?
Thomas wasn't present when the risen Jesus first meets the disciples --- and raises these questions:
Where was he? Why wasn’t he with them?Didn’t he expect Jesus? Had he lost heart? Was he too busy?
To dig into those questions and answer them, students will rewrite the story using Let's Talk's "Lesson Builder" module (1), and then use the "Talk Now" module (2).
1– Students will rewrite the Doubting Thomas story in Let’s Talk Lesson Builder from the point of view of Thomas. What was going through his mind? Why wasn’t he there? What did he think of the Disciples’ reports about Jesus? After creating their lesson, they’ll switch computers and listen to other’s groups/computers’ version of the Thomas story.
2– After we’ve heard each other’s versions of the story, the teacher will pose a series of questions to the class. The students will respond aloud to everyone in the classroom by having their onscreen character voice their responses in Talk Now.
Some teacher questions that the kids will respond to using "Talk Now":
A) What would you ask Jesus if he appeared right now in our room?
B) Jesus can come to us anywhere in our lives. Name 3 places in your life where you think Jesus might come and talk to you.
C) In what ways does Jesus come to us and make his voice heard to us today?
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