One Eighty - Heavenly fruit
God produces a spiritual fruit in our lives to help us believe and live for him.
TOPIC: Peace and Joy
Mainpoint: Jesus gives peace to those who believe in him with that we recieve joy.
STORY: John 20:24-29
V24: Thomas one of the twelve was not with the other disciples when Jesus first appeared to them. So when they shared the good news that Jesus had indeed risen he refused to believe.
- Why do you think Thomas was missing when Jesus first appeared to the other disciples?
V25: Thomas wanted proof that Jesus was not dead. Eight days later Thomas joined the other disciples in a locked room.
- How do you think they convinced Thomas to join them this time?
- What would you do if you were in Thomas’ shoes?
Verse 26-29: Jesus appears in the locked room! He offers Thomas peace as he shows him the marks from the crucifiction on his body.
- Jesus promises us peace with God. Even when Thomas was far from God Jesus wanted to restore the relationship. When the outcome doesn't seem to be clear what can we do to seek peace in Jesus?
**PARENTS: Use these questions as a starting off point for discussion, or ask your own questions that may best relate to your child. Allow your child to ask questions as well!
Memorize this verse together!
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control: against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
**PARENTS: End in prayer together. You may choose to lead prayer or encourage your child to pray with you. This is a great opportunity to teach them how God longs to hear our thoughts and feelings by talking with Him.