Family Worship


The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your family that Jesus appears to the disciples on the day of His resurrection and gives them the Holy Spirit to help them believe. Thomas is absent and won’t believe until he too sees and touches Jesus.


Don’t live the way this world lives. Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. And you will agree that what he wants is right. His plan is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2

Learn the Memory Verse together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.


  • Play I Spy
  • Choose an item that is easy for the kids to identify, then the phrase “I spy something …” and share the color. Once a child guesses the right item, allow him to choose another object and give a clue with the “I spy something …” phrase.  



Sing and have fun while worshiping then pray. Take a moment here to thank God for your family and your time together!!


Watch the Bible Story video, and use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story.



Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story.

  • Where were the disciples when Jesus appeared to them?
  • What did Jesus give to the disciples when He appeared? 
  • What did Thomas say he needed to see and touch in order to believe that Jesus is alive? 
  • The Holy Spirit is God’s presence with Jesus-followers. What did the Holy Spirit help the disciples do? How does the Holy Spirit help you? 
  • How did Jesus show His love for Thomas in this story? How do you know Jesus loves you? 

Jesus has given us the Holy Spirit to help us believe! Let’s talk to God by praying, and as we pray, remember that the Holy Spirit can help us believe God’s Word is true, and Jesus is alive! 

Mission Moment

Martin Luther 1483-1546

It’s great being Jesus" friend isn't it? It's great to know that he loves you and forgives you even when you haven't been a very good friend to him. Martin Luther wanted to be Jesus' friend but he didn't know how.

The people in charge of the church in Luther's country, Germany and in all the other countries had got it wrong and said that to be Jesus" friend you had to do everything they said and never do bad things. Martin tried and tried but he still did bad things we all do!

Then Martin looked in his Bible. In those days the Bible was written in an old language, but Martin was clever and he could read it. He read that Jesus died to take away the bad things that he did. He read that he could be Jesus’ friend if he asked Jesus to forgive him for those bad things. He was so happy. Martin told the people in charge of the church that they were wrong:That made them very cross. They tried to stop Martin.

But Martin wanted everybody to know how they could be Jesus’ friends too. He didn't stop. He was very brave. tie put the Bible in his language. He wrote books and songs and letters. Soon whole countries had churches Where they could find out how to be Jesus’ friends.

Thank you, God. for Martin Luther!

STEP 5. Pray!

Invite kids to share their prayers and praises from the week. If kids are willing, encourage them to share any area of their faith where they need the Holy Spirit’s help to grow. Thank Jesus for the gift of the Holy Spirit and close in prayer. 

Speak this blessing over your kids, as a group or as individuals. If you bless kids individually, insert each name into the blessing. 
Blessing: May you welcome the Holy Spirit to speak truth into your life. Let the Spirit fill you with an unshakeable belief. May your belief and joy in Jesus be contagious!