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Seeing and Believing
w/c 29 April 2019
This week’s Gospel shows Thomas doubting Jesus’ resurrection until he could see for himself. Jesus says, “Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.” Living 2000 years after the events described in the Bible, today’s assembly invites children to become detectives and find evidence for Jesus’ death and resurrection. Despite not seeing for themselves, through a series of questions, Gospel readings and drama, children will be invited to believe based on the evidence they find.
“Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.” John 20:19-31
Key Point / Learning Objective:
Children will understand that:
• It can feel difficult to believe in something we cannot see;
• We can choose if we trust another’s evidence;
• We can look for the effects caused by things we cannot see and make an informed decision to believe despite not seeing.
Children will engage with:
• The Gospel reading and drama.
• Answering a series of ‘detective’ questions.
• PowerPoint Presentation
• Appendix 1 – ‘I Can’t See It!’ – script for pupil performance
• Prepare three children to read the script in Appendix 1.
• Prepare an evidence bag with a printout of the picture on Slide 4, a piece of cloth and some nails – alternatively use the images on Slides 2-4.
Traditional: Now the Green Blade Riseth
Contemporary: Resurrection Power by Chris Tomlin