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Jesus appears to the disciples then Thomas

Resurrection appearances of Jesus in Jerusalem.
Contributed by Sweet Publishing
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Hindi, Simplified Chinese
The disciples had not believed the report from the women who had visited the tomb, that Jesus was alive. Then later that day two of them had been walking to the nearby village of Emmaus when Jesus had appeared to them. They had rushed back to report the news. That evening the disciples locked the doors of the room they were in, afraid that the Jews might arrest them. – Slide 1
While they were still talking, Jesus himself stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ They thought they were seeing a ghost and were frightened. – Slide 2
Jesus said to them, ‘Why are you troubled, and have doubts? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see. A ghost does not have flesh and bones, as I have.’ – Slide 3
Jesus showed them the scars on His hands and feet where He had been nailed to the cross. The disciples were full of joy and amazement but still thought they were seeing a ghost.  ‘Do you have anything here to eat?’Jesus asked. – Slide 4
They gave Him a piece of broiled fish, and Jesus ate it as they watched. They now knew they were not seeing a ghost. – Slide 5
Then Jesus started explaining from the scriptures that it was always God’s plan the Messiah must suffer and rise from the dead on the third day. – Slide 6
Jesus told them that In His Name repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. ‘You are witnesses of these things,’ Jesus explained. ‘I am going to send the Holy Spirit who will give you power from on high.’ Jesus then disappeared from their sight. – Slide 7
Now one of Jesus’ disciples, Thomas, had been missing. When the others told him. ‘We have seen the Lord!’ he did not believe them. ‘Unless I see and touch the nail marks in His hands and put my hand into the wound on His side, I will not believe’, Thomas announced. – Slide 8
A week later His disciples were in the house again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked. – Slide 9
Suddenly Jesus appeared and said ‘Peace be with you!’ Then, turning to Thomas, Jesus said, ‘Put your finger here – Slide 10
Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God!’ – Slide 11
Then Jesus told Thomas, ‘You have believed because you have seen me. How happy are those who believe but have not seen me.’ – Slide 12
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