Family Activity

How to Overcome Fear

The first reaction of the disciples to appearance of Jesus was fear, not joy. After all, they hid because they were afraid of the authorities. Out of fear, Thomas became cynical at the reports of the Risen One. Yet, even their fear led to faith.

Have you ever hid because you were afraid? What happened? Discuss these questions with your family. Then share John 20:19-31. How did Jesus help them to overcome their fear? How can he help us? End the discussion with a prayer and a sign of peace.