In the gospels, we often read accounts of Jesus asking questions. The idea of Jesus, being fully God and fully man, asking questions should fascinate us. Jesus did not ask people questions because He was uninformed and was looking to mortals for the answers. Rather, Jesus asked questions so that people would answer them. On the third day after the crucifixion, He appears to two perplexed believers as they walk on the road. Jesus is among us as well through the presence of the Holy Spirit. Like these skeptical disciples, skeptical students may join your session and not realize precisely Who it is they encounter there until they, by faith, believe without seeing.
- Use the cross reference of John 20:24-29 with emphasis on verse 29 to explain why Jesus kept these two disciples from recognizing Him.
- Use 2 Corinthians 5:7 in your session to show your students that we as Christians live by faith and not by sight.
- Use Hebrews 11:1 as a concise and purely scriptural definition for faith itself; pointing out it intentional exclusion of sight.
Here is an insightful and brief article on this passage by Desiring God president Jon Bloom.