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GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOLS

Nursery, Primary and Comprehensive High School


Lagos Campus: 3, Olayinka Street, Omoroga, Meiran, Lagos.
Ogun State Campus: 38b, FPF Avenue, Dalemo, Alakuko
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SECOND TERM E-LEARNING NOTE
SUBJECT: CRK CLASS: JSS TWO
SCHEME OF WORK
1 Jesus cares for people in need Jesus/ Christ concerns for those in need
(a) Jesus provided for the wedding guest at Canaan in Galilee John. 2:1-11
(b) Feeding of five thousand people John 6:5-14
2. Jesus cares for the sick
Peter’s mother in law [Mark1:29-34]
The woman with the issue of blood[Mark 5:24-34]
(a) Jesus heals the Gerasene demoniac Mark 5:1-20
(b) Jesus heals Bartimaeus, the blind man Mark 10:46-52
(c) Jesus heals the Centurion servant Luke 7:1-20
3 Jesus Christ caring for the man with unclean spirit
(a) the Gerasene demoniac Mark 5:1-20
(a) Jesus rained the widow’s son at Nain Luke? 11-17
(b) Jesus raises Lazarus at Bethany John 11:1-44
4. Healing of the leper[Mark 1:40-45,Luke 17:11-17]
Healing of the centurion servant [Matt 8:5-30,Lk 7:11-17]
Parable of God’s care for the lost
5 Jesus Christ power over death
Raising of the widows son at Nain[Luke 7:11-17]
Raising of Lazarus [John 11:1-44]
6 Jesus Chris teaching in parables /Gods relation ship with his people
The meaning of parable
Why Jesus taught in parables
(a) The lost sheep Luke 15: 1-7
(b) The lost Coin Luke 7:8-10
(c) The prodigal son Luke 7:11
5. Our attitude to material possession
(a) The rich fool Luke 12:13-21
(b) The rich man and Lazarus Luke 16: 19-31
6. Parable about maturity and responsibility
a) The wicked servant Matt 18:21-35
(b) The virgins Matt 25:1-3
(c) The talents Matt. 25:14-30
7. Jesus subject Himself to civil and religious laws.
(a) Presentation of Jesus in the temple
(b) Jesus Shows obedience to existing laws Mark 1: 40-45, Matt. 22:15-22
8. Jesus clarified the true meaning of the law
(a) Jesus and the Old Testament laws
(b) Human need above the demands of law Mark 2:23-28, 3:1-6
(c) Purity and human laws Mk. 7:1-3
9. Love the supreme law
(a) The law of love Luke 10:25-28
(b) Love as the new Commandment of Christ John 13:3 I Corinthians. 13:4-8:13
10. Revision
11. Examination
REFERENCES
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Bk 2 By I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Bk 2 By Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Bk 2 By Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory)

WEEK 1 Date……………………
TOPIC: JESUS CARES FOR PEOPLE IN NEED
CONTENT:
(a) Jesus provided for the wedding guest at Canaan in Galilee Jn. 2:1-11
(b) Feeding of five thousand people John 6:5-14

JESUS CARES FOR PEOPLE IN NEED


Jesus cared for all classes of people irrespective of their parental background, religion and nationality that is
why He healed the sick, provided for the needy, and even raised the dead

TURNING OF WATER TO WINE


[John. 2:1-11]
The turning of water to wine was the first recorded miracle of Jesus in St. John’s gospel. It showed the
power of Jesus and as a result the disciples believed in Him
Jesus went to Canaan in Galilee after He had called up his first set of disciples. Jesus and His mother were
guests at the marriage reception. There after some times, the wine served there got finished. The mother of
Jesus noticed this and informed her son. At first Jesus did not do anything, but his mother told the servants at
the marriage reception to do anything. Jesus asked them to do. In the reception there were six jars or pots each
capable of holding 30 gallons of water. Jesus asked the servants to fill the jars with water. The servants obeyed
shortly afterwards, Jesus told the servants to drain off some of the water which He had already turned the wine.
He asked them to give it to the chief steward or master of ceremonies to serve the guest. Surprised at the quality
of the wine, the master of ceremonies told the bridegroom, “Every man serves the good wine first, then the poor
wine, but you have kept the good wine until now Jn2:10
EVALUATION
Give account of how Jesus turns water to wine?
What was the comment of the chief priest?
FEEDING OF FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE (JOHN 6:5-14)
After providing for the need of the weeding guest at Canaan in Galilee, Jesus went to the other side of the
Sea of Galilee. He was followed by His disciples and the multitude and they were all hungry.
Then Jesus asked Philip, one of His disciples, how they would provide food for such a large crowd,
Philip answered, Two hundred denarii’s would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little. At this
stage, one of the disciples, Andrew, told Jesus that there was among the crowd a boy who had five barley loaves
and two fish, but he wondered how many people could feed on these.
Then, Jesus asked Him disciple to make the people sit down. The people sat down on the ground they
were about 5000 people.
Jesus blessed the food and gave it to them and everyone was satisfied. Jesus asked the disciples to gather
fragments so that nothing was lost or wasted. Twelve baskets of fragments were collected the people wondered
at the marvelous work of Christ and they said, this is indeed the prophet who is come into the world.
EVALUATION.
1) How many people were fed by Jesus and with how many loaves?
2) What happened during the marriage of Canaan at Galilee?
READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 By I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Cjhristian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 By Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Book 2 By Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Which of the following is not correct? Jesus cared for all people by
(a) Providing them with drinks when necessary
(b) Feeding them when they were hungry
(c) Praising them for their faith
2. The story of the feeding of five thousand people indicates that
(a) Those who follow Jesus would never be hungry
(b) God uses what we have given him to benefit us and others
(c) There is no need to prepare our food because God would send his holy angels to feed us
3. Which of the following is not correct? Nicodemus was
a) A Jew b) A Pharisees c) A Theologian
4 The woman who Jesus met at Jacob’s well was
a) A Jew b) A poor Samaritan c) An Israelite
5. Which of the following statement is correct?
a) Many Samaritans believed in Jesus because He was God sent
b) Many Samaritan came to Jesus so that they can have the living water
c) Many Samaritan came to Jesus to put him to test.
THEORY
1. What was the first miracle Jesus performed at the beginning of his ministry?
2. What did Jesus do to feed five thousand people?

WEEK TWO Date……………………


TOPIC: JESUS CARES FOR THE SICK
CONTENT:
(a) Healing of Peter’s mother – in- law [Mark 1:29-34]
(b) Healing of woman with issues of blood [Mark 5:24-34]

HEALING OF PETER’S MOTHER –IN- LAW


Jesus and his disciples, including James and John, left the SYNAGOGUE and went straight to the home
of Peter and Andrew . Peter’s mother- in-law was sick in bed with a fever,as soon as Jesus arrived ,he
was told about her, took her the hand , and help her up . The fever left her and she began to serve them.

HEALING OF WOMAN WITH ISSUES OF BLOOD


There was a woman who had suffered terribly from severe bleeding for twelve years,even though she
had been treated by many doctors. She had spent all her money,but instead of getting better, she got was
all the time. When she had of Jesus, she said “If I just touch his clothes, I will get well.”
While Jesus was going to the house of Jairus, there were so many crowd around him, she successfully
touched part of his clothes and immediately she was healed. Jesus notice this, he ask : “Who touched my
clothes?” There woman indicated that she was the one,Jesus said : “Your faith has made whole ,go in
peace.”
EVALUATION.
1) How many people were fed by Jesus and with how many loaves?
2) What happened during the marriage of Canaan at Galilee?
READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 By I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Cjhristian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 By Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Book 2 By Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Which of the following is not correct? Jesus cared for all people by
(d) Providing them with drinks when necessary
(e) Feeding them when they were hungry
(f) Praising them for their faith
2. The story of the feeding of five thousand people indicates that
(a) Those who follow Jesus would never be hungry
(b) God uses what we have given him to benefit us and others
(c) There is no need to prepare our food because God would send his holy angels to feed us
3. Which of the following is not correct? Nicodemus was
a) A Jew b) A Pharisees c) A Theologian
4 The woman who Jesus met at Jacob’s well was
a) A Jew b) A poor Samaritan c) An Israelite
5. Which of the following statement is correct?
a) Many Samaritans believed in Jesus because He was God sent
b) Many Samaritan came to Jesus so that they can have the living water
c) Many Samaritan came to Jesus to put him to test.
THEORY
1. What was the first miracle Jesus performed at the beginning of his ministry?
2. What did Jesus do to feed five thousand people?

WEEK 3 Date…………………
TOPIC: JESUS CARES FOR MAN WITH UNCLEAN SPIRIT
CONTENT:
(a) THE DEMONIC AT GERASENE
(b) Jesus heals Bartimaeus the blind man Mark. 10:46-52

(A) JESUS CARES FOR THE SICK


1. JESUS HEALS THE GERASENE DEMONIC MK 5:1-20
In the course of his numerous journeys, Jesus came to the country of the Gerasenes where He met a
mad man. This man had been tied with chains and fetters. The man had been dwelling in tombs for along time,
he was so fierce, and all attempt to bind him with chains and fetters failed when he saw Jesus, he acknowledge
the Lordship of Jesus and worshipped him. Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and cast them into the swine. They
were about two thousand in number. They ran into the sea and were drowned. The unclean spirits called
themselves “Legion” for they were many.
EVALUATION
What happen when the demonic man saw Jesus?
What made the people of the city to send Jesus away from there area?

II. HEALING OF BLIND BARTIMAEUS MARK 10:46-52


Jesus was passing through Jericho a great multitude followed him. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus
started to shout ‘Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me”. The people silenced him but he kept on
shouting. Jesus stopped and sent for him
He asked him what he wanted and he said that he wanted to regain his sight. Jesus said “Go your faith has made
you well.” Immediately he regained his sight.

EVALUATION
The healing of the blind man took place where?
Explain how he demonstrated his faith?
READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Bk 2 By I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Bk 2 By Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Bk 2 By Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Jesus healed the man with an unclean spirit in the country of ________
(a) Capernaum (b) Geraseros (c) Jericho
2. “........I adjure thee by God that thou torment me not ....’This statement was made by _____ a) The
leper b) The centurion servant c) The man with the unclean spirit
3. Jesus meet the centurion at a) Galilee b) Gerasene c) Capernaun
4. “.....Lord trouble not thyself’ for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof....” This
statement was made by (a) The centurion b) His servant c) His friends
5 The centurion was a ______ a) Jew b) Gentile c) Samaritan

THEORY

1) How can we manifest great faith in God like the centurion did?
2) Describe the miracle of Healing blind Bartimaeus.

WEEK 4
TOPIC :THE HEALING MIRACLES OF JESUS CHRIST
CONTENT:
Healing of the Leper [Mark 1:40- 45, Luke 17:11-17]
According to Mark, a leper came to Jesus, the said to Jesus “If you want you can, you can make me
clean”. Jesus was filled with pity and he stretched out his hand and touched him. “I do” he answered, Be
clean!” At once the disease left the man, and he was clean.
In the Book of Luke, Jesus was at the border of Samaria and Galilee while he was going to Jerusalem;
Ten lepers approached Jesus, requesting that he should pity them and show mercy on them. Jesus said to
them “Go and let the priest examine you”. On their way they were made clean. When one of them saw
that he was healed, he came back, praising God in a loud voice. The man was a Samaritan; Jesus said
: “There were ten men who were healed; where are the other nine? Why is the foreigner the only one who
came to give thanks to God?” Jesus said to him, “Get up and go; your faith has made you well.”

CENTURION SERVANT LUKE 7: 1-10


After the Sermon on the plain, Jesus entered Capernaum. There a centurion (a Roman army officer in
charge of at least one hundred soldiers) sent Jewish elders to intercede on his behalf and implore Jesus to come
and heal his dear but dying servant. He did not go to Jesus in person because, being a gentile, he probably felt
unworthy to approach him, and thought that the Jewish elders would command greater respect with Jesus.
Eventually Jesus healed the Centurions servant even without physically going to the house where he was laid.
From this account of healing, we learn several lessons from the attitude of the centurion and the action of Jesus.
EVALUATION.
1) How can we manifest great faith in God like the centurion did?
2) Describe the miracle of Healing the Centurion’s servant.

READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Bk 2 By I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Bk 2 By Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Bk 2 By Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Jesus healed the man with an unclean spirit in the country of ________
(a) Capernaum (b) Geraseros (c) Jericho
2. “........I adjure thee by God that thou torment me not ....’This statement was made by _____ a) The
leper b) The centurion servant c) The man with the unclean spirit
3. Jesus met the centurion at a) Galilee b) Gerasene c) Capernaun
4. “.....Lord trouble not thyself’ for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof....” This
statement was made by (a) The centurion b) His servant c) His friends
5 The centurion was a ______ a) Jew b) Gentile c) Samaritan

WEEK 5 Date……
TOPIC: JESUS’ POWER OVER DEATH
CONTENT:
(a) Jesus raised the widow’s son at Nain Luke 7:11-17
(b) Jesus raised Lazarus at Bethany John 11:1-44
(I) JESUS RAISED THE WIDOW’S SON AT NAIN. LUKE 7:11-17
Jesus went to the city called Nain, shortly after the healing of the centurion’s servant at Capernaum. His
disciple and a large crowd went with Him. At the gate of the city. He met some people taking away the dead
body of the only son of a widow for burial. When Jesus saw the widow, He took pity on her and told her not to
weep. He decided to help her by raising her son to life. He looked into the bier (coffin) in which the dead body
was being carried for burial and said, ‘young man, I say to you arise’ immediately, the dead man rose up and
started talking. Jesus then gave him to his mother-All the people around where amazed and they praised God
saying ‘A great prophet is risen among us’, and God has visited His people.’ The report of this event went round
the whole Judea and all its neighbours.
(II) JESUS RAISES LAZARUS AT BETHANY. JOHN 11:1-44
Lazarus from Bethany fell sick and this was reported to Jesus their family friend. Jesus was unable to
go immediately he received the news. When at last He got to Bethany. Lazarus was already dead and had been
buried for four days. Despite the situation of things, Martha, one of Lazarus sister, believed that Jesus could still
raise her brother from the dead.
When she saw Jesus, she said ‘Lord. If you had been here, my brother would not have died, and even
now I know that whatever you ask God, God will give it to you’ Martha’s faith was strong.” Jesus quoted John
11:25-26.
Now, Mary and the other Jewish mourners later Joined Martha at the gate of their village where she was
speaking to Jesus, when Jesus noticed how sad the people were. He was deep moved with sorrow. He then
asked for where Lazarus was buried. When they led Him to Lazarus’ tomb, Jesus wept. Then He asked them to
remove the tomb stone. After praying to God, He called out in a loud voice, ‘Lazarus out. Lazarus came out
alive. His hand and feet were untied and he became free.
MORAL LESSON
1. Death is not the end
2. There is need to have faith we should share with the form of others.
EVALUATION.
1) Compare the story of raising the widow’s son with that of raising Jairus daughter
2) What happened at the tomb of Lazarus?
READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Bk 2 By I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Bk 2 By Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Bk 2 By Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Jesus miracle of Healing was meant to _____ a) Bribe the crowd to believe in Him b) Demonstrate his
power as the Messiah c) Indicate that God was with Him and He was fulfilling the aims of the
kingdom of God
2. Jesus raised Lazarus from death because a) He wanted to win more convert
b) Lazarus had not committed any sin c) He loved him dearly and wanted to show what it would
be like for all those who believe in him
3) Lazarus was from the city of _____ a) Nain b) Bethany c) Jericho
4) Lazarus had been dead for _______ day a) 2 b) 3 c) 4
5) After Jesus raised the widow’s only son from death. All the people around were amazed and they
praised God saying a) Jesus is the messiah a) A great prophet has risen among us c) This is
indeed the prophet who is come into the world
THEORY
1. How did Jesus raise Lazarus from the dead?
2. What three lessons do we learn from the story of how Jesus raised Lazarus at Bethany?

WEEK SIX Date……………………


TOPIC: JESUS CHRIST TEACHING IN PARABLES
Parables are earthly story with heavenly meaning. Jesus Christ taught in parables to make his
listeners understands his teachings better. To create a kind of picture in there mind ,that they would not
easily forget.[Matt. 13:34- 35]
TYPES OF PARABLES
[a] Parables showing God’s relationship with his people.
[b] Parables showing attitude to possessions.
[c] Parables showing maturity and responsibility.

[A] PARABLES ABOUT GOD’S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS PEOPLE[ Luke 15: 18-32]
Parables are earthly stories with heavenly or spiritual meaning. Jesus used parables to illustrate his teachings on
God’s care and love for sinners. They also talked about attitude of Christians on how they can show high degree
of maturity and responsibility in their daily activities.

CONTENT:
(1) The lost sheep; Luke 15:1-7
2) The lost coin Luke 15:8-10
3) The prodigal son Luke 15:11-32
4) The parable of the sower

THE LOST SHEEP; Luke 15:8-10.


Jesus talked about a man with one hundred sheep and looked for the lost one when eventually he found it, he
called his friends to rejoice and celebrate with him.

THE LOST COIN Luke 15:11-12


Also, there was a woman who had ten coins; she lost one out of it. She left the others in search of the lost coin,
when she found it, she rejoiced greatly.

THE PRODIGAL SON. [ Luke15:11-32.]


In the parable of the prodigal son, a man had two sons. One day, the younger
Son collected his inheritance from his father and went to a far country. He lavished the properties in careless
and useless living and later he started suffering. He returned to his father and was warmly accepted.

INTERPRETATION
1. There is great joy in heaven over a sinner who repents
2. Our God is a compassionate God. There is no limit to His love
3. God values human beings highly
4. God has given us freedom to choose, act or speak.

THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER (matt. 13:1-23, mark 4:1-20)


At the bank of the sea, a large crowd gathered around Jesus and he got into the boat and taught them
in parables
He said that a sower went to sow some seeds. As he sowed, some of the seeds fell along the parts and
the Birds came and ate them up. Others fell on rocky ground where they had no good moisture or roots
and died as soon as they sprang up. Some of the seeds fell on good soil, growing up and yielding much
fruit. He concluded by saying that those who has hears should hear.
When he was alone, his disciple asked him about the parable.

THE PARABLE INTERPRETED(MARK 4:13-20)


The sower sows the word, that is, the word of God and the seed that fell along the path are those that
hear the word of God and the Devil immediately takes it away from them.
Those that fell on rocky ground are those who hear the word of God. They usually receive it with joy
but because they have no root in them, it lasted for a short time, vanishing when there is tribulation and
persecution on account of the word.
The seed sown among the thorns are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the
delight in riches render the word ineffective and unfruitful.
The ones that fell on good soil are those who hear the word accept it and practise it so that it
produces good results in them.
EVALUATION.
1) What is a parable?
2) Give two reasons why Jesus taught us parable

READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Bk 2 By I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Bk 2 By Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Bk 2 By Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Jesus taught in parables in order to
(a) Confuse His hearers (b) Make His lesson clear
(c) Point out that He was wise.

2. The prodigal son was welcomed back to his father’s home because
a) He forced his parents to do so
b) His father loved him as a person and did not want him to perish
c) His father was about to die

3. Which of the sons in the parable of the prodigal son collected his inheritance?
a) Younger son b) Elders son c) None of them

4. Which of these parables best illustrates Gods acceptance of a sinner ………………

WEEK SEVEN Date………………..


TOPIC: PARABLES ABOUT MATERIAL POSSESSION LUKE 12:13-21; 16; 19-31
CONTENT:
(a) Parable of the rich fool Luke 12:13-2
(b) Parable of the rich man & Lazarus
(c) Moral lessons
True Value in life does not depend on Material possession. This is reflected in Jesus’ teaching about material
possessions. One of the multitudes said to him, ‘Teacher bid my brother to divide the inheritance with me”. But
Jesus said to him “man who made me a judge or divider over you? “ He then said to them “Take heed, and
beware of all covetousness; for a man life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions”.
I) PARABLE OF THE RICH FOOL LUKE 12:13-22
There was a rich man whose land brought forth plenty of crops, He had a bountiful harvest He said to
himself, I will full down my bars, and build a larger one, I will say to my soul, you soul rest and enjoy the fruit
of your labour, But God said “you fool, tonight your soul would be required from you and he died that night.
Moral lesson: The rich should learn to glorify God with their wealth.

II) THE PARABLE OF THE RICHMAN AND LAZARUS LUKE 16-19-31


There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine clothes. He feasted everyday. Also, there was
at the gate a poor beggar named Lazarus full of sores and dogs licked his sores. Lazarus usually ate from the
crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Later Lazarus died and was carried by angels into Abraham’s bosom.
The rich man also died and was buried and in hell he lifted up his eyes being in torment.
While the rich man was in torment in hell, he looked up and saw Lazarus and pleaded with Abraham to
ask Lazarus to give him a drop of water to cool his tongue. The request was turned down. He was reminded of
his life on earth, Also the fact that there is a barrier between the two sides.
He also told Abraham to send a message to his five brethren so that they could repent but Abraham said
they have Moses and the prophets that they should listen to them, otherwise they will be in hell.
MORAL LESSONS
1. Selfishness is bad
2. We should help others with our wealth
3. We should not love money more than anything else
EVALUATION.
1) Who was Moses? Mention the names of some prophets
2) Try to explain the gulf that was fixed between Abraham, Lazarus and the rich man
READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 by I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 by Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Book 2 by Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. What did the rich fool say to himself?
a) I will move crops b) My soul is required from God
b) c) I will pull down my barns and build a larger one
2) The rich man died and went to where? a) Heaven and hell b) Heaven c) Hell
3) In hell the rich man was in _____ a) Torment b) Pleasure c) Pence
4) What was Abraham’s response to the request of the rich man concerning his brother?
a) They will go to hell b) They have Moses and the prophet c) They should be good and kind to
people.
5. Lazarus situation is illustrated with the following words except
a) Pleasure and relaxation b) Pain and sickness c) Wretchedness and poverty.
THEORY
1. What mistake did the rich fool make?
2. Discuss the situation in which the rich man found himself when he died.
WEEK EIGHT Date…………………….
TOPIC: PARABLE ABOUT MATURITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
CONTENT:
(a) The talents Matt 25:14-30,
(b) The ten virgins Matt 25:1-13
(c) The wicked servant Matt 18:21-35, Matt.28:21-35
When we say maturity, we simply mean to become completely developed or grown-up while
responsible on the other hand mean liable to answer for or accountable. Therefore when we say maturity and
responsibility we mean to develop completely and to be accountable
1) THE TALENTS MATT 25:14-30
A certain businessman was about to travel to a far country. He called his servants and gave them talents
according to their abilities. He gave the first one 5 talents, the second 2 talents and the third one 1 talent. When
the master arrived they all came to give account of their business. The first servant made 5 more talents. The
second two more talents, the third one went and hid his own in a pit. Their master commended the first two
servants and rewarded them accordingly, while the third servant was punished and condemned

2) THE TEN VIRGINS. MATTHEW 25:1-13


Ten virgin went with their lamps to meet the bridegroom at a marriage feast. Five were foolish
and five were wise. The five wise maidens took their lamps with extra/enough oil while the foolish ones
had not enough oil in their lamps. In the middle of the night after much delay in waiting for the
bridegroom, the oil of the foolish maidens finished. They begged the wise ones to give them oil but they
refused.
The foolish maidens went to a nearby village to look for oil, before they arrived; the bride
groom had come and gone with the wise maidens. They cried but it was too late.
INTERPRETATION
Christians should be prepared for the second coming of Christ. The five foolish virgins were the
careless, irresponsible and immature Christians who did not prepare for the coming of the Lord. The wise
virgins were the prepared matured Christians who prepared for the coming of the Lord.

3) THE UNFORGIVING SERVNT[Matt. 28:21-35] OR


[WICKED SERVANT; MATTHEW 18:21-31]
Jesus told the parable of the wicked servant to teach his audience about maturity and responsibility.
Peter had come to Jesus to ask the question’, Lord how often shall my brother sin against me and I
forgive him as many as seven times?’ Jesus answered” I do not say to you seven times but seventy times
seven. At this point, Jesus told the parable. He compared the kingdom of heaven to a king who wished to
settle accounts with his servants.
As he started to work on the account, a servant who owed him ten thousand talents (about N10m) Came
in and begged him to forgive him as he was unable to pay the debt. The king forgave the servant and
cancelled the debt. Later, that same servant met one of his fellow servant who owed him only one hundred
denani (about N20). He seized him, held him by his cloth and demanded the immediate payment of his
money.
In spite of the plea of that debtor, the man refused to forgive him. Instead he put him in prison until he
was able to pay the debt. His fellow servants saw this and told the king, who had earlier forgiven him,. The
king immediately arrested him and sent him to prison until he too was able to pay the debt. Then, Jesus said,
so also my heavenly father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.

INTERPRETATION
The first two servants were matured and responsible Christians who asked God’s gift in their lives very well.
The third servant represents an unfaithful irresponsible Christian who did not use God’s gift well
EVALUATION
1) Explain briefly the parable of the unforgiving servant
2) How best can we treat those offend us?
READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 by I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 by Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Book 2 by Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. The other five virgins were called foolish because a) They fell asleep
b) They went before the bridegroom came c) They did not prepare well for the occasion
2. Which is regarded as the Bridegroom in our study a) ten of the maidens
b) The wise maidens c) Jesus Christ
3. Which of the following is true of the foolish virgins?
a) They were careless and irresponsible b) They were immature and irresponsible
c) All of the above
4. In the parable of the talent, the Bible said the servants were given talent according to their
a) Abilities b) Seriousness c) Wealth and possession
5. Which of the three servants received commendation a) the servant with one talent b) The
servant with two and five talents c) The servant with one and two talent
THEORY
1. Interpret the action of each servant in the parable of the talents
2. Why were the five virgins regarded as foolish in the parable of the ten virgin

WEEK NINE Date………………….


TOPIC: JESUS SUBJECTS HIMSELF TO RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL LAWS
CONTENT:
(a) Meaning of Obedience to the first law
(b) The visit to Jerusalem Luke 2:12-24 41-51
(c) Payment of Taxes

3) Jesus shows obedience to existing laws Mark 1:40-45 Matthew. 22:15-20


I) MEANING OF OBEDIENCE TO THE FIRST LAW
Jesus Christ was brought up according to Jewish laws and customs. His parents were obedient Jews and
set an example for him from childhood on how to keep the religious laws and he was circumcised as was the
custom. He was brought to the temple for the annual and usual custom of presentation to the priest in charge.
Therefore his parents came to offer a sacrifice according to the law of God. By so doing they laid the foundation
for religious obedience in the young Jesus
II) THE VISIT TO JERUSALEM
When Jesus was 12 years, He followed his parents to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover feast at home,
in Nazareth; He learnt some trade and studied the religious life of his people. He followed them to the
synagogue. The Jews law has a rule that all male Jews must go to Jerusalem at least once a year.
At 12, He accompanied the parents to the Passover and stayed behind. His parents did not know it.
They later sought and found Him in the temple sitting among the teachers, listening and asking them question.
The parents persuaded Him and he came back with them to Nazareth.
III) JESUS SHOWS OBEDIENCE TO EXISTING LAWS. MARK 1: 40 – 45, MATTHEW 22:15-22
A leper came to Jesus and begged Him to cure him of his leprosy. Jesus had pity on the man and
stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will, be clean” the man was made clean. He ordered
the man to not to tell any one, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses
commanded for a proof to the people. He thereby taught the lesson of obedience to the law of the community.
When the Pharisees and the Herodians wanted to find a charge with which to accuse Jesus, they asked
for His opinion about the payment of taxes Matt22:17. Jesus knew he was being tempted. He took a coin that
had the picture of Caesar and told them that they should obey the government and also obey laws of God.”
Render to Caesar things that are Caesar’s and to God things that are God’s. Matthew 22:21.

PAYMENT OF TAXES
Jesus was obedient and also taught obedience to the laws of the community. A good Christian is one who is also
good citizen .Jesus as well, as his disciples, paid their taxes. It is highly expedient, that we obey the laws ,rules,
regulations and also keep the road signs. This will lead to peace and harmony in our society.
EVALUATION.
1) Why do we have to pay tax?
2) List 4 rules you must keep while you are in school.
READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 by I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 by Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Book 2 by Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory) [Matt22:22-24,17:24-27,19:16-22;Mark:7:9-13;2:22-
24,41-45]

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Jesus Christ was Circumcised on what day a) Seventh day b) 8th day
th
c) 9 day
2. Render to Caesar things that are Caesars and to God things that are Gods.” This statement was made by
a) Peter b) Paul c) Jesus Christ
3. Who was told to go to the priest and obtain a certificate of cleansing?
a) Adulterer b) Blind man c) Leper
4.) Peter paid tribute to collectors from the money taken from ______
a) His pocket b) Mouth of fish c) Mouth of birds
5.) Jesus Christ subjected himself to religious laws only a) True b) False
THEORY
1. Explain how you can subject yourself to religious laws
2. Discuss your civil laws
WEEK TEN
TOPIC: JESUS CHRIST CLARIRIFIES THE TRUE MEANING OF THE LAW

CONTENT:
(1) The observance of the Sabbath day [Mark 2:23-28;3:1-12]
(2) The practice of Corban [Mark 7:9-13]
(3) Ceremonial cleanness [Mark 7:18;14:23]

(I) THE OBSERVANCE OF THE SABBATH DAY OR HUMAN NEEDS ABOVE THE
DEMANDS OF THE LAW.[ Mark 2:23-28’3:1- 6 ]
When the Pharisees challenge Jesus for allowing his disciples to pluck corn on a Sabbath, He reminded
them on how David entered the house of God and ate the sacred bread when he was hungry. Jesus
therefore declared; the Sabbath was made for man; not man for the Sabbath.
A man with a withered hand was brought to Jesus to heal on a Sabbath day. The Pharisee came around
to know what He would do. Jesus knowing their intentions asked them “is it lawful on the Sabbath to do
good or to do harm, to save life or to kill. The Pharisee were confused. Jesus went ahead to cure the
man.
The conclusion, some human needs are above others.
(II) THE PRATICE OF CORBAN [Mark 7:9 -13]
Corban is a Jewish word which means dedicating or giving something to God. It was the practice of the
Jew to give their property to God .Such property will be used to maintain the temple and the prist
who worked in the Temple. The law of Corban states that once a property is declared a Corban,
no part of it is to be used by that person to help anyone in need of help . Some of them declared
their property to be Corban ,but they did not give it up for God’s use.They did this in order to
prevent using other part of it to help anyone including their parents.This law enabled some of the
Jews to dodge their responsibilities to their parents. Jesus condemned this evil practice and he
said that the people had made the Commandments of God useless by the law of Corban.

EVALUATION
What is Corban?
Give reason why Jesus condemned the law of Corban?
(III) CEREMONIAL CLEANNESS OR PURITY AND HUMAN LAW[ MK 7:1-13;18;14:23]
The Pharisee and Scribes condemned the disciples of Jesus for eating bread with unwashed hands. For
the Pharisees and all the Jews, except they wash, they will not eat. They also wash cups, pots, brazen
vessels and tables before eating or doing anything with them when they come from market; thereby
holding the tradition of the elders.

These were the charges the Pharisee and scribes brought to Jesus that his disciples failed to keep or
walk according to the traditions of the elders. Jesus responded to them by saying that they honour God
with their lips, but their heart is far from Him. That they worship God in vain teaching doctrines and the
commandments of men and laying aside the commandments of God.

Jesus further told them that purity of heart should supersede human laws. Human laws can be changed
and broken, but purity of heart becomes paramount as that is the only passport one has to see God. He
also told them that there is nothing that enters into a man that can defile him, but the things which come
out of him; those are the things that defile the man.

EVALUATION
1) How did Jesus defend his use of the Sabbath?
2) Identify two Old Testament law in the passage (Matt 5:21-28) what does Jesus Christ teach about these
laws?

READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 by I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 by Tunde Erumol eta’l.

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Jesus condemned anger by saying that anyone who says “you fool shall be
liable to a) Judgment b) Hell fire c) Punishment
2. W e are told not to swear by a) heaven b) Jerusalem c) All of the above
3. ___is the law of Jesus a) Eye for eye b) Tooth for tooth c) Turn the left cheek if someone slaps you on the
right.
4. ____ is the New Testament law on adultery a) Only shaping with a married woman b) Looking at a
woman lustfully c) Receiving a certificate of divorce
5 _____ are the people that challenged Jesus when His disciples were hungry and plucking corn on a Sabbath
a) Gentile b) Pharisee c) Herodians

THEORY
1. State five Old Testament law that Jesus clarified in Matt 5:41-45
2. How did Jesus defined his us?

WEEK ELEVEN Date……………………

TOPIC: JESUS CHRIST IMPROVES THE EXISTING LAWS


CONTENT:
(1) MURDER [Matt.5:21-26]
(2) ADULTERY [Matt.5:27-30]
(3) SWEARING [Matt.5:33-37]
(4) RETALIATION [Matt.5:38-42]
(5) LOVE OF THE ENEMIES [Matt.5:43-48]

JESUS AND THE OLD TESTAMENT LAWS MAT 5:21-48


1) ON MURDER: - The law says. “You shall not kill and whosever kills shall be liable to Judgment.
Jesus went beyond the act of killing to condemn anger of heart murder. He says that anyone who says,
“You fool” shall be liable to hell fire.
2) ON SWEARING: - The Jewish says “you shall not swear false but shall perform to the Lord what you
have sworn’ Jesus added more to it. He said do not swear at all ether by heaven, earth or by Jerusalem,
you shall simply say Yes or No.
3) ON REVENGE: The law says “an eye for an eye, tooth for tooth” Jesus says if anyone slaps you on
the right check, turn the left cheek. If anyone asks you to go a mile, go with him two miles, if anyone
asks for a coat, give him two coats.
4) ON ADULTERY: The law says you should not commit adultery Jesus state that anyone who looks at a
woman lustfully has committed adultery already.
5) ON DIVORCE: The law says that anyone who wants to divorce his wife, he should give her a
certificate of divorce, but Jesus said divorce should only be on the ground of unchastity or
unfaithfulness.
6) ON LOVE: The Jewish law asked people to love their neighbours and hate their enemies. Jesus
however, said “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”
We should therefore understand the law before obeying it we should worship God with a pure
heart, this means no anger and hatred in the heart we should love our enemies and not kill them

II) HUMAN NEEDS ABOVE THE DEMANDS OF THE LAW. Mark 2:23-28’3:1- 6
When the Pharisees challenge Jesus for allowing his disciples to pluck corn on a Sabbath, He reminded
them on how David entered the house of God and ate the sacred bread when he was hungry. Jesus
therefore declared; the Sabbath was made for man; not man for the Sabbath.
A man with a withered hand was brought to Jesus to heal on a Sabbath day. The Pharisee came around
to know what He would do. Jesus knowing their intentions asked them “is it lawful on the Sabbath to do
good or to do harm, to save life or to kill. The Pharisee were confused. Jesus went ahead to cure the
man.
The conclusion, some human needs are above others.
III) PURITY AND HUMAN LAW MK 7:1-13
The Pharisee and Scribes condemned the disciples of Jesus for eating bread with unwashed hands. For
the Pharisees and all the Jews, except they wash, they will not eat. They also wash cups, pots, brazen
vessels and tables before eating or doing anything with them when they come from market; thereby
holding the tradition of the elders.

These were the charges the Pharisee and scribes brought to Jesus that his disciples failed to keep or
walk according to the traditions of the elders. Jesus responded to them by saying that they honour God
with their lips, but their heart is far from Him. That they worship God in vain teaching doctrines and the
commandments of men and laying aside the commandments of God.

Jesus further told them that purity of heart should supersede human laws. Human laws can be changed
and broken, but purity of heart becomes paramount as that is the only passport one has to see God. He
also told them that there is nothing that enters into a man that can defile him, but the things which come
out of him; those are the things that defile the man.

EVALUATION
1) How did Jesus defend his use of the Sabbath?
2) Identify two Old Testament law in the passage (Matt 5:21-28) what does Jesus Christ teach about these
laws?
READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 by I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 by Tunde Erumol eta’l.

3. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 By I.O. Adeyemo


4. Ilesanmi Cjhristian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 By Tunde Erumol eta’l.
5. Christian Religion Education for JSS Book 2 By Adeyinka eta’l
. Revised Standard Version Bible

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Jesus condemned anger by saying that anyone who says “you fool shall be
liable to a) Judgment b) Hell fire c) Punishment
2. W e are told not to swear by a) heaven b) Jerusalem c) All of the above
3. ___is the law of Jesus a) Eye for eye b) Tooth for tooth c) Turn the left cheek if someone slaps you on the
right.
4. ____ is the New Testament law on adultery a) Only shaping with a married woman b) Looking at a
woman lustfully c) Receiving a certificate of divorce
5 _____ are the people that challenged Jesus when His disciples were hungry and plucking corn on a Sabbath
a) Gentile b) Pharisee c) Herodians

THEORY
1. State five Old Testament law that Jesus clarified in Matt 5:41-45
2. How did Jesus defined his use

WEEK TWELVE Date…………………


TOPIC: LOVE THE SUPREME LAW
CONTENT:
(1) The law of love
(b) Love as the new commandment of Jesus Christ
(c) Moral Lesson

1) THE LAW OF LOVE. Luke 10:25-28


One day, when Jesus was teaching, a lawyer stood up to test Him, He asked Jesus what he
should do to have eternal life, Jesus replied by asking him what is written in the law? In reply the
lawyer said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your souls and with all
your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself. Jesus answered that he had
answered rightly and added. “Do this and you will live”.

2) LOVE AS THE NEW COMMANDMENT OF JESUS CHRIST JOHN 13:33,


I COR. 13:4-13
The new commandment or law which Jesus gave His disciples was love. He said “A new
commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, by this, all men will
know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Paul, who had earlier preached the gospel to the Corinthians, later wrote a letter to them about
love. Here are the characteristics of the God kind of love that Paul enumerated in I Corinthians. 13:4-8
1) It is kind
2) It is patient
3) It is not arrogant or boastful
4) It is not jealous
5) It is not resentful or irritable
6) It does not rejoice at wrong but rejoices in the right
7) It believes all things
8) It endures all things
9) It hopes all things
10) It does not fail
Infact, he told them that the crown of all virtues (good character) is love. Therefore, Christians
should see love as supreme.

CONCLUSION
1. Love is free: - There is no limit to love. It touches all aspects of life
2. Love is better expressed. We must act it out, to meet and help a neighbour in need.

EVALUATION.
1) What are the properties of love?
2) Explain what was written in the law which Jesus asked the lawyer to recite.

READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 by I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 by Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. R.S.V BIBLE [John 13:34-35]
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Which of the following is true of the foolish virgins?
a) They were careless and irresponsible b) They were immature and irresponsible
c) All of the above

2. The story of the feeding of five thousand people indicates that (a) Those who follow Jesus would
never be hungry (b) God uses what we have given him to benefit us and others
(c) There is need to prepare our food because God would send his holy angels to feed us

3. Which of the following is not correct? Nicodemus was a) A Jew b) A Pharisees c) A Theologian

4 The woman who Jesus met at Jacob’s well was a) A Jew b) A poor Samaritan c) An Israelite

5. Which of the following statement is correct? a) Marry Samaritans believed in Jesus because
b) Marry Samaritan came to Jesus so that they can have the living water
c) Marry Samaritan came to Jesus to put him to test.

THEORY
1. What was the first miracle Jesus performed at the beginning of his ministry?
2. What did Jesus do to feed five thousand people?
II. HEALING OF BLIND BARTIMAEUS MARK 10:46-52
Jesus was passing through Jericho a great multitude followed him. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus
started to shout ‘Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me”. The people silenced him but he kept on
shouting. Jesus stopped and sent for him
He asked him what he wanted and he said that he wanted to regain his sight. Jesus said “Go your faith has made
you well.” Immediately he regained his sight.

III. JESUS HEALS THE CENTURION SERVANT LUKE 7: 1-10


After the Sermon on the plain Jesus entered Capernaum. There a centurion (a Roman army officer in
charge of at least one hundred soldiers) sent Jewish elders to intercede on his behalf and implore Jesus to come
and heal his dear but dying servant. He did not go to Jesus in person because, being a gentile, he probably felt
unworthy to approach him, and thought that the Jewish elders would command greater respect with Jesus.
Eventually Jesus healed the centurions servant even without physically going to the house where he was laid.
From this account of healing, we learn several lessons from the attitude of the centurion and the action of Jesus.
EVALUATION.
1) How can we manifest great faith in God like the centurion did?
2) Describe the miracle of Healing blind Bartimaeus.

READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Bk 2 By I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Bk 2 By Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Bk 2 By Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Jesus healed the man with an unclean spirit in the country of ________
(a) Capernaum (b) Geraseros (c) Jericho
2. “........I adjure thee by God that thou torment me not ....’This statement was made by _____ a) The
leper b) The centurion servant c) The man with the unclean spirit
3. Jesus meet the centurion at a) Galilee b) Gerasene c) Capernaun
4. “.....Lord trouble not thyself’ for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof....” This
statement was made by (a) The centurion b) His servant c) His friends
5 The centurion was a ______ a) Jew b) Gentile c) Samaritan

WEEK 3 Date……………………
TOPIC: JESUS POWER OVER DEATH
CONTENT:
(a) Jesus raised the widow’s son at Nain Luke 7:11-17
(b) Jesus raised Lazarus at Bethany John 11:1-44
(I) JESUS RAISED THE WIDOW’S SON AT NAIN. LUKE 7:11-17
Jesus went to the city called Nain, shortly after the healing of the centurion’s servant at Capernaum. His
disciple and a large crowd went with Him. At the gate of the city. He met some people taking away the dead
body of the only son of a widow for burial. When Jesus saw the widow, He took pity on her and told her not to
weep. He decided to help her by raising her son to life. He looked into the bier (coffin) in which the dead body
was being carried for burial and said, ‘young man, I say to you arise’ immediately, the dead man rose up and
started talking. Jesus then gave him to his mother-All the people around where amazed and they praised God
saying ‘A great prophet is risen among us’, and God has visited His people.’ The report of this event went round
the whole Judea and all its neighbours.
(II) JESUS RAISES LAZARUS AT BETHANY. JOHN 11:1-44
Lazarus from Bethany fell sick and this was reported to Jesus their family friend. Jesus was unable to
go immediately he received the news. When at last He got to Bethany. Lazarus was already dead and had been
buried for four days. Despite the situation of things, Martha, one of Lazarus sister, believed that Jesus could still
raise her brother from the dead.
When she saw Jesus, she said ‘Lord. If you had been here, my brother would not have died, and even
now I know that whatever you ask God, God will give it to you’ Martha’s faith was strong.” Jesus quoted John
11:25-26.
Now, Mary and the other Jewish mourners later Joined Martha at the gate of their village where she was
speaking to Jesus, when Jesus noticed how sad the people were. He was deep moved with sorrow. He then
asked for where Lazarus was buried. When they led Him to Lazarus’ tomb, Jesus wept. Then He asked them to
remove the tomb stone. After praying to God, He called out in a loud voice, ‘Lazarus out. Lazarus came out
alive. His hand and feet were untied and he became free.
MORAL LESSON
1. Death is not the end
2. There is need to have faith we should share with the form of others.
EVALUATION.
1) Compare the story of raising the widow’s son with that of raising Jairus daughter
2) What happened at the tomb of Lazarus?
READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Bk 2 By I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Bk 2 By Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Bk 2 By Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Jesus miracle of Healing was meant to _____ a) Bribe the crowd to believe in Him b) Demonstrate his
power as the Messiah c) Indicate that God was with Him and He was fulfilling the aims of the
kingdom of God
2. Jesus raised Lazarus from death because a) He wanted to win more convert
b) Lazarus had not committed any sin c) He loved him dearly and wanted to show what it would
be like for all those who believe in him
3) Lazarus was from the city of _____ a) Nain b) Bethany c) Jericho
4) Lazarus had been dead for _______ day a) 2 b) 3 c) 4
5) After Jesus raised the widow’s only son from death. All the people around were amazed and they
praised God saying a) Jesus is the messiah a) A great prophet has risen among us c) This is
indeed the prophet who is come into the world
THEORY
1. How did Jesus raise Lazarus from the dead?
2. What three lessons do we learn from the story of how Jesus raised Lazarus at Bethany?
WEEK FOUR Date……………………
TOPIC: PARABLE ILLUSTRATING GOD’S LOVE
CONTENT:
(1) The lost sheep; Luke 15:1-7
2) The lost coin Luke 15:8-10
3) The prodigal son Luke 15:11-32

PARABLES ABOUT GOD’S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS PEOPLE Luke 15: 18-32
Parables are earthly stories with heavenly or spiritual meaning. Jesus used parables to illustrate his teachings on
God’s care and love for sinners. They also talked about attitude of Christians on how they can show high degree
of maturity and responsibility in their daily activities.

THE LOST SHEEP; Luke 15:8-10.


Jesus talked about a man with one hundred sheep and looked for the lost one when eventually he found it, he
called his friends to rejoice and celebrate with him.

THE LOST COIN Luke 15:11-12


Also, there was a woman who had ten coins; she lost one out of it. She left the others in search of the lost coin,
when she found it, she rejoiced greatly.

THE PRODIGAL SON. Luke15:11-32.


In the parable of the prodigal son, a man had two sons. One day, the younger
son collected his inheritance from his father and went to a far country. He lavished the properties in careless and
useless living and later he started suffering. He returned to his father and was warmly accepted.

INTERPRETATION
1. There is great joy in heaven over a sinner who repents
2. Our God is a compassionate God. There is no limit to His love
3. God values human beings highly
4. God has given us freedom to choose, act or speak.
EVALUATION.
1) What is a parable?
2) Give two reasons why Jesus taught us parable

READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Bk 2 By I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Bk 2 By Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Bk 2 By Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Jesus taught in parables in order to
(a) Confuse His hearers (b) Make His lesson clear
(c) Point out that He was wise.

2. The prodigal son was welcomed back to his father’s home because
a) He forced his parents to do so
b) His father loved him as a person and did not want him to perish
c) His father was about to die

3. Which of the sons in the parable of the prodigal son collected his inheritance?
a) Younger son b) Elders son c) None of them

4. Which of these parables best illustrates Gods acceptance of a sinner ………………

WEEK FIVE Date………………..


TOPIC: PARABLES ABOUT MATERIAL POSSESSION LUKE 12:13-21; 16; 19-31
CONTENT:
(a) Parable of the rich fool Luke 12:13-2
(b) Parable of the rich man & Lazarus
(c) Moral lessons
True Value in life does not depend on Material possession. This is reflected in Jesus’ teaching about material
possessions. One of the multitudes said to him, ‘Teacher bid my brother to divide the inheritance with me”. But
Jesus said to him “man who made me a judge or divider over you? “ He then said to them “Take heed, and
beware of all covetousness; for a man life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions”.
I) PARABLE OF THE RICH FOOL LUKE 12:13-22
There was a rich man whose land brought forth plenty of crops, He had a bountiful harvest He said to
himself, I will full down my bars, and build a larger one, I will say to my soul, you soul rest and enjoy the fruit
of your labour, But God said “you fool, tonight your soul would be required from you and he died that night.
Moral lesson: The rich should learn to glorify God with their wealth.

II) THE PARABLE OF THE RICHMAN AND LAZARUS LUKE 16-19-31


There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine clothes. He feasted everyday. Also, there was
at the gate a poor beggar named Lazarus full of sores and dogs licked his sores. Lazarus usually ate from the
crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Later Lazarus died and was carried by angels into Abraham’s bosom.
The rich man also died and was buried and in hell he lifted up his eyes being in torment.
While the rich man was in torment in hell, he looked up and saw Lazarus and pleaded with Abraham to
ask Lazarus to give him a drop of water to cool his tongue. The request was turned down. He was reminded of
his life on earth, Also the fact that there is a barrier between the two sides.
He also told Abraham to send a message to his five brethren so that they could repent but Abraham said
they have Moses and the prophets that they should listen to them, otherwise they will be in hell.
MORAL LESSONS
1. Selfishness is bad
2. We should help others with our wealth
3. We should not love money more than anything else
EVALUATION.
1) Who was Moses? Mention the names of some prophets
2) Try to explain the gulf that was fixed between Abraham, Lazarus and the rich man
READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 by I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 by Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Book 2 by Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. What did the rich fool say to himself?
c) I will move crops b) My soul is required from God
d) c) I will pull down my barns and build a larger one
2) The rich man died and went to where? a) Heaven and hell b) Heaven c) Hell
3) In hell the rich man was in _____ a) Torment b) Pleasure c) Pence
4) What was Abraham’s response to the request of the rich man concerning his brother?
a) They will go to hell b) They have Moses and the prophet c) They should be good and kind to
people.
5. Lazarus situation is illustrated with the following words except
a) Pleasure and relaxation b) Pain and sickness c) Wretchedness and poverty.
THEORY
1. What mistake did the rich fool make?
2. Discuss the situation in which the rich man found himself when he died.
WEEK SIX Date…………………….
TOPIC: PARABLE ABOUT MATURITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
CONTENT:
(a) The wicked servant Matt 18:21-35
(b) The ten virgins Matt 25:1-13
(c) The talents Matt 25:14-30
When we say maturity, we simply mean to become completely developed or grown-up while
responsible on the other hand mean liable to answer for or accountable. Therefore when we say maturity and
responsibility we mean to develop completely and to be accountable
1) THE WICKED SERVANT; MATTHEW 18:21-31
Jesus told the parable of the wicked servant to teach his audience about maturity and responsibility.
Peter had come to Jesus to ask the question’, Lord how often shall my brother sin against me and I
forgive him as many as seven times?’ Jesus answered” I do not say to you seven times but seventy times
seven. At this point, Jesus told the parable. He compared the kingdom of heaven to a king who wished to
settle accounts with his servants.
As he started to work on the account, a servant who owed him ten thousand talents (about N10m) Came
in and begged him to forgive him as he was unable to pay the debt. The king forgave the servant and
cancelled the debt. Later, that same servant met one of his fellow servant who owed him only one hundred
denani (about N20). He seized him, held him by his cloth and demanded the immediate payment of his
money.
In spite of the plea of that debtor, the man refused to forgive him. Instead he put him in prison until he
was able to pay the debt. His fellow servants saw this and told the king, who had earlier forgiven him,. The
king immediately arrested him and sent him to prison until he too was able to pay the debt. Then, Jesus said,
so also my heavenly father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.
2) THE TEN VIRGINS. MATTHEW 25:1-13
Ten virgin went with their lamps to meet the bridegroom at a marriage feast. Five were foolish
and five were wise. The five wise maidens took their lamps with extra/enough oil while the foolish ones
had not enough oil in their lamps. In the middle of the night after much delay in waiting for the
bridegroom, the oil of the foolish maidens finished. They begged the wise ones to give them oil but they
refused.
The foolish maidens went to a nearby village to look for oil, before they arrived; the bride
groom had come and gone with the wise maidens. They cried but it was too late.
INTERPRETATION
Christians should be prepared for the second coming of Christ. The five foolish virgins were the
careless, irresponsible and immature Christians who did not prepare for the coming of the Lord. The wise
virgins were the prepared matured Christians who prepared for the coming of the Lord.
3) THE TALENTS MATT 25:14-30
A certain businessman was about to travel to a far country. He called his servants and gave them talents
according to their abilities. He gave the first one 5 talents, the second 2 talents and the third one 1 talent. When
the master arrived they all came to give account of their business. The first servant made 5 more talents. The
second two more talents, the third one went and hid his own in a pit. Their master commended the first two
servants and rewarded them accordingly, while the third servant was punished and condemned
INTERPRETATION
The first two servants were matured and responsible Christians who asked God’s gift in their lives very well.
The third servant represents an unfaithful irresponsible Christian who did not use God’s gift well
EVALUATION
1) Explain briefly the parable of the talent
2) How best can we use our talent
READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 by I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 by Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Book 2 by Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. The other five virgins were called foolish because a) They fell asleep
b) They went before the bridegroom came c) They did not prepare well for the occasion
2. Which is regarded as the Bridegroom in our study a) ten of the maidens
b) The wise maidens c) Jesus Christ
3. Which of the following is true of the foolish virgins?
a) They were careless and irresponsible b) They were immature and irresponsible
c) All of the above
4. In the parable of the talent, the Bible said the servants were given talent according to their
a) Abilities b) Seriousness c) Wealth and possession
5. Which of the three servants received commendation a) the servant with one talent b) The
servant with two and five talents c) The servant with one and two talent
THEORY
1. Interpret the action of each servant in the parable of the talents
2. Why were the five virgins regarded as foolish in the parable of the ten virgin

WEEK SEVEN Date………………….


TOPIC: JESUS SUBJECTS HIMSELF TO RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL LAWS
CONTENT:
(a) Meaning of Obedience to the first law
(b) The visit to Jerusalem Luke 2:12-24 41-51
3) Jesus shows obedience to existing laws Mark 1:40-45 Matthew. 22:15-20
I) MEANING OF OBEDIENCE TO THE FIRST LAW
Jesus Christ was brought up according to Jewish laws and customs. His parents were obedient Jews and
set an example for him from childhood on how to keep the religious laws and he was circumcised as was the
custom. He was brought to the temple for the annual and usual custom of presentation to the priest in charge.
Therefore his parents came to offer a sacrifice according to the law of God. By so doing they laid the foundation
for religious obedience in the young Jesus
II) THE VISIT TO JERUSALEM
When Jesus was 12 years, He followed his parents to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover feast at home,
in Nazareth; He learnt some trade and studied the religious life of his people. He followed them to the
synagogue. The Jews law has a rule that all male Jews must go to Jerusalem at least once a year.
At 12, He accompanied the parents to the Passover and stayed behind. His parents did not know it.
They later sought and found Him in the temple sitting among the teachers, listening and asking them question.
The parents persuaded Him and he came back with them to Nazareth.
III) JESUS SHOWS OBEDIENCE TO EXISTING LAWS. MARK 1: 40 – 45, MATTHEW 22:15-22
A leper came to Jesus and begged Him to cure him of his leprosy. Jesus had pity on the man and
stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will, be clean” the man was made clean. He ordered
the man to not to tell any one, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses
commanded for a proof to the people. He thereby taught the lesson of obedience to the law of the community.
When the Pharisees and the Herodians wanted to find a charge with which to accuse Jesus, they asked
for His opinion about the payment of taxes Matt22:17. Jesus knew he was being tempted. He took a coin that
had the picture of Caesar and told them that they should obey the government and also obey laws of God.”
Render to Caesar things that are Caesar’s and to God things that are God’s. Matthew 22:21.
Jesus was obedient and taught obedience to the laws of the community. A good Christian is one who is
also good citizen Jesus as well as his disciple paid their taxes.
EVALUATION.
1) Why do we have to pay tax?
2) List 4 rules you must keep while you are in school.
READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 by I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 by Tunde Erumol eta’l.
3. Christian Religion Education for JSS Book 2 by Adeyinka eta’l
4. Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory)

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Jesus Christ was Circumcised on what day a) Seventh day b) 8th day
th
c) 9 day
2. Render to Caesar things that are Caesars and to God things that are Gods.” This statement was made by
a) Peter b) Paul c) Jesus Christ
3. Who was told to go to the priest and obtain a certificate of cleansing?
a) Adulterer b) Blind man c) Leper
4.) Peter paid tribute to collectors from the money taken from ______
a) His pocket b) Mouth of fish c) Mouth of birds
5.) Jesus Christ subjected himself to religious laws only a) True b) False
THEORY
1. Explain how you can subject yourself to religious laws
2. Discuss your civil laws

WEEK EIGHT Date…………………….


TOPIC: JESUS CLARIEFIES THE TRUE MEANING
CONTENT:
(1) Jesus and the Old Testament laws. Matthew 5:2148
(2) Human needs above the demands of law. Mark 2:23-28; 3:1-6
(3) Purity and Human laws. Mark 7:1-13

I) JESUS AND THE OLD TESTAMENT LAWS MAT 5:21-48


1) ON MURDER: - The law says. “You shall not kill and whosever kills shall be liable to Judgment.
Jesus went beyond the act of killing to condemn anger of heart murder. He says that anyone who says,
“You fool” shall be liable to hell fire.
2) ON SWEARING: - The Jewish says “you shall not swear false but shall perform to the Lord what you
have sworn’ Jesus added more to it. He said do not swear at all ether by heaven, earth or by Jerusalem,
you shall simply say Yes or No.
3) ON REVENGE: The law says “an eye for an eye, tooth for tooth” Jesus says if anyone slaps you on
the right check, turn the left cheek. If anyone asks you to go a mile, go with him two miles, if anyone
asks for a coat, give him two coats.
4) ON ADULTERY: The law says you should not commit adultery Jesus state that anyone who looks at a
woman lustfully has committed adultery already.
5) ON DIVORCE: The law says that anyone who wants to divorce his wife, he should give her a
certificate of divorce, but Jesus said divorce should only be on the ground of unchastity or
unfaithfulness.
6) ON LOVE: The Jewish law asked people to love their neighbours and hate their enemies. Jesus
however, said “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”
We should therefore understand the law before obeying it we should worship God with a pure
heart, this means no anger and hatred in the heart we should love our enemies and not kill them

II) HUMAN NEEDS ABOVE THE DEMANDS OF THE LAW. Mark 2:23-28’3:1- 6
When the Pharisees challenge Jesus for allowing his disciples to pluck corn on a Sabbath, He reminded
them on how David entered the house of God and ate the sacred bread when he was hungry. Jesus
therefore declared; the Sabbath was made for man; not man for the Sabbath.
A man with a withered hand was brought to Jesus to heal on a Sabbath day. The Pharisee came around
to know what He would do. Jesus knowing their intentions asked them “is it lawful on the Sabbath to do
good or to do harm, to save life or to kill. The Pharisee were confused. Jesus went ahead to cure the
man.
The conclusion, some human needs are above others.
III) PURITY AND HUMAN LAW MK 7:1-13
The Pharisee and Scribes condemned the disciples of Jesus for eating bread with unwashed hands. For
the Pharisees and all the Jews, except they wash, they will not eat. They also wash cups, pots, brazen
vessels and tables before eating or doing anything with them when they come from market; thereby
holding the tradition of the elders.

These were the charges the Pharisee and scribes brought to Jesus that his disciples failed to keep or
walk according to the traditions of the elders. Jesus responded to them by saying that they honour God
with their lips, but their heart is far from Him. That they worship God in vain teaching doctrines and the
commandments of men and laying aside the commandments of God.

Jesus further told them that purity of heart should supersede human laws. Human laws can be changed
and broken, but purity of heart becomes paramount as that is the only passport one has to see God. He
also told them that there is nothing that enters into a man that can defile him, but the things which come
out of him; those are the things that defile the man.

EVALUATION
1) How did Jesus defend his use of the Sabbath?
2) Identify two Old Testament law in the passage (Matt 5:21-28) what does Jesus Christ teach about these
laws?

READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 by I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 by Tunde Erumol eta’l.

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Jesus condemned anger by saying that anyone who says “you fool shall be
liable to a) Judgment b) Hell fire c) Punishment
2. W e are told not to swear by a) heaven b) Jerusalem c) All of the above
3. ___is the law of Jesus a) Eye for eye b) Tooth for tooth c) Turn the left cheek if someone slaps you on the
right.
4. ____ is the New Testament law on adultery a) Only shaping with a married woman b) Looking at a
woman lustfully c) Receiving a certificate of divorce
5 _____ are the people that challenged Jesus when His disciples were hungry and plucking corn on a Sabbath
a) Gentile b) Pharisee c) Herodians

THEORY
1. State five Old Testament law that Jesus clarified in Matt 5:41-45
2. How did Jesus defined his use

WEEK NINE Date…………………


TOPIC: LOVE THE SUPREME LAW
CONTENT:
(1) The law of love
(b) Love as the new commandment of Jesus Christ
(c) Moral Lesson

1) THE LAW OF LOVE. Luke 10:25-28


One day, when Jesus was teaching, a lawyer stood up to test Him, He asked Jesus what he
should do to have eternal life, Jesus replied by asking him what is written in the law? In reply the
lawyer said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your souls and with all
your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself. Jesus answered that he had
answered rightly and added. “Do this and you will live”.

2) LOVE AS THE NEW COMMANDMENT OF JESUS CHRIST JOHN 13:33,


I COR. 13:4-13
The new commandment or law which Jesus gave His disciples was love. He said “A new
commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, by this, all men will
know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Paul, who had earlier preached the gospel to the Corinthians, later wrote a letter to them about
love. Here are the characteristics of the God kind of love that Paul enumerated in I Corinthians. 13:4-8
11) It is kind
12) It is patient
13) It is not arrogant or boastful
14) It is not jealous
15) It is not resentful or irritable
16) It does not rejoice at wrong but rejoices in the right
17) It believes all things
18) It endures all things
19) It hopes all things
20) It does not fail
Infact, he told them that the crown of all virtues (good character) is love. Therefore, Christians
should see love as supreme.

CONCLUSION
1. Love is free: - There is no limit to love. It touches all aspects of life
2. Love is better expressed. We must act it out, to meet and help a neighbour in need.

EVALUATION.
1) What are the properties of love?
2) Explain what was written in the law which Jesus asked the lawyer to recite.

READING ASSIGNMENT
1. Christian Religion Knowledge for JSS Book 2 by I.O. Adeyemo
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for Jss Book 2 by Tunde Erumol eta’l.

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Which of the following is true of the foolish virgins?
a) They were careless and irresponsible b) They were immature and irresponsible
c) All of the above

2. The story of the feeding of five thousand people indicates that (a) Those who follow Jesus would
never be hungry (b) God uses what we have given him to benefit us and others
(c) There is need to prepare our food because God would send his holy angels to feed us

3. Which of the following is not correct? Nicodemus was a) A Jew b) A Pharisees c) A Theologian

4 The woman who Jesus met at Jacob’s well was a) A Jew b) A poor Samaritan c) An Israelite

5. Which of the following statement is correct? a) Marry Samaritans believed in Jesus because
b) Marry Samaritan came to Jesus so that they can have the living water
c) Marry Samaritan came to Jesus to put him to test.

THEORY
1. What was the first miracle Jesus performed at the beginning of his ministry?
2. What did Jesus do to feed five thousand people?

Campus: 3, Olayinka Street, Omoroga, Meiran, Lagos.


Ogun State Campus: 38b, FPF Avenue, Dalemo, Alakuko
E-Mail: goshepherd@yahoo.co.uk., info@goodshepherdschools.net
Web Site: www.goodshepherdschools.net
FIRST TERM E-LEARNING NOTE
SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE CLASS: JSS2
WEEKS SCHEME OF WORK
The message of the fore runner:
1. Preparation For The Coming Of Jesus: Isa 9: 6
2. Birth of Jesus
a. Birth of Jesus. Luke 2: 1-20, 30-32
b. Visit of the wise men. Matt 2: 1-12
2. Presentation of Jesus in the temple.
.

4 Jesus Jesus Christ Prepare for his Life ministry

5 . Temptation of Jesus Matt 4:1-11

6 Call of the disciples

7. Jesus welcomes all people

i. Jesus and the elite: Nicodemus, John 3:1-17


7.
8 Jesus and the rejected: The poor Samaritan Woman, John 4:7-42
8.
9 Jesus and the adulterous woman, John 7: 53; 8: 1
10. Revision
11 – 12 Examination

REFERENCES
1. Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies foe JSS Bk 2 by Tunde Erumeoba
2. Christian Religious Knoeledge for JSS Bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
3. Christian Religiou Education for JSS bk 2 by Adeyinka e tal
4. RSV Bible

WEEK 1
TOPIC: PREPARATION FOR THE COMING OF JESUS.
CONTENTS
I. The Birth of the fore runner, Luke 1: 5-25; 57-80
II. The message of the fore runner, Matt 3: 1-12

The birth of the fore runner, Luke 1: 5-25; 57-80, Isaiah 9: 6


The birth of Jesus Christ was predicted by prophet Isaiah ever before Christ was born.
John the Baptist was the fore runner of Jesus Christ. He was born by Zachariah and Elizabeth. They lived in
Jerusalem in the days of king Herod of Judea. Zachariah was a Priest and his wife was barren for many years.
While in the temple one day, angel Gabriel from the Lord appeared to him, and told him that his wife was going
to bear a son. He said the child shall be great, his name shall be called John and must not drink strong wine.

Zachariah doubted this message and he was made dumb until later the child was born. Elizabeth later conceived
and bear a male child, on the eighth day, the family of Zachariah wanted to name the child Zachariah after his
father; but the mother said No. they asked the father to write and he wrote the name John on the slate.
Immediately his tongue was loosed, and he spoke. There was great rejoicing that day.
The lessons we learn from that is that, we should not doubt God, with God all things are possible and that we
should have faith in God.

The massage of the fore runner, Matt 3: 1-12


John started his mission by calling on the people to repent for the kingdom of God is at hand. He was preaching
in the wilderness, he wore a garment of Carmel’s hair and a leather girdle around his waist. His food was locust
and wild honey. People went to him from all parts of Jerusalem, Judea and Jordan.
They confessed their sins and were baptized by him in river Jordan. He referred to many of the Pharisees and
Sadducees who came to him as “brood of vipers”. He preached to them and many were baptized. He told them
that someone was coming after him whose sandal he was not worthy to carry and who would baptize them with
the Holy Spirit and fire. And he would reward or punish people according to their works.
Evaluation
1. What was Isaiah’s prophecy about the birth of Christ?
2. What was the massage of the fore runner?
Reading Assignment
Christian Religious Education for JSS Bk 2 by Adeyinka et al
Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies for JSS Bk 2 by Tunde Erumevba et al
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo

Weekend assignment
1. ________ predicted the birth of Jesus Christ (a) Prophet Isaiah (b) Prophet Jeremiah (c) Prophet Ezekiel
2. _______ is the father of John (a) Elijah (b) Zachariah (c) Hezekiah
3. _______ is the mother of John (a) Ruth (b) Elizabeth (c) Martha
4. Zachariah and his wife lived in ______ (a) Jerusalem (b) Judah (c) Bethlehem
5. _______ angel appeared to Zachariah (a) Angel Gabriel (b) Angel Michael (c) Saint Mathew
Theory
1. Who is a fore runner?
2. Explain briefly the message of the fore runner.
Answers
1. A 2. B 3. B 4. A 5. A

Theory
1. A fore runner is a person sent to prepare the way for a greater person.
2. The message pf the fore runner centres around repentance from sin and turning to God. They confessed
their sins and were baptized by John in the river Jordan.

WEEK TWO
TOPIC: BIRTH OF JESUS
CONTENTS
Nursery, Primary and Comprehensive High School
Lagos Campus: 3, Olayinka Street, Omoroga, Meiran, Lagos.
Ogun State Campus: 38b, FPF Avenue, Dalemo, Alakuko
E-Mail: goshepherd@yahoo.co.uk., info@goodshepherdschools.net
Web Site: www.goodshepherdschools.net
FIRST TERM E-LEARNING NOTE
SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE CLASS: JSS2
WEEKS SCHEME OF WORK
1. Preparation For The Coming Of Jesus: Isa 9: 6
a. The birth of the fore runner: Luke 1: 5 – 25, 57 – 80
b. The message of the fore runner: Matt 3: 1 – 12
2. Birth of Jesus
a. Birth of Jesus. Luke 2: 1-20, 30-32
b. Visit of the wise men. Matt 2: 1-12
3. Childhood of Jesus
a. Flight to Egypt. Matt 2: 13-15
b. Jesus and his parents and relations, Luke 2: 41-51, Mark 6:1-5
4 -5. Preparation for his ministry
i. Baptism of Jesus Matt3: 13-17
ii. Temptation of Jesus Matt 4:1-11
iii. Jesus selects His disciples Matt4:18-22, Matt9:9, Mark 3:1-13, 19
6. Jesus welcomes all people
i. Jesus and the elite: Nicodemus, John 3:1-17
7. Jesus and the rejected: The poor Samaritan Woman, John 4:7-42
8. Jesus and the adulterous woman, John 7: 53; 8: 1
9. Revision
11 – 12 Examination

REFERENCES
5. Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies foe JSS Bk 2 by Tunde Erumeoba
Christian Religious Knoeledge for JSS Bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
CONTENTS

The birth of the fore runner, Luke 1: 5-25; 57-80, Isaiah 9: 6


The birth of Jesus Christ was predicted by prophet Isaiah ever before Christ was born.
6. John the Bapti
7. Christian Religiou Education for JSS bk 2 by Adeyinka e tal
8. RSV Bible

WEEK 1
TOPIC: PREPARATION FOR THE COMING OF JESUS. st was the fore runner of Jesus Christ. He was
born by Zachariah and Elizabeth. They lived in Jerusalem in the days of king Herod of Judea. Zachariah was a
Priest and his wife was barren for many years. While in the temple one day, angel Gabriel from the Lord
appeared to him, and told him that his wife was going to bear a son. He said the child shall be great, his name
shall be called John and must not drink strong wine.

Zachariah doubted this message and he was made dumb until later the child was born. Elizabeth later conceived
and bear a male child, on the eighth day, the family of Zachariah wanted to name the child Zachariah after his
father; but the mother said No. they asked the father to write and he wrote the name John on the slate.
Immediately his tongue was loosed, and he spoke. There was great rejoicing that day.
The lessons we learn from that is that, we should not doubt God, with God all things are possible and that we
should have faith in God.

The massage of the fore runner, Matt 3: 1-12


John started his mission by calling on the people to repent for the kingdom of God is at hand. He was preaching
in the wilderness, he wore a garment of Carmel’s hair and a leather girdle around his waist. His food was locust
and wild honey. People went to him from all parts of Jerusalem, Judea and Jordan.
They confessed their sins and were baptized by him in river Jordan. He referred to many of the Pharisees and
Sadducees who came to him as “brood of vipers”. He preached to them and many were baptized. He told them
that someone was coming after him whose sandal he was not worthy to carry and who would baptize them with
the Holy Spirit and fire. And he would reward or punish people according to their works.
Evaluation
3. What was Isaiah’s prophecy about the birth of Christ?
4. What was the massage of the fore runner?
Reading Assignment
Christian Religious Education for JSS Bk 2 by Adeyinka et al
Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies for JSS Bk 2 by Tunde Erumevba et al
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo

Weekend assignment
6. ________ predicted the birth of Jesus Christ (a) Prophet Isaiah (b) Prophet Jeremiah (c) Prophet Ezekiel
7. _______ is the father of John (a) Elijah (b) Zachariah (c) Hezekiah
8. _______ is the mother of John (a) Ruth (b) Elizabeth (c) Martha
9. Zachariah and his wife lived in ______ (a) Jerusalem (b) Judah (c) Bethlehem
10. _______ angel appeared to Zachariah (a) Angel Gabriel (b) Angel Michael (c) Saint Mathew
Theory
3. Who is a fore runner?
4. Explain briefly the message of the fore runner.
Answers
1. A 2. B 3. B 4. A 5. A

Theory
3. A fore runner is a person sent to prepare the way for a greater person.
4. The message pf the fore runner centres around repentance from sin and turning to God. They confessed
their sins and were baptized by John in the river Jordan.

WEEK FOUR
TOPIC: PREPARATION FOR HIS MINISTRY
CONTENTS
i. Baptism of Jesus, Matt 3: 13-17
ii. Temptation of Jesus Matt 4:1-11

Baptism of Jesus, Matt 3: 13-17


Jesus Christ came from Galilee to river Jordan to be baptized by John, but Jesus said he should allow it to be so,
to fulfill all righteousness.
When Jesus was dipped in water and baptized, the heavens opened and the spirit of God came upon him like a
dove and HE heard a voice saying “This is my beloved son with whom I am well pleased”. The lesson we learn
from Christ here is that we should be humble, should be a good example in school, home and society.

Temptation of Jesus Christ Matt 4: 1-11


Jesus was led by the spirit into the wilderness; He fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. He was hungry after the fast
and was tempted by the devil.

Firstly, the devil asked him to command stones to become loaves of bread, if he was really the so of God. But
Jesus replied “Man shall not live by bread alone, but every word that proceeds from the mouth of God”.
Secondly, the devil led him to a holy city. He took him to the pinnacle of the temple and asked him to jump
down from it, fir it is written God will send his angels to guide thee, lest He dash his foot against a stone. Jesus
answered, be gone Satan for it is written, you shall not tempt the Lord your God”.
Thirdly, the devil took him to a high mountain; He showed Jesus all the glories of the world and promised to
give it to Christ, if only he would bow down and worship him. Jesus replied “Be gone Satan, for it is written
you shall worship the Lord your God and him only you shall serve”.

We learn a lesson here that just as Jesus was tempted, so we must expect temptation, but we must not fall into it.
We can overcome temptation through prayer and the word of God.

Evaluation
1. What is temptation?
2. List five ways through which Christians can overcome temptation.
Reading assignment
Ilesanmi Christian Religiuos Studies for JSS Bk 2 by Tunde Erumeoba et all
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
Christian Religious Education for JSS bk 2 by Adeyinka et all
RSV Bible read Matt 3: 3-17; 4:1-11

Weekend Assignment
1. Jesus came from _____ to be baptized (a) Galilee (b) Nazareth (c) Jordan
2. Jesus was baptized in river _____ (a) Nile (b) Jordan (c) Taraba
3. Jesus fasted for ____ days and night (a) 40 (b) 30 (c) 20
4. The devil asked him to command ________ to turn to bread (a) stone (b) water (c) wood
5. Jesus ______ all the temptation of the devil (a) Answered (b) prevailed (c) overcame
Theory
1. What were the temptation of Jesus and his response to the devil.
2. Describe the baptism of Jesus

Answers
1. B 2. B 3. A 4. A 5. C
Theory
1. The temptations of Jesus are: the devil asked him to turn stone into bread, Jesus said “you shall not live
by bread alone”. Secondly, he commanded him to jump down from the temple, but Jesus responded “Be
gone Satan, you shall not tempt the Lord you God”. Thirdly, the devil asked him to bow down and
worship him, Jesus answered “You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve”.
2. Jesus came down from Nazareth to be baptized by John in river Jordan. John did not want to baptize
him but Jesus said let it be so now to fulfill all righteousness. After Jesus was baptized, the heavens
were opened and the spirit of God descended in form of a dove and said “this is my beloved son with
whom I am well pleased”.

WEEK 5
TOPIC: PREPARATION FOR HIS MINISTRY
CONTENTS
i. Jesus selects His disciples Matt 4: 18-22; 9: 9, Mark 3: 13-19

Jesus selects His disciples Matt 4: 18-22; 9: 9, Mark 3: 13-19


Jesus chose twelve disciples to be with him and to assist him in preaching the gospel. He called them one by
one and told them that he would make them fishers of men. They immediately left their jobs and followed him.
Some of them were fishermen, while some were tax collectors. Four of them were referred to as member of the
inner circle. This is because they were specially close to him. They were Simon Peter, Matthew, James and John
sons of Zebedee. The names of the twelve disciples are as follows:
1. Simon Peter
2. James
3. John
4. Simon the Canaanites
5. Andrew
6. Philip
7. Bartholomew
8. Thomas
9. Thaddeus
10. Matthew
11. James the son o Alphaeus
12. Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him
They all willingly responded to the call of the master without excuse, the most important qualification Jesus
sough for was willingness and self-denial. We learn a lesson here to be obedient to the call of God.

Evaluation
1. List the names of the apostles who were fishermen
2. Who among the twelve disciples was referred to as tax collector?
Reading assignment
Ilesanmi Christian Religiuos Studies for JSS Bk 2 by TUnde Erumeoba et all
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
Christian Religious Education for JSS bk 2 by Adeyinka et al

Weekend Assignment
1. Who was referred to as the tax collector among the twelve disciples (a) Andrew (b) Matthew (c) Peter
2. Who among the disciples betrayed Jesus Christ (a) Simon peter (b) John (c) Judas Iscariot
3. How many disciples were they in number (a) 12 (b) 10 (c) 15
4. Who doubted the resurrection of Jesus among the twelve apostles (a) James (b) Thomas (c) Andrew
5. Jesus was _____ years old when he began to teach and preach (a) 30 (b) 33 (c) 40
Theory
1. What is the third temptation according to St. Matthew’s gospel
2. Write the names of six out of the twelve disciples.

Answers
1. B 2. C 3. A 4. B 5. B
Theory
1. The devil took him to a high mountain, he showed Jesus all the glories of the world and promised to
give them to Jesus if only He could bow down and worship him
2. i. Simon the Canaanite
ii. Philip
iii. Andrew
iv. James
v. John
vi. Bartholomew

WEEK 6
TOPIC: JESUS WELCOMES ALL PEOPLE
CONTENT
i. JESUS AND THE ELITE – NICODEMUS John 3: 1-17

Nicodemus was a ruler of the Jews and a Pharisee, he came to Jesus by night and said to him “Rabbi”. We know
that you are a teacher from heaven and no none can do this signs unless God is with; “what must I do to inherit
the kingdom of God, Jesus replied by telling him that He must be born again”, Nicodemus asked if he should
enter the second time into his mother’s womb and be born? Jesus made him to realize that He must be born of
water and of the spirit i.e. he must go through spiritual rebirth i.e. the birth of regeneration. This is a process
whereby he has to repent and forsake his sins and live a holy life. He must also be baptized in water and spirit.

There is need in the country to day to justify the practical and the moral aspect of this spiritual rebirth.
Christians at home and school are duty bound to be honest in all their doings, anyone who steals or cheats
shows the absence of the born again experience. The mark of spiritual birth includes: Repentance, love, honesty,
respect for elders peace etc.
Jesus concluded his statement with the popular saying “… for God so loved the world that He gave his only
begotten so that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life”. Nicodemus was a
theologian and a member of the Sanhedrin. He used the cover of the night to hide his identify, but Jesus was
able to identify him.

Evaluation
1. Explain briefly the personality of Nicodemus
2. What was his quest?

Reading assignment
Ilesanmi Christian Religiuos Studies for JSS Bk 2 by TUnde Erumeoba et all
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
Christian Religious Education for JSS bk 2 by Adeyinka et al
RSV Bible read John 3: 1-17
Weekend Assignment
1. The word “Rabbi” means (a) messiah (b) saviour (c) Teacher
2. Jesus told Nicodemus that for one to enter into the kingdom he has to be baptized by _____ (a) water
and blood (b) water and spirit (c) water and fire.
3. Why did Nicodemus come to Jesus in the night (a) He loved Jesus (b) He hid his identity (c) He loved
only darkness.
4. Nicodemus was a _________ (a) Pharisee (b) Scribe (c) Sadducees
5. To be born again means _____ (a) to enter into the womb again (b) to come to the world again (c) to
repent and forsake one’s sins
Theory
1. List four steps we must take to become Christians
2. Explain John 3: 16

Answers
1. C 2. B 3. B 4. A 5. C
Theory
1. Acknowledge that you are a sinner
2. Confess all your sins
3. Ask God for forgiveness and grace to forsake all sins.
4. Believe that you are now a child of God.

John 3: 16 means, God Almighty sent his son Jesus Christ to die for the sins of the whole world and anyone
who acknowledges his death on the cross believing in him shall be saved.

WEEK 7
TOPIC: JESUS WELCOMES ALL PEOPLE
CONTENT
i. JESUS AND THE REJECTED – THE POOR SAMARITAN John 4:7-47
Jesus Christ is loving, HE accepted all men without discrimination. This is seen in the meeting with the
Samaritan woman. The Samaritans were rejected among the Jews. They were regarded as inferior or second
class citizen because they were product of mixed-blood.
Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob at the Samaritan city called Sychar. Jesus asked for some
water, the woman not knowing Jesus refused to give him since the Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans.
Jesus told her that if she knows the gifts of God, she would have given him water and besides he had living
water which He would give her and she would thirst no more. Jesus told the woman that she should go and call
her husband, the woman said she had husband, Jesus said she had five husbands and the one she was living with
was not her husband, the woman agreed with the statement of Jesus and perceived that he was a prophet or
messiah. She quickly left her water pot and ran to the city and told the people about a man who told her all she
ever did.
The people came round and Jesus preached to them and many believed in Him. HE was there for two days.

Evaluation
1. Why did many Samaritans from Sychar believe in Jesus
2. Why were the Samaritans and the Jews enemies?
Reading assignment
Ilesanmi Christian Religiuos Studies for JSS Bk 2 by TUnde Erumeoba et all
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
Christian Religious Education for JSS bk 2 by Adeyinka et al
RSV Bible read John 4: 7-42
Weekend Assignment
1. ______ was the Samaritan city where Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well (a) Judea (b) Galilee
(c) Sychar
2. The woman whom Jesus met at the well was a _____ (a) Jew (b) Samaritan (c) Galilean
3. Jesus asked the Samaritan woman to go and call her ______ (a) brother (b) sister (c) husband
4. Jesus said he would give the woman _______ water (a) cool (b) living (c) hot
5. How many husband does the woman have (a) one (b) two (c) five
Theory
1. What relationship exist between the Jews and the Samaritans
2. Why did many Samaritans from Sychar believe in Jesus
Answers
1. C 2. B 3. C 4. B 5TheoThe
relationship between the Jews and the Samaritans is that they were traditional enemies. The Samaritans were
regarded as second class citizens because they were products of mixed blood
1. Many Samaritans from Sychar believed in Jesus because, the Samaritan woman went and shared her
experience about meeting Jesus at the well with them.
Nursery, Primary and Comprehensive High School
Lagos Campus: 3, Olayinka Street, Omoroga, Meiran, Lagos.
Ogun State Campus: 38b, FPF Avenue, Dalemo, Alakuko
E-Mail: goshepherd@yahoo.co.uk., info@goodshepherdschools.net
Web Site: www.goodshepherdschools.net
THIRD TERM E-LEARNING NOTE
SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE CLASS: JSS2
WEEKS SCHEME OF WORK.
(1) Jesus teaching on the mount/the demand of the kingdom.
- The beatitudes ( matt. 5;1-12).
- Christian as salt and light of the word ( matt. 5; 13-16).
- Forgiveness ( matt. 6; 14-15).

(2) The miracles of JESUS.


- Nature miracles of JESUS.
- Calming the storm. (matt. 8:23-27), (mark.4; 35-41).
- Healing miracles.
The paralytic (matt 9:1-8).
-Raising miracles
The widows son at Nain (Luke 7:11-17)
(3) Other Christians qualities.
-Trust (matt (6:19-20, 24-34, 5: 35-36),
-Commitment (matt 5:13-14).
(4) Persecution and Judgement (matt 5:10-12).
(5) THE PASSION
- The triumphant entry into Jerusalem (mark 11:1-11).
(6) The last supper (luke22: 7-20, john 13:1-12).
(7) The betrayal and arrest (mark 14: 43-42, matt 26:47-56).
- The trial and peter denial (matt 26:47-68,69-75).
(8) The death and burial
-The crucifixion (matt 27:32-44).
-The death (matt 27:45-56)
-The burial (matt 27:57-61)
(9)The resurrection and appearance.
-The resurrection (matt 28:4-10,mark 16:1-8.luke 24:1-12).
-The appearance (matt 26;16-20,mark 16:9-18,john 21:1-14,luke 24:13-49).
(10) The great commission (matt 28:18-20).
(11) Revision
(12)Examination
8. Jesus and the adulterous woman, John 7: 53; 8: 1
9. Revision
11 – 12 Examination

REFERENCES
9. Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies foe JSS Bk 2 by Tunde Erumeoba
Christian Religious Knoeledge for JSS Bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
CONTENTS

The birth of the fore runner, Luke 1: 5-25; 57-80, Isaiah 9: 6


The birth of Jesus Christ was predicted by prophet Isaiah ever before Christ was born.
10. John the Bapti
11. Christian Religiou Education for JSS bk 2 by Adeyinka e tal
12. RSV Bible

WEEK 1
TOPIC: PREPARATION FOR THE COMING OF JESUS. st was the fore runner of Jesus Christ. He was
born by Zachariah and Elizabeth. They lived in Jerusalem in the days of king Herod of Judea. Zachariah was a
Priest and his wife was barren for many years. While in the temple one day, angel Gabriel from the Lord
appeared to him, and told him that his wife was going to bear a son. He said the child shall be great, his name
shall be called John and must not drink strong wine.

Zachariah doubted this message and he was made dumb until later the child was born. Elizabeth later conceived
and bear a male child, on the eighth day, the family of Zachariah wanted to name the child Zachariah after his
father; but the mother said No. they asked the father to write and he wrote the name John on the slate.
Immediately his tongue was loosed, and he spoke. There was great rejoicing that day.
The lessons we learn from that is that, we should not doubt God, with God all things are possible and that we
should have faith in God.

The massage of the fore runner, Matt 3: 1-12


John started his mission by calling on the people to repent for the kingdom of God is at hand. He was preaching
in the wilderness, he wore a garment of Carmel’s hair and a leather girdle around his waist. His food was locust
and wild honey. People went to him from all parts of Jerusalem, Judea and Jordan.
They confessed their sins and were baptized by him in river Jordan. He referred to many of the Pharisees and
Sadducees who came to him as “brood of vipers”. He preached to them and many were baptized. He told them
that someone was coming after him whose sandal he was not worthy to carry and who would baptize them with
the Holy Spirit and fire. And he would reward or punish people according to their works.
Evaluation
5. What was Isaiah’s prophecy about the birth of Christ?
6. What was the massage of the fore runner?
Reading Assignment
Christian Religious Education for JSS Bk 2 by Adeyinka et al
Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies for JSS Bk 2 by Tunde Erumevba et al
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
Nursery, Primary and Comprehensive High School
Lagos Campus: 3, Olayinka Street, Omoroga, Meiran, Lagos.
Ogun State Campus: 38b, FPF Avenue, Dalemo, Alakuko
E-Mail: goshepherd@yahoo.co.uk., info@goodshepherdschools.net
Web Site: www.goodshepherdschools.net
FIRST TERM E-LEARNING NOTE
SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE CLASS: JSS2
WEEKS SCHEME OF WORK
4. Preparation For The Coming Of Jesus: Isa 9: 6
a. The birth of the fore runner: Luke 1: 5 – 25, 57 – 80
b. The message of the fore runner: Matt 3: 1 – 12
5. Birth of Jesus
a. Birth of Jesus. Luke 2: 1-20, 30-32
b. Visit of the wise men. Matt 2: 1-12
6. Childhood of Jesus
a. Flight to Egypt. Matt 2: 13-15
b. Jesus and his parents and relations, Luke 2: 41-51, Mark 6:1-5
4 -5. Preparation for his ministry
i. Baptism of Jesus Matt3: 13-17
ii. Temptation of Jesus Matt 4:1-11
iii. Jesus selects His disciples Matt4:18-22, Matt9:9, Mark 3:1-13, 19
6. Jesus welcomes all people
i. Jesus and the elite: Nicodemus, John 3:1-17
7. Jesus and the rejected: The poor Samaritan Woman, John 4:7-42
8. Jesus and the adulterous woman, John 7: 53; 8: 1
9. Revision
11 – 12 Examination

REFERENCES
13. Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies foe JSS Bk 2 by Tunde Erumeoba
Christian Religious Knoeledge for JSS Bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
CONTENTS

The birth of the fore runner, Luke 1: 5-25; 57-80, Isaiah 9: 6


The birth of Jesus Christ was predicted by prophet Isaiah ever before Christ was born.
14. John the Bapti
15. Christian Religiou Education for JSS bk 2 by Adeyinka e tal
16. RSV Bible

WEEK 1
TOPIC: PREPARATION FOR THE COMING OF JESUS. st was the fore runner of Jesus Christ. He was
born by Zachariah and Elizabeth. They lived in Jerusalem in the days of king Herod of Judea. Zachariah was a
Priest and his wife was barren for many years. While in the temple one day, angel Gabriel from the Lord
appeared to him, and told him that his wife was going to bear a son. He said the child shall be great, his name
shall be called John and must not drink strong wine.

Zachariah doubted this message and he was made dumb until later the child was born. Elizabeth later conceived
and bear a male child, on the eighth day, the family of Zachariah wanted to name the child Zachariah after his
father; but the mother said No. they asked the father to write and he wrote the name John on the slate.
Immediately his tongue was loosed, and he spoke. There was great rejoicing that day.
The lessons we learn from that is that, we should not doubt God, with God all things are possible and that we
should have faith in God.

The massage of the fore runner, Matt 3: 1-12


John started his mission by calling on the people to repent for the kingdom of God is at hand. He was preaching
in the wilderness, he wore a garment of Carmel’s hair and a leather girdle around his waist. His food was locust
and wild honey. People went to him from all parts of Jerusalem, Judea and Jordan.
They confessed their sins and were baptized by him in river Jordan. He referred to many of the Pharisees and
Sadducees who came to him as “brood of vipers”. He preached to them and many were baptized. He told them
that someone was coming after him whose sandal he was not worthy to carry and who would baptize them with
the Holy Spirit and fire. And he would reward or punish people according to their works.
Evaluation
7. What was Isaiah’s prophecy about the birth of Christ?
8. What was the massage of the fore runner?
Reading Assignment
Christian Religious Education for JSS Bk 2 by Adeyinka et al
Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies for JSS Bk 2 by Tunde Erumevba et al
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
Weekend assignment
11. ________ predicted the birth of Jesus Christ (a) Prophet Isaiah (b) Prophet Jeremiah (c) Prophet Ezekiel
12. _______ is the father of John (a) Elijah (b) Zachariah (c) Hezekiah
13. _______ is the mother of John (a) Ruth (b) Elizabeth (c) Martha
14. Zachariah and his wife lived in ______ (a) Jerusalem (b) Judah (c) Bethlehem
15. _______ angel appeared to Zachariah (a) Angel Gabriel (b) Angel Michael (c) Saint Mathew
Theory
5. Who is a fore runner?
6. Explain briefly the message of the fore runner.
Answers
1. A 2. B 3. B 4. A 5. A

Theory
5. A fore runner is a person sent to prepare the way for a greater person.
6. The message pf the fore runner centres around repentance from sin and turning to God. They confessed
their sins and were baptized by John in the river Jordan.

WEEK FOUR
TOPIC: PREPARATION FOR HIS MINISTRY
CONTENTS
iii. Baptism of Jesus, Matt 3: 13-17
iv. Temptation of Jesus Matt 4:1-11

Baptism of Jesus, Matt 3: 13-17


Jesus Christ came from Galilee to river Jordan to be baptized by John, but Jesus said he should allow it to be so,
to fulfill all righteousness.
When Jesus was dipped in water and baptized, the heavens opened and the spirit of God came upon him like a
dove and HE heard a voice saying “This is my beloved son with whom I am well pleased”. The lesson we learn
from Christ here is that we should be humble, should be a good example in school, home and society.

Temptation of Jesus Christ Matt 4: 1-11


Jesus was led by the spirit into the wilderness; He fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. He was hungry after the fast
and was tempted by the devil.

Firstly, the devil asked him to command stones to become loaves of bread, if he was really the so of God. But
Jesus replied “Man shall not live by bread alone, but every word that proceeds from the mouth of God”.
Secondly, the devil led him to a holy city. He took him to the pinnacle of the temple and asked him to jump
down from it, fir it is written God will send his angels to guide thee, lest He dash his foot against a stone. Jesus
answered, be gone Satan for it is written, you shall not tempt the Lord your God”.
Thirdly, the devil took him to a high mountain; He showed Jesus all the glories of the world and promised to
give it to Christ, if only he would bow down and worship him. Jesus replied “Be gone Satan, for it is written
you shall worship the Lord your God and him only you shall serve”.

We learn a lesson here that just as Jesus was tempted, so we must expect temptation, but we must not fall into it.
We can overcome temptation through prayer and the word of God.

Evaluation
3. What is temptation?
4. List five ways through which Christians can overcome temptation.
Reading assignment
Ilesanmi Christian Religiuos Studies for JSS Bk 2 by Tunde Erumeoba et all
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
Christian Religious Education for JSS bk 2 by Adeyinka et all
RSV Bible read Matt 3: 3-17; 4:1-11

Weekend Assignment
6. Jesus came from _____ to be baptized (a) Galilee (b) Nazareth (c) Jordan
7. Jesus was baptized in river _____ (a) Nile (b) Jordan (c) Taraba
8. Jesus fasted for ____ days and night (a) 40 (b) 30 (c) 20
9. The devil asked him to command ________ to turn to bread (a) stone (b) water (c) wood
10. Jesus ______ all the temptation of the devil (a) Answered (b) prevailed (c) overcame
Theory
3. What were the temptation of Jesus and his response to the devil.
4. Describe the baptism of Jesus

Answers
1. B 2. B 3. A 4. A 5. C
Theory
3. The temptations of Jesus are: the devil asked him to turn stone into bread, Jesus said “you shall not live
by bread alone”. Secondly, he commanded him to jump down from the temple, but Jesus responded “Be
gone Satan, you shall not tempt the Lord you God”. Thirdly, the devil asked him to bow down and
worship him, Jesus answered “You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve”.
4. Jesus came down from Nazareth to be baptized by John in river Jordan. John did not want to baptize
him but Jesus said let it be so now to fulfill all righteousness. After Jesus was baptized, the heavens
were opened and the spirit of God descended in form of a dove and said “this is my beloved son with
whom I am well pleased”.

WEEK 5
TOPIC: PREPARATION FOR HIS MINISTRY
CONTENTS
vii. Jesus selects His disciples Matt 4: 18-22; 9: 9, Mark 3: 13-19

Jesus selects His disciples Matt 4: 18-22; 9: 9, Mark 3: 13-19


Jesus chose twelve disciples to be with him and to assist him in preaching the gospel. He called them one by
one and told them that he would make them fishers of men. They immediately left their jobs and followed him.
Some of them were fishermen, while some were tax collectors. Four of them were referred to as member of the
inner circle. This is because they were specially close to him. They were Simon Peter, Matthew, James and John
sons of Zebedee. The names of the twelve disciples are as follows:
13. Simon Peter
14. James
15. John
16. Simon the Canaanites
17. Andrew
18. Philip
19. Bartholomew
20. Thomas
21. Thaddeus
22. Matthew
23. James the son o Alphaeus
24. Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him
They all willingly responded to the call of the master without excuse, the most important qualification Jesus
sough for was willingness and self-denial. We learn a lesson here to be obedient to the call of God.

Evaluation
3. List the names of the apostles who were fishermen
4. Who among the twelve disciples was referred to as tax collector?
Reading assignment
Ilesanmi Christian Religiuos Studies for JSS Bk 2 by TUnde Erumeoba et all
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
Christian Religious Education for JSS bk 2 by Adeyinka et al

Weekend Assignment
6. Who was referred to as the tax collector among the twelve disciples (a) Andrew (b) Matthew (c) Peter
7. Who among the disciples betrayed Jesus Christ (a) Simon peter (b) John (c) Judas Iscariot
8. How many disciples were they in number (a) 12 (b) 10 (c) 15
9. Who doubted the resurrection of Jesus among the twelve apostles (a) James (b) Thomas (c) Andrew
10. Jesus was _____ years old when he began to teach and preach (a) 30 (b) 33 (c) 40
Theory
3. What is the third temptation according to St. Matthew’s gospel
4. Write the names of six out of the twelve disciples.

Answers
1. B 2. C 3. A 4. B 5. B
Theory
3. The devil took him to a high mountain, he showed Jesus all the glories of the world and promised to
give them to Jesus if only He could bow down and worship him
4. i. Simon the Canaanite
viii. Philip
ix. Andrew
x. James
xi. John
xii. Bartholomew

WEEK 6
TOPIC: JESUS WELCOMES ALL PEOPLE
CONTENT
ii. JESUS AND THE ELITE – NICODEMUS John 3: 1-17

Nicodemus was a ruler of the Jews and a Pharisee, he came to Jesus by night and said to him “Rabbi”. We know
that you are a teacher from heaven and no none can do this signs unless God is with; “what must I do to inherit
the kingdom of God, Jesus replied by telling him that He must be born again”, Nicodemus asked if he should
enter the second time into his mother’s womb and be born? Jesus made him to realize that He must be born of
water and of the spirit i.e. he must go through spiritual rebirth i.e. the birth of regeneration. This is a process
whereby he has to repent and forsake his sins and live a holy life. He must also be baptized in water and spirit.

There is need in the country to day to justify the practical and the moral aspect of this spiritual rebirth.
Christians at home and school are duty bound to be honest in all their doings, anyone who steals or cheats
shows the absence of the born again experience. The mark of spiritual birth includes: Repentance, love, honesty,
respect for elders peace etc.
Jesus concluded his statement with the popular saying “… for God so loved the world that He gave his only
begotten so that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life”. Nicodemus was a
theologian and a member of the Sanhedrin. He used the cover of the night to hide his identify, but Jesus was
able to identify him.

Evaluation
3. Explain briefly the personality of Nicodemus
4. What was his quest?

Reading assignment
Ilesanmi Christian Religiuos Studies for JSS Bk 2 by TUnde Erumeoba et all
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
Christian Religious Education for JSS bk 2 by Adeyinka et al
RSV Bible read John 3: 1-17
Weekend Assignment
6. The word “Rabbi” means (a) messiah (b) saviour (c) Teacher
7. Jesus told Nicodemus that for one to enter into the kingdom he has to be baptized by _____ (a) water
and blood (b) water and spirit (c) water and fire.
8. Why did Nicodemus come to Jesus in the night (a) He loved Jesus (b) He hid his identity (c) He loved
only darkness.
9. Nicodemus was a _________ (a) Pharisee (b) Scribe (c) Sadducees
10. To be born again means _____ (a) to enter into the womb again (b) to come to the world again (c) to
repent and forsake one’s sins
Theory
3. List four steps we must take to become Christians
4. Explain John 3: 16

Answers
1. C 2. B 3. B 4. A 5. C
Theory
5. Acknowledge that you are a sinner
6. Confess all your sins
7. Ask God for forgiveness and grace to forsake all sins.
8. Believe that you are now a child of God.

John 3: 16 means, God Almighty sent his son Jesus Christ to die for the sins of the whole world and anyone
who acknowledges his death on the cross believing in him shall be saved.

WEEK 7
TOPIC: JESUS WELCOMES ALL PEOPLE
CONTENT
ii. JESUS AND THE REJECTED – THE POOR SAMARITAN John 4:7-47
Jesus Christ is loving, HE accepted all men without discrimination. This is seen in the meeting with the
Samaritan woman. The Samaritans were rejected among the Jews. They were regarded as inferior or second
class citizen because they were product of mixed-blood.
Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob at the Samaritan city called Sychar. Jesus asked for some
water, the woman not knowing Jesus refused to give him since the Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans.
Jesus told her that if she knows the gifts of God, she would have given him water and besides he had living
water which He would give her and she would thirst no more. Jesus told the woman that she should go and call
her husband, the woman said she had husband, Jesus said she had five husbands and the one she was living with
was not her husband, the woman agreed with the statement of Jesus and perceived that he was a prophet or
messiah. She quickly left her water pot and ran to the city and told the people about a man who told her all she
ever did.
The people came round and Jesus preached to them and many believed in Him. HE was there for two days.

Evaluation
3. Why did many Samaritans from Sychar believe in Jesus
4. Why were the Samaritans and the Jews enemies?
Reading assignment
Ilesanmi Christian Religiuos Studies for JSS Bk 2 by TUnde Erumeoba et all
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 2 by I.O Adeyemo
Christian Religious Education for JSS bk 2 by Adeyinka et al
RSV Bible read John 4: 7-42
Weekend Assignment
6. ______ was the Samaritan city where Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well (a) Judea (b) Galilee
(c) Sychar
7. The woman whom Jesus met at the well was a _____ (a) Jew (b) Samaritan (c) Galilean
8. Jesus asked the Samaritan woman to go and call her ______ (a) brother (b) sister (c) husband
9. Jesus said he would give the woman _______ water (a) cool (b) living (c) hot
10. How many husband does the woman have (a) one (b) two (c) five
Theory
3. What relationship exist between the Jews and the Samaritans
4. Why did many Samaritans from Sychar believe in Jesus
Answers
1. C 2. B 3. C 4. B 5. C

Theory
2. The relationship between the Jews and the Samaritans is that they were traditional enemies. The
Samaritans were regarded as second class citizens because they were products of mixed blood
3. Many Samaritans from Sychar believed in Jesus because, the Samaritan woman went and shared her
experience about meeting Jesus at the well with them.

C.R.K SS1
WEEKS SCHEME OF WORK
1. Jesus Teachings about Himself
1. Jesus as a Lamb John 1: 29-34
2. Jesus as door and Good Shepherd John 10: 1-18
2. Jesus as the light of the world John 3: 19-21; 8:12; 9: 1-5
3. Jesus as the True Vine John 15: 1-11
Jesus as living water and bread John 4: 7-15; 6: 25-40.
4. Jesus as the resurrection and life John 11: 17-25; 14: 1-7, I Jn 5: 11-12; 10:
5. Nature Miracles Jn 2: 1-11; 6: 5-13; 16-21
6. Healing Miracles Jn 4: 45-54; 5: 1-18
7. Raising of Lazarus Jn 11: 1-45
8. Love Jn 3: 16-18, I jn 3: 11-18, I Cor 13: 1-13
9. Justification by faith Rom 3: 21-24
10. Law and Grace Rom 3: 19-26; 4:13-16
11 – 12 Revision and Examination

References
1. RSV Bible (Compulsory)
2. Christian Religious Knowledge for SS bk 1 by I.O Adeyemo
3. Essential Christian Religious Knowledge for SS bk 1 – 3 by Ugochukwu Okoli
4. Comprehensive Christian Religious Knowledge for SS 1 – 3 Martin I. Amaechi

WEEK 1
TOPIC: JESUS AS A LAMB John 1: 29-34
CONTENTS
In John 1: 29-30, John described Jesus as the Lamb of God which takes away the sins of the whole world. This
is a figurative expression which talks of the fact that the death of Jesus on the cross is the only sacrifice that has
brought redemption to humanity. In other words, just as a Lamb was slaughtered, Jesus was slain for the
atonement of the sin of mankind.
Significance
By describing Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, John was unknowingly talking
about the death of Jesus on the cross where he will sacrifice his blood to save the whole world from sin. Thus,
as a sacrificial Lamb, Jesus will die for the remission of the sins of the world.

JESUS AS THE DOOR AND THE GOOD SHEPHERD (John 10: 1-18)
Once, Jesus taught the people about himself, using a metaphor of a door and shepherd. He told them that
whosoever does not enter a sheep pen (where livestock is reared) by the door but enters through other ways is a
thief. He who enters through the door is a shepherd whose voice his sheep know and listen to the shepherd calls
his by name and they follow him as he leads them because they know him so well.

On the other hand, the sheep cannot follow a stranger, but will rather run away because they do not know his
voice. He said he is the gate or door and whosoever enters through him shall be saved. He who enters through
him shall be saved. He who enters through him shall also find pasture as gives life. Lastly, he says he is the
good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep.

Evaluation
What do you understand by the term Jesus the Lamb.
Assignment
Explain the good shepherd.

TOPIC: THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE GOOD SHEPHERD AND THE HIRELY
CONTENT:
1. A hireling has selfish intentions, the good shepherd has the intention of giving life, spiritual life in
abundance to the flock.
2. A hireling runs away when he sees the wolf approaching but the good shepherd lays down his life for
the flock.
3. A hireling does not care about the sheep unlike the good shepherd who takes good care of them.
4. As a hireling, the sheep do not follow him. They are afraid because he is a stranger. The good shepherd
is followed because his voice is known to the sheep.
5. the good shepherd knows his sheep and his sheep know him but they may not know the hireling who
has just come to work.
6. The hireling stays as long as he is paid but the good shepherd does not abandon his sheep because of
non-payment of his allowances / salaries
Significance of Jesus as the door
1. By saying he is the door, Jesus means he is the only means to salvation. No one can get to God except
through him.
2. By giving life, Jesus means that he who believes in him, even if he dies, he shall live again this time,
everlasting.
3. Being a good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep signifies that Jesus so loves us that he
agreed to die so that we shall live.

Evaluation
What is the significance of Jesus as the door and good shepherd.

WEEK 2
TOPIC: JESUS AS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
CONTENTS:
In the encounter between Nicodemus and Jesus, Jesus mentioned that light came into the world, but the world
preferre3d darkness. This is because they were evil, since every evil doer hates the light, So as not to expose his
evil ways. According to him, whoever lives in truth loves the light so that it will be clear that his deeds are done
through God.
Again, shortly after Jesus discharged the woman caught in adultery, he taught the people, saying that he is the
light of the world, whoever follows him will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life. Finally, Jesus
declared to his followers that he is the light of the world, as long as he was in the world. This was in response to
his disciples question if the blind from birth because of his sins or those of his parents.

Significance
Jesus was constantly referring to himself as the “light of the world”. This phrase simply means that his way of
life is perfect and he is perfectly situated in the right hand of God. The light he brought to the world is the
gospel of the kingdom of God which people must embrace to be saved and to inherit life.

Weekend Assignment
1. John described Jesus with the following terms (a) the Lamb (b) the door (c) the wood
2. Jesus as the Lamb of God signifies that ____ (a) like a lamb, Jesus obeyed his father and became man
(b) Jesus was to overcome humiliation (c) Jesus was to bear the sin of the world like a paschal Lamb.
3. Who made the statement “behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (a) Nathaniel
(b) Andrew (c) John the Baptist
4. Which of the following statement is not correct (a) we cannot love God without loving one another (b)
God is love (c) Once we love God we need not bother loving one another
5. When Jesus came to the place where the body of Lazarus was laid, which of the following did he not do
(a) HE sent Lazarus sisters away (b) He wept (c) He prayed

Theory
1. Explain the term, Jesus the good shepherd.
2. What do you understand by the term Jesus the Lamb.

WEEK 3
TOPIC: JESUS AS THE TRUE VINE Jn 15: 1-11
CONTENT:
Jesus describes himself as the true vine and his father as the vine dresser. Any branch that does not bear fruit
will be cut off and every branch that bears fruit will be pruned that it may bear more fruits. According to him,
his disciples should abide by him and his words will abide in them.
As the branch cannot bear fruits by itself, unless it abides in the vine, so also the relationship should exist in
Jesus will be cast off to wither and be burnt. It is only when that relationship exists that they can achieve
something. He further states that if they abide by his words and his words abide in them, they should ask
whatever they like and it shall be done for them. Jesus said that as the father loves him, he also loves the
Christians.
Significance
1. If Christians follow Jesus footsteps, they will live very productive and fulfilled on earth.
2. They cannot achieve anything on their own, except they follow Jesus and trust in him.
3. The joy of living is complete when we live in Christ. We will also be sure of everlasting life.

Evaluation
Explain the term “Jesus the true vine”

TOPIC: JESUS AS LIVING WATER AND BREAD – John 4: 7-15; 6: 25-40


Reference
Essential Christian Religious Knowledge for SS 1 – 3 by Edmond Ugochukwu
CONTENT
Once, Jesus met a woman in a well in Samaria and asked her to give him some water. The woman refused on
grounds that it was an abomination for Jews and Samaritans to have anything in common. Jesus told the woman
that if she knew the gifts of God and the one asking for a drink, she would have demand from him from him
some living water.
Confused because Jesus was not having any container of water with him, she asked where he will get the water
he is talking about. The woman queried whether Jesus was greater than Jacob who gave them the well and even
drank from it with his children and cattle. Jesus answered the woman, saying that the water the woman was
having will still evoke more thirst after drinking it, but that his own water becomes as spring in he who drinks
it, welling up to eternal life. The woman therefore demanded for the living water so that she may not thirst again
nor come to the well to draw water.
On another occasion, Jesus told his followers that he is the bread of life; that whoever comes to him will never
go hungry; while whoever believes in him will never be thirsty.

Significance of Jesus as living water / How living water


1. “Living water” is figurative. It simply signifies the word of God.
2. The word of God is universal – it is both for Greeks, Jews, and Gentiles and for all. Even the woman
from Samaria is entitled to it.
3. The living water (word of God) leads to eternal life through Jesus.
4. The “spring which wells to eternal life” symbolizes the words of God which does not decay. It is ever
fresh to sustain whoever embraced it.

Significance for Jesus Bread of life.


1. “Bread of life” signifies word of God which is Jesus
2. The only assurance we have for everlasting life is faith in Jesus.
3. Those who sincerely seek God cannot be disappointed.
4. Work without faith is useless

Evaluation
How does Jesus describe himself in St. John’s gospel as the living water? In what way does this teaching apply
to us?
Weekend Assignment
1. The term “living water” figuratively refers to ______ (a) A flowing stream (b) the well at Sychar (c)
The word of God
2. The Samaritan woman whom Jesus asked for some water to drink was surprised because _______ (a)
Jesus was not thirsty when he asked for water (b) the Jews traditionally had nothing to do with the
Samaritan (c) None of the above
3. Lazarua was from the city of ______ (a) Nain (b) Bethany (c) Bethpage
4. “Bread of life” means ________ (a) the blood of Jesus (b) The word of God (c) power of God
5. I am the vine, ye are the branches, who said this (a) God (b) Holy Spirit (c) Jesus Christ
Theory
1. How does John portray Jesus as the true vine?
2. How does Jesus describe himself in St. John’s gospel as the living water

WEEK 4
TOPIC: JESUS THE RESURRECTION AND LIFE, LIVING WATER & BREAD
CONTENT:
Jesus the resurrection and life
Jesus the living bread. John 6: 25-40
Jesus refers to himself as the resurrection and life. This was after the death of Lazarus when he visited Mary and
Martha of Bethany. Martha challenged Jesus that if he were around his brother would not have died. Jesus
replied “I am the resurrection and the life, he who believe3s in me, though he die, ye t he shall live and whoever
lives and believes in me shall never die”. John 11: 25

Significance and lessons to learn


1. Jesus has power to give life to his followers both in this present world and the world to come.
2. He who has Jesus has life because for one to have everlasting life, he must believe in Jesus.

JESUS THE LIVING WATER JOHN 4: 1-15


Jesus went to Galilee and when he was passing through Samaria, he stopped by a certain Samaritan city called
Sychar; the Samaritans were regarded by the Jews as inferior because they were a product of mixed-blood.
Consequently, Jesus has no dealings with them.
At Sychar, Jesus met the Samaritan woman, by Jacob’s well, Jesus asked for some water from the woman, the
woman replies “how is it that you a Jew asked for a drink from a Samaritan? Jesus replied, “If you know the gift
of God and who is it that is saying to you, give me a drink, you would have asked him for a living water that
wells up to eternal life”.

Significance
1. “Living water is figurative, its simply the word of God
2. The word of God is universal – it is both Greeks, Jews Gentiles and for all. Even the women from
Samaria are entitled to it.
3. The living water (word of God) leads to eternal life through Jesus.
JESUS THE LIVING BREAD, JN 6: 25 – 50
Jesus refers to himself as the bread of life. This is a figurative expression. The Jews could not understand what
he is saying because it is a figurative expression. Jesus told them that their fathers ate manna in the wilderness
and perished. Jesus told them that he is the bread of life that anyone who eats from him will have eternal life.

Evaluation
What is the implication of Jesus the resurrection and life?
Why did Jesus refer to himself as “the living bread?”

Weekend Assignment
1. Jesus met the Samaritan woman at a city called ________ (a) Sychar (b) Syria (c) Samaria (d) Jericho
2. Lazarus was from the city of ________ (a) Bethany (b) Galilee (c) Jerusalem (d) Jericho
3. The shortest verse of the bible is found in (a) John 11:35 9b) John 11: 45 (c) John 11: 25 (d) John 11:28
4. The Samaritans has no dealing with the Jews because they regarded them as _______ (a) As inferior (b)
as enemies (c) as competitors (d) all of the above
5. Who referred to himself as the bread of life (a) the Jews (b) the disciples (c) Jesus Christ (d) Peter

Theory
1. The term “living bread means what
2. What is the implication of Jesus the resurrection and life

Answers
1. A 2. A 3. B 4. A 5. C
Theory
1. It refers to the word of God which can offer man eternal life.
2. It implies that Jesus has abundant life which offers eternal life to anyone who believes in him.

WEEK 5
TOPIC: NATURE MIRACLES, john 2: 1-11; 6: 5-13; 15-21
CONTENT
(a) The wedding at Cana in Galilee John 2: 1-11
(b) The feeding of the five thousand people John 6: 5-13
(c) Walking on the sea John 6: 15-21

Miracles are signs of God’s special intervention in human affairs. When we talk about nature miracles, we are
talking about miracles that violate the law of nature.

a. THE WEDDING AT CANA IN GALILEE


Jesus and his disciples and his mother were invited to a wedding at Cana in Galilee. While they were
there, the wine got finished. The mother of Jesus went to him and told him to do something about the
situation but Jesus said to her “my hour has not yet come”. Mary told the disciples to do whatever Jesus
asked them to do.
Later Jesus instructed the disciples to fill six Jars with water after which they should start to serve the
people and the disciples obeyed. When the steward of the feast tasted the wine, he discovered that it
tasted better than the former one. He called the bridegroom and said to him “every man serves the good
wine first and when men have drank freely, the poor wine but you have kept the good wine until now”.
This was the first miracle Jesus performed at the beginning of his ministry and the disciples believed in
him.

b. THE FEEDING OF THE FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE


While Jesus was on the mountain with his disciples, he saw the multitude coming to him. Jesus asked
Philip how he could be able to feed them. Jesus said this to test him because he knew what he would do.
Philip said two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each of them of to get a little, then
Andrew said there was a lad who had five barley loaves and two fishes, then Jesus told the disciples to
tell the people to sit down in group of hundreds and fifties.

He took the five loaves and two fishes, lifted them up and blessed them. He gave them to the disciples
to distribute among the crowds. All five thousand people ate and were satisfied. They gathered twelve
baskets of fragments, by taking care of the left over, they were being taught that all gift were not to be
wasted.

c. WALKING ON THE SEA


In the evening time, the disciples went down to the sea and got into a boat going to Capernaum, it was
dark and Jesus was yet to join them. There was a storm and a strong wind which was blowing, when
they have sailed for about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to
the boat, they were frightened, but Jesus said, “it is I do not be afraid”. He entered the boat and the
disciples were glad and they got to where they were going. Other nature miracles of Jesus can be found
in Matt 8: 26-27.

Evaluation Question
1. What is a miracle
2. Describe the wedding at Cana in Galilee
Reading Assignment
Read Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools bk 1 by A.A Adeyinka et al Pg 8 – 10

References
1. The Holy Bible RSV
2. A.V.J. Obinna – WASSCE – 1998 – 2002 Christian Religious Knowledge
3. A.A. Adeyinka et al Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools bk 1
4. Martins I. Amaechi – Comprehensive Christian Religious knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools bk
1, 2, & 3
5. E. J. Uzor – Student key Points – Christian Religious Knowledge.
Weekend Assignment
1. How many jars of water did Jesus ask his disciples to fetch? (a) six jars (b) seven jars (c) nine jars (d)
ten jars
2. The statement “my hour has not yet come” was made by who (a) Mary (b) Jesus (c) the steward (d)
none of the above
3. Jesus fed five thousand people with _____ and _____ (a) 5 loaves and two fishes (b) two loaves and
few fishes (c) seven loaves and five fishes (d) none of the above
4. How many baskets of fragments were gathered? (a) ten baskets (b) fifteen baskets (c) twelve baskets (d)
none of the above
5. “It is I, do not be afraid”, who made this statement? (a) God (b) Peter (c) Jesus (d) Andrew

Theory
1. What lessons did you learn from the miracles of feeding the five thousand people?
2. “It is I, do not be afraid ……” What led to this statement?
Answers
1. A 2. B 3. A 4. B 5. C
Theory
1. (a) With God nothing is impossible
(b) We should be generous like the young lad who gave his bread and fish to the disciples
© We should not waste the gift of God. This is the reason why Jesus instructed that the fragments
should be gathered.
2. The disciplines went to the other side of Capernaum, when the evening had come. They entered a boat
going to Capernaum. It was dark and Jesus was yet to join them. When they have sailed for about three
miles or four miles, they saw someone like a ghost walking on the sea. They were terrified. Jesus
answered” take heart, it is I, do not be afraid”.

WEEK 6
TOPIC: THE HEALING MIRACLES OF JESUS CHRIST
a. The Healing of the Official son John 4; 45-54
b. The healing of the Lame man at the pool of Bethazatha Jn 5: 1-18
c. The healing of the man born blind. John 9: 1-17

A. HEALING OF THE OFFICIAL’S SON. Jn 4: 45-54


At the Capernaum, Jesus met an official whose son was ill and was at the point of death, the man
begged Jesus to come down to his house and heal his son so that his son will not die. Jesus replied “go
your way, your son will live”. The man believed and went, as he approached his house, the servant told
him that his son was healed. He asked them for the time the healing took place and they said “the
seventh hour”. The man realized that, that was the time Jesus made the pronouncement.

B. THE HEALING OF THE MAN AT THE POOL OF BETHAZATHA. Jn 5: 1-18


There was in Jerusalem, by a sheep gate a pool in Hebrew called Bethazatha which had five platforms.
In it laid multitude of invalids, blind, lame and paralyzed. There was a man who was lame for thirty-
eight years when Jesus saw him, he asked him whether he wanted to be healed. The man explained he
has no man to put him in the water. The first man who got there will be healed. Jesus said rise take up
your pallet and walk, immediately he took his pallet and walked. The Jews accused the man for
carrying his pallet on the Sabbath day and persecuted Jesus for healing on the Sabbath day. Jesus said,
he had to be busy doing his father’s work..

C. THE MAN BORN BLIND Jn 9: 1-15


As Jesus passed with his disciplines there was a man who was born blind. The disciplines asked Jesus
who was guilty whether it was the parent of the man who sinned but for the work of God to be made
manifest. Jesus made clay and spat on it, he mixed the clay with spittle and robbed it on his eyes he
asked the man to so to the pool of Siloam which means (sent). The man obeyed and he was healed. The
Pharisees and the Sadducees were annoyed and they questioned the man and persecuted Jesus for it.

D. RAISING THE DEAD JN 11: 1-45


There was a man from the city of Bethany by name Lazarus. He had two sisters, Mary and Martha.
Jesus loved Lazarus, Mary and Martha. When Lazarus was sick, his two sisters sent for Jesus but Jesus
delayed eventually Lazarus died and was buried. After four days, Jesus went to the tomb of Lazarus he
was deeply moved with compassion and he wept. He called Lazarus and commanded him to come forth
from the grave and Lazarus came forth. Jesus told the people to unbind him. Lazarus was restored to
life and Jesus hand him over to his sisters.

Evaluation
1. The word “Siloam” means what?
2. Who was sent to the pool of Siloam and for what purpose?
Reading Assignments
A.A. Adeyinka – Christian Religious Knowledge for senior Secondary Schools bk 1 and Comprehensive
Christian Religious Knowledge pg 180.
References
1. The Holy Bible RSV
2. A.A Adeyinka et al – Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools bk 1
3. Martins I. Amaechi – Comprehensive Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools bk
1, 2, & 3.
Weekend Assignments
1. The pool of Siloam means _____ (a) sick (b) sent (c) saint (d) all of the above
2. The officials son was healed at ______ hour (a) seventh hour (b) third hour (c) fourth hour (d) ninth
hour
3. The Lame man at the pool of Bethazatha was ill for ______ years (a) thirty-eight years (b) twenty-eight
years (c) thirty-five years (d) all of the above
4. The shortest verse of the bible is in ______ (a) John 11: 45 (b) John 11: 35 (c) John 11: 22 (d) John 11:
27
5. Jesus was persecuted for _____ (a) healing on the Sabbath (b) healing without permission (c) all of the
above (d) none of the above
Theory
1. The healing of the official’s son took lace at where and what hour?
2. At Bethany, who was raised from the death? Mention the name of his two sisters
Answers
1. B 2. A 3. A 4. B 5. A
Theory
1. Capernaum, at the seventh hour.
2. Lazarus, his sisters were Mary and Martha.

WEEK 7
TOPIC; LOVE John 3: 16, I John 4: 1-21, John 13: 34-35, John 15: 12-13, I Cor 13: 1-13
CONTENT
A. MEANING OF LOVE
B. CHARACTERISTICS OF LOVE
There are three types of love expressed in the Greek words. The first type of love is “Eros”. “EROS” – This is
the carnal sensual love, it is highly conditional, it expresses itself only when the going is good, it withdraws
itself when the going is rough, the example of this type of love is the love between boyfriend and girlfriend
(sexual partners) or love between a married man or woman with his/her concubines.
The second type of love is “Phileo”. “PHILEO” – This is the human type of love. This type of love is stronger
and more powerful than the first one,but it has its limitations. It is conditional. The example of this type of love
is love between brother and sister, wife and husband, parent and children.
The third type of love is “Agape” – This is the God kind of love and the strongest love. It is the type of love that
compels God to send his only begotten son to die for the sin of mankind. This is the love expressed in John 3:
16. It is highly unconditional. John 3: 16 is regarded by scholars as gospel within the gospel. I Cor 13: 1-37
state the characteristics of this God kind of love.
1. It is patient and kind
2. It is not jealous or boastful
3. It is not arrogant or rude
4. It does not insist on his own way
5. It is not resentful
6. It does not rejoice at wrong
7. It believes all things
8. It endures all things
9. It hopes all things
10. It never ends.

Evaluation questions
1. What is love?
2. List 3 characteristics of God kind of love
Reading Assignments
Read;
Martin I. Amaechi – Comprehensive Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools bk 1, 2 & 3
pg 186.
References
1. The Holy Bible RSV
2. A. A. Adeyinka et al – Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools bk 1
3. Martins I. Amaechi – Comprehensive Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools bk
1, 2 & 3.

Weekend Assignments
1. The word phileo means _____ (a) carnal sensual love (b) human love (c) God kind of love (d) none of
the above
2. “Eros” means _____ (a) human love (b) carnal sensual love (c) God-kind of love (d) all of the above
3. The “Agape” love means ____ (a) unconditional love (b) conditional love (c) human love (d) all of the
above.
4. Love means caring and sharing with one another. (a) true (b) false
5. John 3: 16 is regarded by scholars as gospel within the gospel (a) true (b) false

Theory
1. Explain the meaning of the Greek word Agape
2. List four characteristics of “Agape love”.

Answers
1. B 2. B 3. A 4. A 5. A
Theory
1. Agape love is the Greek word which means unconditional love. It is the sacrificial type of love. The
type demonstrated by Jesus on the cross, the just dying for the unjust. It is not limited by situations or
circumstances like “Eros” and “phileo”. It is the type expressed in John 3: 16.
2. a. It believes all things
b. It endures all things
c. It never ends
d. It is not easily provoked.

WEEK 8
Gal 3: 19-21, 2: 16-21, Rom 10: 5, 11: 10-17, Rom 4: 1-5, 10, 16-22
CONTENT
a. Meaning of justification
b. Condition for justification

Justification is a process in which a penitent sinner is regarded guiltless by the reason of his faith in the Lord
Jesus Christ. The righteousness of Jesus Christ is imputed on him and placed to his credit. We receive
justification as a gift from God, not as a result of our works or deeds or obedience to the law.
Faith is the condition for justification. Faith is implicit trust of confidence in God works and ways. A sinner
cannot be justified without faith in the atonement work of Christ on Calvary. A man who has faith in God and
his son Jesus Christ is said to be righteous and justified by faith.
Abraham was not justified by his own works but by his faith in God. The gospel of Christ as preached by Paul
and his fellow apostle contained the Christian message of faith, love and hope.
Paul in the book of Galatians condemned the Jews for practicing the righteousness that was based on the law.
He believed that it is through a strict observance of the law that a man is saved. God promised for his people is
based on faith.

Evaluation questions
1. Explain the concept of justification and state the condition for its attainment.
2. Mention two patriarchs who were justified by faith.
Reading Assignments
Read Comprehensive Christian Religious Knowledge pg 216
References
4. The Holy Bible RSV
5. A.A Adeyinka et al – Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools bk 1
6. Martins I. Amaechi – Comprehensive Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools bk
1, 2, & 3.
Weekend Assignments
1. By “justification” Paul means ____ (A) ability to keep the law (b) reconciliation to God (c) declaring
the guilty, guiltless on account of his faith (d) forgiveness of sin
2. The condition for justification is ____ (a) faith (b) repentance (c) Love (d) obedience
3. Which of these is a fruit of justification (a) freedom from eternal condemnation (b) speaking in tongues
(c) the gift of prophecy (d) taking part in holy communion
4. “faith” according to Paul means (a) accepting Jesus death and resurrection as a means of restoring man
to fellowship with God (b) being patient after prayer (c) righteousness of the law (d) trust in the ten
commandments
5. _____ was one of the Heroes of faith (a) Aaron (b) RAhab (c) Solomon (d) none of the above.

Theory
1. State four conditions for achieving justification.
2. State three roles of faith in the life of today’s Christians.

Answers
1. C 2. A 3. A 4. A 5. B
Theory
1. a. Man must acknowledge that justification is a gift of God’s grace and cannot therefore be achieved
through man’s effort or self-righteousness.
b. man must believe on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as a prerequisite for justification.
c. Man’s perfection cannot earn him justification.
d. Man must acknowledge that he is a sinner, foremost, before he can aspire to justification.
2. a. Faith brings about patience to God’s answer to our prayers.
b. Faith in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection assures Christians of eternal life.
c. Faith enables Christians to believe in whatever is written in the bible.

C.R.K JSS1
WEEKS SCHEME OF WORK
1. Understanding human relationship
2. Understanding Religion as relationship with God
3. Man’s search for relationship with God.
4. Books of the Bible
5. God’s revelation of Himself
6. The views of different tribes about creation
7. The Biblical account of creation
8. The dignity of man in God’s creative activity
9. Man’s share in God’s creative activity
10. Revision
11. Examination

References
1. Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies for JSS bk 1 by Tunde Erumeoba et al.
2. Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 1 by I.O. Adeyemo
3. Christian Religious Education for JSS bk 1 by Adeyinka et al
4. R.S.V. Bible

WEEK 1
TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING HUMAN RELATIONSHIP
CONTENT
1. Definition of Human Relationship
2. Types of Human Relationship
3. Factors mutilating against good human relationship

A. DEFINITION OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIP


Human relationship develops from the knowledge and interaction with one another. Through
interaction, human beings tend to understand one another and this brings peace in their relationship.
When we live together and we do not understand each other, the relationship will break down. There
are certain things that help towards building interaction. In other words, there are things that you shall
know about the person that you are interacting with. They are as follows:
1. Name
2. Background
3. Age
4. School
5. Religion
6. Hobby
7. State
8. Nationality
9. Likes and dislikes
10. Interest, hopes and fears.
In the bible, Abraham and Lot were relatives and they understood each other. This explains why they came
together and ironed out the causes of quarrel that ensued between their servants that would have ultimately led
to their separation.
We also have another example of human relationship in the Bible where the Gerilogy background of Jesus was
traced to Abraham in Matthew and Luke.
TYPES OF RELATIONSHIP
We have two types of relationship namely family and business relationship:
i. Family relationship:- This is sub divided into two; immediate and extended family
relationship includes (a) Husband and wife relationship (b) Parents and children
relationship (c) brothers and sisters relationship. Extended family relationship Includes: (a)
You and your cousins (b) you and your aunts (c) you and your uncles (d) you and your
grandparents (e) you and your in-laws
ii. Business relationship includes: (a) Relationship existing between business partners (b)
Students-teacher relationship (c) friends to friend relationship (d) master-servant
relationship
Factors militating against good human relationship
The factors that militate against having good human relationship are as follows:
i. Bad manners
ii. Laziness
iii. Indiscipline
iv. Theft
v. Suspicion.

Evaluation
1. List five things that militate against having good human relationship
2. Define Human relationship
Reading Assignment
1. Christian Religious Education for JSS bk 1 Adeyinka et al.
2. Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies for JSS bk 1 by Tunde Erumeoba.
Weekend Assignment
1. Which of the following is not necessary in building good relationship (a) age (b) name (c) discipline
2. Human relationship is best defined as (a) playing with other people (b) gossip (c) knowledge and
interaction with one another
3. _______ is an immediate family (A) husband and wife (b) children and uncles (c) parents and
grandparents
4. Business relationship is of _____ types (A) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4
5. Which of these factors militate against good human relationship. (a) suspicion (b) love (c) Interest
Theory
1. What is human relationship?
2. List five factors that militate against good human relationship
Answers
1. B 2. C 3. A 4. A 5. A
Theory
1. Human relationship develops from the knowledge and interaction with one another.
2. Factors that militate against good relationship are:
i. Bad manners
ii. Indecency
iii. Laziness
iv. Suspicion
v. Unforgiving spirit
TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING RELKLIGON AS RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
CONTRENT
WHAT IS RELIGION?
Religion is the belief in the existence of God or a Supreme Being. In other words, it is belief in the creator and
the maker of heaven and earth.
Types of Religion
1. Christianity: Christians worship God in the church especially on Sundays. They use the Holy Bible and
hymns in their worship. They believe in Jesus as the saviour.
2. Islam: The Muslims worship God on Fridays. They use the Holy Quran and Tesbau in the mosque.
3. African Traditional Religion: The Priest in African traditional religion worship in shrines with the help
of cowries and calabashes. They worship small gods through intermediaries who assist them to
communicate the Supreme Being.

Evaluation
Mention the five types of religion in Nigeria.

TOPIC: TYPES OF RELIGION IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD


CONTENTS:
The religions practiced in other parts of the world are as follows:
RELIGION COUNTRY PEOPLE
Hinduism India Indians
Confucianism China Chinese
Buddhism Asia Asians
Judaism Israel Jews
Aruinism All over the world Pagans
Shintoism Japan Japanese

Evaluation:
Mention 5 religions practiced in other parts of the world.
Weekend Assignment
1. A.T.R. stands for (a) African Traditional Relations (b) African Traditional religion (c) Asia
Traditional religion
2. Which of these religion use the Holy Quran (a) Christianity (b) Islamic religion (c)African
Traditional Religion
3. Confucianism is a religion practiced in (a) Japan (b) China (c) India
4. Shintoism is a religion practiced in (A) Japan (b) China (c) India
5. Hinduism is a religion practiced in _____ (a) India (b) China (c) Israel
Theory
1. What is religion?
2. List 5 different religion practiced outside Nigeria

TOPIC: MAN’S SEARCH FOR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD


Reference
1. The Holy Bible RSV
2. Christian Religious Education JSS 1
CONTENT
Man in his own effort to be closer to God his creator chooses religion and religion has a lot to do with
enhancing the relationship between mankind and God.
The aim of every religion is to discover God. The method of worship in each religion may be different but they
are aimed at worshipping the God of the universe. We should respect God either when worshipping Him or in
his ways of life.
Our relationship with God starts from our readiness to learn about Him through the bible. The bible contains the
mind of God, the state of man and the way of salvation.
Evaluation
What is your relationship with God and Jesus?

TOPIC: NAMES GIVEN TO GOD BY DIFFERENT TRIBES IN NIGERIA


CONTENT
Nigerians call God by different names. God is called and addressed in different ethnic groups as follows:
ETHNIC GROUP THE NAMES OF GOD
Yoruba Olorun, Olodumare, Oluwa
Urhobo Oghene
Igbo Chukwu, Chineke
Hausa Ubangiji
Edo Osanobua
Nupe Soko
Tiv Anode
Ibibio Abasi
Birin Dagusi
Igala Ojo
Ebira Olunmoruhi
Ijaw Temearau
Arabic Allah
English God

Evaluation
What is God called in Ibibio, Ijaw Hausa
Conclusion: Lesson
1. We should be sincere in our religion practice
2. As Christians, we should tolerate others even people of different religion

WEEK 4
TOPIC: THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
CONTENT
Before the development of writing, oral tradition was a means of communication. Then writing took a major
step forward with the development of single symbol to represent each consonant. In ancient Israel, most
documents were written in parchment or papyrus. Papyrus could not survive in the damp soil of Palestine. It
was grown in Egypt and was widely used as writing material in Egypt.

The book in use in the Biblical times was the scroll. This is the real predecessor of the modern book. The Bible
consists of 66 books. 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.
The Old Testament books can be categorized into the following
1. PENTATEUCH: Genesis to Deuteronomy
2. HISTORY BOOKS: Joshua to Esther
3. THE POETIC BOOK: Job to Songs of Solomon
4. THE PROPHETIC BOOKS: Isaiah to Malachi
The New testament Books are categorized as follows:
1. SYNOPTIC GOSPELS: Matthew to John
2. ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
3. THE EPISTLES OR LETTER: Romans to Jude
4. BOOKS OF PROPHECY: Revelation

Evaluation: How many books do we have in the New Testament?


Conclusion: The Bible is the book of books
Weekend Assignment
1. How many religions do we have? (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 5
2. Ubangiji is the name of God in _____ tribe (a) Hausa (b) Igbo (c) Yoruba
3. The bible is made up of _____ books (a) 56 (b) 46 (c) 66
4. The Old Testament contains ___ books (a) 39 (b) 27 (c) 29
5. The books of prophecy is called ____ (a) Epistle (b) Revelation (c) gospel
Theory
1. List the names of God in 10 ethnic groups
2. List the books that make up the synoptic gospel.

WEEK 5
TOPIC: GOD’S REVELATION OF HIMSELF
CONTENT
i. Meaning of Revelation
ii. Ways by which God reveals Himself to man.

A. MEANING OF REVELATION
Revelation means disclosure or making known. God’s revelation of himself means how God made
himself known or disclosed himself to man. The following are the ways through which God revealed
himself to man both in the past and in the present age.
Ways by which God reveals himself to man
1. Nature e.g. Sun, Moon, Star, Ocean, Land etc.
2. Dream e.g. Joseph
3. Vision e.g. Jacob
4. Trance e.g. Cornelius
Prophets
Prophecy
Bible
Jesus Christ
Angels e.g. Abraham
Still small voice
Audible voice e.g. Samuel
Circumstances e.g. Moses and the burning bush
The bible contains stories of how God revealed Himself as the creator of the universe, the one who came and
provides for his people. In the early chapters of the book of Genesis, God revealed Himself to Abraham. In the
Book of Exodus, God also appeared to Moses on several occasions. On Mount Sinai, when he gave him the Ten
Commandments, He also appeared to him in the Land of Midian through the burning bush. In the New
Testament, God revealed Himself to Paul the apostle on his way to Damascus to persecute God’s children. God
also speaks to us through his son Jesus Christ.
God revealed Himself through the Bible. The Bible is God’s inspired word.

Evaluation
1. Describe two incidents in the old Testament when God appeared to individuals
2. Discuss the value of the Bible to the present day Christians.
Reading Assignment
Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies for JSS 1 by Tunde Erumeoba et al.
Christian Religious Knowledge for bk 1 by I.O Adeyemo
RSV Bible. Read Gen 12: 1-19, Exo 3: 1-6, Hebrews 1: 103, II Timothy 3: 16-17
Weekend Assignment
1. Through which of the following does God now reveals Himself to us (a) Abraham (b) Moses (c) Jesus
Christ
2. Revelation means ___ (a) recovery (b) discovery (c) disclosure
3. God reveals Himself to us through ____ (a) People (b) Bible (c) Animals
4. The Bible is God ____ word (a) inspired (b) expired (c) respired
5. God revealed Himself to Paul the apostle on his way to ____ (a) Jerusalem (b) Damascus (c) Bethlehem
Theory
1. Mention five ways through which God speaks to us today
2. Explain how God revealed Himself to Moses
Answers
1. C 2. C 3. B 4. A 5. B
Theory
1. a. Dreams
b. Visions
c. Prophets
d. Prophecy
e. Bible
2. God reveals Himself to Moses in Midian through the burning bush. He told him to remove his shoes for
where he was standing is a holy ground.

WEEK 6
TOPIC: THE VIEWS OF DIFFERENT TRIBES CREATION
CONTENTS
I. Yoruba traditional account of creation
II. Edo traditional account of creation.
A. YORUBA TRADITIONAL ACCOUNT OF CREATION
Every ethnic group in African society has its own myth about the creation of the universe. According to
the Yoruba, the creation started when Olodumare sent Orisa nla to mould sixteen lifeless human
images. He moulded it and brought it to Olodumare. Olodumare now breathe on them and they became
living souls and were sent to the earth to multiply.
Olodumare sent orisa-nla with snails shell containing sand and water and two birds when he got to the
earth, he threw the shell down. The water splashed on one side and the sand on the other side. He puts
down the birds to spread the sand, the sand could not reach some places; such places are still with water
till today. They eventually became rivers, Oceans, Sea etc. while the places with sand became dry land
that we see today. When Orisa-Nla reported to Olodumare that he had completed the job, Olodumare
sent a Chameleon to inspect it; after the inspection, the Chameleon reported that it is well done.
B. EDO TRADITIONAL ACCOUNT OF CREATION
In Edo, God is called Osanobua. HE gave power to Osanobua to mold and make man and Osanobua he
gave shelter in the bush to keep watch, so Osanobua started moulding people and sending them into the
earth until the earth was filled and people started multiplying.
Evaluation
1. Which of these accounts is the most reliable account of the origin of creation?
2. Explain briefly the evolution theory.
Reading Assignment
Christian Religious Education for JSS bk Adeyinka et al
Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies for JSS bk 1 by Tunde Erumeoba et al
Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS bk 1 by I.O. Adeyemo
Modern Biology – Read on Darwin Evolution theory of man.

Weekend Assignment
1. God created the universe for days (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 21
2. ____ was created on the fourth day (a) light (b) Dry land (c) sun, moon, stars
3. In Edo traditional account of creation, which of these personalities was given power to mould and make
man (a) Osanobua (b) Osanoha (c) Orisa-nla
4. Who was delegated by Olodumare to create the world in Yoruba account (a) Osanobua (b) Orisa-nla (c)
Orunmila
5. _____ was created on the seventh day by God (a) man (b) light (c) God rested
Theory
1. List four things which man created
2. Explain the Edo account of creation

Answers
1. A 2. C 3. A 4. B 5. C
Theory
1. Man created the following things (a) Pen (b) Cup (c) Spoon (d) Books
2. In Edo account of creation, Osanobua gave power to Osanowa to mould and make man, and to Osanoha
he gave power to keep watch and shelter in the bush. Osanowa started moulding man and man
multiplied in the world.

WEEK 7
TOPIC: THE DIGNITY OF MAN IN GOD’S CREATION
CONTENT
Man was created in the image of God after His likeness. Man is thus referred to as the pyramid of creation. He
is the crownb of creation. God gave man power to sub due and have dominion over every created things. He is
equally given the power to be fruitful and multiply.

The special consideration given to man at creation is dignity. When man was created on the sixth day, God felt
that man should not be alone and this made God to create a helper for them. “Then the Lord God said, it is not
good for the man to be alone, I will make him a helper suitable for him’ (Gen 2: 18).
The dignity of man in God’s creation rises everyday, the Ten Commandments given to man attests to this. In the
fourth commandment, man was asked to remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy. Man has been able to rise in
dignity through this.

TOPIC: THE DIGNITY OF MAN IN GOD’S CREATION


CONTENT
We go to church on Sabbath and many of us become priests, thereby placing us in the higher position to
worship and magnify the work of God. And the priesthood of man started in the garden of Eden which is the
garden of God.
We marry today. It is a charge from God and we are elevated in this. When a helper was created for the first
man , the man was so overwhelmed that he said “This is now the bone of my bones, and flesh and of my flesh,
she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man. For this cause, a man shall leave his father and
his mother and shall cleave to his wife and they shall become on flesh. (Gen 2: 23-24).

The image of God is shown in terms of human intelligence, creativity, love and care for others. Man is able to
reason and distinguish between bad and good in creativity because man can design and mould image like
himself and many other things that are good for decoration. The love of man has for one another emanated from
God and we take care of ourselves as God takes care of us from the beginning.
For man to thank god because he realized that God put him in position of dignity, he offers sacrifices like that of
Cain, Abel and Abraham. Even now, man tends to give thanks to God for his mercy.

Evaluation
1. What authority was conferred on man after creation
2. What do we mean by DIGNITY? Show that Adam and Eve are dignified by God.
Weekend Assignment
1. Man was created in the ____ of God (a) picture (B) height (c) image
2. _____ is the crown of creation (a) Lion (b) Elephant (c) Man
3. Adam called Eve woman because (a) Eve was very obedient (b) Eve was taken from the dust (c) was
take from his ribs
4. The image of God is shown in terms of human ____ (a) creativity (b) intelligence (c) death
Theory
1. How is man special creation of God?
2. What is dignity? Show how Adam and Eve were dignified by God.

WEEK 8
TOPIC: MAN’S SHARE IN GOD’S CREATIVE ACTIVITY
CONTENT
God created the first man from the dust and made a helper fit for him. Adsam called her woman because she
was taken from his ribs. God gave Adam power over all creatures. He told man to rule over the fish, Plants,
anials and every other creatures. God commanded man to be fruitful and multiply over the world. Man thus
shared in the creative power of God through different activities such as PROCREATION (bringing new life into
being) and the development of material resources of the earth for the benefit of all people.
The first man and woman (Adam and Eve) gave birth to Cain and Abel, and since then we have been
multiplying on the earth. When man and woman meet, the woman will conceive for a period of nine month. The
child will grow up (male or female) and later produce his/her own offspring, so we can see here that man is also
helping God in producing new life.

TOPIC: MAN’S SHARE IN GOD’S CREATIVE ACTIVITY


CONTENT
God delegated man to rule the world and this has made man intellectually aware of his environment. Man is
also conscious of life with his emotions and desires and because of power and energy, he is motivated to act.
Man has been able to cultivate the land to plant his food. After God has driven man away from the Garden of
Eden and there was no more free food for him to eat, man had to find way of feeding himself and his family.
The same thing is happening today.
As a result of intellectual development of man, he is able to develop material resources within his reach.
Examples are food production, trees used to make fir to cook his food and other things such as chairs, tables,
buildings, books, white board marker etc.
Nowadays, there has been increase in technological development and man is now making cars, aero planes, and
trains to carry people from one place to another.
Also, through the G.S.M Phones, one can reach people far away even without physically going there, thereby
making communication easier and faster.

Evaluation
1. In what ways does man share in the creative power of God.
2. How do you know that man is an image of God.
Weekend Assignment
1. God delegated ____ to rule the world (a) God (b) Man (c) sun
2. The first man is called ____ (a) Adam (b) Eve (C) Cain
3. The first man was placed in the ___ (A) River (b) Planet (c) Garden of Eden
4. The word “Procreation” means ____ (a) excretion (b) death (C) reproduction
5. The first man was made from the ____ (A ) air (b) sea (c) dust

Theory
1. How do you know that man is an image of God?
2. Explain how human beings can be said to create.