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CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES
THEME – GOD AS FATHER GUIDES HIS CHILDREN
PREVIOUS LESSON – ATTITUDE OF CHILDREN OF ONE FATHER
TOPIC – The Story of the call of Abraham and the Purpose of God’s call
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
- identify the purpose for which God calls us.
- give reasons for which God calls us.
- explain the ways we respond to God’s call.
- narrate the story of the call of Abraham.
- mention the benefits of obedience to God’s call.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of a map to trace the journey of Abraham from Ur to Canaan.
METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
- Scheme of Work
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CONTENT OF THE LESSON
THE STORY OF THE CALL OF ABRAHAM – Genesis 12:1-3.
1 The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s home, and go to a land that I am going to show you. 2 I will give you many descendants, and they will become a great nation. I will bless you and make your name famous, so that you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
But I will curse those who curse you.
And through you I will bless all the nations.
God promised Abram that he would be a blessing. All the families on the earth would be blessed because God would:
- Make a Great Nation of him.
- Bless him.
- And make his name great.
- Bless those that blessed him.
- Curse those who dishonoured him.
THE PURPOSES OF GOD’S CALL
The main purpose of God’s call is for service.
- God calls us to bless us and to be a blessing to others.
- God calls us to be messengers to His words.
- God calls us to save other people from bondage.
- God calls us so that we can fulfil our life purpose.
- God calls us to be children of the light.
- God calls us give us wisdom and understanding.
RIGHT RESPONSE TO GOD’S CALL – 1 Samuel 3:10, Isaiah 6:8.
Listen to God as He speaks.
I Samuel 3,
10 The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”
Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
Be ready to do what God wants you to do or go to where He wants to send.
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
BENEFITS OF OBEDIENCE OF GOD’S CALL – Luke 5:1-11, Genesis 12:1-20.
God blesses those who are obedience to him. Obedience to God makes us happy.
Peter obedience to Jesus makes him the fisher of men.
He let them down his net and caught such a large number of fish that the nets were about to break. So they call to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. They came and filled both boats so full of fish that the boats were about to sink.
Abraham obedience to God makes him father of many nations.
The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.”
“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
- To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
- To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
- Asks pupils to give examples of when their parents call them and why?
- Pupil’s Activities – Participate in the discussion.
- Guides and discusses the purpose of God’s call.
- Pupil’s Activities – Participate by reading the bible.
- Explains the right response to God’s call.
- Pupil’s Activities – Give examples of their responses to their parent’s calls.
- Tells the story of the call of Abraham and his obedience to God’s call.
- Enumerates the benefits of obedience to God’s call and the nation’s call to service.
- Pupil’s Activities – Discuss the benefits of obedience to God and Man.
- Pupil’s Activities – Listen and copy notes.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
- Next Lesson – God gave His Law to Us
Attempt all the questions
Identify 2 ways God calls people.
Give 3 reasons God calls us.
Mention 2 ways we respond to God’s call.
Mention 2 benefits of God’s call.