CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES
THEME – WHO IS A CHRISTIAN?
PREVIOUS LESSON – Second Term Examination Christian Religious Studies Primary 1 (Basic 1)
TOPIC – WHO IS A CHRISTIAN?
1. Introductory Activities
2. Who is a Christian?
3. How to become a Christian?
4. Steps to become a Christian?
5. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)
By the end of the lesson, most pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
1. explain in a statement who a Christian is and how to become one.
2. understand and mention some benefits of become a Christian.
3. motivate a desire to be like Jesus in love, grace, goodness, kindness, forgiveness.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Pictures of heaven as future home for Christians and hell as future home for bad Christians.
2. Songs of salvation like, “My heart was dark with sin until the saviour came in”.
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.
1. Scheme of Work
2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
3. Course Book
4. All Relevant Material
5. Online Information
Copy as I write or draw as I write. This instruction should be given when you need the pupils to write or draw.
Always lead the pupils to say at least the Lord’s Prayer before the lesson and the grace after the lesson.
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
Teacher’s Activities – Display chart showing people that are worshipping in the church, praying, preaching the gospels for the pupils to examine, describe and tell who these people are called.
Pupil’s Activities/Expected Response – Examine and identify the contents of the charts. They are called Christians.
Teacher’s Remarks – Correct, the people are called Christian. Not everybody in go to the church are truly a Christian. Some people are church goers while some are truly Christians. Discuss the meaning of a Christian and who is a Christian?
MEANING OF A CHRISTIAN/WHO IS A CHRISTIAN?
Christians are people who believe and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and saviour.
Their speech and behaviour speak and reflect Christ like.
Ask the pupils,
1. Who is a Christian?
2. Not everybody in go to the church are truly a Christian. Yes/No.
3. Christians belief and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal saviour. True/False.
Find out how to become a Christian?
LESSON 2 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
Teacher’s Activities – Guide the pupils to read Acts 2:37-39.
Pupil’s Activities – Bible reading and listen to the teacher’s explanation.
Teacher’s Activities – Explain the Bible passages.
Bible Reading – Acts 2:37-39
37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
STEPS TO BECOMING A CHRISTIAN
1. Recognize you are a sinner.
2. Repent by confessing your sin.
3. Ask for forgive.
4. Be baptised in the name Jesus Christ.
5. Wait for the gift of the Holy Spirit.
6. Look for a Bible living church.
7. Read and mediate on the word of God.
BENEFITS OF BECOME A CHRISTIAN
Some of the benefits of becoming a Christian are the desires and motivation to be like Jesus in love, grace, goodness, kindness, forgiveness.
PRAYER TO ACCEPT JESUS AS THEIR SAVIOUR
Lead them in a prayer to accept Jesus as their saviour.
Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior.
Ask the pupils to state the step of becoming a Christian.
Mention good things people are doing.
REVISION AND WEEKLY ASSESSMENT
As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
2. Discuss who is a Christian?
Pupil’s Activities – Participate in the class discussion.
3. Reads and explain the Bible passages by itemize the steps to become a Christian.
Pupil’s Activities – Listen, ask questions and state steps to become a Christian.
4. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Ask pupils to:
1. explain who a Christian is?
2. steps to become a Christian.
Attempts all the questions.
1. _____________ are people who believe and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and saviour.
B. Church goers
2. _____________ speech and behaviour speak and reflect Christ like.
B. Church goers
3. Not everybody in go to the church are truly a Christian.
4. Christians belief and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal saviour.
5. We must confess and repent of all our sin before Baptising.
6. After repentance is _____________.
7. Bathing and Baptism are the same.
8. Why did the people said, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
A. Because they don’t understand.
B. Because they had the word.
C. Because their heart were cut.
9. _____________ replied, “Repent and be baptized,….
10. The following are some of the benefits of becoming a Christian, desires and motivation to be like Jesus in love, grace, goodness, kindness, forgiveness.
Oral Question – 5 marks
Say prayer to accept Jesus as their saviour. (Oral answer)