Last Updated on August 28, 2020 by Alabi M. S.
CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES
THEME – PAUL THE APOSTLE
PREVIOUS LESSON – Paul in Europe I – Paul’s Journey from Troas to Macedonia (Primary 6)
TOPIC: PAUL IN EUROPE – THE STORY OF THE CONVERSION OF LYDIA
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to –
1. tell the story of the conversion of Lydia;
2. explain the significance of the conversion of Lydia to Paul’s missionary work.
Paul preached to many people
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
A map of the world showing Asia and Europe with Lydia and Macedonia clearly marked.
An illustration of Paul and his companion going to Macedonia.
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
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
Good News Bible
Living as God’s Children Book 6
All Relevant Materials
Related posts – Paul’s early life, Paul’s conversion, Paul’s missionary I and Paul’s missionary II. Paul in Europe I.
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
PAUL’S CONVERSION OF LYDIA – ACTS 16: 11 – 15
The story of the conversion of Lydia.
Bible reading – Acts 16:11 – 15
11 So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis, 12 and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days.
13 And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together.
14 One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.
15 And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CONVERSION OF LYDIA – Support of missionary work
The significance of Lydia’s conversion lies in the help which she gave to the apostles in their missionary work by:
1. She provides them a warm welcome.
2. She provides food and accommodation.
3. She assists them to organize crusades.
4. She was obedient to God’s call, like Paul and Silas did.
The good example of Lydia encourage us to continue helping missionary work.
Many European were converted to Christianity. After the death of the apostles, some Europeans were converted to Christianity. After the death of the apostles, some Europeans became missionaries, and they carried the good news to all parts of the world, including Nigeria.
1. God wants us to praise the efforts of Lydia, and all those whose who help with missionary.
2. God wants us to continue helping missionary work, like Lydia did.
3. God called Paul and Silas to go to Macedonia, and they went obediently.
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. Discusses the story of Lydia and the significance of her conversion;
Pupil’s Activities – Participate in the discussion and ask questions.
Pupil’s Activities – Participate in the discussion.
3. Lesson summary on the board;
Pupil’s Activities – Note taking.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – the epistles of Paul.
Pupils to attempt all the questions
WORK BOOK (WEEKLY ASSESSMENT)
1. Paul encounter Lydia in which of the city?
2. Lydia was a seller of _____________.
A. Brown goods
B. Red goods
C. Purple goods
3. Where exactly did Paul encounter Lydia?
A. Inside the church
B. Outside the gate
C. In the school
4. Lydia is from which city?
5. How many people were in Lydia’s house?
C. Not sure
6. Lydia is a worshiper of God.
7. Lydia is a worshiper of idol.
8. Who preached to Lydia?
9. The Lord opened the heart of _____________ to pay attention to what was said by Paul.
10. What day of the week was it when Paul met Lydia, as per Acts 16: 13?
A. Sixth day of the week
B. First day of the week
11. Explain 2 significance of the conversion of Lydia.
For more questions (quiz), follow the link – Fun Trivia
Great Is Thy Faithfulness,