CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES
THEME – WHO IS A CHRISTIAN?
PREVIOUS LESSON – How to Become A Christian | Steps to Become A Christian | Weekly Assessment (Test) Primary 1 (Basic 1) – Christian Religious Studies
TOPIC – WHO IS A CHRISTIAN?
1. Introductory Activities
2. Meaning of Good Works
3. Why Good Works cannot Save Us?
4. How to be saved from God’s Punishment?
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. give reasons why our good works cannot safe us.
2. explain how to be saved from external punishment.
The pupils can state the common good works that people do.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Chart showing the Lord’s Prayer.
2. Story of the Pharisee and the tax collector
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 – Ask the pupils to state the good works that people do.
Pupil’s Activities/Expected Response – State some of the good works people do.
Teacher’s Remarks – Correct, good work does mean good deeds. Good works cannot save us from God’s external punishment.
MEANING OF GOOD WORK
Good works are works that are good, pleasing and honourable in the sight of God.
Every other good works, other than the ones that are honourable before God are eye’s service and cannot save us.
WHY GOOD WORKS CANNOT SAVE US
People do good things for different reasons. For example,
You attend the church mass,
You pray everyday,
You help those who are in need,
You serve in your community,
You religiously follow the church doctrines,
You obey God’s laws, and
You did all the good deeds you can think of.
You feel pretty great about yourself.
Do you think good works can cover sin? No. It can’t.
If you believe these are enough, you are being deceived by evil and have been an unsuspecting victim of his lies because the Bible tells us that good works cannot save you.
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous (good work) acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
Our good works have absolutely no effect on our salvation. Our good works cannot save us. If we could be saved by good works, then Christ died for nothing!
LESSON 2 – HOW TO BE SAVED FROM GOD’S PUNISHMENT?
As in week 2 – How to Become A Christian | Steps to Become A Christian | Weekly Assessment (Test) Primary 1 (Basic 1) – Christian Religious Studies
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. Discusses some good things people should do, like obeying parents, teachers and the laws of Nigeria, giving to the poor, etc.
Pupil’s Activities – Mention good things they have done in the past.
3. Gives pupils the opportunity to accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
Pupil’s Activities – Pray to become a Christian if they want.
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 why good works are good but not enough for salvation.
2. discuss how we can be saved from God’s punishment.
As in the lesson evaluation.