CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES SS2 FIRST TERM
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1 The Sovereignty of God
Meaning of sovereignty of God
God the Creator
– first account of creation
– Second account of creation
– Both accounts compared (Genesis 1&2, Psalm 19:1)
c. Sovereignty of God over individual lives. (Daniel 4:4- 37, Isaiah 45:10)
Students to distinguish between things created by God and those
made by man.
Discuss the implication of God’s Sovereignty over student’s lives.
2 God the Controller of the Universe
God’s control of the universe (Genesis 1:26-31, Amos 9:1-6)
God controls the affairs of Nations (Jeremiah 18:1-6)
Students to imagine what happen if God
withdrew from the world.
Discuss how human beings are dependent on God.
3 The apostles Creed
Meaning of creed (Credo) ‘I Believe’
B. content of the Apostles creed. See the Curriculum page 21. Or
Trinitarian nature of apostles creed
Students to memorize the Apostles Creed.
4. Leadership Meaning of Leadership
Joseph as a leader
Joseph’s early life and arrival in Egypt
Students to list personal and leadership attributes of Joseph
Joseph the governor of Egypt. (Genesis 41:1-57)
Joseph reconciles with his brothers. (Genesis 45:1-15)
Compare Joseph’s leadership style with that of present day club, school or state leader.
5. Moses as a Leader
The early life and call of Moses. (Exodus 1:1-3)
God equips and sends Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
(Exodus 4:1-17, 5:1-5; 22-33, 6:28:30, 7:7)
Moses leads his people out of Egypt. (Exodus 14:1-31, 32:1-14, Numbers 13:1-33, 14:1-19)
Students are to list Moses’s leadership qualities and show how he
Compare Moses leadership style with that of a leader with
whom they are familiar.
6. Joshua as a Leader
Joshua is chosen and equipped to lead Israel. (Numbers 13:16, 14:10, 27:15-23)
Deborah as a Leader;
Deborah leads the peopleto victory. (Judges 4:1-24)
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages that those who succeed great leaders have.
7. Guidance: God guided the people of Israel. (Exodus 13:17-22,
God guided His people today through the teaching of Jesus Christ in the Bible. (Hebrews 1:1, Matthew 11:27-30)
The students are to discuss various factors that help in decision
Discuss various ways in which God guided His people in the past and today.
8. Protection: God’s protection over the Israelites (Exodus 14:10- 30,)
God’s protection over individual (Daniel 6:16-23)
Discuss the significance of identity cards in the society.
Identify incidents that illustrate God’s protection available for
all people at all times. (Psalm 91)
God’s protective powers in the passages.
9. Provisions: God provided for his people: Food (Exodus 16:1-21)
Water (Exodus 17:1-7)
Light for night journey (Exodus 13:20-22)
Shade for sunny days journey (Exodus 13:20-22)
God provided sustenance for Elijah and Zarephath widow during drought (I Kings 17:1-16).
God requires our obedience to effect his provisions
Abraham (Genesis 22:1-13)
Elijah (I Kings 17:10-16)
Israelites (Exodus 16:19)
Zarephath widow (I Kings17:10-16)
Why provision were stopped (Joshua 5:11-12, I Kings4:1-6)
Discuss the basic needs of man and how God provides for them.
Outline the conditions laid down by God for giving provisions.
10. Parental Responsibility
The irresponsible behaviour of Eli and the sons (I Samuel 2:12-25)
The irresponsible behaviour of Samuel’s Sons (I Samuel 8:1-9)
God’s pronouncement of judgement on Eli and his
Sons (1Samuel 2:27-36, 3:1-18)
The fulfilment of God’s judgement on Eli and his family ( ISamuel 4:10-22).
Discuss the misbehaviour of the children of Eli and Samuel, and
11. Parental Responsibility of Asa
King Asa pleased God. ( I Kings 15:9-15)
King Jehoshaphat follows their children
Discuss the role of parents in the upbringing o his father’s way of life. (I Kings 22:41-44)
Students to write an essay on how parent’s ways of life influence the lifestyle of their children.
CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
SS 2 SECOND TERM
WEEK TOPIC CONTENT ACTIVITIES
1 Consequences of Obedience
Joseph was rewarded for obeying God’s law (Genesis 39:7-12)
David was rewarded for respecting a civil rule
(Exodus20:13, Psalms 26:1-12)
The three Hebrew youths escaped death for obeying God to avoid
idolatry (Exodus 20:3, Daniel 3:1-30
Esther obeyed Mordecai (Esther 4:1-16)
Cite some examples of those who obeyed God and got rewarded
Discuss what seeming ‘advantage’ is given up in each case of
2 Consequences of Disobedience
Saul’s disobedience (I Samuel 15:1-19)
Consequences of Saul’s disobedience
Rejection as King (I Samuel 15:20-26)
The Spirit of god left Saul (I Samuel 16:14-23)
List acts of disobedience that is common among SS students.
Discuss situations at school and home where Saul and his son died same day (I Samuel 31;1-13)
disobedience leads to unpleasant consequences.
3 Consequences of Disobedience Continues
Others who suffered for their disobedience
Disobedient Prophet (I Kings 13:11-24)
The Sons of Eli (I Samuel 2:22-25, 4:10-11)
Distinguish between delayed and immediate consequences of disobedience in life today.
4 Friendship Meaning of Friendship
Types of Friendship
Faithful and unconditional Friendship
Unfaithful and conditional Friendship
The Friendship between Jesus, Martha and Mary (Luke10:32-42)
Friendship between Jesus and Lazarus (John 11:1-44)
David, Saul and Jonathan (I Samuel 18:19)
Characteristics of good and bad friends
Guides students to list examples of good and bad friends.
Discuss types of friendships that exist among their peer- group.
5 Trust in God David submits to the will of God (I Samuel 26:1-
25, II Samuel 12:15- 25)
Jonah submits to the will of God (Jonah 1-2)
Guide students to explain the terms ‘Submission’ and ‘Will of God’
Guide students to debate whether David should have killed Saul
or not Students to recount the story of Jonah
6 The Wisdom of Solomon
Solomon’s request for wisdom of God (I Kings 3:3-15)
How Solomon applied his wisdom (I Kings 3:16-23, 4:29-34)
Define the conceptsn‘Wisdom’ and ‘Decision’
Guide students to suggest different ways of Building of the temple and its dedication (I Kings 5:1-12, 8:1-53)
taking right decisions.
Ask how one can get wisdom from God and other sources (James
7 Unwise Decisionof Solomon and Rehoboam
Solomon’s unwise decision(I Kings 9:15-23, 11:1-13)
Rehoboam unwise decision and its consequences (I Kings 12:1-20)
Mention some consequences of wrong decisions.
Explain the relevance of going for counselling before taking major decisions.
Video clip depicting the disastrous consequences of wrong decisions e.g. War films.
8. The Effect of greed ( Ahab and Gehazi)
Meaning of Greed Ahab seizes Naboth’s vineyard (I Kings 21:1-2, 16)
The effects of Ahab’s greed.(I Kings 21:17-29)
Gehazi’s greed and its consequences (II Kingsb5:1-27)
Lead discussion on greed and how in Nigeria it has led to massive
9. The supremacy of God
Definition of Supremacy Situation that leads to the pronouncement of the period of drought. (I Kings 16:29-34, 17:1-7,
Elijah pronounces the period f drought (I Kings 19:1-18)
Obadiah protected the prophets of God.
Lead the students to identify areas of religious tension in Nigeria.
Discuss the courage of Elijah and Obadiah.
CHRISTIAN REELIGIOUS STUDIES
SS 2 THIRD TERM
WEEK TOPIC CONTENT ACTIVITIES
1 Elijah at Mount Carmel
The contest on mount Carmel (I Kings 18:20- 46)
Failure of Baal in the contest to the success of the true God.
God’s (Ark of God) supremacy over
Dragon of Philistine ( I Samuel 5-12)
Let the students describe the god or gods worshipped in their areas
Point out the reason for the failure of Baal
Discuss the Supremacy of God.
2 Religious Reforms
Prevalent religious evils at the time of Josiah (II Kings 22)
Josiah’s reforms in Judah (II Kings 23:4-14, 21-30)
3 Religious Reforms Continues
Religious reforms in the North (II Kings 23:15- 30)
Some areas of religious reforms in Nigeria e.g.
Removal of adulterous Priests, Pastors, Spiritualists, homosexual, lesbians, tribalism etc.
Leads a discussion on areas that need reformation in the Churches and the society as a whole.
Allow the students to examine selves to know if their religious and social lives tally with the Word of God.
4 Concerns for one’s Nation
The captivity and destruction of Jerusalem (II Kings 24;
A paper chart containing the National Anthem 25:1-17
Report on the condition of the Nation. (Nehemiah 1:3
The concern of Nehemiah, Ezra and Zerubabel for their Nation and their responses to the the Nation (Nehemiah 1:1-11, 2:9-20, Ezra 1:5-11; 7:1-10)
5 Concerns for one’s Nation continues
Reconstruction of the nation in the face of opposition (Ezra 4;5:1-2, 6:13-22, Nehemiah 4:1-23)
Responsibility to our Nation Nigeria
Political and Economic stability
Spiritual reawakening etc.
Ask students identity areas in our National life that needs to be
reformed; and arouse their interest to seek the good of the country.
6 Faith in God The command to worship King Nebuchadnezzar’s image ( Daniel3:1-7) Refusal of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to worship the King’s image Punishment of the refusal and God’s deliverance Effects of their faith and courage on the people of Babylon and Jews.
Let the students identify where God gave the command not to
worship other god in the Bible.
7 Faith and Power of God
A decree to worship the King (Daniel 6:1-9)
Daniel expresses his faith in God (Daniel 6:10- 15)
Daniel in the lion den.(Daniel 6:11-18)
The power of God manifested (Daniel 6:19-24)
Lead the students to identify the circumstances under which
Daniel expressed absolute faith in God.
Effects of Daniel’s faith (Daniel 6:25-28)
Qualities of Daniel (Daniel 1:3-8, 6:3-5,10, 16:6; 22-23)
8 True Religion and Social Justice
True religion: It is not merely attending Church services, programmes and contributing to the Church. (Amos 5:21- 23, 25, 4:4-5) It demands purity of heart, honest desire and justice. (Amos 5:4,b14-15; 24)
Social vices at the time of Amos (Amos 2:6-8,
Lead students to discuss what true religion is and what is not.
9 True Religion and Social Justice
Opposition against Amos by Amaziah Priest of the royal sanctuary
Divine judgement of the evil doers (Amos 4:2-3, 4:6-10, 5:14-20, 6,
Risks often faced by those who carry out divine messages:-
persecution, death, denial of promotion, loss of job etc.
The need to remain steadfast.
Lead students to identify social evils in Nigeria today.
10 Divine Love God asks Hosea to marry Gomer a harlot and raise children by her.
To illustrate Israel harlotry in forsaking God and following idols (Hosea 1)
The unfaithfulness of Israel to God and
continuous love for her(Hosea 2:3)
Identify Hosea’s theme message.
Explain the symbolic nature of Hosea’s marriage and the significances of the names of his children.
Lead students to respond Israel’s superficial response to God’s love (Hosea 6:1-11)
God’s demands steadfast love and knowledge of Him (Hosea 6:6)
Positive responses to God’s love requires penitence (Hosea 6:1- 4)
God promises restoration for those who return to Him in repentance (Hosea 14)
positively to God’s love before it is too late
Revision and Examination
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