2022 WAEC Christian Religious Studies Objective Test Questions
1. According to the second creation story, which of the following were formed out of the ground? A Sun, moon and stars B. Firmaments and light C. Beast of the field and birds D. Fishes and all sea monsters
2. Which of the following is the reason
for which God decided to make a helper fit for man in the garden of Eden?
For A. communication B. companion-
ship C. fellowship D. procreation
3. The supremacy of God during creation 15 was manifested by His A. consent that a thing be done. B. command of let there be. C. creation of humankind. D. control over the heavens.
4. Apart from Joseph who was already
in Egypt, the offspring of Jacob that
migrated from Canaan to Egypt numbered A. sixty. B. seventy. C. eighty. D. ninety
5. The name Manasseh which Joseph
gave to his first son means A. a beloved son of Joseph’s wife. B. God had made Joseph forget his hardship. C. God had delivered Joseph from death. D. God had forgotten Joseph and his family.
6. And the Lord said to Moses see,
I made you as God to Pharaoh; and Aaron your brother shal… Which of the following roles was Aaron assigned? A. prophet. B. priest. C. Seer. D. Servant.
7. The presence ot God among the Israelites is demonstrated by the symbol of A. fire and cloud. B. smoke and water. C.wind and dust. D. clouds and wind.
8. Joshua’ s success in the promised land was attributed to the fact that he was A. carefree about keeping the laws of God. B. strong and of good courag anointed by Moses personally. D. able to take responsibilities.
9. During the mission of the twelvc spies which of the following tribes did Joshua represent? A. Ephraim B. Judah C. Reuben. D. Levi
10. Who anong the following kings did God sell the people ol Israci to and were oppressed for tweny years? A. Ahab. B. Jabin. C. Nenucnadnezzar
11. Sisera, the commander was killed by Jael whose husband was a A. Philistine. B. sraelite. C. Kenite. D. Jebusite.
12. Which of the following was the major Sin attribted to Hophni and Phinehas They A. treated the offering of the Lord with contempt. B. took bribes and had no regard for Justice idolatry and adultery. D. deposed their father from priesthood.
13. Samuel was sid to have failed in matters of parental responsibility because he A. made his children to succeed him. B. made his children judges over Israel. C. did not bring up his children
in his ways. D. could not maintain unity in his family.
14. Though you are little in your own eyes. are you not the head of the tribes of Israel? On which occasion was this statement made? A. During the sacrifice at Michmash B. When the sons of Samuel disobeyed God C. When the evil spirit tormented Saul D. During the war between Israel and Amalek
15. One important lesson that could be learnt from David when he spared the life of Saul is A. that we must not insult kings despite their wickedness.
B. to avoid retaliation for wrong done
against us. C. to pray for all who hate
you. D. that no king should be killed
by his subject.
16. Which of the following names was
given to Solomon by the prophet Nathan when he was born? A. Ammon B. Absalom C. Jedediah D. Tamor
17. . And God said”Ask what I shall give you”. To whom and where was this request made? A. David at Hebron B. Solomon at Hebron C. David at Gibeon. D. Solomon at Gibeon.
18. A major mistake attributed to Re-
hoboam was his decision to A. dare Jeroboam to divide the kingdom. B. lead Israel to war without God’s approval. C. worship other gods and marry foreign wives. D. follow the negative footsteps of Solomon.
19. The reason for which the building of the temple came into fulfilment during the time of Solomon was that A. David was guilty of shedding blood. B. there was relative peace during his reign. C. his father had arranged for building materials. D. he offered enough sacrifices to God.
20. When Jezebel decided to cut off the prophets of the Lord, who among the following took a hundred prophets and hid them in a cave? A. Elijah B. Elisha C. Nathan D. Obadiah
21. Elijah ran from Mount Carmel to
the city of Jezreel because he was A. chased by the Baal prophets. B. overjoyed by his journey. C. pursued by Ahab the king. D. possessed by the spirit of God.
22. Proclaim a fast and set Naboth on high among the people. Which of the following was Naboth charged with after the proclamation? He was charged with A. claiming to be the Messiah and King. B. cursing God and the King. C. instigating riot among the people. D.refusing to release the family land to the king.
23. Which of the following was the reason for which God promised to punish the house of Ahab and not Ahab himself? Ahab A. humbled himself. B. acted under pressure. C. was a righteous man. D. acted wisely.
24. I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord. The discovery of the law book A. revealed the sins of Manasseh. B. gave Josiah’s reform direction. C. called for the revival of the passover. D. revealed God’s righteousness and purity.
25. Huldah, the prophetess, pronounced evil upon Judah because the people. A. had burned incense to other gods. B. were marrying foreign women. C. were disobe failed to keep the sabbath.
26. But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. This text alludes to the incident where A. the Babylonians arrested Zedekiah. B. the Babylonians made Zedekiah king. C. Nebuchadnezzar’s army arrested Jehoiachin. D. Nebuchadnezzar’s army chased Jehoiachin.
27. Which of the following ways did Nehemiah demonstrate concern for his nation? He A. revived the worship of Yahweh. B. rebuilt the temple of Jericho. C. reconstructed the walls of Je- rusalem. D. led the exiles back home.
28. Then these men came by agreement and found Daniel making petition and supplication before his God. The people reminded the king about the following except the A. punishment for defaulters. B. power of the treaty. C. ban on worship. D. freedom of worship.
29. One immoral act that took place in Israel which was condemned by Amos
was that A. priests slept with women
in the temple. B. Nazarites drank wine
and slept in the temple. C. the rich
men took the wives of the poor. D. a
man and his father went into the same woman.
30. To win Israel back to Himself, God
promised turning the valley of Achor
into a place of A. peace. B. hope. C.
mercy. D. joy.
31. One significant difference between Matthew’s and Marks account of Jesus’ baptism is that A. Matthew alone said that John felt inferior to baptise Jesus. B. Matthew alone said a voice came from heaven. C. Mark alone made mention of Galilee during the baptism. D. only Matthew reported that the spirit alighted on Jesus.
32. Which of the following was the sequence of Jesus’ temptation according to Matthew? A. Temple< wilderness < mountain B. Wilderness < temple < mountain C. Mountain< temple < wildemess D. Wilderness < mountain < temple
33. desire mercy and not sacrifce for
came not to call the righteous, but sinners. Jesus made this remark when
A. he called the hrst disciples by the
sea. B. the Sadducees accused him of
eating with Sinners. C. the Pharisees
accused him of eating with Sinners. D.
he healed the woman with the issue of blood.
34. Jesus call of the first four disciples to be fishers of men Implied that they
were to A. propagate the teachings of
Jesus. B. convert the Jews into Christians. . Win proselytes to Jesus. D. be trained fo become Rabbis.
35. Ido not Say to you seven times, buf seventy times seven. By this Jesus meant forgiveness A. just be done only seven times. B. takes place where there is a plea. C. is exercised when offence is repeated severally. D. does not need to have any limitation.
36. One of the major things Christians
should do to merit God’s forgiveness
according to Jesus is A. praying without ceasing. B. fellowshipping together. C. offering sacrifices to God. D. forgiving people who offend them.
37. Which of the following is not a humility Jesus suffered during his trial? A. they spat on him B. His face was covered C. They put a crown on n head. D. the guards received him with blows
38. My soul is very sorrowfiul, even to
death; remain here and watch with
me. Where was this remark made by
Jesus? A. In the garden of Gethsemane B. When he was in the palace of Caiaphas. C. On the way to Golgotha. D. When he was sent to Herod
39. Jesus’ offer of paradise to the repentant thief on the cross eaches that A. Gods word must be fulfilled. B. repentance is never too late. C. Jesus was cruciied to save sinners. D. people are punished not for their sins.
40. 0 foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken. Which people were being referred to as foolish? The A. two men traveling to Emmaus. B. seventy disciples Jesus sent out. C. twelve apostles of Jesus D. women who went to the tomb of Jesus
41. Which of the following qualified
Matthias as an apostle to replace Judah Iscariot? A. He had accompanied the
disciples from the time of the baptism
of Jesus B. took active part in evangelism from house to house. C. was among the early disciples who prayed fervently. D. was among the one hundred and twenty disciples who had the Holy Spirit
42. The replacement of Judas Iscariot was necessary because the A. death of Judas Iscariot was premature. B. twelve disciples represented the twelve tribes of Israel. C. prophesies of the scripture needed to be fulfilled D. status quo of the twelve must be maintained.
43. Why aid you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them? The uncircumcised men were the A. Gentiles of Caesarea. entiles of Joppa. C. household oormelius D. household of Simon.
44. From his experience on the road to Damascus, Saul learnt all the following except A. persecuting the church meant persecuting the Lord. B. his confidence in Judaism was misplaced. C. he was specially chosen to preach to the Gentile. D. he could successfuly promote his own will.
45. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. This statement was made by A. Jesus when he was going to heaven. B. the seven deacons during their appointiment. C. Peter before the Sanhedrin. D. The apostles on the day of Pentecost.
46. Which of the folowing biblical characters was mentioned to have justified his/her faith by works? A. Ahab. B. Jael C. Rehab D. Barnabas
47. is any among you sick let him call
for the elders of the church and let
them pray over hm. By this statement
James meant that A. We should not
pray for ourselves when we are sick.
B. the prayer of the faithful will save
the sick. C. elders of the church can
perform wonders. D. prayer without
the elders may not be eifective
48. Peter’s encouragement to Christians to put away all forms of malice implies that A. it is a divine command to
forgive. B. Christians should emulate
Christ. C. forgiveness heals the heart.
D. grievances breeds disunity.
49. The call on Christians to live as free men, yet without using such freedom as a pretext for perpetuating evil was intended for them to A. do what is right always. B. resist the temptations of the devil. C. fight for their right and freedom. D. endure suftering and persecutions.
50. Peter states that God opposes the proud but to the humble, He A. provides all their needs. B. gives them protection. C. grants them success. D. grants them grace.
OBJECTIVE TEST SOLUTIONS WITH DETAIL EXPLANATION
1. C: According to the second creation
story, the beast of the field and birds
were formed from the ground. Gene-
2. B: The reason for which God decided to make a helper fit for man in the Garden of Eden was for companionship. God said he would make man a helper fit for him; Eve was created as Adam’s companion in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 2:18
3. B: The supremacy of God during creation was manifested by His command of let there be. Only a supreme being would declare that something should be and it was so. God crcated the universe with the word of His mouth. Genesis 10
4. B: Apart from Joseph who was already in Egypt, the offspring of Jacob that migrated from Canaan to Egypt numbered seventy. These constituled the Israelites that were domiciled in Egypt before the new Pharaoh who knew them not ascended the throne. Exodus 1:1-5 (emphasis on 5)
5. B: The name Manasseh which Joseph gave to his first son means God had made Joseph forget his hardship.
6. D. The second born was Ephraim which means God had made Joseph fruitful in the land of his affliction. Genesis 41:51
7. A: Aaron was to be Moses spokesman according to God’s instruction when Moses was told to liberate the Israelites from the oppression of Egypt’s Pharaoh. This can be interpreted as being Moses’ servant. Exodus 4:16
8. B: The presence of God among the
Israelites is demonstrated by the symbol of fire and cloud (pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night). Exodus 13:21
10. B: As a result of their sins, God sold the Israelites to King Jabin of Cannan and they were oppressed by him (Jabin) for twenty years. Judges 4:1-3 (emphasis on vs. 3)
11. C: Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army was killed by Jael whose husband was Heber, a Kenite. Sisera was killed by Jael who used a tent peg to pierce his temple as he was tired and Sleeping seeking solace in Jael’s room. Judges 4:17-21
12. A: The major sin attributed to Hophni and Phinehas was that they treated the offering of the Lord with contempt. 1 Samuel 2:17
13. C: Samuel was said to have failed in manners of parental responsibility because he did not bring up his children in his ways. Samuel’s two wayward sons were Joel and Abijah. 1 Samue 8:1-5
14. D: The statement was said during the war between Israel and Amalek. Saul had disobeyed God’s instruction that he should destroy the Amalekites,
sparing no human or animal. Saul
spared King Agag of Amalek and kept
some animals for sacrifice. 1Samuel 15:17.
15. B: One important lesson that could be learnt from David when he spared the life of Saul is to avoid retaliation for wrong done against us. David could have killed Saul on the spot but chose| to spare him because he was God’s anointed but the lesson one can learn from that is to avoid retaliation for wrong done against us. 1 Samuel 24:6 and 7; 1 Samucl 26:9
16. C: Solomon was named named Jedidiah (beloved of the Lord) by prophet Nathan when he was borm. 2 Samuel 12:24-25
17. D: The request was made by God. At Mount Gibeon, God asked Solomon to ask whatever he wanted. 1 Kings 3:5
18. D: A major mistake attributed to Rehoboam was his decision to follow
negative footsteps of Solomon. Re-
hoboam decided to further oppress the Israelites as his father did. For this decision, the kingdom was divided and Jeroboam who was Solomon’s servant became the leader of Isracl in fulfillment of Ahijah’s prophecy. 1 Kings 14:21-24.
19. B: The reason for which the building of the temple came into fulfillment during the time of Solomon was that there was relative peace during his reign. David could not build the temple because he was fighting wars. 1Kings 5:3
20. D: When Jezebel decided to cut off the the prophets of the Lord, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them in a cave. 1 Kings 18:4
21. D: Elijah ran from Mount Carmel to the city of Jezreel because he was possessed by the spirit of God. After the contest at Mount Carmel, Elijah received strength from God and ran to
the city of Jezreel. 1 Kings 18:46
22. B: Following Naboth’s refusal to release his inhcritancc (land) to King
Ahab, he was charged with cursing
God and the king. 1 Kings 21:8-10
23. A: The reason for which God promised to punish the house of Ahab and not Ahab himself was that Ahab humbled himself. 1 Kings 21:27-29
24. B: The discovery of the law b0ok gave Josiah’s reform direction. It was under Josiah’s tenure that the law book was found in the temple and the law book gave direction on Josiah’s reform in Judah. 2 Kings 22:8-11
25. A: Huldah the prophetess pronounced evil upon Judah because the people had burnt incence to other gods. Huldah was obliged to tell the people of Judah the curse of God upon them because of their idolatry. Chronicles 34:14-33
26. A: The quote alludes to the incident where the Babylonians arrested Zedekiah. Zedekiah was the king of Judah whose two eyes were gouged and his sons were killed in his presence by the Babylonians. 2 Kings 25:3-5
27. C: Nehemiah demonstrated concem for his nation by constructing the walls of Jerusalem. Jcrcmiah played a very significant role in leading the Israelites from exile. Nehemiah 2:1-5
28. D: The people reminded the king about punishment for defaulters, power of the Lreaty and ban on worship. Nobody was given freedom of worship; this was all made up to plot against Daniel who was a devout worshipper of God. Daniel 6:11-16
29. D: One immoral act that took place in Israel which was condemned by Amos was that a man and his father went into the same woman. Amos 2:6-8 (emphasis on vs. 7)
30. B: To win Isracl back to Himself, God promised turning the valley of Achor into a place of hope. Both Isaiah and Hosea used the term “The Valley of Achor’ (a place of trouble
31. A: One significant differcnce between Matthew’s and Mark’s account of Jesus’ baptism is that Matthew alone said John felt inferior to baptize Jesus. Compare Matthew 3:13:17 and Mark 1:9-11
32. B: The sequence of Jesus’ baptism according to Matthevw’s account was wilderness, followed by temple, followed by mountain. Jesus was first temptea in the wilderness; after that he was tempted at the pinnacle of the temple and lastly on the mountain. Matthew 4:1-10
33. C: Jesus made this remark when the Pharisees accused him of eating with sinners. Luke 5:27:32
34. A: Jesus’ call of the first four disciples to be ‘fishers of men implied that they were to propagate the teaching of Jesus. Being “fishers of men is a metaphor for winning souls or propagating the gospel. Jesus commanded the disciples to preach the gospel all over the world. Luke 5:1-10
35. D: By the expression ‘seventy seven times, Jesus meant forgiveness does not need to have any limitation. Christians should always forgive anytime they are offended. Matthew 18:21-35 (emphasis on vs. 22)
36. D: One of the major things Christians should do to merit God’s forgiveness according to Jesus is forgiving people who offend us. Matthew 18:21-35 (emphasis on vs. 35)
37. D: The humiliation Jesus suffered
during his trial includes the following
i. People spat on him;
ii. They put a crown on his head;
iii. His face was covered. Mark 14:65; Mark 15:16-20
38. A: The statement was made by Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. Shortly before the trial of Jesus Christ, he went with Peter, James and John the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. At Gethsemane God revealed to Jesus all that he would pass through: his trial, crucifixion, death and resurrection. Mark 14:32-34
39. C: Jesus’ offer of paradise to the repentant thief on the cross teaches that Jesus was crucified to save sinners. Luke 23:39-43
40. A: The people being referred to as
foolish were two men travelling to
Emmaus: Cleopas and the other man
who happened to be Jesus followers
before he died. Luke 24:13-26 (em-
phasis on vs. 25)
41. A: Matthias was qualified to be an
apostle to replace Judas Iscariot because he (Matthias) had accompanied the disciples from the time of the baptism of Jesus. This was a criterion given by Peter to be considered. Acts1:21-26
42. C: The replacement of Judas Iscariot was necessary because the prophecies of the scripture needed to be fulfilled. Acts 1:16-19
43. C: The uncircumcised men in the extract were the household of Cornelius.
This refers to the conversion of Cornelius by Peter. After the conversion of Cornelius, Peter was summoned by the Jewish brethren because it was unlawful for a Jew to eat with Gentiles.
However, God had revealed to Peter
the reason why he must convert Cornelius and relate with the Gentiles.
44. D: From his cxperience on the road to Damascus, Saul learnt the following:
i. Persecuting the church meant persecuting the Lord
ii. His confidence in Judaism was
misplaced ( he became a Christian
iii. He was specially chosen to preach
to the Gentiles. Acts 9: 1-3l; Acts 22:6-22
45. C: The statement was made by Peter before the Sanhedrin. This followed the healing of the lame begger at the Beautiful Gate by Peter and John and the subsequent preaching in the temple. This annoyed the council who arrested them and later put them in the custody. The Sanhedrin were the ancient Jewish Council. Acts 4:8-12 (emphasis on vs. 12)
46. C: Rehab was mentioned to have justified her faith by work. Rahab saved the spies who came to spy Jericho. James 2:14-25 (emphasis on vs. 25
47. B: In the expression, James meant that the prayer of the fathful will save the sick. James 5:13-15
48. A: Peter’s encouragement to Christians to put away all forms of malice implies that it is a divine command to forgive. 1 Peter 2:1-3
49. A: The call on Christians to live as
free men, yet without using such freedom as a pretext for perpetuating evil was intended for them to do what is right always. 1 Peter 2:15-16
50. D: Peter states that God opposes the proud but to the humble, He grants them grace. 1 Peter
PAPER2 ESSAY (60 MARKS)
Instruction: Answer four quesions in all, choosing one question from each section and the fourth from either question A or B. All questions carry equal marks.
1(a)Give an account of the story of the
crossing of the Red Sea by the Israel-
ites under the leadership of Moses. (12marks)
(b) Mention thrEe lessons that can be
leamt about the nature of God from the above incident.
2(a)Relate the events that that led to the pronouncement of punishment on the household of Eli. (12 marks)
(b) State three ways by which parents can make their children responsible. (3marks)
3(a) have done wrong; return, my son David, for will no more do you harm..
Recount the events that led to this
apology. (11 marks)
(b) What two qualities can we derive from David’s attitude? (4 marks)
4(a)Recount Josiah’s response to the discovery of The Book of the Law in the temple. (12 marks)
b) ldentify three ways in which the reli-
gious situation today is similar to Josiah’s days. (3 marks)
5(a)My soul is very sorrowful, even to
death; remain here, and watch with
me. Give an account of what happened to Jesus after he made this statement. (11 marks)
(b) State two ways by which one can a
assist people going through challenges (4 marks)
6(a) You wicked senvant; I forgave you all that debt because you besougnt me..
Outline the circumstance that led to
the above statement. (12 marks)
(b) State three reasons for which people find it dificult to forgive. (3marks)
7(a) Give an account of how the prophecy of Joel was fulfilled on the day of the Pentecost. (11 marks)
(b) In what two ways was the above incident significant? (4 marks)
8(a) Recount the teachings of James in
which he remarked that love your
nergnbour as yourself. (12 marks)
(b) Identify three negative effects of discrimination among Christian (3marks)
9(a)Outline Peter’s recommendation that believers should interact with unbelievers in the society. (12 marks)
(b) State three ways by which Christians can live above reproach in the society. (3 marks)
SOLUTIONS WITH DETAIL EXPLANATION
1 (a) AN ACCOUNT OF THE CROSSING OF THE RED SEA BY THE ISRAELITES UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MOSES (Exodus 14:1-31)
i. The Lord instructed Moses to
tell the people of Israel to turn
back and encamp in front of Pihahiroth, between Migdol and
the sea, in front of Baalzephon.
ii. They were to encamp Over against it, by the sea.
iii. The LORD would harden the
heart of Pharaoh and Pharaoh would pursue the Israelites and the LORD would get glory over Pharaoh and all his host.
IV. When the king of Egypt was told
that the people of Israel had fled.
v. The LORD hardened the heart
of Pharaoh; he took with him six
hundred chariots and all other
chariots of Egypt with officers
over all of them.
vi. The Egyptian army pursued the
Israelites and overtook them encamped at the sea, by Pihahiroth,
in font of Baalzephon.
vii. The people of Israel lifted up
their eyes and saw the Egyptians
marching after them; the Israelites murmured against Moses for the fear of the Egyptians.
viii. Moses told the people not to fear but to stand firm and see the salvation of the LORD for the Egyptians they saw they would see no more.
ix. The LORD instructed Moses to
tell the Israelites to go forward.
x. The LORD instructed Moses to
lift up his rod and stretch out his
hand over the sea and divide it
that the people of Israel might go
on dry ground through the sea.
xi. The angel of God who went before the host of Israel moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind, coming between the host of Egypt and the host of Israel. And there was the dark cloud and the darkness and the night passed without one coming near the other all night.
xii. Moses stretched out his hand
Over the sea and the waters were
xiii. The people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground.
xiv. The Egyptians pursued and went
in after them into the midst of the
xv. In the morning watch the LORD in the pillar of fire and cloud looked down upon the host of the Egyptians and discomfited the host of Egyptians clogging their chariot wheels so they drove heavily.
xvi. The LORD instructed Moses to
stretch out his hand over the sea, that the water might come back upon the Egyptians, their chariots and horsemen.
xvii. Moses did as the LORD instructed and the Egyptians ran into the sea and drowned in it.
xviii. But the people of Israel walked
on dry ground through the sea, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
(b) LESSONS THAT CAN BE LEARNT
ABOUT THE NATURE OF GOD
FROM THE INCIDENT
i. God is powerful; he is supreme.
ii. God has control over nature: the
sea, the day and the night.
ii. God is faithful.
iv. God gives victory to the humble
and resists the proud.
v. Although God’s love is for man-
kind, he punishes the unrepentant Sinners.
2(a)THE EVENTS THAT LED TO THE
PRONOUNCEMENT OF PUNISH-
MENT ON THE HOUSEHOLD OF
ELI (1 Samuel 2:12-17; 22-36)
i. The sons of Eli were worthless men.
ii. They had no regard for the LORD
ii. The custom of the priests with the
people was that when any man offered sacrifice, the priest’s servant
would come, while the meat was
boiling, with a three-pronged fork
in his hand and he would thrust it
into the pan, or kettle, or caldron,
or pot; all that the fork brought up
the priest would take for himself.
iv. So, they did at Shiloh to all the Israelites who came there.
v. Moreover, before the fat was burned, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, Give meat for the priest to roast; for he will not accept boiled meat from you, but raw.” And if the man said to him, “Let them burn the fat first, and then take as much as you wish, he would say, “No, you must give it now; and if not, I will take it by force.”
vi. The sin of Ophni and Phinehas was
very great in the sight of the Lord for they treated the offering of the Lord with contempt.
vii. Eli was very old and he heard all
that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
vii.Eli said to them his children (Ophni and Phinehas), “Why do you do such things For I hear of your evil dealings from all the people. No, my sons, it is no good report that I hear the people of the Lord spreading abroad. If a man sins against a man, God will mediate for him; but if a man sins against the Lord, who can intercede for him?”
ix. However, they would not listen to
the voice of their father; for it was
the will of the Lord to slay them.
x. A man of God came to Eli and carried out the pronouncement of God over his house.
xi. God had chosen the house of Eli
to be priests unto Him but they had looked with greedy eyes at the
xii. They had also treated the sacrifice
of God with contempt.
xiii. The LORD declared that those that honoured Him He would honour.
xiv. As a result of their sins, Hophni
and Phinehas would both die on the same day.
xv. The LORD would raise up for
Himself a faithful priest who would do according to His will.
(b) WAYS BY WHICH PARENTS CAN
MAKE THEIR CHILDREN RESPONSIBLE
i. Parents should lead by good example in the home.
ii. Parents should rebuke their children for their wrong doings.
ii. Parents should not take with levity
matters concerming their children.
iv. Children should be taught the ways
of the LORD from childhood.
V. Parents should create more time for
vi. Training up children should start
3(a)EVENTS THAT LED TO THE APOLOGY FROM SAUL AFTER DAVID SAVED SAUL’S LIFE THE SECOND TIME (Samuel 26:1-21)
i. The Ziphites came to Saul at
Gibeah and told him that David
was hiding himself on the hill of
Hachilah, which was on the east
ii. Saul arose and went down to the
wilderness of Ziph, with three
thousand chosen men of Israel, to
seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.
iii. Saul encamped on the hill of
Hachilah, which was beside the road on the east of Jeshimon.
iv. But David remained in the wilderness; and when he saw that Saul came after him into the wilderness, David sent out spies, and learned of a certainty that Saul had come.
vi. Then David rose and came to the
place where Saul had encamped; and David saw the place where Saul lay, with Abner the son of Ner, the commander of his army.
Saul was lying within the encampment, while the army was
encamped around him.
vii. Then David asked Ahimelech the
Hittite, and Joab’s brother Abishai
the son of Zeruiah who would go
down with him into the camp to
viii. Abishai volunteered to go down
ix. David and Abishai went to the
army by night.
x. They found Saul sleeping within
the encampment, with his spear
stuck in the ground at his head;
and Abner and the army lay around him.
xi. Abishai to David, “God has giv-
en your enemy into your hand this day; now therefore let me pin him
to the earth with one stroke of the spear, and I will not strike him
xii. However, David said to Abishai,
Do not destroy him; for who can put forth his hand against the Lord’s anointed, and be guiltless?”
xii. David said, “As the Lord lives,
the Lord will smite him, or his
day shall come to die; or he shall go down into battle and perish.
The Lord forbid that I should put forth my hand against the Lord’s anointed; but take now the spear that is at his head, and the jar of water, and let us go.”
xiv. David took the spear and the jar of water from Saul’s head; and they
xv. No man saw it, or knew it, nor did any awake; for they were all asleep, because a deep sleep from
the Lord had fallen upon them.
xvi. Then David went over to the other side, and stood afar off on the
top of the mountain, with a great
space between them.
xvii. David called to the army, and to
Abner the son of Ner, saying,
“Will you not answer, Abner
Then Abner answered, “Who are
you that calls to the king?”
xviii. David said to Abner Are you not a man? Who is like you in Israel?
Why then have you not kept watch
over your lord the king? For one of the people came in to destroy the king your lord. This thing that you have done is not good. As the Lord lives, you deserve to die, because you have not kept watch over your lord, the Lord’s anointed. And now see where the king’s spear is, and the jar of water that was at his head.”
xix. Saul recognized David’s voice, and said, “Is this your voice, my Son David?”
Xx. David said, “It is my voice, my lord, O king.”
XXi. David asked Saul why he was
pursuing him knowing that he had
done him no wrong.
XXii. Then Saul said, “I have done wrong; return, my son David,
for I will no more do you harm,
because my life was precious in
your eyes this day; behold, I have
played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.”
b) TWO QUALITIES WE CAN DERIVE FROM DAVID’S ATTITUDE
i. We should learn to forgive our enemies.
ii. Vengeance is of the LORD.
ii. Rather than listening to human
counsels, we should listen to God.
iv. When we are obedient to God, he
Will put our enemies into our hands.
V. We should allow God to have His
way in every situation.
4 (a) JOSIAH’S RESPONSE TO THE DISCOVERY OF THE BOOK OF THE
LAW IN THE TEMPLE (2Kings22:3-15)
i. In the eighteenth year of King
Josiah, the king sent Shaphan the
secretary to the house of the Lord.
ii. Josiah commanded Shaphan the
secretary to go up to Hilkiah the
high priest, that he might reckon
the amount of the money which had been brought into the house of
the Lord, which lie keepers of the
threshold had collected from the
ii. The money should be given into
the hands of the workmen who had
the oversight of the house (the carpenters, he builders, the masons, as well as for buying timbcr and quarried slone lo repair the house).
iv. No accounting should be asked
from them for the money which
was delivered into their hands, for
they dealt honestly.
V. Subsequently, Hilkiah the high
priest told Shaphan the secretary
that he had found the book of the
law in the house of the Lord.
Vi. Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan
and he read it.
vii. Shaphan the secretary came to
the king, and reported to the king.
Your servants have emptied out
the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into
the hand of the workmen who have
the oversight of the house of the
viii. Then Shaphan the secretary told
the king, Hilkiah the priest has
given me a book.
ix. Shaphan read the book of the law
before the king
X. When the king (Josiah) heard the
words of the book of the law, he
rent his clothes.
xi. The king commanded Hilkiah and
Shaphan and the rest to go and
inquire of the Lord for him, and
for the people, and for all Judah,
concerning the words of the book
that had been found “for great is
the wrath of the Lord that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is
written concerning us.”
b) IDENTIFY THREE WAYS IN
WHICH THE RELIGIOUS SITUATION TODAY IS SIMILAR TO JOSIAH’S DAYS.
1. People have abandoned the true
Teaching of the word of God for
ii. People now idolize material things at the expense of the word of God.
iii. There is immorality in the church
iv. People are not faithful to the service of God.
V. There is deception in the church
5(a) AN ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENED TO JESUS AT GETHSEMANE (Matthew 26:36-56)
i. Jesus went with his disciples (Peter, James and John) to a place
called Gethsemane, and he said to
his disciples, “Sit here, while I go yonder and pray.”
ii. Taking with him Peter and the two
Sons of Zebedee, he began to be
sorrowful and troubled.
iii. Then he said to them, “My soul is
very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.”
iv. Going a little farther he fell on his
face and prayed, “My Father, if it
be possible, let this cup pass from
me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.”
Jesus came to the disciples and
found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch
with me one hour? Watch and pray
that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing.
but the flesh is weak.
i. For the second time, Jesus went away and prayed, “My Father, if
this cannot pass unless I drink it
thy will be done.”
vii. When Jesus came again, he found
his disciples sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
vii. Leaving them again, he went away
and prayed for the third time, saying the same words.
ix. Then he came to the disciples and
said to them, Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going, see my betrayer is at hand.
While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with
him a great crowd with swords and
clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people.
xi. Now Judas the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, The one
I shall kiss is the man; seize him.
xii. Judas came up to Jesus at once
and said, “Hail, Master!” And he kissed him.
xii. Jesus said to him, “Friend, why are
you here? Then they came up and
laid hands on Jesus and seized him.
xiv. One of those who were with Jesus
stretched out his hand and drew his
sword, and struck the slave of the
nigh priest, and cut off his ear
xv. Then Jesus said to him, “Put your
sword back into its place; for all who
who take the sword will perish
by the sword. Do you think that cannot appeal to my Father, and
he will at once send me more than
twelve legions of angel? But how
then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”
vi.At that hour Jesus said to the
crowds, Have you come out as
against a robber, with swords and
clubs to capture me? Day after day
I sat in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But all this has taken place, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.”
xvii. Jesus was arrested and all the disciples forsook him and fled
(b) STATE TWO WAYS BY WHICH
ONE CAN ASSIST PEOPLE GOING
i. By praying for them;
ii. By empathizing with them,
ii. Giving them money and material
needs where necessary.
iv. Giving them emotional strength;
V. Giving them pieces of advice.
6(a) PARABLE OF THE UNFORGIVING SERVANT (Matthew 18: 23-35)
i. The kingdom of heaven may be
compared to a king who wished to
settle accounts with his servants.
i. When he began the reckoning, one
was brought to him who owed him
ten thousand talents.
ii. As he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children amd all that he had,
and payment to be made
iv. The servant fell on his knees and
begged his lord to have patience
with him, that he would pay him
Out of pity for him the lord of that
servant released him and forgave
him the debt.
vi. But that same servant, as he went
out, came upon one of his fellow
servants who owed him a hundred
denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, ‘Pay what you owe.
vii. So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.
viii.He refused and went and put him in prison till he should pay the debt.
ix. When his fellow servants saw what
had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and
reported to their lord all that had
Then his lord summoned him and
said to him, you wicked servant!
I forgave you all that debt because
you besought me and should not
you have had mercy on your fellow
servant, as I had mercy on you?
xi. In anger, his lord delivered him to
the jailers, till he should pay all his
(b) STATE THREE REASONS FOR
WHICH PEOPLE FIND IT DIFFICULT TO FORGIVE
i. Lack of proper and deep knowledge of the word of God;
ii. Lack of salvation
iv. Spiritual weakness
7(a) AN ACCOUNT OF HOW THE
PROPHECY OF JOEL WAS FULFILLED ON THE DAY OF THE PENTECOST (Acts 2:1-16)
i. When the day of Pentecost came,
they were all together in one place.
ii. Suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind
and it filled all the house where
they were sitting.
ii. There appeared to them tongues as
of fire, distributed and resting on
each one of them.
iv. They were alll filled with the Holy
Spirit and began to speak in other
tongues, as the Spirit gave them uterance.
V. There were dwelling in Jerusalem
Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.
vi. At this sound the multitude came
together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
vii. People who were in Jerusalemn
heard them speak in different
vii. They were amazed and perplexed
at the sayings while others thought
that the disciples were filled with wine.
ix. Peter, standing with the eleven,
lifted up his voice and addressed
X. The men were not drunk as they
supposed but they were fulfling the prophecy of Prophet Joel.
xi. That He would pour out His Spirit
upon all flesh.
b) IN WHAT TWO WAYS WAS THE
ABOVE INCIDENT SIGNIFICANT?
i. It is a fulfillment of the prophecy
of Prophet Joel.
ii. It marks the fulfillment of the
promise of the Holy Spirit by Jesus.
ii. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was
iv. Many people gave their lives to
V. The apostles received the courage to preach the gospel of Jesus
8(a) THE TEACHING OF JAMES IN
WHICH HE REMARKED THAT
CHRISTIANS SHOULD LOVE THEIR NEIGHBOURS AS THEMSELVES (James 2:8-13)
i. James teaches that if we really fulfil the royal law, according to the scripture that we shall love
our neighbour as ourselves, we do
ii. But if we show partiality, we commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
ii. For whoever keeps the whole law
but fails in one point has become
guilty of all of it.
iv. For he who said, “Do not commit
adultery,” said also, “Do not kill.”
If you do not commit adultery but
do kill, you have become a transgressor of the law.
V. So, speak and so act as those who
are to be judged under the law of
vi. Judgment is without mercy to one
who has shown no mercy: yet mercy trumphs over Judgment.
b) IDENTIFY THREE NEGATIVE
EFFECTS OF DISCRIMINATION
i. It brings disunity among Christians.
ii. It hinders love.
iii. It hinders growth in faith
iv. It increases sin.
9(a) OUTLINE PETER’S RECOMMENDATION THAT BELIEVERS SHOULD INTERACT WITH UNBELIEVERS IN THE SOCIETY (1Peter 2:11-25)
i. Peter told them to subject themselves to every human institution whether it is the Emperor himself or the Governors that have been sent to reward those who do good and punish those who do wrong.
ii. According to Peter, if they do this
they will put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
iii. He advised them to live as free
men but should not use their freedom as a pretext to engage in evil.
iv. They should live as servants of God.
v. They should honour all men, love
the brotherhood, fear God and honour the emperor.
vi. Peter explained that they would
receive no glory if they are punished for doing the wrong thing, but if they are punished for doing the right thing and they endure, it is acceptable before God.
vii. Peter concluded that Christ himself suffered the same fate.
viii. According to Peter, Jesus was reviled but he did not reply.
ix. Therefore, people must copy
(b) STATE THREE WAYS BY WHICH
CIIRISTIANS CAN LIVE ABOVE
REPROACH IN THE SOCIETY
i. Christians must copy Christ’s example in the society;
ii. Christians must be peace lovers,
ii. Christians must abstain from corrupt and immoral practices;
iv. Christians must not engage in ungodly affairs;
V. Christians must submit to rulers
and authorities in line with the word of God.
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