Situation that leads to the pronouncement of the period of drought. (I Kings 16:29-34, 17:1-7, 18:1-19)
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
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.
Prevalent religious evils at the time of Josiah (II Kings 22)
Josiah’s reforms in Judah (II Kings 23:4-14, 21-30)
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.
Concerns for one’s Nation
The captivity and destruction of Jerusalem (II Kings 24; 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 state of the Nation despite opposition (Nehemiah 1:1-11, 2:9-20, Ezra 1:5-11; 7:1-10)
A paper chart containing the National Anthem and National Pledge.
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 to identify areas in our National life that needs to be reformed; and arouse their interest to seek the good of the country.
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.
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)
Effects of Daniel’s faith (Daniel 6:25-28)
Qualities of Daniel (Daniel 1:3-8, 6:3-5,10, 16:6; 22-23)
Lead the students to identify the circumstances under which Daniel expressed absolute faith in God.
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, 14-15; 24)
Social vices at the time of Amos (Amos 2:6-8, 4:1-2, 5:7-13)
Lead students to discuss what true religion is and what is not.
True Religion and Social Justice
Opposition against Amos by Amaziah Priest of the royal sanctuary (Amos 2:10-17)
Divine judgement of the evil doers (Amos 4:2-3, 4:6-10, 5:14-20, 6, 7:16-17, 8:9-10)
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.
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)
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)
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 positively to God’s love before it is too late