Paul in Europe. The significance of Lydia’s conversion.

Subject : Christian Religious Studies

Term : First Term

Week: Week 7


Class : Basic 6 / Primary 6



Previous lesson :

The pupils have previous knowledge of the previous topic as it relates to The Conversion of Lydia


Topic : The implication and significance of Lydia’s Conversion


Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson,  pupils should be able to

  • Mention the products that Lydia traded in
  • Say the needs for hospitality
  • Understand that the Gospel of Christ is for everybody, be it the poor or the rich


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards.
  • The Holy Bible

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks
  • The Holy Bible


Content :

Significance of the conversion of Lydia


Lydia supported the missionary work by providing food for the apostles. She was very kind to the missionaries. She provided a place for them to stay. Accommodating the apostles helped Lydia to know more about Christ.  Lydia was able to ask questions from the disciples. The disciples prayed daily for her and her household. The apostles had more time to concentrate on their missionary work, because they had somewhere to stay.


Like Lydia, we are to help with the work of missionaries. When missionaries visit our churches, we should support them. We can give food, clothing and money. Since missionaries are strangers, it is important that we give them accommodation and make them comfortable throughout the period of their missionary activities in our area.


Moral lessons


1 Paul was not disobedient to the call of God to go to Macedonia. We must learn to be obedient to God’s call.


2 Lydia helped the missionaries. God wants us to help in missionary work.


3 Lydia provided food and accommodation for the missionaries. God wants us to take good care of the missionaries by providing money, clothing, food and accommodation for them.





1 Paul and Silas travelled from Lystra to Troas.


2 At Troas, Paul had a vision of a man asking him to come to Macedonia to help them.


3 Paul and Silas went to Philippi to preach the gospel.


4 At Philippi, Lydia, a seller of purple goods, was converted.


5 She was baptised with all her household.


6 Lydia supported the missionaries by providing food and accommodation


for them.


7 We are to support the missionaries.


8 We must always support the activities of the church.



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise




The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.




  1. locate Macedonia (Philippi) on a map of Europe.

2 describe St Paul’s journey from Lystra to Macedonia (Philippi).


3 tell the story of the conversion of Lydia.


4 explain the significance of the conversion of Lydia to Paul’s missionary work.


5. Lydia was a seller of ____________________.


6 Lydia gave the missionaries __________________ and ______________



Prepare for the next lesson by reading about The epistles of Paul