Paul met opposition at Phillippi

Subject : Christian Religious Studies

Term : First Term

Week: Week 10


Class : Basic 6 / Primary 6



Previous lesson :

The pupils have previous knowledge of the previous topic which was The Epistles and The Names of The Epistles of Paul


Topic :   Paul met opposition at Phillippi

 Paul met opposition at Phillippi

Acts 16:20-26

(iv). The release of Paul and Silas. Acts 16:27-40


Behavioural objectives :

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

  • Say the reason why Paul and Silas were arrested
  • say how the jailers got converted
  • narrate how the slave girl was freed from her demonic spirit that she used to profit her master


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 :

Paul casts a prophetic spirit out of a slave girl who is being used as a profitable or commercial seer or prophet  by her owners or master  to make money .

The young woman is possessed by a demonic spirit  who quite accurately identifies Paul and Silas as “servants  of the Most High God” who have come to reveal “a way of salvation.”


The action of Paul and Sila made the owner of the slave girl to be very angry wit the disciples .

Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

When the owners of the slave girl realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”


The slave girl was healed of her demonic spirit and this made her master to be crossed with Pau; and Sila because their source of income had been blocked .It is not all spirit of prophets and divination that are of the God . Whatever that God has done , the Devil always has a counterfeit  or fake of it . The Spirit of God for Prophetic purpose should not be used for commercial  purposes . Freely we are given , Freely we must give out .

From the story of the slave girl we got to discover that spirits recognize spirit and the inferior spirit bow for the superior spirit Who  is the spirit of the Most High God


Moral Lesson :

  1. We should not commercial the work of God
  2. The spirit of Prophecy is for the teaching , elevation and consolation of the church which is the body of Christ and such should not be commercialize
  3. The son of God has come to set us free from all bondages of sins and we shall be free indeed for in Christ we are all children of God



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. How were the jailers saved and got converted to Christianity.
  2. Who was healed of demonic prophetic spirit
  3. Why was the owner of the slave girl annoyed with Paul and Silas





Prepare for the next lesson by reading for revision

Spread the word if you find this helpful! Click on any social media icon to share