Call to Repentance: John the Baptist, The Prodigal Son CRS JSS 1 3rd Term Week 7

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Term :




Class :


Topic :

Call to Repentance: John the Baptist, The Prodigal Son

Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of

Call to Repentance: Paul, David

that was taught in the previous lesson


Behavioural objectives :

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

  • Explain the sermon of John The Baptist In Respect To repentance(Matt. 3: 1-12, Luke 3: 1-14)
  • Narrate The Story Of The Prodigal Son And The Significance  Of His Father’s Forgiveness (Luke 15: 11-32)
  • Sat The Demands of Repentance





Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

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







  • John The Baptist (Matt. 3: 1-12, Luke 3: 1-14)
  • The Prodigal Son (Luke 15: 11-32)
  • The Demands of Repentance


John the Baptist was known to be a messenger of God specifically calling people to repentance for forgiveness of sins. His message was basically on baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins. John the Baptist clearly told the multitude that came to him to listen to his special message that he baptized them with water for repentance, but someone is coming after him, the one who is mightier than himself who will baptize them with the Holy Spirit and with fire. He further told them that Jesus was the one he was talking about and He would gather His wheat from the threshing floor into His granary, but the chaff He would burn with unquenchable fire.


Jesus told a parable of a man who had two sons and the younger of them said to his father, “Father, give me the share of property that falls to me” the father divided his belongings between them. After some days, the younger one gathered all he had and went to a far country where he squandered his wealth in loose living. After spending all he had, he had nothing left. He came back to his senses and decided to go back to his father. As the father saw him afar off, he was so happy and ran towards him and embraced him and made a feast for him. The elder brother was not happy. The father comforted him and asked him to join in welcoming his younger brother, for his brother who was dead had come back to life.


    1. The important point to note in this case is that the father had compassion on the son and welcomed him back with happiness, despite the loose life he had lived and the father’s wealth he had wasted. In the same manner, God is always ready to welcome his children once they confess their sins and forsake them.
    2. The prodigal son decision to return as a servant and not as a son shows a high sense of humility on his part. The Psalmist wrote “A broken and contrite heart, O God thou will not despise” This is the type of Sprit God wants in His children – Christians.



John the Baptist, preached repentance and baptized people at river Jordan. He said that it was voice of one crying in the wilderness that people should repent of their sins. The following are reward of genuine repentance.

  1. Acknowledge your sins [Rom 6;23, 3;23]
  2. Accept that you cannot save yourself
  3. Belief that Jesus died for your sins
  4. Repent of your sins and forsake them




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. Narrate the parable of the prodigal son.
  2. Explain the significance of the parable of the prodigal son.



  1. What is repentance?
  2. What are the requirements for repentance?



  1. List the four conditions for repentance.
  2. Why was John called John the Baptist?


  1. Narrate the parable of the prodigal son
  2. What are the lessons to be drawn from it regarding God’s love?
  3. State three lessons you learnt from the parable of the prodigal son.
  4. What is the importance of the ministry of John the Baptist?




­____ killed Uriah when he was a king in Isreal [a] ­­­­David [b] Saul [c]­ Johab

[d] Jazebel

        1. “If I have taken anything forcefully, I will return’’ was said by ____ [a] Jesus

[b] Peter [c] Zacchaus [d] Judas

        1. Jonah was sent by God to preach in ____ [a] Tarship [b] Ninevah [c] Isreal

[d] Jerusalem

        1. The first step of repentance is ____ [a] acknowledge of sin [b] forgiveness [c] reading the bible [d] going to church
        2. The main message of John the Baptist was [a] forgiveness [b] baptism [c] repentance [d] reconciliation


  1. State the four steps to repentance.
  2. Narrate how the people of Nineveh demonstrated true repentance
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