Christian Religious Knowledge


First Term


Week 9




Previous lesson: Pupils have previous knowledge of




that was taught in their previous lesson







Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to


  • say the meaning of discipleship
  • say how Jesus called his disciples
  • write out the names of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ


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





A call to discipleship is an invitation to follow Jesus Christ and become His disciple. Christ calls all believers to discipleship, but some may feel a more specific or personal call to this way of life. Discipleship involves living according to Christ’s teachings and example, sharing the gospel with others, and serving in the church and community. Christ’s call to discipleship is a call to a life of obedience, service, and sacrifice. Those who answer His call will find that discipleship is not easy, but it is rewarding. Christ promised that those who follow Him will receive eternal life.


Christ invites all believers to follow Him and become His disciple. Discipleship means living according to Christ’s teachings and example, sharing the gospel with others, and serving in the church and community. It is not easy, but it is rewarding. Christ promises that those who follow Him will receive eternal life.


How the disciples were called by Jesus Christ

One day, Jesus began to call His disciples. He invited them to follow Him and become His disciples. This was a very important moment for Jesus and His disciples. They would learn from each other and grow together in their faith. This call from Jesus changed their lives forever.

As Jesus continued to call His disciples, He also started to teach them. He taught them about God’s love and mercy. He also showed them how to live a life that was pleasing to God. The discipleship of Jesus changed their lives in a profound way, and they would never be the same again.


Names of the disciples of Jesus Christ

The names of the disciples of Jesus Christ are:

The names of the disciples of Jesus Christ are:

  1. Simon Peter
  2. Andrew
  3. James
  4. John
  5. Philip
  6. Bartholomew
  7. Thomas
  8. Matthew
  9. James the son of Alphaeus
  10. Simon the Cananaean
  11. Judas Iscariot
  12. Judas the son of James


The twelve disciples of Jesus were chosen by him to be his closest followers. They were with him during his ministry on earth, and they continued to follow him after his ascension into heaven.

These twelve men were ordinary fishermen and peasants, but they were transformed by their faith in Jesus Christ. They became bold witnesses for the gospel, and their lives were changed forever.

The twelve disciples are a great example of what it means to truly follow Christ. They left everything behind to follow him, and they never wavered in their faith. Even when Jesus was crucified, they still believed that he was the Son of God and the Savior of the world.

Today, we can learn from the example of the twelve disciples. Just as they were to follow Jesus no matter what, we should also be willing to follow him no matter what. We should never give up on our faith, even when things are tough.

Who were the twelve disciples of Jesus? They were ordinary men who were transformed their faith in Christ. They followed him no matter what, and their lives were changed forever. We can learn from their example and be bold witnesses for the gospel today.



The Demand for Discipleship

(Matthew 8 verse 18 to 27, Luke 9 Verse 53 to 63 , Luke 14 Verse 25n to 33)


In Matthew 8, Jesus speaks to the crowds about the cost of discipleship. He says that anyone who wants to follow him must be prepared to give up everything they have. This is a tough message, but it’s one that rings true even today.

There are still people out there who are willing to give up everything for the sake of following Jesus. They are the ones who are prepared to go into all the world and preach the gospel, even if it means giving up their own lives. These are the people who are truly dedicated to making disciples of all nations.

If you’re thinking about becoming a disciple of Jesus, then be prepared to give up everything you have. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. Remember, Jesus is worth everything we have to give.


Moral lessons


  1. We must rebound to his call to be his
    disciples faithfully and willingly not only
    to serve him but with honesty,
    faithfulness and sincerity
  2. Jesus did not rush in selecting the twelve
    disciples. He separated himself and
    prayed all night telling God’s guardians is
    very necessary in anything we want to do
    our success in everything we want to do
    depend on how we can rely on God’s
  3. Immediately they decided to follow Jesus,
    they forgot about their past ways of life
    their allegiance changed to that of Christ.
    If we are not ready to leave our old ways
    of life such as cheating laziness keeping
    bad friends etc. we cannot be a disciple of
    our lord Jesus Christ.





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




1. What was the disciple that betrayed Jesus?
2. Who was the most commonly accepted disciple that betrayed Jesus.
3. Why did Jesus choose his disciples?
4. The twelve disciples were chosen because they were believed to be loyal and devoted to Jesus’ teachings. mention the names of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ
5. What do you think the disciples learned from Jesus?

6. Judas is portrayed as the betrayer of Jesus in the bible. What do you think his motives were?
7. After the resurrection, did Jesus give any indication as to what happened to Judas?
8. Why do you think Jesus chose twelve disciples?
9. What do you think would have happened if one of the disciples had not followed Jesus?
10. Do you think there is a reason why all of Jesus’s disciples are from different walks of life?




The class teacher wraps up or concludes the lesson by giving out a 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 makes the necessary corrections when and where the needs arise.