Jesus and his family. Jesus and his siblings. Matthew 13:53-56, Matthew12:46-50.


Christian Religious Knowledge


First Term


Week 6




Previous lesson: Pupils have previous knowledge of


The baptism of Jesus: The fore runner o Jesus. Mark1:1-8, Luke3:1-20


that was taught in their previous lesson




Jesus and his family.

Jesus and his siblings.

Matthew 13:53-56, Matthew12:46-50.


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


  • say who baptized Jesus Christ
  • write out what happened when Jesus was baptized
  • explain the word forerunner


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


Jesus and his family.


Jesus had a family and siblings.

 Jesus and his family.

  • Jesus and his family.
  • Jesus was the son of Joseph and Mary (Luke 1:26-35). He was born in Bethlehem, Palestine, to a Jewish aristocratic family that traced its roots back to King David (Luke 2:1-7). He grew up in Nazareth with his parents until he was about 30 years old when he went to Jerusalem for Passover celebrations with his family (Luke 2:41-52). At this point we begin to see a pattern emerging: Jesus’s life is shaped by people who are part of his community – just like us!

 Jesus and his siblings.

Jesus and his siblings are also important characters in the Bible. They are called “brothers,” but they were actually cousins to Jesus’ mother, who was a descendant of King David.

Jesus had three brothers: James the Less, Joseph (who became an apostle), and Simon Peter (who later became one of his closest companions).

Matthew 13:53-56, Matthew12:46-50.

Jesus said that he would be “with us until the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). As we saw in our last lesson, this was a promise to his disciples from Jesus’ own lips. But how do we know that it wasn’t just a figure of speech? How can we know that Jesus will be with us throughout all eternity?

In Matthew 13:53-56 and Matthew 12:46-50, Jesus tells us about three ways in which he will be with us throughout all eternity.

1. Jesus will be with us through his Holy Spirit:

2. Jesus will be with us through the Scriptures:

3. Jesus will be with us in heaven:

Jesus had a family and siblings

Jesus had a family and siblings.

In Luke 3:23-38, we read about Jesus’ birth in Nazareth. His mother Mary was a virgin and had never been with any man before she gave birth to him. When she found out that she was pregnant, she went to visit her cousin Elizabeth after giving birth to John the Baptist’s child (Luke 1:36-37).

When Elizabeth heard about this news from Mary, she asked her if they could adopt this little boy as their own! And so they named him Jesus because he would be called “God” later on in his life when he died for us all (John 19:18).

We are all familiar with the story of Jesus, but many times we forget that he had a family. We know from Matthew 13:55 and Luke 4:22-24 that Mary was Jesus’ mother, and both Luke and Mark record that Joseph was her husband. But what about their children? In Matthew 12:46-50, we learn about Jesus’ older brother James (otherwise known as Joses), who served as first bishop of Jerusalem after Jesus ascended into heaven. In Luke 4:22-24, we read about Jesus’ younger brother Judah (otherwise known as Joses). Both brothers were well-known figures in Jewish society at the time because they were both respected teachers who taught God’s word to others around them – including several tax collectors who became followers!



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. Did Jesus have a family?
  2. Did Jesus have siblings?
  3. What are the names of Jesus’ parents?
  4. What are the names of Jesus’ siblings?
  5. Mention three ways by which Jesus said that He would always be with us
  6. Who was Elizabeth?
  7. How was John the baptize related to Jesus?




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.