CHRISTIANS AS THE SALT AND LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Christian Religious Knowledge
JSS 2 / BASIC 8
Previous lesson: Pupils have previous knowledge of
THE BEATITUDES (MATTHEW 5 VERSES 1 TO 12 )
that was taught in their previous lesson
CHRISTIANS AS THE SALT OF THE WORLD
Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to
- say the meaning of salt
- highlight the usefulness of salt as seasoning for food
- explain why Jesus Christ compare good Christians as salt of the world
- say what happens when the salt loses its taste
- Wall charts
- Related Online Video
- Flash Cards
Methods of Teaching:
- Class Discussion
- Group Discussion
- Asking Questions
- Role Modelling
- Role Delegation
- Scheme of Work
- Online Information
- 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
What is the meaning of salt?
Salt is a mineral composed of sodium and chloride. It is used to season food and for many other purposes. Salt is an essential nutrient for the human body. It helps to regulate fluid balance and blood pressure, and it is also a key electrolyte needed for proper muscle and nerve function. A lack of salt can lead to dehydration, low blood pressure, and electrolyte imbalance. Too much salt can also be harmful and cause high blood pressure, kidney damage, and other health problems. The recommended daily intake of salt is about 2,300 mg, or about one teaspoon. Most people consume more salt than they need, and this can lead to health problems.
The usefulness of salt as seasoning for food
Salt is a mineral that is essential for human health. It helps to regulate blood pressure and fluid balance in the body. Salt also plays a role in nerve conduction and muscle contraction.
Although we need salt for our bodies to function properly, most of us consume far more salt than we need. The average American diet contains about 3,400 mg of sodium per day, which is more than double the recommended amount for adults.
Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. It can also cause kidney damage and other health problems.
That’s why it’s important to use salt sparingly in cooking and at the table
CHARACTERISTICS OF LIGHT OF THE WORLD
- Light gives direction
- Light makes us see
- We need light to read
- Darkness disappears in the presence of light
- When there is light, we are able to move up and down
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SALT OF THE WORLD
- It makes food tasty
- It is used for preservation
- Food without salt is difficult to consume or eat
One of the most important things that Christians can do in the world is to be salt and light. As salt, Christians are called to preserve and season the world with the gospel. As light, Christians are called to expose darkness and illuminate the truth.
When Christians are faithful to their calling as salt and light, they make a powerful impact on the world around them. They season the world with hope, joy, and love. They expose darkness and bring light to those who are lost in sin. And ultimately, they point the way to Jesus Christ – the only one who can truly satisfy the deepest longings of our hearts.
If you are a Christian, ask God to help you be faithful to your calling as salt and light. And as you go about your day, look for opportunities to share the gospel with those around you. You never know how your words of truth and encouragement might change someone’s life forever.
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise
1. What do you think it means to be the salt of the earth?
2. Why do you think Christ said that Christians are the light of the world?
3. What difference do you think being salt and light makes in the world?
4. Are there times when you feel like you aren’t living up to your potential as salt and light?
5. Who are some people in your life who inspire you to be salt and light?
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.