Christian Religious Knowledge
JSS 2 / BASIC 8
Previous lesson: Pupils have previous knowledge of
CHRISTIANS AS THE SALT AND LIGHT OF THE WORLD
that was taught in their previous lesson
WORDLY POSSESSIONS (MATTHEW 16 VERSE 26, LUKE 16 VERSE 11 )
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
WORDLY POSSESSIONS (MATTHEW 16 VERSE 26, LUKE 16 VERSE 11)
There are two things that people can use to measure their worth – their possessions and their accomplishments. Jesus makes it clear that neither of these things is as important as our relationship with God. In fact, He says that if we focus on accumulating wealth or power, we will lose sight of what is truly valuable.
It is not wrong to have possessions or to achieve things, but we must not let them become our primary focus. Jesus calls us to seek first His kingdom and righteousness, and He promised that if we do, all these other things will be given to us as well (Matthew 6:33).
When we put God first in our lives, we will find true satisfaction and contentment. We will also be better able to use our possessions and accomplishments for His glory and to bless others.
So, let us not be enslaved by the things of this world. Instead, let us fix our eyes on Jesus and His kingdom, which is of eternal value.
PRAYER: Father, thank You for Your Word. Help me to keep my focus on things that are of eternal worth and not be enslaved by the things of this world. I pray that I will use my possessions and accomplishments for Your glory and to bless others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We must not let our possessions or accomplishments become our primary focus.
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. If you could own one worldly possession, what would it be?
2. Why do you think Jesus told His disciples that they could not own possessions?
3. What do you think the Bible means when it talks about “worldly possessions”?
4. How do you think having fewer possessions can make your life better?
5. Can you think of any examples from your own life where having fewer things has been helpful or beneficial?
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.