God shows us mercy Christian Religious Studies Primary 5 First Term Lesson Notes Week 8

Week: Week 8

Class: Primary 5

Subject: Christian Religious Studies

Topic: God Shows Us Mercy

Duration: 45 minutes

Introduction: (5 minutes)

  • Begin by discussing the concept of mercy and why it is essential.
  • Share a simple story or example where someone showed mercy to another person.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Define the concept of mercy.
  2. Understand how God shows mercy to people.
  3. Appreciate the importance of showing mercy to others.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Empathy
  • Moral reasoning
  • Religious knowledge

Reference Materials:

  • Bible verses related to mercy
  • Psalm 103:8-10 (NIV): “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.”
  • Matthew 5:7 (NIV): “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”
  • Luke 6:36 (NIV): “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
  • Micah 6:8 (NIV): “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”


Instructional Materials:

  • Visual aids (pictures or illustrations)
  • Copies of relevant Bible verses

Previous Knowledge: Students should have a basic understanding of Christian beliefs and values.


Meaning of Mercy:

  • Mercy is when someone is kind and forgiving, even when others make mistakes.
  • It means being understanding and not harsh when people do something wrong.

God Shows Us Mercy:

  • God shows us mercy by forgiving our mistakes when we ask for forgiveness.
  • This is like God being understanding and not angry when we make errors.

The Need to Show Mercy to Others:

  • We should show mercy to others because it can make them feel better and happy.
  • When we are merciful, we help people when they need it, like being a good friend when someone is sad.

In simpler terms, mercy is about being kind and forgiving, and it’s important for us to be merciful to others just as God is merciful to us. 🙏🤗

Presentation: (30 minutes)

Step 1: Understanding Mercy (10 minutes)

  • Define “mercy” as a compassionate and forgiving attitude shown to someone who deserves punishment or harm.
  • Provide examples of how people show mercy in daily life, like forgiving a friend who made a mistake.

Step 2: How God Shows Us Mercy (10 minutes)

  • Explain that God is full of mercy and forgives our sins when we ask for forgiveness.
  • Share Bible verses that emphasize God’s mercy, such as Psalm 103:8-10.

Step 3: Importance of Showing Mercy to Others (10 minutes)

  • Discuss why it’s important for people to show mercy and forgiveness to others.
  • Share real-life examples of situations where showing mercy can lead to positive outcomes.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Present the content using visual aids and real-life examples.
  • Facilitate class discussions and encourage students to ask questions.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Listen, observe, and participate in discussions.
  • Share their own experiences of showing or receiving mercy.

Assessment: (5 minutes)

  • Ask students to share one way they can show mercy to someone in their daily life.
  • Review their responses and provide feedback.

This lesson plan aims to help students understand the concept of mercy, its importance, and how it is manifested by God and in their own lives. 📖🙏🤝🏫


  1. Mercy is a compassionate and forgiving attitude shown to someone who ________ punishment. a) deserves b) dislikes c) avoids d) enjoys
  2. When someone forgives a friend who made a mistake, they are showing ________. a) anger b) sadness c) mercy d) fear
  3. God is full of mercy and forgives our ________ when we ask for forgiveness. a) sins b) toys c) stories d) music
  4. Mercy is about being ________ and forgiving, even when someone does something wrong. a) kind b) angry c) loud d) small
  5. Psalm 103:8-10 in the Bible emphasizes ________. a) love b) mercy c) anger d) pride
  6. Showing mercy to others is important because it leads to ________ outcomes. a) negative b) positive c) funny d) small
  7. Mercy is like being ________ and understanding when someone makes a mistake. a) mean b) caring c) serious d) lazy
  8. When God shows us mercy, it means He ________ our sins. a) celebrates b) forgives c) repeats d) ignores
  9. Mercy is a way of being ________ to others, even when they do wrong. a) kind b) quiet c) funny d) unhappy
  10. Showing ________ to someone means not being harsh or punishing them. a) anger b) mercy c) fear d) sadness
  11. When we ask for ________, God is willing to forgive our mistakes. a) forgiveness b) gifts c) songs d) jokes
  12. ________ emphasizes the importance of showing mercy and forgiveness. a) Stories b) Music c) The Bible d) Games
  13. Psalm 103:8-10 reminds us that God’s ________ is full of mercy and compassion. a) heart b) school c) voice d) friends
  14. Mercy is about being ________ and forgiving, even when someone does something wrong. a) kind b) angry c) loud d) small
  15. When we show ________ to others, it can lead to positive and happy outcomes. a) anger b) mercy c) fear d) sadness
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