Topics in CRSFruit of the Holy Spirit: Modesty and Continency Fruit of the Holy Spirit: Goodness, Longanimity and Mildness Characteristics of the new life in Christ New Life in Christ Concept of justification by faith The Supremacy of God Supremacy of God Lessons learnt from God's supremacy Jesus as the Living Bread explained Lessons learnt from Jesus' teaching as the Living Bread Why does suffering and pain exist? Forgiveness: Jesus' teaching on forgiveness and its importance What is Forgiveness? Jesus' teaching on forgiveness Jesus' teaching on giving The Prodigal Son, Moral lessons learnt Moral lessons learnt from the parable of the prodigal son Scheme of work, CRS, SS1, 1st Term Scheme of work, CRS, SS1, 2nd Term Scheme of work, CRS, SS1, 3rd Term Biblical account of Creation
Academic Questions in CRS
The feeding of five thousand men with five loaves of bread and two fishes paved way for Jesus' teaching on _____.
A. The sermon on the mount
B. The living bread
C. Prayer, fasting and almsgiving
D. The prodigal son
E. The good samaritan
According to Christianity, Jesus Christ suffered for us all. As a result, Christians do not have to suffer on earth.
In the gospel of Matthew chapter 18 verse 21-35, Jesus tells what story?
A. The story of the prodigal son
B. The story of the good Samaritan
C. The story of the fig tree
D. The beatitudes
E. The story of the vineyard
F. The story of the unforgiving servant
What is Jesus' last word on the cross?
A. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing
B. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me
C. I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise
D. I am thirsty
E. It is finished
F. Father, into your hands I commit my spirit
With regards to giving, Jesus made the statement below:
Do your acts of righteousness before men, to be seen by them. If you do this, you will have a reward from your Father in heaven.
At last, he came to his senses and said, 'All my father’s hired workers have more than they can eat, and here am I about to starve! I will get up and go back to my father and say, Father, I have sinned against God and against you. I am no longer fit to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired workers'. So he got up and started back to his father.
The above statement was made by the prodigal son when he took up a job in a distant country. What job was that?
A. Care of cattle
B. Care of sheep
C. Care of goats
D. Care of pigs
E. Care of cattle and sheep
F. Care of cattle and sheep and goats
The parable of the prodigal son is found in which of the following bible passages?
A. Matthew 15: 11-32
B. Mark 15: 11-32
C. Luke 15: 11-32
D. John 15: 11-32
E. None of the above
F. All of the above
Jesus was born specifically in _____.
Let me begin this article by asking you a question:
If God had not created you, what would you have done?
The truth is, God created us for these reasons:
Our first parent, Adam and Eve enjoyed a life of complete happiness before they committed sin. They never knew what pain nor sorrow was until they disobeyed God. To cut short the long story, Adam and Eve eventually committed the sin of disobedience against God.
Disobedience may simple be defined as the failure to obey rules, command or someone in authority.
Note: Adam and Eve were able to commit sin (disobey God's command) because God had given them that special gift of free will.
Moral Lesson: The devil can come in any form and can tempt any man, woman, boy or girl, as far as he or she is of the age of reasoning.
Sometimes, satan creeps into one's life by asking simple questions. Notice that the snake (satan) did exactly this when it approached Eve to tempt her. To this end, we need to be at alert prayerfully because the evil one can tempt any human in any situation, place and at any point in time.
Moral Lesson: The devil is always a lair; and has a manipulative and deceitful nature. Lying constantly is one of the attributes of the devil. In fact, he has no capacity to say a truth because he is the father of all lies.
The more you keep a conversation with temptation, the more likely you are to fall into it. In the above bible passage, Eve kept a conversation with the snake (satan) and was eventually convinced into disobeying God.
Note: Recall that Jesus Himself rebuked the devil when He was tempted in Matthew: 4-10.
When these negative thoughts of temptation comes, you must rebuke it and channel your mind and energy towards something positive.
Moral Lesson: Pride is a capital sin. Eve must have pondered much on what satan told her. The very act of thinking about the lies of satan only gives the evil one a greater chance to act.
Eve did not appreciate how beautifully God had created her. She wanted something more. She wanted to be wise. She wanted to be like God because that was what satan had lied to her.
Always know that all that glitters isn't gold. In the same sense, not everything that looks beautiful or pleasing is good for you. Be careful about the way you dress, talk and act so that you will not lead others into sin. Committing sin can only make one become naked of grace.
Moral Lesson: God knows and sees all things. He is constantly watching us. We can never hide our actions from God.
God calls us every time we sin; but sometimes, we feel so ashamed and afraid to answer. We may even go further to tell God that 'we committed the sin because of what He has given to us'.
The truth is: nothing can separate us from the love of God if we truly love Him.
We sin out of our own will and selfishness.
Whenever we sin, we have to own up and admit that we are sinners, then seek for God's mercy as many times as we have sinned.
If you read carefully the above passage, you will observe that Adam and Eve did not outrightly admit that they sinned; instead they preferred to pass the blame to someone else.
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Amazing facts in CRS
Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci is the most expensive painting in the world. It is valued at 450.3 Million Dollars.
This painting depict Jesus Christ with his right hand raised in blessing, and his left hand holding an orb
There are a total of 188 named women in the Bible
Mahershalalhashbaz is the longest word in the Bible
The shortest verse of the Bible is John 11:35. It reads:
The longest verse in the bible is Esther 8:9. It reads:
Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language
The last word in the Bible is 'Amen'.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen
The shortest verse in the bible is found in John chapter 11 verse 35. It reads:
If you translate 'Jesus' from Hebrew directly to English, the correct translation will be 'Joshua'. The name Jesus was actually a translation from Hebrew, to Greek, to Latin and finally, English
Notable points in CRS
The parable of the prodigal son as narrated by Jesus himself is one that shows God's incomprehensible mercy and love. This parable is present in the gospel of Luke 15: 11-32.
Jesus began by saying:
There was once a man who had two sons. The younger one said to him, 'Father, give me my share of the property now'. So the man divided his properties between his two sons.
Luke 15: 11-12
From the above passage, it is quite clear that the younger brother had lost interest in the family's affairs. He must have pondered in his heart the sweetness of complete independence on a life of financial abundance.
To actualize his thoughts, he had the effrontery to go to his father to request for his inheritance even though his father is fully alive and active.
Adam and Eve disobeyed God while in the Garden of Eden. Below are the consequences of Adam and Eve's disobedience:
All God's creature became guilty of original sin.
Human perfection was lost.
God's judgement was pronounced on the snake, woman and man.
Chaos and disorderliness came upon earth.
Suffering, pain and death was introduced into the world.
The first prophesy was made.
Clothing was made.
Paradise was temporarily lost.
Their disobedience brought about the relevation of Jesus Christ.
Wise men from the east came to visit the infant king. Upon their arrival, they saw the child with his mother Mary. They knelt down and worshiped the infant (Jesus).
Notice that the bible recorded that the wise men knelt down and worshipped the infant (Jesus), according to Matthew 2:11.
Only God can be worshiped. Jesus is always God, even as a baby.
It is important to state that Jesus remained God at every point in his physical existence, even when he was in the womb of the virgin; throughout his life on earth, death on the cross and eventual resurrection.
The wise men from the east opened their treasures and presented the infant Jesus with three significant gifts. These are gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Gold represents a symbol of Jesus' kingship. Jesus is the King of kings, even at birth and throughout eternity.
Frankincense represents a symbol of Jesus' divinity and a sign of worship. Only God can be worshipped; and as such, Jesus is fully God.
Myrrh represents a symbol of Jesus' death. Jesus is truly man, and this is why he was able to suffer and die on the cross.
God created human beings for the following reasons:
To know Him
To love Him
To serve Him
To be happy with Him forever
Our first parent, Adam and Eve enjoyed a life of complete happiness before they committed sin. They never knew what pain nor sorrow was until they disobeyed God. In short, both were perfect beings until they committed the sin of disobedience against God.
Disobedience may simple be defined as the failure to obey rules, command or someone in authority.
Adam and Eve were the first human beings to disobey God.