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2022 CRS Lesson Note for First Term SS2

Lesson Note on Christian Religious Studies (CRS) SS2 First Term

 

SCHEME OF WORK

THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD

GOD, THE CONTROLLER OF THE UNIVERSE

LEADERSHIP

MOSES AS A LEADER

THE LEADING OF ISRAELITES BY MOSES

JOSHUA AS A LEADER

DEBORAH AS A LEADER

GOD’S CARE FOR HIS PEOPLE (I)

GOD’S CARE FOR HIS PEOPLE II

Lesson Note on Christian Religious Studies (CRS) SS2 First term 

 

 Below are the 2022 complete SS2 First Term Christian Religious StudiesLesson Note 

SS2 Week 1

Topic: The Sovereignty of GOD

Sovereignty is the ability to do whatever you want without consulting or taking permission from anybody. It is the ability to independently do all things. God made the whole universe from His volition and power. Sovereignty is understood in jurisprudence as the full right and power of a governing body to govern itself without any interference from outside sources or bodies.

The Sovereignty of God is the biblical teaching that all things are under God’s rule and control, and that nothing happens without His direction or permission. God works not just some things but all things according to the counsel of His own will ( Eph. 1:11). His purposes are all-inclusive and never thwarted ( Isa. 46:11); nothing takes Him by surprise. The sovereignty of God is not merely that God has the power and right to govern all things, but that He does so, always and without exception. In other words, God is not merely sovereign de jure (in principle), but sovereign de facto (in practice). To learn more, Click here.

SS2 Week 2

Topic: GOD THE CONTROLLER OF THE UNIVERSE

INTRODUCTION: GOD THE CONTROLLER OF THE UNIVERSE

The Lord directed Jeremiah to a potter’s house where the potter was manipulating clay to form pot, then the Lord said to Jeremiah: “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does? Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.” This verse tells us that God can do to us whatever He deems fit, just as the clay cannot question and dictate to the potter so does man, we cannot dictate for God. We are clay in His hands.

God is the creator and controller of the universe and all that is in it, whether animate or inanimate. Any use or disposition He chooses to make of any part of His creation is His sovereign right. God is accountable only to Himself. He reports to nobody. He is not required at any time to give to any person any explanation for anything He says or does. He is the superpower above all powers in every area of His creation.

Also God reminds us of His controlling power in Psalm 127:1-3. To learn more, Click here.

SS2 Week 3

Topic: Leadership

LEADERSHIP

To lead means to guide, conduct, and direct affairs for the purpose of achieving a set of goals. Leadership comes with burden and responsibilities, it is not  a party call. Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to “lead” or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations.

Qualities of a Good Leader

  1. Positive attitude and Optimism
  2. A good leader takes responsibility for every decision he takes and whatever the outcome is.
  3. Focus
  4. They are able to delegate duties to their followers
  5. Confidence
  6. Transparency
  7. Integrity.. To learn more, Click here.

Week 4

Topic: MOSES AS A LEADER

Content:

  1. The Birth and Call of Moses
  2. Principles Moses exhibited as a Leader
  3. Some Leadership characteristics in Moses

The Birth and Call of Moses

After the death of Joseph a new Pharaoh who did not know Joseph rose. He was afraid of the increasing population of the Israelites in Egypt. He started using Israelites as slaves- torturing them daily. He instructed the midwives to kill every new son born of Israelites, the midwives were reluctant in doing that. He commanded his people that every son born of the Israelites should be cast into the River Nile.

Moses was born at this critical period from the tribe of Levi. When Moses was born his mother tried to hide for three months, but when she could no longer hide him she made a waterproof basket and put Moses in it and place it on the reeds of the bank of the river. As the basket was floating on the river the daughter of Pharaoh who had come to bathe in the river saw it and picked the child and adopted him. She needed someone to care for the child, she unknowingly chose Moses mother (she didn’t know that was Moses’ mother). She named the child Moses because she said “I drew him out of water.” To learn more, Click here.

Week 5

Topic: The Leading of the Israelites by Moses

Introduction

Moses was reluctant to lead the Israelites out of Egypt because he thought that they would not believe that God actually appeared and sent him. He complained that he was not eloquent and God gave him Aaron to assist him. The Lord afflicted the Egyptians with a lot of plagues before Pharaoh reluctantly allowed the Israelites to go. As soon as he let them go he pursued them again because God had had hardened his heart. Exo 14:14.

As the Israelites were leaving and Egyptians pursing them there was big sea in front of them and Egyptians behind them. They cried to Moses for help, Moses cried to God who instructed him to strike his rod on the water. As he did that the sea divided and the Israelites crossed on dry land. As they finished passing God instructed him to strike it again to close the sea, then the Egyptian army were already half way on the dry land, the water closed and consumed the entire Egyptian army. By this God had fulfilled the covenant He made with their father Abraham. To learn more, Click here.

Week 6

Topic: Joshua as a Leader

Introduction

As Moses was growing old he prayed to God to appoint a leader to replace him so that Israel would not be without a leader. The Lord instantly instructed Moses to take Joshua, the son of Nun. Moses did exactly as the Lord had commanded and Joshua took over the mantle of leadership.

The Role of Joshua in the Story of the Twelve Spies

Moses selected twelve spies to spy the land of Canaan, Joshua was one of them. When the spies came back they brought a negative report, whereas Joshua and Caleb were the only spies that brought positive report. Joshua warned them not to rebel against God and went further to encourage them that the Canaanites would be like foods to them if the Lord was on their side. Joshua had faith in God, he trusted God’s promise and ability. To learn more, Click here.

Week 7

Topic: Deborah as a Leader

Introduction

For years after the death of Joshua the Israelites were ruled by Judges; they had no king. These judges, in most cases, were either prophets or prophetess and God often raised them particularly when there was problem in Israel. After the death of Ehud, Deborah took over as one of the judges in Israel. She was the wife of Lippadoth and a prophetess. According to the Bible, she used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim where the people of Israel came up to her for judgment. 

Deborah was a judge and a prophetess. The only other person who was a combination prophet/judge was Samuel. And Deborah was a singer and songwriter—she had an impressive resume. To learn more, Click here.

Week 8

Topic: God’s Care for his People I

(Guidance and Protection) Exodus 14

As soon as the Israelites left the land of Egypt, pharaoh regretted allowing them to go, God decided to harden his heart in order to get glory over him (Exo 14:4). Pharaoh said “what is this we have done that let Israel go from serving us”. Pharaoh quickly organised his soldiers and they pursued the Israelites. When the Israelites saw the Egyptians they were greatly afraid they cried to the Lord and blamed Moses for bringing them out of Egypt. Moses cried to the Lord, and the Lord said to him “fear not, stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord….” Exodus 14: 13-15.  The Lord instructed him to stretch the rod over the sea and divide it. The angel of God who went before the host of Israel moved and went behind them, the pillar of cloud that moved before them now stood behind them and stood between the camp of Israel and the camp of Egypt. The pillar of cloud provided light for the camp of Israel in the night. To learn more, Click here.

Week 9

Topic: God’s Care for his People II 

God’s Provision (Exodus 16)

When the Israelites left Elim  where there was spring of water and palm trees, they came to the wilderness of Sin, between Elim and Sinai. They had no food for days. This made the whole congregation to murmur against Moses and Aaron. As the saying goes, a hungry man is an angry man. God heard their murmuring and provided food (Manna) for them throughout their stay in the wilderness.

The Nature of God as Revealed in the Episode of  the Gift of Manna and Quails.

  1. It shows even when do not ask He always provides for our needs.
  2. It signifies that God does not lead people halfway and abandon them, He finishes what he starts.
  3. It shows that our God is a caring God. To learn more, Click here.

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