Christian Religious Knowledge JSS1
Topic: GOD’S REVELATION OF HIMSELF
1. GOD’S REVELATION OF HIMSELF
PRAYER: O LORD REVEAL YOURSELF TO ME THROUGH THY WORD
The bible is made up of 66 Old Testament Books and 27 New Testament Books. It contains the word of God and the message of the Christian religion.
The Old Testament amongst other things, contain the story of the creation, Abraham and the fathers of Israel, Judges, Kings, Prophets of Israel, Book of wisdom, Proverb and Psalms.
The New Testament contains the Life and teaching of Christ, stories of the early teaching of church, the letter of Paul, the pastoral letters and revelation.
2. MEDIUM OF GOD’S REVELATION OF HIMSELF
God’s Word to Abraham (Genesis 12: 1-9)
The bible contains stories of how God revealed himself as the creator of the universe, the sustainer of life and the one who cares and provides for his own people. In the early chapter of the book of Genesis, we read of how God revealed Himself to Abraham, how he called him out of Haran, how Abraham went into the land of Canaan, how he received promise and was blessed and started off as the father of all the nations of the earth.
God appears to Moses (Exodus 3:1-6)
God appeared to Moses on several occasions, he revealed himself to him as his God and lord of the hebrews. He gave Moses the Ten Commandments. Apart from Abraham and Moses, there are many people in the bible to whom GOD revealed himself.
God revealed himself to some other prophets (old testament) like Samuel, Elijah and Elisha performed miracles.
God speaks to us through his son, Jesus Christ (Hebrew 1:1-12)
In the New Testament, he speaks to us through Jesus (by him the world was created) John 1:1-8. The bible says that Jesus shows the power and glory of God and he also wiped away our sins by death on the cross. Now he is seated at the right hand of God.
God reveals himself to everyone through the bible (Timothy 3:16-17)
The bible is inspired by GOD and it is good for teaching, correcting and training people for Christian works. The Bible is our daily guide to run the Christian race successfully and to live according to God’s plan for our lives.
3. MORAL LESSON
Oh Lord, teach me more about you and show yourself to me.
Respecting the Word of God: As Christians, we have to understand the various ways God reveals himself to us and we have to respect his word and do all that he told us to do.
God’s Word as Inspiration: The bible contains all forms of knowledge and wisdom. Everything happening in the world today has been mentioned in the word of God.
Attention to God’s Word: God can speak to us anywhere and at any time in our homes, school, church, at work e.t.c. When God speaks to us, we should listen very carefully.
Morning Devotion (Hearing God’s Word): Members of a Christian family should gather together in their sitting room to hear the word of God before they set out to carry on their daily activities.
Learning about God through the Bible: One way of learning about someone is to study what he says about himself. If you study God’s word diligently Joshua 1:8, you will know more about him.
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