Consequences of Lack of Repentance

Complexity: Standard

<h1><strong>CONSEQUENCES OF LACK OF REPENTANCE (I SAMUEL 3:18, 4:10-21)</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Consequences of Lack of Repentance (I Samuel 3:18, 4:10-21)</li> <li>The Consequences of Sin</li> <li>Moral Lessons</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>Consequences of Lack of Repentance (I Samuel 3:18, 4:10-21)</strong></h2> God is not happy with those who lack repentance. He punishes them for their refusal to feel sorry in repentance, regret their actions and ask for forgiveness. In the Bible, Hophni and Phinehas were two brothers whom God punished for their lack of repentance. Hophni and Phinehas were the sons of Eli - a Prophet in Israel in charge of the house of God at Shiloh. His sons were assistant Priests who helped him with the work of God. Hophni and Phinehas did so many evil in the sight of God with hardened heart. At times, they desired their share of the meat for sacrifice raw and even forcefully. At other times, the women that came for sacrifice were forced into sin right at the altar of God.

Call to Obedience: The Call of Abraham

Complexity: Standard

<h1><strong>CALL TO OBEDIENCE</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Meaning of Obedience</li> <li>The Call of Abraham (Gen. 12 :1-4)</li> <li>Blessings from Obeying God’s Call (Gen. 12:5-9)</li> <li>Religious and Moral Lessons</li> </ol> <br> <h2><strong>Meaning of Obedience</strong></h2> <strong>Obedience</strong> means doing what you are told to do. It is to comply with the rules and regulations at home and at school, and with the laws in the community. It is to adhere to instructions given to us or to act upon any order or command given to us. <h2><strong>Abraham Obeys God’s Call</strong> (Genesis 12:1-4)</h2> Abraham’s father was Terah. He was the descendants of one of those people who were scattered in small language groups after the Tower of Babel incident. He grew up in Ur of Chaldeans. When Terah died in Haran, Abraham a young man took over the responsibilities of his family. Abraham lived with his family till he was seventy five-years. God then called Abraham and told him:

Call to Obedience: The Birth and Sacrifice of Isaac

Complexity: Standard

<h1><strong>CALL TO OBEDIENCE</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>The Birth of Isaac and the Circumcision of Male Children (Gen. 21:1-8)</li> <li>Abraham Demonstrates his Obedience in the Sacrifice of Isaac (Gen. 22: 1-18)</li> </ol> <br> <h2><strong>The Birth of Isaac and the Circumcision of Male Children </strong>(Gen. 21:1-8)</h2> When Abraham was 99 years old, God appeared to him and made a covenant (agreement) with him. The agreement was extended to all the descendants of Abraham. In the agreement, God promised to bless Abraham if he continued to obey Him. God told Abraham that his wife who was barren would give birth to a baby boy. They believed the promise and soon afterwards his wife conceived and bore him a son at the age of ninety while he (Abraham) was hundred years old. The child was named Isaac meaning <strong>laughter</strong>. Exactly eight days after Isaac was born, Abraham demonstrated his obedience to God by circumcising him.

Call to Service

Complexity: Standard

<h1><strong>CALL TO SERVICE</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Meaning of Service</li> <li>Examples of People who Served in the Bible (i) Joseph is Sold to Egypt (Gen. 37 :12-36) (ii) Joseph Served in Egypt. (Gen.41: 37-57) (iii) Ruth Serves her Mother-in-law (Ruth 1: 7-18)</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>Meaning of Service</strong></h2> Service is doing some work which one is called upon to perform or one volunteers to do. In service, one is expected to do the work with all his or her heart, mind and strength. When this happens, one is said to have rendered faithful, loyal and accountable service. <br> <h2><strong>Examples of People who Served in the Bible:</strong></h2> <h3>(i)<strong> Joseph is Sold to Egypt (Gen. 37:12-36)</strong></h3> Joseph served his father faithfully. At the age of seventeen, he was shepherding the flock with his brothers. On one occasion, his father sent him to go and give food to his brothers on the field. On getting there, he couldn’t find them at Shechem where they were, he went further to Dothan where he found them. His brothers caught him and sold him to some Ishmaelite traders for twenty shekels of silver. The traders took Joseph to Egypt where they sold him as a slave.

Lessons from the Services of Joseph and Ruth

Complexity: Standard

<h1><strong>LESSONS FROM THE SERVICES OF JOSEPH AND RUTH</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Lessons from the Services of Joseph and Ruth</li> <li>Life in God’s Service (1 Peter 2:18-25)</li> <li>Ways in Which Christians are Called to the Service of God</li> <li>Problems of Service</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>Lessons from the Services of Joseph and Ruth</strong></h2> <ol> <li>The lives of Ruth and Joseph show us that God rewards hard work and commitment.</li> <li>There are blessings in rendering faithful and loyal service to God , our country and fellow human beings. God blessed Ruth with a good husband and Joseph became a minister in a foreign land.</li> <li>Christians are blessed with eternal life for faithfulness to God.</li> <li>National award.</li> </ol>

Who is God?

Complexity: Standard

<h1><strong>WHO IS GOD? </strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>The Meaning of God</li> <li>The Attributes of God</li> <li>Names of God in Nigerian Languages</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>The Meaning of God</strong></h2> According to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, God is defined as the Supreme Being of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, creator and ruler of the universe. God is generally accepted as the creator of the world. When there was no heaven and earth there has been God. God is the uncreated spirit being who existed before the beginning of time. God is the sovereign Lord of the universe, because He is the creator of all creatures. God is also the provider of all needs. Before He created man He knew that man would eat, and so he created countless plants bearing fruits for him to eat. He has final authority and power over everything created. E.g. weather, seasons, storms, floods, earthquakes, man, sun, moon, mountains, rivers, etc.

God’s Creation of the World

Complexity: Standard

<h1><strong>GOD'S CREATION OF THE WORLD </strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>The Biblical Account of the Creation</li> <li>The Timeline of Creation</li> <li>Human Beings Share in God’s Creation</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>The Biblical Account of the Creation</strong></h2> It is generally believed that the whole world and the heavens were created by God. There are various accounts of creation. Creation is the act of making or causing something to be or exist. It is a way of bringing out something new. The Bible record of creation is that in the beginning, the whole world was <strong>without form</strong>, <strong>void </strong>and <strong>darkness was on the surface of the deep</strong>. God created the world out of nothing. In the first account of creation, God spent six days in creating the world while He rested on the seventh day and hallowed the seventh day. <h3><strong>The Timeline of Creation</strong></h3> According to the biblical account of creation, the creation of the world took place in the following order: <strong>Day 1:</strong> God created the light Gen. 1: 1-5. <strong>Day 2: </strong>God created the firmament,i.e. the heavens, the sky and the clouds. Gen. 1:6-8

Relationship in the Family

Complexity: Standard

<h1><strong>RELATIONSHIP IN THE FAMILY</strong></h1> <strong>BIBLICAL REFERENCES:</strong> EPH. 6:1-9. ECCLE.12:1. PROV. 22:1.COL. 3:18-21. I PETER 3:1-7. CONTENT <ol> <li>Meaning of Relationship</li> <li>Meaning of Family</li> <li>Types of Family</li> <li>Recognition of Family Members</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>Meaning of Relationship</strong></h2> Relationship is the way two people or groups behave towards each other, or the tie, degree of kinship or intimacy, affinity in an affair. Relationship develops when people live, play, do things together or worship together. <br> <h2><strong>Meaning of Family</strong></h2> A family is a group of people who are related by blood or by marriage. Families are the origin of human communities. Some members of a family include father, mother, children, relatives, grandparents and in-laws. <br> <h2><strong>Types of Family</strong></h2> There are two different types of family e.g. nuclear, extended, paternal and maternal family. The two major types of family are:

Why God Created Human Beings

Complexity: Standard

<h1><strong>WHY GOD CREATED HUMAN BEINGS</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Why God Created Human Beings</li> <li>Songs About Creation in English Language</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>Why God Created Human Beings </strong></h2> God created the first set of human beings. First, He created man from the dust of the earth. God then breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living being. God called him Adam. God saw that it was not good for the man to be alone, therefore, He made a helper for him. The lord caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam and He removed one of the ribs and closed it up with flesh, God made a woman out of the rib and brought her to Adam. When Adam saw her, he was happy and said, “This is now the bone of my bone, and the flesh of my flesh, she shall be called woman because she was taken out of man”. Adam gave the name Eve to the woman because she was the mother of all living.

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