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Paul’s Conversion

TITLE: LESSON NOTE ON CHRISTIAN RELIGION STUDIES

SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

TERM: FIRST TERM

WEEK: WEEK 2

CLASS: PRIMARY 5

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

Period:

Age:

TOPIC: Paul’s Conversion

UNITS:

  • The meaning of conversion
  • Paul’s proposed Journey to Damascus. Acts 9: 1 – 9
  • Paul’s Conversion, Baptism and mission. Acts 9: 10 – 19,  20 – 30

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this Module, Pupils should be able to:

  • Give reasons for Paul’s proposed mission to Damascus.
  • Describe what happened to Paul on the way to Damascus.
  • Explain the baptism and mission of Paul.
  • Explain the importance of Paul’s conversion

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • The Holy Bible
  • My Book Of Bible Stories

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • The Holy Bible.
  • My Book of Bible Stories.
  • Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
  • Unified Schemes of Work Primary Schools for Christian religious studies (MIDDLE BASIC)
  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for primary schools.
  • Online Materials.
  • Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council scheme (NERDC)
  •  Edudelight Christian Religious Studies for Primary Schools.

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS LESSON: The students are familiar with.

WORD FILE:  transformation, Conversion.                      

                              CONTENT

Memory verse:  Acts 9: 4

Bible references:  Acts 9: 1 – 9, Acts 9: 10 – 19, 20 – 30

What is conversion?  Conversion is an event that results in a transformation.

Paul’s Proposed Mission to Damascus

Paul was formerly called Saul before his conversion, he also persecute the church of God in Jerusalem. He was in support for the people that stone Stephen to death. He arrested Christians and put them in prison. He search for Christians from Jerusalem throughout the region of Judea and Samaria.

Saul continued to persecute the disciples of the lord. On one occasion, he collected letters from the high priests in Jerusalem for him to go and arrest Christians in the synagogues at Damascus.

Paul’s Conversion

As Saul was on his way to Damascus, a light from heavens suddenly shone around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him. “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”  Saul asked, “Who are you, lord?” the voice replied, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting; but rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.”

The men travelling with Saul were amazed because they heard the voice, but saw no one. Saul arose from the ground but his eyes was blind. The men took him by hand to Damascus. He was blind for three days and neither ate nor drank.

Paul’s Conversion, Baptism and Mission of Paul

The lord told Ananias in a vision to go to Saul and lay hands on him so that he might regain his sight. Ananias was afraid because he knew saw was evil and persecuting the Christians but the lord to him he has chosen him to preach his name before the Gentiles and the kings and the sons of Israel.
So, Ananias went and found Saul, he laid hands on him and tells him about his experience on his way to Damascus and prayed for him. Immediately, Saul regained his sight and was baptized. He was with the disciples at Damascus preaching in the synagogues that Jesus Christ was the son of God. And later join the disciples to Jerusalem.

IMPORTANCE OF PAUL’S CONVERSION

  1. It led to the spread of Christianity to the Gentiles nations.
  2. He and the disciples converted many people
  3. He and his disciples established many churches in all the places he visited.

Prayers: O lord, help us to change from our bad ways and make us good children in Jesus name. Amen.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous term lessons (Paul’s Early Life).
  • Teacher leads the pupils to understand PAUL’S CONVERSION
  • .The teacher explains the meaning of conversion.
  • The teachers explain  Paul’s Conversion, Baptism and mission
  • Teacher leads pupils to explain what happen to saul on his way to Damascus.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • .what is conversion?
  • explain  Paul’s Conversion, Baptism and mission

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

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