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THE EPISTLES OF PAUL

TITLE: LESSON NOTE ON CHRISTIAN RELIGION STUDIES

SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

TERM: FIRST TERM

WEEK: WEEK 8

CLASS: PRIMARY 5

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

Period:

Age:

TOPIC: THE EPISTLES OF PAUL

UNITS:

  1. Names of Paul’s epistle
  2. Meaning of the spirit of divination
  3. Paul’s casts out a spirit of divination
  4. The conversion and baptism of the Jailer – Act 16 : 20 – 26
  5. The release of Paul and Silas – Acts 16: 27 – 40

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Mention Names of Paul’s epistle

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 Paul in Europe.

WORD FILE: missionary,epistles.                       

                              CONTENT

Memory verse:  Acts 16: 14

Bible references:  Acts 13 – 20

NAMES OF PAUL’S EPISTLES

Paul named some of his epistles after the churches where he did missionary work. A few were named after fellow apostles. The epistles written for the churches are:

  • The Epistle of Paul to the Romans which was written for the church in Rome.
  • The First and Second Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians which were written for the church in Corinth.
  • The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians which was written for the church in Galatia.
  • The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians which was written for the church in Ephesus.
  • The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians which was written for the church in Philippi.
  • The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians which was written for the church in Colosse.
  • The first and second Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians which were written for the Christians in Thessalonica.

Some of the epistles were letters written to individuals. They are:

  • The first and second letters of Paul to timothy which were written to timothy, a younger apostle and a son in the lord, of Paul.
  • The letter of Paul to Titus which was also written to Titus who, like timothy, was like a son to Paul.
  • The letter of Paul to Philemon which was written to Philemon’s master.
  • The Epistle of Paul to the Hebrews which was written for Jews worldwide.

REASON WHY PAUL WROTE EPISTLES

Paul was arrested in Jerusalem for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. He was later sent to Rome for trial. While awaiting trial, Paul could only reach the churches through letters. Thus, he wrote epistles which are letters. The following are the reason Paul wrote epistles to the churches:

  1. To encourage Christians to hold and increase their faith and grow, and to continue making more disciples for Jesus and to keep serving the lord Jesus.
  2. To discourage falsehood in many churches where misleading doctrine were spreading.
  3. To spread the gospel.

Prayers: O lord, help us to understand your words and do them. Amen.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous term lessons (PAUL IN EUROPE II).
  • Teacher leads the pupils to understand THE EPISTLES OF PAUL
  • The teacher explains the meaning of temperature.
  •  Teacher leads pupils to mention why Paul wrote epistle.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Mention the names of Paul epistle.
  • Mention the reasons why Paul wrote an epistle.

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: PAUL’S MISSION II

NEXT LESSON: PAUL MET OPPOSITION AT PHILLIPI

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