Lesson Plan on Christian Religious Studies

God fulfils His Promises

Subject: Christian Religious Studies

Theme: God fulfils His promises

Topic: God fulfils His promises to Abraham

Sub Topic: God fulfils His promises to Abraham

Date: dd/mm/yyyy

Class: Basic Two

Duration: 35 Minutes

No of Learners: 30

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the lesson learners should be able to:
  1. tell the story of the call of Abraham.

    Abraham used to be called Abram. He was an idol worshipper. He lived with his father and other relatives in a place called Haran. God decided to call Abram to worship and serve Him. He instructed Abram to leave his country, his relatives and his father’s house and go to the land of Canaan. Abram was seventy-five years old when God called him.

  2. list God’s promises to Abraham.

      God said:
    • I will make you become the father of a great nation.
    • I will bless you and make your name great and famous.
    • I will make you a blessing to others.
    • I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.
    • All the families of the earth will be blessed through you.
    • I will give your descendants the land of Canaan.
  3. explain how Abraham responded to God’s call.

    When Abram heard God’s call, he believed what God promised and he obeyed. He took his wife, his nephew Lot, his servants and all his possessions and left Haran to go to Canaan.

  4. explain how God fulfilled His promises to Abraham through Jacob.

    While Jacob slept, he dreamt that there was a ladder that reached heaven from the ground. He saw God’s angels climbing up and down the ladder. Then he saw God standing above the ladder and saying to him, ‘I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. I will give to you and your descendants the land you are lying down on’.
    God repeated the promise He had made to Abraham. He promised to be with Jacob and bring him back to the land of Canaan.

Rationale:

When our friends, relatives, families, even our parents promise us something, most times they fail to keep their promises, they give us excuses why they are unable to fulfil their promises, but when God promise you something He always fulfils his promises just as He did to Abraham. Therefore, there is a need to teach our learners that God fulfils His promises, for this will help learners put on their confidence in God and to hold unto God's promises.

Prerequisite/ Previous knowledge:

Learners have learnt about God the creator.

Learning Materials:

  • The Holy Bible.
  • Flashcard.
  • Learners studies material

Reference Materials:

Basic Christian Religious Studies for Primary Schools Pupils' Book 3 by Hannah Ishola, Peter Oladapo, Victoria Ama, Yvonne Onah.

Guide to Bible passages:

(Genesis 12: 1– 9; 13: 14 –17; and 28: 1–15).

Lesson Development:

STAGE
TEACHER'S ACTIVITY
LEARNER'S ACTIVITY
LEARNING POINTS
INTRODUCTION
full class session (3 mins)
The teacher asks learners.
who is God?
Learners expected to respond.
God is our creator.
Confirming the previous lesson.
DEVELOPMENT Step 1. Group Work (2 mins) The teacher guides the learners to form four groups and ask them to choose their leaders and secretaries. Learners choose their group leaders and secretaries. Inculcating leadership skills, competitive spirit, cooperation, teamwork and a sense of responsibility among learners.
INTRODUCTION Step 2 Full class session (7 mins) The teacher asks learners to bring out their Bible and gave selected verses to each group leader to read while the rest of the class follows.

The teacher should correction to learners pronunciation as they read.

The teacher should thereafter read through the entire verse while learners pay attension.
Group leaders read selected verses, members of each group read along with them silently. Developing the ideas of the concepts of the topic God fulfils His promises to Abraham.
The teacher asks learners in groups, what they understand from each verse.

Teacher to give affirmation and compliment learners for their good effort.
Learners response from groups;
  1. The story of Abraham.
  2. God’s promises to Abraham.
  3. God’s promises to Jacob.
The teacher writes the topic on the board.
Teacher commend on learners activity above,
and ask learners to tell the story of Abraham from the verses read.
Learners expected response.

Abraham used to be called Abram. He was an idol worshipper. He lived with his father and other relatives in a place called Haran. God decided to call Abram to worship and serve Him. He instructed Abram to leave his country, his relatives and his father’s house and go to the land of Canaan. Abram was seventy-five years old when God called him.

The story of Abraham.
Stage 3
Full class discussion (10 mins)
The teacher read through the verses again and ask learners to list God’s promises to Abraham.
Teacher should explain further each point made by learners with a prompt that will aid the learners to have more understanding of God promises to Abraham. Such as,
  • Who can tell me the name of that great nation?
  • Do you know what it means to be great and famous? etc.



Teacher to give affirmation and compliment learners for their good effort.
Learners raised their hands to respond to the teacher's question.
  1. I will make you become the father of a great nation.
  2. I will bless you and make your name great and famous.
  3. I will make you a blessing to others.
  4. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.
  5. All the families of the earth will be blessed through you.
  6. I will give your descendants the land of Canaan.
God's promises to Abraham.
The teacher read through the verse again and ask learners
  • to list or explain how Abraham responded to God’s call.
  • to explain how God fulfilled His promises to Abraham through Jacob.
Learners expected response.
  • When Abram heard God’s call, he believed what God promised and he obeyed. He took his wife, his nephew Lot, his servants and all his possessions and left Haran to go to Canaan.
  • While Jacob slept, he dreamt that there was a ladder that reached heaven from the ground. He saw God’s angels climbing up and down the ladder. Then he saw God standing above the ladder and saying to him, ‘I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. I will give to you and your descendants the land you are lying down on’. God repeated the promise He had made to Abraham. He promised to be with Jacob and bring him back to the land of Canaan.
How Abraham responded to God’s call and how God fulfilled His promises to Abraham through Jacob.
Evaluation. Full class session (10 mins) Ask the following questions to evaluate the achievement of the set objectives.
  1. How did Abraham respond to God’s call?
  2. A. Abraham ran away.
    B. Abraham did not believe.
    C. Abraham disobeyed.
    D. Abraham believed God and obeyed.
  3. Abraham was Jacob’s
  4. A. father.
    B. uncle.
    C. grandfather.
    D. nephew.
  5. List four promises of God to Abraham.
  6. How old was Abraham when God called him?.
Learners expected response:
  1. D. Abraham believed in God and obeyed.
  2. C. grandfather.
    • I will make you a blessing to others.
    • I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.
    • All the families of the earth will be blessed through you.
    • I will give your descendants the land of Canaan.
  3. 75 years old.
Confirming the achievement of the set objectives.
Conclusion, full class session (3 mins) Ask learners,
Did God fulfils His promises to Abraham?

Learners recite the moral lesson after the teacher.
Learners expected response.

Learners concluded the lesson that God fulfil His promises to Abraham.


Moral lessons
  • Abraham was an idol worshipper before God called him. Because he obeyed God’s call, God changed him from an idol worshipper to a God worshipper. When we answer God’s call, we also become worshippers of God.
  • Abraham believed God’s promises and God blessed him. We also are blessed when we believe in God’s promises.
  • Abraham believed in God’s promises and obeyed God. When we obey God, we are showing him that we believe in Him.
  • God’s blessing to our parents can also be our blessings because we are their descendants.
Acquiring/ improving understanding of God fulfils His promises to Abraham.
ASSIGNMENT The teacher gives learners a take home.
  • Tell the story of the call of Abraham.
  • Draw a picture of Jacob’s dream.
  • Find out the meaning of the following words: (a) Idol worshipper, (b) Relatives, (c) Possessions, and (d) Memorial.
Learners answer other questions. Improving their level of understanding of God fulfils His promises to Abraham.