OUTLINE WHAT SIMEON AND ANN REVEALED ABOUT THE LIFE OF JESUS WHEN HIS PARENTS PRESENTED HIM TO THE TEMPLE FOR DEDICATION
ROLES OF HEALERS IN TRADITIONAL AFRICAN COMMUNITY
(a) Medicine people
They are also known as healers, herbalists, traditional doctors.
Are people though who spirits and ancestors communicated with the living.
Are people who reveal secret information from the past or the future.
Get their power through supernatural endowment and apprenticeship. They observe the behavior of plants, insects and animals. They study the sky, stars, moon, clouds, wind movement and their body senses to predict weather.
Perform religious duties. They either inherit the position or receive a divine call.
(f) Prophets/ seers
Prophets are also referred to as seers. A prophet is a person who can foretell the future by revealing visions, dreams or messages from God.
Are senior members of the community in charge of families, villages and clans. They are morally upright, settle disputes in the community are also custodians of the community property and decide how it would be shared.
IN WHAT WAYS WAS THE BIRTH AND LIFE OF JESUS GOING TO BE EXTRAORDINARY ACCORDING TO ANGEL GABRIEL
Narrate Abraham’s attempt to sacrifice his son Isaac. (Genesis 22:1—19)
Genesis 22:1-19 New International Version (NIV)
22 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5 He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
9 When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram[a] caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
15 The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16 and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 18 and through your offspring[b] all nations on earth will be blessed,[c] because you have obeyed me.”
19 Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.
NARRATE ABRAHAM’S ATTEMPT TO SACRIFICE HIS SON ISAAC in summary
Give five occasions when Christians use the Bible
Name eight historical books in the Old Testament
Explain the socio-cultural changes that have taken place in traditional African communities in Kenya today
Social-cultural changes that have taken place in traditional African communities.
The importance of bride wealth in traditional African communities.
previously: CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY LEAD TO SEPARATION AND DIVORCE IN TAC (TRADITIONAL AFRICAN COMMUNITIES)
EXPLAIN HOW WESTERN CULTURE HAS AFFECTED T.A.C (TRADITIONAL AFRICAN COMMUNITIES)
(1) TAC Design for buildings became obsolete
The traditional African designs for building were replaced by western styles
(2) TAC religion lost ground
Christianity and other foreign religions have replaced traditional African religion.
(3) TAC marriage procedures are no longer of importance
Inter-ethnic/ inter-racial marriages have watered down traditional marriage rites.
(4) TAC leadership systems were rendered obsolete
The role of elders has been taken over by government leaders such as chiefs and magistrates at the expense of village elders, witch doctors and brave warriors.
(5) TAC medicines lost value
People prefer modern medicine, going to hospitals as opposed to traditional herbs.
(6) TAC songs have been replaced.
Traditional African songs and dances have been replaced by western music such as rap, jazz, blues, funk and reggae.
(7) TAC social units were broken
Urbanization has led to breakdown of traditional African social units such as village barazas, peace committees and age groups.
(8) TAC rainmakers lost their roles
The role of rainmakers have been taken over by meteorologists.
(9) TAC mode of dressing has been eroded.
There is over emphasis on the western mode of dressing. Almost every TAC member dress western style; that is a suit and a tie, mini skirts, 'tumbo cuts' etc. Those who dress in TAC ways are regarded as backward and illiterate.
(10) Western education eroded African values
Introduction of formal education has led to decline of traditional African values. This includes respect for elderly. Western education puts more emphasis on respect for the learned than the elderly.
Highlight conditions which divorce could be allowed in traditional African Communities
What lessons do political leaders learn from greatness of King David?
1. David knew God and had personal relationship
Political leaders should have personal relationship with God and ask God's guidance everytime they pursue their roles.
2. David obeyed the prophets of God
Political leaders should listen to concerns from religious leaders and respect them. Also respect the word of God and His messengers.
3. David was remorseful when he did mistakes
Political leaders should ask for forgiveness when they do wrong, they should also apologize when they go astray and accept to be guided.
4. David followed God’s commandments
Political leaders should obey God's commandments
5. David united Israel and expanded territorial boundaries
Political leaders should strive to unite all people in the world so that the world can have one political union so that we can solve our problems in unison.
6. david captured Jerusalem from the Jebusites
Political leaders should be in the fore front in fighting for their people's welfare and to protect the interests of their citizens and stability of their regions.
7. david made peace treaties with his NEIGHBORS
Political leaders should be led by peaceful instincts in their endeavors. They should pursue peace at the expense of war.
8. david composed psalms which are used during worship
Political leaders should write memoirs and biographies to sensitize young and upcoming leaders on the need for good leadership.
9. david made preparations for the construction of the temple
Political leaders should emulate David in getting involved in the construction of houses of God
10. david fought and killed goliath
No matter how big the danger is, political leaders should be ready to sacrifice their lives and serve their people. They should be in the fore front in any fight that guarantees justice, liberty and peace.
PREVIOUSLY: GIVE SIX LESSONS THAT CHRISTIANS CAN LEARN ABOUT GOD FROM THE RENEWAL OF THE SINAI COVENANT.
Lessons modern Christians leaders learn from King David leadership