The background of prophet Amos
The call of Amos
Visions of prophet Amos
1. The vision of locusts
The main teachings of prophet Amos
a) Social justices and responsibilities
The Israelites forgot their responsibilities to the covenant demands. There was rampant social injustices committed by the rich rulers, court officials and more others
The injustices condemned by Amos
b) Hypocritical religion in Israel Amos condemned the following hypocritical worship which was demonstrated by Israelites.
c) Judgement and punishment against Israel and other nations Prophet Amos pronounced severe God’s punishment and judgment to Israel and her neighboring nations.
The punishment will be as follows:
E. Nature of the punishment that would befall Judah and Israel
ii. Nature of the punishment that would befall Judah and Israel
Repentance and hope
God promised the people of the Israel many things if they repented their sins.
The Day of the Lord
Concept of the Day of the lord originated from Israelites political suffering.
According to them the day of the lord would intervene and restore them back to the lost glory.
Concept of the day of the lord
The day of the lord from Amos teachings
Revision questions on Prophet Amos
RELEVANCE OF BAPTISM TO CHRISTIANS TODAY
THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS - Luke 4:1-13
Luke 4:1-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Temptation of Jesus
4 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.” 4 Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’”
5 Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And the devil said to him, “To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. 7 If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8 Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’”
9 Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10 for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,’
11 and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’”
12 Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13 When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.
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Relevance of Jesus’ temptations to Christians today'
Lessons Christians learn from the temptations of Jesus
Question & Answer Session
Give five reasons why Jesus was baptized
Give seven reason why Jesus accepted to be baptized yet he had no sins
More Mocks form 1 - form 4
Level: Form 2 (KCSE)
Topic: THE GALILEAN MINISTRY
THE CHOOSING OF THE TWELVE DISCIPLES AND JESUS TEACHINGS ON TRUE DISCIPLESHIP
Jesus prayed the whole night for God’s guidance and revelation before choosing the 12 disciples. He called his disciples and chose 12. They were to accompany him, teach his word and be witnesses to the Good news.
The 12 were:
Reasons why Jesus chose the twelve disciples
Lessons learned from the choosing of the twelve disciples
Ways in which the Church is preparing the youth for leadership roles in the society
JESUS TEACHING ON THE QUALITIES OF TRUE DISCIPLESHIP - Luke 6:20-49
After Jesus Christ had selected the twelve, he taught them on the qualities of true discipleship during the sermon on the plain.
Works of compassion include the works of mercy for those in distress.
This chapter introduces Jesus’ ministry to the Gentiles.
Significance of the healing miracles of Jesus
The growth of the Kingdom of God ( Luke 13:1 – 35)
Jesus illustrated his teachings about the Kingdom of God through parables, miracles or public teachings.
The following are the teachings of Jesus on the growth of God’s kingdom based on the parables of the Mustard seed and the Yeast;
5. Jesus’ teaching about access to the kingdom (13:22 – 31)
The Narrow Door
22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”
He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’
“But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’
26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’
27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’
28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”
Jesus’ Sorrow for Jerusalem
31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”
Reasons why a person should be converted to Christianity
Jesus anticipates His rejection (13:31 – 35)
K.C.S.E Past papers
C.R.E Topical Question and Answers
Form 1, 2, 3, 4 Assessment Tests
A GREAT FEAST FOR ALL WHO ARE PREPARED
(a) Jesus Heals a sick man. (Luke 14:1 – 6)
(b) The invited guests (Luke 14:7 – 14)
The teachings that Jesus made to the guests at the Pharisees house
(c) The parable of the Great Feast /Great Banquet. (Luke 14:15 – 24)
(d) The cost of Discipleship. (Luke 14:25 – 35)
To follow Christ entails repentance and forgiveness of sins and also greater sacrifice such as:
RETRIEVING THE LOST (Luke 15:1 – 32)
Jesus used the three parables of the lost to challenge the Pharisees who accused Him of mixing with sinners and outcasts.
(a) The parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:4 – 7)
A shepherd lost one sheep and was left with 99. He abandoned the 99 and went searching for the lost one. On finding it, he was happy and organized for a celebration with friends. Jesus stated that God rejoices over repentance of one sinner than many righteous ones who do not need repentance. God does not want any of his children to get lost.
(b) The parable of the Lost Coin. (Luke 15:8 – 10)
(c) The parable of the lost Son (Luke 15:11 -32)
Reasons why Jesus used the parable of the Lost Son in His teaching
The qualities of God from the parable of the prodigal son
Lessons Christians learn from the parable:
JESUS TEACHING ON WEALTH AND POVERTY (Luke 16:1-32)
Jesus used two parables to teach about wealth:
The relevance of Jesus’ teaching on wealth and poverty to Christians
Ways in which people misuse their money
Reasons why Christians should not involve themselves in gambling
THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS ON THE POWER OF FAITH (Luke 17:1 – 37)
Teachings of Jesus Christ on the power of faith
PERSISTENCE IN PRAYER (Luke 18:1 – 14)
(a) Parable of the widow and the unjust judge (18:1 – 8)
Parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. (Luke 18:9 – 14)
Teachings on prayer from the incident:
Reasons why Christians pray
THE WAY TO SALVATION (Luke 18:15 – 19:1 – 27)
Salvation: The process of being delivered from sin. Jesus Christ was the following parables and incidences to teach about salvation:
(i) When he met little kids (18:15 – 17)
(ii) The parable of the rich fool (Luke 18:18 – 30)
(iii) Foretelling his passion (18:31 – 34)
JESUS AND ZACHAEUS
The conversion of Zachaeus (19:1 – 10)
THE PARABLE OF THE TEN POUNDS/TALENTS (Luke 1 9:11 – 27)
Relevance of Jesus Christ’s teaching on salvation to Christians today
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QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION
State five reasons why the resurrection of Jesus is important to Christians.
The significance of Jesus passion,death and resurrection to christian life
Why is the death of Jesus important to Christians?
The significance of Jesus passion,death and resurrection to christian life