The following are the reasons why Samuel was unwilling to choose a king;
State six reasons why Samuel was against kingship in Israel.
Reasons why Samuel was against kingship in Israel.
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Background to King Saul’s reign
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The importance of David as an ancestor of Jesus Christ
Promises God made to David through Prophet Nathan
In 2 Sam 7:9 – 16 is a summary of the divine promises made to David by God. These are as follows;
The immediate fulfillment of these promises was seen in the reign of King Solomon, David’s son and successor.
David as an ancestor of Jesus Christ
Questions on topic
King Saul’s failures/ weaknesses
Lessons learnt from king Saul’s failures
State six lessons Christians learn from the failures of King Saul.
Lessons Christians learn from the failures of King Saul
Importance of covenants in modern life
Approaches to Law, Order and Justice
Types of laws
Types of statutory laws
C. Justice — treating others the way they deserve in relation to the law. Its administration of rightful dealings in a fair manner according to their actions. A just society follows rules and administers legal action to those who offend others or disobey rules. Justice means treating people the same way without discrimination.
Importance of Law, Order and Justice
Rights and duties of Citizens
Who is a Citizen? -- person who is a member of a state, kingdom, empire. A person who has full rights as a member of a country by birth, descent, registration, naturalization. What are Rights? -- legal claims that one is entitled to from the government
What is a Duty? -- ones responsibility to the government
Examples of Rights
Examples of Children's rights
Duties of citizens (responsibilities)
Questions you will most likely meet in an examinations
1. State reasons why it is important for Christians to promote law, order and justice in society today.
2. State seven practices that promote law, order and Justice in traditional African society
3. State ways in which the church is helping to reduce crime in Kenya
Traditional African Practices And Biblical Teaching on Law, Order and Justice, that Promote Law, Order, Justice
TRADITIONAL AFRICAN PRACTICES THAT PROMOTE LAW, ORDER, JUSTICE
Some of the practices that promote law, order and justice are-
a) Punishment of offenders
People who committed offences such as stealing, murder, witchcraft were punished through death, curses, paying heavy fines etc. this promoted law, order, justice
b) Installation of rules, kings, chiefs, elders
They were installed to maintain law, order and to execute justice in their areas of jurisdiction
c) Administration of oaths
-Administered by specialists and are used as a method of establishing and maintaining law and order
d) Making of covenants
-Covenants were made if there was a conflict between two communities. They would promise to live in peace and harmony
e) Observing of taboos and customary law
-Taboos were prohibitions. Those who went against taboos were severely punished
f) The kinship system
-defined how people related one to another
g) Rites of passage
-ensured customs, laws were adhered to
h) Religious practices
-such as praying, singing, sacrificing and giving of offerings had the effect of maintaining order
Biblical Teaching on Law, Order and Justice
How God initiated Law, order, and justice
The call of Abraham (Gen. 12:1-9)
Genesis 12:1-9 New International Version (NIV)
The Call of Abram
12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”
4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
6 Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 7 The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring[c] I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
8 From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.
9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
the call of abraham in summary
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