The third symbolic act was Jeremiah’ letter to the Jews in Babylonia
Jeremiah wrote to the people of Judah a letter of encouragement while in exile. They were to settle down, build houses, marry and have children, live in peace with the Babylonians. They were to pray for the welfare of their masters and to ignore false prophets who lied to them about the safety of Jerusalem and a quick return. God would restore them back to their land after 70 years of exile were over. The exiles were to trust in God and not give up (Jer.29).
Jeremiah 29 New International Version (NIV)
OUTLINE ISAIAH`S PROPHECY CONCERNING THE SUFFERING SERVANT OF YAHWEH. (ISAIAH 53)
Outline Isaiah`s prophecy concerning the suffering servant of Yahweh. (Isaiah 53). (7mrks)
How the church helps to bring back members who have fallen from faith
ROLE OF CHRISTIANS IN TRANSFORMING THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL LIFE OF THE SOCIETY
Transformation is to completely change the attitude, character, and well being of the society
a) Christian participation in the social life
Ways in which Christians may fight the rising trend of rape in our society todayWays in which Christians may fight the rising trend of rape in our society today
b) Christian's participation in the political life
c) Christian participation in economic life
d) The Church-State Relationship
The government and the church interact at various levels and in different areas
However the church differs with government on various issues such as
Background of Nehemiah
Unity of believers refers to the oneness of those who have faith in Jesus Christ. The early Christians lived in unity which was demonstrated in the following ways.
The concept of the unity of believers as illustrated in the New Testament
A. Hierarchy of beings
The Africans understand the universe to consist of two parts.
This ordering is what is referred to as the hierarchy of beings.
It can be divided into seven categories as follows;
Inter-relationship of all things, living and non-living
(i) Human Beings and God
Many African myths of creation point to the fact that human beings are dependent on God e.g.
(ii) Human Beings and animals
Africans believe God gave human beings animals for their use and should handle them responsibly.
The following are the uses of animals to human beings;
(iii) Human beings and plants
Human beings depend on plants in various ways e.g.
Construction of buildings.
Some trees are used as sacred places of worship.
Pasture for their animals.
Provision of shelter.
(iv) Human beings and non-living things
Factors which lead people away from the worship of God today
Problems encountered by Christians in their commitment to Christ today
FORGIVENESS OF THE SINFUL WOMAN - LUKE 7:36 – 8:3
Reasons why Christians should ask for forgiveness from God
Lessons Christians learn from the story
Those who were part of the ministry of Jesus were;
Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Susana were some of the women who accompanied and used their resources to support Jesus and His disciples in their ministry.
Jesus recognized their role in His ministry; He elevated the status of women in society contrary to traditional Jewish belief of their subordinate role.
Responsibilities of women in the church today