Importance of circumcision to Abraham and his descendants
Attributes of God shown in the Jewish Passover
King David had the following weaknesses
KING DAVID’S IMPORTANCE
He was the second King of Israel, was anointed by Samuel after Saul failed and regarded as the most successful King in Israel.
Refers to his successes, achievement and qualities also King David’s achievements as the king of Israel
I Samuel 16:1 – 23, 2 Sam 6:1 – 19
The achievements of David as king of Israel
Why did the Israelites demand for an Idol / possible reasons for breaking the Covenant?
Effects of worshipping the Idol / Bull
THE BREAKING OF THE SINAI COVENANT
Reasons why the Israelites broke the covenant while at Mt. Sinai
TRADITIONAL AFRICAN CONCEPT OF EVIL
The following are some of the beliefs about the origin of evil;
TRADITIONAL AFRICAN VIEW OF CREATION
This refers to the traditional African ideas about creation.
The African creation stories are different from one community to another and myths are used to explain them.
A myth can be defined as a story that explains the origin of something, some customs and practices. It has a deeper meaning and even tries to explain the origin of a community.
Common ideas in Traditional African views of creation
THE MEANING OF BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS OF CREATION
Comparison between the two accounts of creation:
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Lessons Christians learn from King Solomon’s reign
Elements of the Jewish worship found in the Christian worship today
There are a number of elements of Israelite worship which have been carried over from the time of the Exodus to Judaism the early church and to the present time.
These elements include:
NB: The worship of God by the Israelites was more similar to that one of the Traditional African worship.
1 Kings 21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Prophet Elijah fought moral corruption by condemning King Ahab’s behaviour involving Naboth’s vineyard.
(ii) Cursing the king/ treason.
In so doing Ahab and Jezebel had broken the following commandments: 1 Kings 21:1-16
Forms of punishment prophesied by Prophet Elijah to king Ahab and Jezebel - 1 Kings 21:19-24.
Lessons learnt about the nature of God from the contest at Mt. Carmel
Lessons learned by Christians about the nature of God from the Exodus
The death of Solomon and the Division of the Kingdom
Forms of corruption in the society
The following are the forms of corruption found in the society today:
Any form of corruption is wrong as it is an unfair dealing and causes suffering to individuals who fall victim.
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