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
QUALITIES OF A GOOD LEADER DRAWN FROM DAVID’S LEADERSHIP
A good leader should posses the following attributes:
Relationship between human beings and the environment from the creation stories
TRADITIONAL AFRICAN CONCEPT OF EVIL
The following are some of the beliefs about the origin of evil;
Responsibilities given to human beings at creation
In what ways have human beings failed to carry out responsibilities given to them by God in Genesis I and 2
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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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE TEMPLE IN ISRAEL
The Temple of Jerusalem played important roles in religious, social and economic lives of the Israelites as follows.
Lessons Christians learn from King Solomon’s reign
Summary of the ways Israelites worshipped God in the wilderness
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.
Factors which lead people away from the worship of God today
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
Conditions that made it difficult for prophet Elijah to stop idolatry in Israel
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.
King Solomon’s failures and weaknesses
Although Solomon was a successful King, he had many failures. These include;
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THE SERMON ON THE PLAIN
In the previous section, we learnt that Jesus chose His apostles. He came down the hill and stood on a level place. He gave a sermon to those present. This address is referred to as the sermon on the plain in Luke’s Gospel.
The people had come to hear Jesus’ word to receive healing and for Jesus to exercise unclean spirits from them. In the sermon, Jesus talked of the characteristics of the new community. All those who would listen to His word would be the “New Israel”.
Ways in which Christians demonstrate the fruit of generosity
Fruits of the Holy Spirit according to Galatians 5: 22 – 26
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