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CHRISTIANS GROW IN JESUS

This unit teaches you about customs and practices in both the traditional society and christian society

Customs and   practices   in the traditional society.

 

A CUSTOM

This is the acceptable   way of doing things in a society.

Customs are divided   into three main groups namely;

  • Behavior
  • Worship¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Practices
  • Language

 

A practice:   This is what is expected o be done in a society. Examples of traditional practices   and customs include;-

  • Circumcision
  • praying
  • washing hands before eating.
  • Child naming
  • baptizing people
  • Kneeling down while greeting
  • Funeral rites
  • Marriage
  • Giving sacrifices
  • Burying the dead
  • Paying bride price.
  • Greeting
  • Welcoming visitors

 

Importance of customs   and practices.

  • They teach responsibility.
  • They help people to be gentle.
  • They instill good behavior¬†¬† and morals
  • They promote culture unity in an area.
  • They lead to development.

 

CHRISTIAN PRACTICES.

  • Giving offertories¬†¬† – confirmation
  • Baptism
  • Holy Communion
  • Fasting
  • Marriage
  • Repentance
  • Worshipping

 

Reference: Acts 2:44 ‚Äď 46

John 2:1-12 (The wedding at Cana)

 

The importance of Christian practices.

  • They strengthen¬†¬† people‚Äôs faith
  • They create¬†¬† a good relationship between God and¬†¬† people.
  • They create¬†¬† blessings.
  • They make God happy.