THE FIRST CHILDREN IN THE WORLD (Genesis 4:1-16)
Adam and Eve stayed together and produced the first children in the world namely;
What was the work of each of the following sons of Adam and Eve?
(a) Cain- Farmer.
(b) Abel- Shepherd.
Cain became jealous to kill Abel because God rejected his poor offering and he
NB. God accepted Abel’s offering because
he chose the best quality lamb as his offer.
What lesson do we learn from the story of Cain and Abel?
– We learn to offer things of value to God and to all other people.
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JOHN THE BAPTIST
THE MESSAGE OF JOHN THE BAPTIST, HIS LIFE AND DEATH
1. Read the book of Luke: 1(52-56) and identifying the parents of John the Baptist.
– Father – Zechariah.
– Mother- Elizabeth.
2. Why had Zechariah and Elizabeth lost hope of having Children?
– They were very old.
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3. Zechariah was a priest who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah and his wife was Elizabeth
4. John used to put on clothing’s made from camels’ skin and ate locusts and wild honey.
5. The message preached by John the Baptist to the people include; He announced the
coming of Christ Jesus in the New Testament
He preached repentance to the people in preparation In the coming of Christ Jesus.
6. How did John the Baptist meet his death?
– John was beheaded. Mark 6:14-29
NB. Relate John the Baptist to Isaiah in the Old Testament
Both proclaimed the coming of Jesus Christ.
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THE COMING OF THE SAVIOUR
Who preached about the coming of Christ Jesus the saviour?
(i) In the Old Testament Prophet Isaiah
(ii) In the New Testament John the Baptist
Why did God send his only son Christ Jesus on earth?
(a)To die for our sins
(b) To save mankind
According to the Bible, Jesus has other names and some of these are;
Give the meaning of the name Emmanuel.
– God is with us Mt 1:22-24
Jesus was born in the city of Bethlehem
Mary and Joseph had gone to the city of Bethlehem in Judea for a population census before the birth of Christ
The earthly father of Jesus was Joseph the carpenter land his mother was Virgin Mary.
What was the work of the earthly father of Jesus?
– He was a carpenter
After his birth, Jesus was visited by the shepherds before the three
wise men from the East.
The three wise men are collectively known as the Magis
The three wise men were guided to the birth place of Jesus in Bethlehem by
The three wise men, presented gifts to baby Jesus and these were;
(i) Gold. — to mean Kingship
(11) Myrrh — to mean death
(iii) Frankincense – to mean priesthood
– Mark 2:10-11
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