Read the story of Daniel in the pit of lions in the book of Daniel 6:1 – 24 and answer the following questions.
THIS VIDEO EXPLAINS MORE ABOUT THE STORY OF DANIEL IN THE LION’S DEN
In the above story, we learn that Daniel had strong faith and trust in God at all times. Therefore, Daniel was blessed by God and he was made a leader governor in Babylon.
SOME FAMOUS CHRISTIANS OF GREAT FAITH IN GOD
- People of great faith in God are not only found in the Bible.
- We have had such people in the history of Christianity and we also have them in our community.
- Many of such people have shown faith in difficult situations.
- Their faith in God has always acted as their shield and weapon during difficult situations.
- Examples of people of great faith in God not
found in the Bible include:
(i) The story of Perpetua comes from North Africa in a place called Carthage in present day Tunisia,
(ii) Carthage was under the Roman empire who wanted all their subjects to worship their gods,
(iii) All Christians who did not obey were being imprisoned or killed,
(iv) Lady Perpetua continued being committed to God and she was imprisoned and later thrown into a den of lions that ate her.
(B) MOTHER THERESA
(i) Mother Theresa founded an organization called Sisters of Charity in order to provide love of Christ by caring for the needy such as the homeless, hungry and the sick.
(ii) This organization is serving the needy all over the world including Uganda.
(C) THE UGANDA MARTYRS.
The Uganda martyrs are also a very good example of people of great faith in God not found in the Bible.
Who is a martyr?
A martyr is a person who is killed for believing in his /her religion.
Who was the first martyr in the Bible?
Who was the first Christian martyr in the Bible?
Name the first three Ugandan martyrs who were killed in 1885.
(i) Makko Kakumba
(ii) Nuwa Serwanga
(iii) Yusufu Lugalama.
Where were the first Ugandan martyrs killed from?
At Natete near Busega.
Apart from Natete, name other places where the Uganda martyrs were killed from.
(b) Old Kampala
(g) Kamuli in Wakiso
Name the place where most Uganda martyrs were killed from.
Apart from the earliest three martyrs, name other four martyrs in Uganda.
(c) Mbaga Tuzinde
(b) Joseph Balikudembe
(d) Charles Lwanga
Who ordered for the killing of the Uganda martyrs?
Who was Kabaka Mwanga’s chief executioner /killer of the Uganda martyrs?
When do we celebrate Uganda martyrs day?
On 3rd June every year.
What lessons do we learn from the story of the Uganda martyrs?
(i) We learn to be more faithful to God/to trust God at all times,
(ii) We learn to be brave and courageous.