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JAMB Christian Religious Knowledge Syllabus, 2019

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The 2018 JAMB Christian Religious Knowledge syllabus is divided into 4 main sections, in which, under each section, there are topics to be covered and what is expected of candidates to know from the topics
1. CREATION TO THE DIVISION OF THE KINGDOM
2. DIVISION OF THE KINGDOM TO THE RETURN FROM EXILE AND THE PROPHETS
3. SELECTED EPISTLES
4. THE FOUR GOSPELS AND THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

TOPIC 1: CREATION TO THE DIVISION OF THE KINGDOM
SUB TOPIC 1: A MAN AFTER GOD'S HEART
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify David’s childhood experiences.

ii. specify how David submitted to the will of God.

iii. examine the situations that led to David’s sin and repentance.

iv. identify why God forgave David.

CONTENT
(a) The early life of David (1 Sam. 16:1-13; 17; 18:17-30; 22:1-5; 24:1-23; II Sam. 2:1-7; 3:1-39)

(b) David’s submission to the will of God (I Sam. 26:1-25); II Sam 12:15-25

(c) David’s repentance and forgiveness (II Sam. 11; 12:1-15, cf. Ps. 51:130)

SUB TOPIC 2: DECISION MAKING
OBJECTIVES CONTENT

Candidates should be able to:
i. identify the source of Solomon’s wisdom.

ii. compare the different ways used by Saul and Solomon in making decisions.

iii. analyse the decisions made by Saul, Solomon and Rehoboan.

iv. assess the consequences of Solomon and Rehoboam’s unwise decisions. (a) Reliance on a medium (I Sam. 28:3-25)

(b) The wisdom of Solomon (I Kings 3:3-28; 4:29-34; 5:1-12; 8:1-53)

(c) Unwise policies of Solomon and Rehoboam (I Kings 9:15-23; 11:1-40; 12:1-20)


SUB TOPIC 3: DIVINE PROVIDENCE, GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify the different ways by which God guided and protected the people of Israel.

ii. specify how God provided for His people.

iii. identify the different occasions when God provided for Israel.
CONTENT
(a) Guidance and Protection (Gen. 24:1-61; 28:10-22; 46:1-7: Ex. 13:17-22; 14:1-4; 10-31)

(b) Provision (Gen. 21:14-18; 22:1-14; Ex. 16:1-21; 17:1-7; Num. 20:1-13; 1 Kings 17:1-16)


SUB TOPIC 4: LEADERSHIP QUALITIES
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. examine the circumstances that gave rise to the leadership of Joseph, Moses, Joshua and the Judges.

ii. identify the major talents of these leaders.

iii. assess God’s role in the works of these leaders.

iv. analyse the achievements of these leaders.

CONTENT
Examples of:

(a) Joseph (Gen. 37:1-28; 41:1-57; 45:1-15)

(b) Moses (Ex. 1; 2; 3; 4:1-17; 5; 12; Num. 13:1-20; 14:1-19)

(c) Joshua (Num. 13:21-33; 27:15-23; Josh. 1:1-15; 6; 7; 24:1-31)

(d) Judges (Deborah - Judges. 4:1-24; Gideon: Judges 6:11-40; Samson : Judges 13:1-7, 21-25; 16:4-31)

SUB TOPIC 5: OBEDIENCE AND DISOBEDIENCE
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. determine why Abraham, the Hebrew midwives and David obeyed God.

ii. identify the rewards for obedience.

iii. compare the disobedience of Adam, the people of Israel, Moses and Saul.

iv. indicate the reasons for their disobedience.

v. identify the consequences of disobedience.

CONTENT
i. Obedience and Rewards:

Examples of
(a) Abraham (Gen. 22:1-19)

(b) Hebrew Midwives (Ex. 1:8-22)

(c) David (1 Sam. 30:1-20)

ii. Disobedience and Consequences:

Examples of
(a) Adam (Gen. 2:15-25; 3)

(b) Collection of Manna (Ex. 16:22-30)

(c) The Golden Calf (Ex. 32)

(d) Moses (Num. 20:7-12; Deut. 34:1-6)

(e) Saul (1 Sam. 10:1-16; 15:1-25; 16:14-23; 31:1-13)


SUB TOPIC 6: PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. determine the extent to which Eli, Samuel and David were responsible for the short-comings of their children.

ii. describe how Asa pleased God.
CONTENT
Examples of
(a) Eli and Samuel (1 Sam. 2:11-36; 3:2-18; 4:10-22: 8:15)

(b) David (11 Sam. 13; 15:1-29; 18; 19:1-8)

(c) Asa (1 Kings 15:9-15; 22:41-44; cf. Deut. 6:4-9; Prov. 4:1-10; 13:1; 24; 22:6; 23:13-14; 31:10-31)


SUB TOPIC 7: THE COVENANT
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. explain the concept of covenant.

ii. examine the importance and implication of the covenants.

iii. distinguish between God’s covenants with Noah, Abraham and Israel.

iv. distinguish between the old and the new covenants.

CONTENT
(a) The flood and God’s covenant with Noah (Gen. 6:1-22; 7:1-24; 9:1-17)

(b) God’s covenant with Abraham (Gen. 11:31-32; 12:1-9; 17:1-21; 21:1-13; 25:19-26)

(c) God’s covenant with Israel (Ex. 19; 20; 24:1-11) cf. Deut. 28:1-19.

(d) The New Covenant (Jer. 31:31-34; Ezek 36:25-28).


SUB TOPIC 8: THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. define the term ‘sovereignty.

ii. analyse God’s process of creation.

iii. interpret the sequence of creation.

iv. identify man’s role in advancing God’s purpose in creation.
CONTENT
(a) God as Creator and Controller of the Universe (Gen. 1 and 2) cf. Amos 9:5-6; Is. 45:5-12, Ps. 19:1-6

TOPIC 2: DIVISION OF THE KINGDOM TO THE RETURN FROM EXILE AND THE PROPHETS
SUB TOPIC 1: CONCERN FOR JUDAH
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify the reasons for the fall of Jerusalem.

ii. examine the condition of Judah during the exile.

iii. analyse the people’s response to the call of Nehemiah and Ezra to rebuild Jerusalem.

iv. distinguish between Nehemiah and Ezra’s responses to the opposition of their enemies.
CONTENT
(a) The fall of Jerusalem (II kings 24; 25:1-17).

(b) Condition of Judah (Neh. 1:1-11; Ezra 1:1-11).

(c) Response to the state of Judah (Neh. 2; 4:1-23 Ezra 3:4; 5; 6; 7).


SUB TOPIC 2: FAITH, COURAGE AND PROTECTION
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. analyse the stories of Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and Daniel.

ii. determine the occasions in which the four men demonstrated faith.

iii. analyse the effects of the faith of the four men on the Babylonians.
CONTENT
(a) Examples of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Dan. L; 3:1-30: 6:1-28).

SUB TOPIC 3: GOD'S MESSAGE TO NINEVEH
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. analyse the story of Jonah’s call.

ii. describe the consequences of Jonah’s disobedience.

iii. assess the effect of Jonah’s message on the Ninevites.

iv. emulate the example of the Ninevites.
CONTENT
Jonah and his message (Jonah 1; 2; 3 and 4)

SUB TOPIC 4: GREED AND ITS EFFECTS
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. deduce the meaning of greed.

ii. distinguish between Ahab and Gehazi’s greed.

iii. analyse the consequences of Ahab and Gehazi’s greed.
CONTENT
Examples of

(a) Ahab (I Kings 21:1-29; 22:1-40; II Kings 9:30-37

(b) Gehazi (II Kings 5:1-27 cf (Josh 7)

SUB TOPIC 5: HOLINESS AND DIVINE CALL
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. distinguish the calls of Isaiah, Ezekiel and Jeremiah.

ii. compare the assignments given to these prophets.

iii. determine the need for God’s people to be holy.
CONTENT
(Isaiah 6:1-13; Ezek. 2; 3:1-11; Jer. 1:4-10)


SUB TOPIC 6: PUNISHMENT AND HOPE
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. describe the situations that led to the punishment of Israel.

ii. identify the conditions for hope.

iii. determine the benefits of restoration.
CONTENT
(Jer. 3:11-18; 32:26-35; Ezek. 18; 37:1-14; Isaiah 61)

SUB TOPIC 7: RELIGIOUS REFORMS IN JUDAH
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. analyse Josiah’s religious reforms.

ii. determine the reasons for the renewal of the covenat.

iii. assess the significance of the reforms.
CONTENT
(a) Cleansing of the Temple (II Kings 22)

(b) Renewal of the Covenant (II Kings 23:1-30)

SUB TOPIC 8: SOCIAL JUSTICE, TRUE RELIGION AND DIVINE LOVE
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to

i. determine what true religion is.

ii. identify the ills that led to the call for social justice in Amos’ time.

iii. examine the condition in Israel during Hosea’s time.

iv. analyse Hosea’s portrayal of divine love and human response.
CONTENT
(a) Social justice and true religion (Amos 2:6-8; 4; 5:1-25; 6:1-14; 7:10-17; 8:4-14) cf James 1:19-27

(b) Divine love and human response (Hosea 1; 2; 3; 4; 6:1-11; 14)


SUB TOPIC 9: THE SUPREMACY OF GOD
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. assess the religious situation in Israel at the time of Elijah and Ahab.

ii. identify the characters involved in the contest on Mount Carmel

iii. differentiate between God’s power and that of Baal.
CONTENT
(a) Religious tension and the power of God on Mount Carmel (I Kings 16:29-34; 17:1-7; 18; 19:1-18)


TOPIC 3: SELECTED EPISTLES
SUB TOPIC 1: CHRISTIAN GIVING
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

(i) interpret the concept of Christian giving.

(ii) relate the teachings of Paul on Christian giving.

(iii) identify the importance of Christian giving.
CONTENT
(Phil. 4:14-20; II Cor. 8:1-5; 9) Cf. Matt 6:2-4

SUB TOPIC 2: CHRISTIAN LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

(i) determine interpersonal relationships among Christians.

(ii) analyse Christian living among non-Christians.

(iii) relate Christian attitude to persecution.

(iv) determine the relationship in the Christian family.

(v) examine the importance of maintaining good relationships.
CONTENT
(a) Interpersonal relationships among Christians (I Pet. 5:1-4; Rom. 12:3-21; Heb.13:1-21)
(b) Christians living among non- Christians (I Pet. 2:3-25; Rom. 15:1-2)
(c) Christian attitude to persecution (I Pet. 1:5-9; 4:1-19; 1 Pet. 3:13-22)
(d) Relationship in the Christian family (Eph. 6: 1-9; Col. 3:18-21; I Pet. 3:1-7)

SUB TOPIC 3: CHRISTIANS AS JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. describe how Christians are joint heirs with Christ.

ii. indicate the benefits of being joint heirs with Christ.
CONTENT
(Gal. 3:23-29; 4:1-7)

SUB TOPIC 4: CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

(i) identify the need for obedience to authority.

(ii) specify the requirements of good citizenship.
CONTENT
(Rom. 13; I Tim. 2:1-4)

SUB TOPIC 5: CORRUPTION
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

(i) define the term corruption.

(ii) identify the causes of corruption.

(iii) determine the effects and consequences of corruption.

(iv) identify ways of curbing corruption.
CONTENT
(1 Tim 6:6-11; 2 Tim 3:8; 2 Pet. 1:4-11; James 5:1-6)


SUB TOPIC 6: DIGNITY OF LABOUR
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

(i) interpret the concept of dignity of labour.

(ii) analyse the benefits of labour.
CONTENT
(II Thess. 3:6-15; Col. 3:23-25)

SUB TOPIC 7: EFFECTIVE PRAYER
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

(i) identify the requirements of effective prayer.

(ii) distinguish between effective and ineffective prayer.

(iii) identify the importance of prayer.
CONTENT
(James 1:2-8; 4:1-3; 5:13-18) cf. Matt 6:5-13

SUB TOPIC 7: FORGIVENESS
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

(i) analyse Paul’s teaching on forgiveness.

(ii) assess the benefits of forgiveness.
CONTENT
(Philemon; II Cor. 2:5-11)

SUB TOPIC 8: HUMILITY
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:
i. determine the meaning of humility.

ii. identify the requirements of humility.

iii. identify the rewards of humility.
CONTENT
(Phil. 2:1-11; I Pet. 5:5-11)

SUB TOPIC 9: IMPARTIALITY
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

(i) interpret the concept of impartiality.

(ii) identify causes of partiality.

(iii) examine the consequences of partiality.
CONTENT
(James 2:1-13) cf. Acts 10:34-35; Matt 7:1-5

SUB TOPIC 10: JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. interpret the phrase ‘justification’ by faith.

ii. identify the basic conditions for justification.

iii. determine the fruits of justification.
CONTENT
(Rom. 3:21-24; 5:1-11; 10:1-13)

SUB TOPIC 11: NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. describe the characteristics of the old life.

ii. analyse the new life in Christ.

iii. identify the conditions of the new life.

iv. examine the benefits of the new life.
CONTENT
(Rom. 6:1-4; 12-14; Col. 3:1-17; Gals. 5:16-26; II Cor. 5:16-19; I Thess. 4:1-8; Rom. 12)

SUB TOPIC 12: SEXUAL IMMORALITY
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

(i) identify what constitute sexual immorality.

(ii) determine the causes of sexual immorality.

(iii) examine the effects and consequences of sexual immorality.

(iv) identify ways of curbing sexual immorality.
CONTENT
(a) Prostitution (1Cor.6:16-20) cf. Prov.7:10-27;23:27-28

(b) Adultery and Fornication (Heb. 13:4, Eph. 5:3-10) cf. Matt 5:28-32;Deut. 22:22; Lev. 20:10.

(c) Homosexuality (Rom. 1:24-32) cf. Lev.18:21-30; 20:13.


SUB TOPIC 13: SPIRITUAL GIFTS
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

(i) identify the different spiritual gifts.

(ii) analyse the benefits of spiritual gifts to the individual and the church.
CONTENT
(I Cor. 12; Rom. 12:3-18; I Cor. 14)

SUB TOPIC 14: THE LAW AND GRACE
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. examine the purpose and significance of the law and grace.

ii. identify the place of the Law among the Jews.
CONTENT
(Rom. 4:13-25; 5:18-21; Gal. 3:10-14; 19-29)

SUB TOPIC 15: THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

(i) identify the signs of the Second Coming of Christ.

(ii) specify the preparations for His coming.

(iii) indicate what will happen during His Second Coming.

(iv) examine the importance of His coming
CONTENT
a) The signs of the Coming of Christ (1 Thess. 4:13-18; II Thess. 2:1-12)

b) Preparation for His coming (I Thess. 5:1-11; II Pet. 3:1-13)

TOPIC 4: THE FOUR GOSPELS AND THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
SUB TOPIC 1: DISCIPLESHIP
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify the first disciples to be called by Jesus.

ii. determine the demands of discipleship.
CONTENT
(a) The call of the first disciples (Mt. 4:18 22; 9:9-13; Mk. 1:16-20; 2:13-17; Lk. 5:1-11; 27-32)

(b) The demands of discipleship (Mt. 8:19-22; Lk. 9:57-63; 14:25-33)

SUB TOPIC 2: FELLOWSHIP IN THE EARLY CHURCH
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify the reasons for communal living in the Early Church.

ii. identify the problems of communal living and their solutions.

iii. examine how communal living helped the growth of the Early Church.
CONTENT
(a) Communal living (Acts 1:15-26; 2:41-47; 4:32-37)

(b) Problems of communal living and solutions (Acts 5:1-11, 6:1-6)

SUB TOPIC 3: JESUS' TEACHINGS ABOUT HIMSELF
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. analyse the different teachings of Jesus about Himself.

ii. deduce the reasons for Jesus’ teachings about Himself.

iii. interpret the meanings of the symbols used by Jesus about Himself.
CONTENT
(a) The Bread of Life and the Living Water (Jn. 4:7-15; 6:25-58)

(b) The Light of the World (Jn. 1:4-8; 3:19-21; 8:12; 9:1-5; 12:35-36 1 Jn. 1:5-7)

(c) The Door the Lamb and the Good Shepherd (Jn 1:29-34; 10:1-18)

(d) The True Vine (Jn. 15:1-11)

(e) The resurrection (Jn.11:25

SUB TOPIC 4: LOVE
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. describe God’s love for man.

ii. specify the ways they can love one another.

iii. evaluate the significance of love.
CONTENT
(a) God’s love for man (Jn. 3:16-18)

(b) Love for one another (Jn. 13:34-35; 15:12-13 cf. I Jn. 4:7-21)

SUB TOPIC 5: MIRACLES
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. classify the different miracles of Jesus.

ii. indicate the occasion of each of the miracles.

iii. examine the significance of each of the miracles.
CONTENT
(a) Nature miracles

(i) Stilling the storm (Mt. 8:23-27; Mk. 4:35-41; Lk.8:22-25)

(ii) Feeding of the five thousand (Mt. 14:13-24; Mk. 6:30-44; Lk, 9:10-17; Jn. 6:1-13)

(iii) Walking on the sea (Mt. 14:22-26; Mk. 6:45-52; Jn. 6:16-21)

(iv) Changing water to wine (Jn. 2:1-11)

(b) Miracles of resuscitation

(i) The raising of Lazarus (Jn. 11:1-45)

(ii) The raising of Jairus’ daughter (Lk. 8:41-42, 49-56; Mk. 5:21-43)

(iii) The raising of the widow’s son at Nain (Lk. 7:11-17)

(c) Healing miracles

(i) The lepers (Mt. 8:1-4; Mk. 1:40-45; Lk. 5:12-16; 17:11-19)

(ii) The paralytic at the pool (Jn. 5:1-17)

(iii) The centurion’s servant (Mt. 8:5-13; Lk. 7:1-10)

(iv) The blind (Jn. 9:1-12; Mk. 10:46-52; Lk. 18:35-43)

(d) Exorcism

(i) The Gerasene (Gadarene) demoniac (Mt. 8:28-34; Mk. 5:1-20; Lk. 8:26-39)

(ii) The epileptic boy (Mk. 9:14-29; Lk. 9:37-43a; Mt. 17:14-21)


SUB TOPIC 6: MISSION OF THE DISCIPLES
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. distinguish between the mission of the twelve and the seventy.

ii. specify the instructions to the disciples.

iii. assess the outcomes of the missions.
CONTENT
(a) The mission of the twelve (Mt. 10:5-15; Mk. 6:7-13; Lk. 9:1-16)

(b) The mission of the seventy (Lk. 10:1-24)


SUB TOPIC 7: MISSION TO THE GENTILES
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

(i) compare the conversions of Saul and Cornelius.

(ii) analyse the commissioning and mission of Paul.

(iii) examine the main decisions at the Council of Jerusalem.

(iv) identify the personalities involved at the Council of Jerusalem.

(v) examine the relevance the main decisions at the Council of Jerusalem.

(vi) assess Paul’s role in the mission to the Gentiles.
CONTENT
(a) Conversion of Saul (Acts 9:1-30; 22:4-21; 26:9-18)

(b) Conversion of Cornelius (Acts 10:1-48)

(c) The commissioning and mission of Paul (Acts 13; 14:1-20);

(d) The Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:1-35; Gal. 2:1-21)


SUB TOPIC 8: OPPOSITION TO THE GOSPEL MESSAGE
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. trace the story of the arrest and imprisonment of Peter and John.

ii. trace the events that led to the martyrdom of Stephen.

iii. describe the role of Saul in the persecution of the Church.

iv. evaluate the importance of persecution to the growth of the Church

v. account for the persecution of paul.
CONTENT
(a) The arrest and imprisonment of Peter and John (Acts 3; 4:1-22; 5:17-42; 12:1-24)

(b) The martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 6:8-15; 7)

(c) Persecution by Saul (Acts 8:1-3; 9:1-2) cf. Gal. 1:11-17

(d) Persecution of Paul (Acts 16:11-40;19:23-41;21:27-36) cf 2 Cor:11:23-33

SUB TOPIC 9: RESURRECTION, APPEARANCES AND ASCENSION OF JESUS
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. trace the stories of the resurrection, appearances and ascension of Jesus.

ii. compare the personalities involved in the stories.

iii. analyse the relevance of the resurrection and ascension of Jesus
CONTENT
(Mt. 28:1-20; Mk. 16:1-20; Lk. 24:1-53; Jn. 20:1-31; Acts 1:1-11)

SUB TOPIC 10: SERMON ON THE MOUNT
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. analyse the teachings on the Mount.

ii. identify the demands of the Kingdom.

iii. determine the consequences of worldly possessions.

iv. associate the rewards for obedience with the sermon on the Mount.
CONTENT
(Mt. 5; 6; Lk. 6:17-26)

SUB TOPIC 11: THE BAPTISM AND TEMPTATION OF JESUS CHRIST
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. determine the meaning and purpose of the baptism of Jesus.

ii. enumerate the temptations of Jesus.

iii. examine the significance of the temptations of Jesus.
CONTENT
(Mt. 3:13-17; 4:1-11; Mk. 1:9-13; Lk. 3:21-22; 4:1-13)

SUB TOPIC 12: THE BIRTH AND EARLY LIFE OF JESUS
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. compare the stories of the births of John and Jesus.

ii. assess the importance of John as the forerunner of Jesus.

iii. describe the boyhood of Jesus.
CONTENT
(a) John, the forerunner of Jesus (Lk. 1:5-25; 57-66; 3:1-20; 7:18-35; Mk. 1:1-8; 6:14-29; Mt. 3:1-12: Matt.11:2-19 Jn. 1:6-8; 19-37; 3:22-36)

(b) The birth and boyhood of Jesus (Mt. 1:18-25; 2; Lk. 1:26-45:2)

SUB TOPIC 13: THE GREAT CONFESSION
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. analyse the confession by Peter.

ii. identify the occasion of the Great Confession.

iii. examine the significance of the Great Confession.
CONTENT
(Mt. 16:13-20; Mk. 8:27-30; Lk. 9:18-22)

SUB TOPIC 14: THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. trace the story of the pentecost.

ii. examine the significance of the pentecost experience.

iii. analyse the mission of the Church.
CONTENT
(a) The pentecost (Acts 1:8; 2:1-41)

(b) The mission of the Church (Acts 8:4-40)


SUB TOPIC 15: THE LAST SUPPER
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. trace the story of the Last Suppr.

ii. evaluate the significance of the Last Supper.
CONTENT
(Mt. 26:17-30; Mk. 14:10-26 Lk. 22:7-23; Jn. 13:2-38)


SUB TOPIC 16: THE PARABLES
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. classify the different parables of Jesus.

ii. identify the occasion of each parable.

iii. interpret the meaning of each parable.

iv. give reasons why Jesus taught in parables.
CONTENT
(a) Parables of the kingdom

i. The sower (Mt. 13:1-23; Mk. 4:1-20)

ii. The weeds (Mt. 13:24-30; 36-43)

iii. The drag-net (Mt. 13:47-50)

iv. The wedding garment (matt 22:1-14)

(b) Parables about love of God (Mt. 18:12-14; Lk. 15:1-32)

(c) Parables about love for one another (Lk.10:25-37; 16:19-31)

(d) Parable about wealth: The rich fool (Lk. 12:13-21)

(e) Parables on prayer (Lk 18:2-14)

SUB TOPIC 18: THE TRANSFIGURATION
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. trace the events leading to the Transfiguration.

ii. determine the significance of the Transfiguration to the disciples.

iii. identify the personalities involved in the Transfiguration account.
CONTENT
(Mt. 17:1-13; Mk. 9:2-13; Lk. 9:28-36)

SUB TOPIC 19: THE TRIALS AND THE DEATH OF JESUS
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. analyse the different trials of Jesus.

ii. describe the crucifixion and burial of Jesus.

iii. deduce the lessons of the death of Jesus.
CONTENT
(a) The trials of Jesus before

(i) the High Priest(Mt. 26:36-75; Mk. 14:53-72; Lk. 22:66-71)

(ii) Pilate (Mt. 27:11-26; Mk. 15:1-15; Lk. 23:1-5; 13-25; Jn. 18:28-40; 19:1-16)

(iii) Herod (Lk. 23:6-12)

(b) Crucifixion and burial of Jesus (Mt. 27:32-66; Lk. 23:26-56; Mk. 15:16-47; Jn. 19:17-42)

SUB TOPIC 20:
THE TRIUMPHANT ENTRY AND THE CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE
OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to:

i. recount the Triumphal Entry and the cleansing of the Temple.

ii. determine the significance of the Triumphal Entry and the cleansing of the Temple.

iii. examine how the cleansing of the Temple caused hostility towards Jesus.
CONTENT
(Mt. 21:1-17; Mk. 11:1-19; Lk. 19:29-48)

JAMB RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOKS
• Adetunji, P.G. et al (2000) ExamFocus Christian Religious KnowledgeIbadan: University Press Plc
• Adeyemo, I. O. et al (1998) Christian Religious Knowledge for Secondary Schools Books1 – 3, Ibadan: Onibonoje
• Adeyinka, A. A. et al (1991) Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools, Book 1 – 3, Lagos: Longman
• Adigwe, H.A et’al (2004) Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools. Onitsha. Africana Publishers.
• Aghaeghuna, E. O. N (1988) Senior Secondary School Christian Religious Knowledge themes from Selected Epistles, Vol 1 – III, Awka, Jet Publishers
• Dopamu A. Et al (1990) Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools Books 1 – 3, Lagos: Nelson
• Ilori J. A. et al (1980) Christian Religious Knowledge for Senior Secondary Schools Books 1 – 3, Ibadan: Evans
• Izuchukwu, A.E. et’al (1997) Round-Up for Senior Secondary Certificate Examination Christian Religious Knowledge: A Complete Guide. Lagos. Longman.
• Throckmorton, B.H, Jr. (ed) (1966) Gospel Parallels: A Synopsis of the First Three Gospels. New York. Thomas Nelson.
• THE BIBLE: Revised Standard Version, Stonechill Green: Bible Society Publishing House (1971).

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