Paul's Conversion. CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES BASIC 6

Paul's Conversion

CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
BASIC 6

TOPIC: Paul's Conversion
Conversion means changing one religion for another.
PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor):
give reasons for Paul's proposed mission to Damascus;
describe what happened to Paul on the way to Damascus;
explain the importance of Paul's conversion.
ENTRY BEHAVIOR
The pupils are required to already have learnt in basic 6 – Paul's early life.
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of: Bible and relevant pictures.
METHOD OF TEACHING

Explanation
Discussion
Questions and answers
REFERENCE MATERIALS
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
Living as God's Children Book 6
All Relevant Materials
Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
PAUL'S PROPOSED MISSION TO DAMASCUS – ACTS 9: 1-2
After killing Stephen, Paul and his friend killed many Christians in Jerusalem. The surviving Christians fled to places like Judea, Samaria and Damascus. In all these places, the Christians told the people about Jesus, the savior of the world. Many believed them and became Christians. Paul obtained permission to arrest the Christians in Damascus. Paul and his friends were very happy, and they made preparations for the journey to Damascus.
WHAT HAPPENED TO PAUL ON THE WAY – ACTS 9: 3-9
To get to Damascus, Paul and his friends rode on horses. As they were talking about how to arrest the Christians on their way to Damascus, something strange happened to Paul. A lightening flashed and blinded Paul on his way to Damascus.
He fell on the ground and heard a voice (of Jesus) calling his Jewish name,
"Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?.
And Paul asked,
" who are you, Lord?.
And Jesus replied,
"I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting, but rise and enter the city and you will be told what to do."
All the friends of Paul became afraid because they heard the voice but saw no one. Paul "now blind" was taken to Damascus and stayed in the house of a man called Judas.
PAUL'S CONVERSION, BAPTIST AND MISSION – ACTS 9:10-19.
For three days, Paul was in Damascus without eating, but praying all the time. Paul saw Jesus sending somebody to him see again, and to baptize. Jesus appeared to Ananias, one of the Christians in Damascus, He said,"For he (Paul) is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and Kings and sons of Israel."

Jesus told him to go and help Paul regain his sight, and baptism. He laid his hand on Paul, and he regained his sight. He baptized Paul and became a Christian. He then received the Holy Spirit. He took some food and was strong again.

PRESENTATION
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
Asks pupils if any of them had been converted from another religion to Christainity or if they had seen or heard of anybody who had been so converted;
Asks pupils if they observed any change(s) in the life of the people so converted;
Pupil's Activities – Participates by answering questions.
Pupil's Activities – Listen and take active part in the classroom discussion.
Summarize the lesson on the board.
Take note.
CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week's lesson.
LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:
mention two reasons for Paul's mission to Damascus;
describe what happened to Paul on the way to Damascus;
mention at least two importance of Paul's conversion.