PREPARATION FOR THE COMING OF JESUS CHRIST
SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE
CLASS: JSS 2
TERM: 1st TERM
TOPIC: PREPARATION FOR THE COMING OF JESUS CHRIST
THE ANNUNCIATION [Isaiah 9:6-7, Matt1:22-23,Lk1:30-33]
The promise of the coming of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament was prophesied by Prophet Isaiah. God sent the prophets to announce the coming of the saviour Jesus Christ. Isaiah was one of the prophets sent by God. Isaiah prophesied the birth of the saviour, saying;
‘Behold, a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel’ Isaiah also prophesied saying:
“For to us a child is born, to us a child is given;
And the government of the world will be upon his shoulders, and his name will be called:
Prince of peace.
And of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end”.
The promise of the saviour by God became necessary in order to restore the good relationship between God and man and also to establish justice and righteousness in the world.
THE VALUE OF VIRGINITY
According to the scriptures, Virgin Mary preserved her virginity. This enabled God to make use of her. The great lesson for us today is to keep our self holyand righteous before and after marriage just like virgin Mary did. This will go a long way to prevent us from contacting STDs, HIV/AID unwanted pregnancy, abortion and death.
The following are some of the values of being a virgin before marriage;
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PREPARATION FOR THE COMING OF JESUS CHRIST
Before God carries out his plan most of the time, He always informs His servants. That was the reason why God decided to reveal this to prophet Isaiah. The prophet did not fail to warn the children of Israel, as a result of this, they value their virginity.
It means that God loved us so much.That was the reason why he promised to give us a saviour.
This signifies that God knows the future, and he is able to accomplish anything He plans to do. Just like Jesus promised to come back, this will definitely come to fulfillment. So, be prepared.
GENERAL EVALUATION/REVISION QUESTIONS
(a) Isaiah (b) Jeremiah (c) John (d) James
(a) Dishonest (b) faithful (c) Gullible one (d) unreliable
(a) God with us (b) God cares for us (c) God is faithful (d) the fear of God
(a) Come to an end (b) not come to an end (c) come to an end if we are not faithful (d) show the power of God
(a) keeping our self-pure (b) yield to our desires (c) using preventive measures (d) cleaning our environment
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