SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE
CLASS: JSS 2
TERM: 2nd TERM
TOPIC: PARABLE ILLUSTRATING GODS LOVE
As earlier mentioned, most of the parables Jesus used in his teaching illustrated God’s love for us. Three different parables fall under this category. The Lost Sheep, the Lost coin and the Prodigal Son.
The Lost Coin – Luke 15:3-19
In the parable of the lost coin, Christ spoke of a woman who has ten silver coins but when she
loses one of the coins she lights a lamp, sweep the house and seek the coin diligently until she
finds it. When she found it, she tells her neighbour and friends to rejoice with her for having
found her coin. In the same way, there is joy in heaven before the angels of God over one sinner who repents of his/her sins.
1 Compare and contrast the parable of the lost Sheep with the lost coins.
The Lost Sheep Luke 15:3-7, Matt 18:12-24.
In the parable of the lost sheep Jesus likened the kingdom of God to a man who had one hundred
sheep but one goes astray, he leaves the rest of the ninety-nine in the wilderness and searches for
the one that is lost. When he finds it, he lays it on his shoulders rejoicing. When he comes home,
the man calls his friends and his neighbours to rejoice with him for he has found his lost sheep.
Jesus said in the same way, there will be joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over
ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance .
The significance of the parable of the Lost Coin and the Lost Sheep.
The Prodigal Son (luke 15:11-32)
Jesus told a parable of a man who had two sons and the younger of them said to his father,
“Father give me the share of property that falls to me” the father divided his belongings between
them. After some days, the younger one gathered all he had and went to a far country where he
squandered his wealth in loose living. After spending all he had, he had nothing left. He came
back to his senses and decided to go back to his father. As the father saw him afar off, he was so
happy and ran after him embraced him and made a feast for him. The elder brother was not
happy. The father comforted him and asked him to join in welcoming his brother, for his brother
who was dead before had come back to life.
Lessons to Learn
General Evaluation/ Revision Questions
 Christian Religious knowledge for JSS. BK 2,by T.N.O Quarcoopome eta’l.Page;119-121
 Christian Religious knowledge for JSS. BK 1-3 by A.F Bello.Page:199-202.
 Fundanmental of Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS. BK 1, by Adeyinka.Page:30-31.
 Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for JssBk 2 ByTundeErumol eta’l.Page:52-55.
 Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory)
(a) four(b) three ( c) two (d) one
(a) he has never been rewarded for all he has done (b) The younger brother was wasteful ( c) the father is partial (d) the father doesn’t like him
(a) two (b) ten (c) five (d) seven
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