Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Junior Secondary School 2







  1. Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS 2 by F.N.O Quarcoopome et’ tal.
  2. Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS 2 by Adedeyinkae’tal
  3. Ilesanmi Christian Religious Studies for JSS 2 by TundeErumeobee’tal
  4. Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS 1-3, by A.F Bello.
  5. Revised Standard Version (R.S.V.) Bible









  1. The lost sheep Luke 15:3-7, Matt.1812-14
  2. The lost coin Luke 15:8-10
  3. The Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-32.

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.

  1. What Lessons can be drawn from it?


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.

  1.   In the parable of the lost sheep and the lost coin, a sinner is seen as a lost soul.
  2. These two parables show how interested God is to ensure that the lost soul is saved.
  3. God loves us and does not want our souls to perish.


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

  1. The important point to note in this case is that the father had compassion on the son and welcomed him back with happiness, despite  the loose life he had lived and the father’s wealth he had wasted. In the same manner, God is always ready to welcome his children once they confess their sins and forsake them.
  2. The prodigal son decision to return as a servant and not as a son shows a high sense of humility on his part. The Psalmist wrote “broken and contrite heart, O God thou will not despise” This is the type of Sprit God wants in His children – Christians.



  1. Narrate the parable of the prodigal son
  2. What are the lessons to be drawn from it regarding God’s love? 


General Evaluation/ Revision Questions

  1. Narrate the parable of the lost sheep.
  2. Describe the attitude of the father of the prodigal son.
  1.   Define human relationship.
  2.   List five factors that militate against having a good human relationship.



[1]   Christian Religious knowledge for JSS. BK 2,by T.N.O Quarcoopome eta’l.Page;119-121

[2]   Christian Religious knowledge for JSS. BK 1-3 by A.F Bello.Page:199-202.

[3]   Fundanmental of Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS. BK 1, by Adeyinka.Page:30-31.

[4]   Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for JssBk 2 ByTundeErumol eta’l.Page:52-55.

[5]    Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory)


Weekend Assignment 

  1. In the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus intended to teach (a) respect for parents (b)God’s love for a repentant sinner (c) Love of parents for their children (d) how to spend 

    money wisely

  1. Which of the following parables illustrates God’s Love?
    (a) The Mustard Seed (b) Wheat and Tares (c) The Prodigal Son (d) the rich fool
  2. in the parable of the lost sheep, the shepherd went after____ sheep.

    (a) four(b) three  ( c) two (d) one

  1. In  the parable of the prodigal son, the elder son was not happy because____.

    (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

  1. In the parable of the lost coin, the woman had …….coins

    (a) two        (b) ten        (c) five  (d) seven



  1. Narrate the parable no prodigal son
  2. What are the lessons to be drawn from it regarding the love of God.?

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