SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE
CLASS: JSS 2
TERM: 2nd TERM
TOPIC: PARABLE ABOUT MATURITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
(a) The talents Matt 25:14-30,
(b) The ten virgins Matt 25:1-13
(c) The wicked servant Matt 18:21-35, Matt.28:21-35
When we say maturity, we simply mean to become completely developed or grown-up while responsible on the other hand mean liable to answer for or accountable. Therefore when we say maturity and responsibility we mean to develop completely and to be accountable
1) THE TALENTS MATT 25:14-30
A certain businessman was about to travel to a far country. He called his servants and gave them talents according to their abilities. He gave the first one 5 talents, the second 2 talents and the third one 1 talent. When the master arrived they all came to give account of their business. The first servant made 5 more talents. The second two more talents, the third one went and hid his own in a pit. Their master commended the first two servants and rewarded them accordingly, while the third servant was punished and condemned.
Evaluation: Narrate the parable of the talents.
2) THE TEN VIRGINS. MATTHEW 25:1-13
Ten virgin went with their lamps to meet the bridegroom at a marriage feast. Five were foolish and five were wise. The five wise maidens took their lamps with extra/enough oil while the foolish ones had not enough oil in their lamps. In the middle of the night after much delay in waiting for the bridegroom, the oil of the foolish maidens finished. They begged the wise ones to give them oil but they refused.
The foolish maidens went to a nearby village to look for oil, before they arrived; the bride groom had come and gone with the wise maidens. They cried but it was too late.
Christians should be prepared for the second coming of Christ. The five foolish virgins were the careless, irresponsible and immature Christians who did not prepare for the coming of the Lord. The wise virgins were the prepared matured Christians who prepared for the coming of the Lord.
Interpret the parable of the ten virgins.
Jesus told the parable of the wicked servant to teach his audience about maturity and responsibility.Peter had come to Jesus to ask the question’, Lord how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him as many as seven times?’ Jesus answered” I do not say to you seven times but seventy times seven”. At this point, Jesus told the parable. He compared the kingdom of heaven to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.
As he started to work on the account, a servant who owed him ten thousand talents (about N10m) Came in and begged him to forgive him as he was unable to pay the debt. The king forgave the servant and cancelled the debt. Later, that same servant met one of his fellow servant who owed him only one hundred denarii (about N20). He seized him, held him by his cloth and demanded the immediate payment of his money.
In spite of the plea of that debtor, the man refused to forgive him. Instead he put him in prison until he was able to pay the debt. His fellow servants saw this and told the king, who had earlier forgiven him,. The king immediately arrested him and sent him to prison until he too was able to pay the debt. Then, Jesus said, so also my heavenly father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.
The first two servants were matured and responsible Christians who asked God’s gift in their lives very well. The third servant represents an unfaithful irresponsible Christian who did not use God’s gift well
1) Explain briefly the parable of the unforgiving servant
2) How best can we treat those offend us?
General Evaluation/ Revision Questions
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 Fundanmental of Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS. BK 1, by Adeyinka.
 Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for JssBk 2 By TundeErumoleta’l..
 Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory)
(b) they went before the bridegroom came (c) they did not prepare well for the occasion (d) they didn’t have enough resources to buy oil
(b) the wise maidens (c) Jesus Christ (d) the husband
(a) They were careless and irresponsible (b) They were immature and irresponsible
(c) They were sluggish (d) They were clever
(a) abilities (b) seriousness (c) wealth and possession (d) leadership status
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