JESUS SUBJECTS HIMSELF TO RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL LAWS
SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE
CLASS: JSS 2
TERM: 2nd TERM
TOPIC: JESUS SUBJECTS HIMSELF TO RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL LAWS
(a) Meaning of Obedience to the first law
(b) The visit to Jerusalem Luke 2:12-24 41-51
(c) Payment of Taxes.
Jesus Christ was brought up according to Jewish laws and customs. His parents were obedient Jews and set an example for him from childhood on how to keep the religious laws and he was circumcised as was the custom. He was brought to the temple for the annual and usual custom of presentation to the priest in charge. Therefore his parents came to offer a sacrifice according to the law of God. By so doing they laid the foundation for religious obedience in the young Jesus
When Jesus was 12 years, He followed his parents to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover feast at home, in Nazareth; He learnt some trade and studied the religious life of his people. He followed them to the synagogue. The Jews law has a rule that all male Jews must go to Jerusalem at least once a year.
At 12, He accompanied the parents to the Passover and stayed behind. His parents did not know it. They later sought and found Him in the temple sitting among the teachers, listening and asking them question. The parents persuaded Him and he came back with them to Nazareth.
III) JESUS SHOWS OBEDIENCE TO EXISTING LAWS. MARK 1: 40 – 45, MATTHEW 22:15-22
A leper came to Jesus and begged Him to cure him of his leprosy. Jesus had pity on the man and stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will, be clean” the man was made clean. He ordered the man to not to tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded for a proof to the people. He thereby taught the lesson of obedience to the law of the community.
When the Pharisees and the Herodians wanted to find a charge with which to accuse Jesus, they asked for His opinion about the payment of taxes Matt22:17. Jesus knew he was being tempted. He took a coin that had the picture of Caesar and told them that they should obey the government and also obey laws of God.” Render to Caesar things that are Caesar’s and to God things that are God’s. Matthew 22:21.
PAYMENT OF TAXES
Jesus was obedient and also taught obedience to the laws of the community. A good Christian is one who is also good citizen .Jesus as well, as his disciples, paid their taxes. It is highly expedient, that we obey the laws, rules, regulations and also keep the road signs. This will lead to peace and harmony in our society.
1) Why do we have to pay tax?
2) List 4 rules you must keep while you are in school.
General Evaluation/ Revision Questions
 Christian Religious knowledge for JSS. BK 2,by T.N.O Quarcoopomeeta’l .
 Christian Religious knowledge for JSS.BK 1-3 by A.F Bello.
 Fundanmental of Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS. BK 1, by Adeyinka.Page:39-40.
 Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for JssBk 2 By TundeErumoleta’l..
 Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory)
(b) Blind man (c) Leper (d) The deaf
(b) female (c) first male (d) last
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