SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE
CLASS: JSS 2
TERM: 2nd TERM
TOPIC: LOVE THE SUPREME LAW
(1) The law of love
(b) Love as the new commandment of Jesus Christ
(c) Moral Lesson
The Ten Commandments are the laws given to the nation of Israel. The first four are man’sduties to God while the last six are for the relationships of man and his fellow brethren. Thesummary of those commandments is love. It is called the supreme law. This is so because God islove.
What is love?
1) THE LAWS OF LOVE. Luke 10:25-28
One day, when Jesus was teaching, a lawyer stood up to test Him, He asked Jesus what he should do to have eternal life, Jesus replied by asking him what is written in the law? In reply the lawyer said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your souls and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself. Jesus answered that he had answered rightly and added. “Do this and you will live”.
2) LOVE AS THE NEW COMMANDMENT OF JESUS CHRIST JOHN 13:33,
I COR. 13:4-13
The new commandment or law which Jesus gave His disciples was love. He said “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, by this, all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Paul, who had earlier preached the gospel to the Corinthians, later wrote a letter to them about love. Here are the characteristics of the God kind of love that Paul enumerated in I Corinthians. 13:4-8
Infact, he told them that the crown of all virtues (good character) is love. Therefore, Christians should see love as supreme.
1) What are the properties of love?
2) Explain what was written in the law which Jesus asked the lawyer to recite.
General Evaluation/ Revision Questions
 Christian Religious knowledge for JSS. BK 2,by T.N.O Quarcoopome eta’l.Page:150-155.
 Christian Religious knowledge for JSS. BK 1-3 by A.F Bello.Page:221-222.
 Fundanmental of Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS. BK 1, by Adeyinka.Page:45-46.
 Ilesanmi Christian Religion Studies for JssBk 2 ByTundeErumol eta’l.Page:70-71.
 Revised Standard Version Bible (Compulsory)
(1) What is love?
(2) Mention three features of love.
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