Subject: Christian Religious Studies
Class: Primary 3
Term: 3rd Term
TOPIC: Showing love and unselfishness
Performance objectives: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:
1 describe the moral responsibility of loving, and being unselfish to others.
2 describe the kind of love which Jonathan had for David.
3 explain what a true friend will do for a friend in need.
4 point out how people of today show love and unselfishness to other people.
Guide to Bible passages (Samuel 18: 1-19; 19: 9-20; 23: and 15-17)
Building Background connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.
Moral responsibility of showing unselfish love to others
God wants us to show love to others. It is our moral responsibility to show unselfish love to others by telling the truth. We must be open-minded. We should do for others what we want them to do for us. We must not be selfish. Thinking of other people’s progress and success will always give us success and progress. We take good care of others when we help them during the time of their need. We should support others at the time when they need our support. We can share gifts with people, and help our friends that are in need.
The love between Jonathan and David
David was the son of Jesse who fought Goliath and killed him with a stone. He was asked to live in Saul’s house so that he would play the harp for him because an evil spirit took control of Saul. One day, Saul wanted to kill David with a spear but God saved David. Jonathan was the son of Saul. He liked David and became his best friend. Jonathan and David promised each other that they would be loyal friends forever. Jonathan gave his clothes, swords, bows and arrows, and his belt to David. Jonathan gave the robe that he was wearing to David because he loved him as he loved his own soul. Saul told Jonathan and his officers to kill David, but Jonathan pleaded on behalf of David that there was no reason for David to be killed.
One day, David asked Jonathan, ‘Why does your father, Saul want to kill me? What have I done?’ Jonathan told him that he would not die.
The two friends made a plan together. Jonathan asked David to go and hide himself at the other side of a rock. He promised to shoot three arrows at the other side of the rock. If it was safe to stay, he would give him a sign, but if not, he would ask him to run away.
David did as Jonathan advised. He hid at the side of the rock. Jonathan took a servant boy with him. He shot three arrows at the side of the rock. He told the boy that the arrow was at his front, showing a sign that David should run for his life because his father wanted to kill him. So, Jonathan saved the life of David.
Helping a friend in need
A friend in need is a friend indeed. A true friend should be able to help his friend at the time of need. When Saul wanted to kill David, Jonathan saved the life of David. We can give food to those that are hungry. We should not be selfish. When you help a friend who is in need, whenever you find yourself in need, God will bring a helper to you.
The love that should exist among people
There should be love among people. The love should be unselfish love. Pupils should learn to help those in need. People that are in danger should be helped. Pupils should learn to protect one another. We are to be our brother’s keeper. We should share things among our friends. We are to share our food with those that are hungry. We should show love to the sick and the handicapped.
1. God wants us to love one another.
2. God wants us to tell the truth always.
3. When we do not show love to others, We cause much pain to ourselves and to others,
4. Jonathan gave David his clothes, sword, bow and arrow and his belt. God wants us to share things with one another that way.
1. It is our moral responsibility to show love to one another.
2. We should not be selfish in our relationship with others.
3. We must always tell the truth.
4. Jonathan and David were friends. Jonathan took off the robe that he was wearing and gave it to David.
Strategies and activities
Step1: Teacher revises the previous topic
Step 2: Teacher introduces the new I
Step 3: Teacher explains the new topic
Step 4: Teacher welcomes pupils questions
Step 5: Teacher evaluates the pupils
Assessment and evaluation
1 describe the moral responsibility of loving, and being unselfish to others
.2 describe the kind of love which Jonathan had for David
.3 explain what a true friend will do for a friend in need.
4 point out how people of today show love and unselfishness to othe
Wrap up (conclusion): Teacher goes over the topic once again to enhance better understanding.
1 Mention the kind of love which Jonathan had for David.
2 Tell a story illustrating the saying that, ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’.
3 Explain the kind of love that should exist among pupils.
Fill in the gaps with correct answers.
4 David was the son of ______________.
5 Saul was the father of _____________.
6 A friend in need is a friend_____________.
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