Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 4

Jacob's encounter with God. Genesis 32: 22 - 32


Subject: Christian Religious Studies

Class: primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Jacob’s encounter with God. Genesis 32:22-32

-Right attitude to be taken when God is speaking. Ex 34:27-35

Behavioural objectives:At the end of the lesson pupils should be able to:

-List the right attitude to be taken when God is speaking.

Instructional material/Reference material: Textbook charts and pictures.

Building Background /connection to prior knowledge : Pupils are familiar with the topic



Jacob’s encounter with God

God also speaks to people through visions and dreams. Jacob was someone to whom God appeared in a dream. But that was not the only way God appeared to Jacob. There was a time God appeared to him in the form of a man. Jacob wrestled with the man all night. He did not know that, that was God. Only when the man spoke and identified himself, did  Jacob realise that the person he had been speaking to and wrestling with God himself.

After that wrestling match, God blessed Jacob because Jacob had wrestled with God and man and succeeded. God told Jacob, ‘Your name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.’


Evaluation: Teacher ask Pupils the following questions:

-How do we encounter God

- what are the right attitude to be taken when God is speaking to us

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