Subject: Christian Religious Studies
Class: primary 4
Term: 1st Term
Topic:. Attitude of God’s Revelation
- The story of Samuel’s call. 1 sam 3:1-6
Behavioural objectives:At the end of the lesson Pupils should be able to:
Narrate the story of Samuel
Instructional material/Reference material: Textbook charts and pictures.
Building Background /connection to prior knowledge : Pupils are familiar with the topic
We can learn from the story of Samuel’s call. When Samuel was a little boy, he lived in the temple with Eli, the High Priest, and Eli’s sons – Hophni and Phinehas. In those days, messages and revelations from God were very scarce because the Israelites were sinning against God; and they were not even sorry for their sins. Even Eli’s sons were sinning so much against God that God was not happy; he was not happy that Eli did not correct them. One night, when Samuel was sleeping, he heard someone calling his name. Thinking it was Eli, Samuel ran out to Eli. Eli told Samuel he had not called him, so Samuel returned to his bed. As he lay down, he heard the call again. Samuel ran to Eli and once again, Eli told him to go back because he did not call him. When this happened a third time, Eli finally realised that it was God who was calling Samuel. So he instructed Samuel to say, ‘Speak, Lord, for thy servant hears.’ Samuel returned to his bed and the Lord called again; this time, Samuel answered just as Eli had told him to. Now that Samuel had answered and turned his attention to God, God spoke to him and told him things that were on his mind concerning Israel. From that time until Samuel grew to be an old man and until his death, God continued to give him revelations for Israel.
Samuel’s response to God’s revelation was total. As a result, God kept on revealing himself to Samuel. God rewarded Samuel and blessed his words so that everything Samuel said happened just the way he said it. Also, we should be vigilant so that we do not miss God’s revelation when he speaks to us. Like Samuel, our attitude when God speaks to us should be, ‘speak Lord, for thy servant hears.’ We should be ready listen to him and obey as he speaks.
Evaluation: Teacher ask Pupils questions in relation to the topic.
Fill in the gaps with the correct answers that complete the sentences.
When Samuel was a ___________, he lived in the ___________ with Eli,
the ________. He heard someone call him _____ times. For these times,
he ran to Eli. It was the _______ time that Eli knew that it was _______
who was ______ Samuel. He told Samuel to say, __________________
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