Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Senior Secondary School 2







  • Essential Christian Religious Knowledge for SS 1-3. By Edmond Ugochukwu.
  • Comprehensive Christian Religious Knoledge for SS 1-3. By Martins I. Amaechi
  • RSV Bible (Compulsory)









  • MOSES AS A LEADER Exodus 1, 2, 3, 4:1-17


The Birth and Call of Moses

After the death of Joseph in Egypt, a new Pharaoh who did not know Joseph arose.  He was exceedingly afraid of the increase in the population of the Israelites in the land of Egypt.  The king therefore devised obnoxious ways of dealing with them.  He made the Israelites to serve with rigour and bitterness.  As if this was not enough, he instructed the midwives to kill their sons at birthstool.  The midwives feared God and did not hearken to this instruction.  He, therefore, commanded his people that every son born to the Israelites should be cast into the river Nile.



Discuss the enslavement of the Israelites by the Egyptians.


It was at this critical period that Moses was born by a couple from the tribe of Levi.  His father’s name was Amiram, and his mother Jocebed.  When Moses was born, his mother tried to hide him for three months, but when she could no longer hide him, she made a basket of bulrushed daubed with was bitumen pitch before she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds at river bank.  Pharaoh’s daughter and her maidens came to wash themselves at the river, she saw the child picked him and adopted him as her own son.  Miriam, Moses sister who was watching close by, called a nurse for her i.e her mother to nurse the child for her.  Moses was therefore nursed by his own mother afterwards was returned to the palace.



Narrate the call of Moses.


Moses grew up in the house of Pharaoh, but was conscious of the fact that he was a Hebrew and he hated the wicked treatment of his people by the Egyptians.  This made him to kill an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew.  He wanted to settle a quarrel between two Hebrews, having discovered that his sin was known; he fled to Midian and was taken care of by the priest of Midian (Jethro) and his seven daughters. He married Zipporah one of  the daughters of Jethro, they had a son and named him ‘’Gershom’’, meaning ‘I have been a sojourner in a strange land’.  


Moses had an encounter with God when he was keeping the flocks of Jethro in Mount Horeb.  He saw a bush burning but which was not completely consumed.  God spoke to him and commanded him to go and rescue the Israelites from the hand of their taskmasters.  He was relunctant initially, but God promised to be with him.  Eventually, he went.



  1. What were the political and religious roles of Moses.?
  2. Do you agree that Moses was a good nationalist? Why?


The Leading of the Israelites by Moses

God told Moses that he would harden the heart of Pharaoh so that he will not allow the children of Israel to go.  After the series of plagues, Pharaoh eventually allowed the Israelites to go.  As soon as he let them go, he pursued them again because God had hardened his heart.  The children of Israel were faced with crossing the Red sea before them and the Egyptians behind them.  God commanded Moses to stretch forth his rod towards the water which he did, the water parted right and left.  They walked on dry ground.  After they had crossed, God told Moses to stretch out the rod again; this time the water covered up with the Egyptians drowning in it.


Moses quality as a Leader

  1. Moses was a very Patriotic nationalist that rendered selfless services to his people.
  2. All that mattered to him was the interest of his people and not his own interest.    

             Twice, God threatened to wipe the Israelite out and make a great nation of the   

             descendant of Moses, but, he refused this and interceded for the people.

  1. He was courageous in facing the challenges from Pharaoh.
  2. He was very obedient and had strong faith in the God he was serving.


Lessons to Learn

  1. Like Moses, Christians should demonstrate high sense of patriotism and render selfless service whenever they are called upon to lead people.
  2. As Christians, we should respect fear and depend on God to guide us in all our ways.



  1. Mention three leadership qualities of Moses.
  2. Describe the faith of Moses.



  1. What were the political and religious roles of Moses.?
  2. Do you agree that Moses was a good nationalist? Why?
  3. What advice did Paul give on the use of individual talents in his epistle?
  4. Identify any two ways of applying your talents.



Comprehensive Christian Religious Knoledge for SS 1-3. By Martins I. Amaechi, pgs: 28-32



  1. Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law on mount……..

    (a) Gilboa    (b) Horeb      (c) Nebo    (d) Camel

  1. “Fear not, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord”.  This statement was made by   

               Moses at ……….(a) wilderness of sin(b)Pihahiroth(c)  Meribah    (d) Mount Horeb

  1. The father of Moses was_____.  A. AAbimelech B. Balaam C. Jonas D. Amiram
  2. The intended number of years the Israelites ought to be in slavery was/ is______ years.   
  3. 400 b. 420 c.430 d. 410
  4. What was the Name of Moses’ son?

    (a) Levi     (b) SIMEON    (c) Gershom      (d) Esau



  1. Give an account of Joseph’s final reconciliation with his brothers.
  2. Indicate some lessons which we can learn from Joseph’s forgiving spirit.

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