Christian Religious Studies

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus was used to design this course. The course content is also relevant for other exams, such as the National Examination Council (NECO) exams, the West African Examination Council (WEAC) exams, and the General Certificate of Education (GCE) exams.

 

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Christian Religious Studies

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus was used to design this course. The course content is also relevant for other exams, such as the National Examination Council (NECO) exams, the West African Examination Council (WEAC) exams, and the General Certificate of Education (GCE) exams.

Idam Chijioke Daniel

Idam Chijioke Daniel

Course Instructor

The benefits of Enrolling in 321exam Christian Religious Studies online course;

  1. It equips the learner with an understanding of God/Spiritual growth.
  2. The learner acquires life skills to handle challenges in life.
  3. It helps one to respect his or her own/other people’s religious beliefs and culture.
  4. It helps one to acquire basic principles for Christian living / moral values.
  5. It enables one to understand how to relate with other people.
  6. It gives answers to questions/mysteries of life.
  7. It explains the original purpose of human beings on earth.
  8. It equips you to pass your CRS exam
Ekoma Kingsley Omoriotimoa

Ekoma Kingsley Omoriotimoa

Assistant Course Instructor

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, candidates should be able to:

  1. acquire the knowledge and understanding of the tenets of the Christian faith as contained

in the Bible

  1. interpret biblical teachings and themes
  2. apply biblical teachings and tenets to life in society

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, candidates should be able to:

  1. acquire the knowledge and understanding of the tenets of the Christian faith as contained

in the Bible

  1. interpret biblical teachings and themes
  2. apply biblical teachings and tenets to life in society

Course Syllabus

SECTION A

Themes from Creation to the Division of the
Kingdom
1. The Sovereignty of God
God as Creator and Controller of the Universe
(Gen. 1 and 2) cf. Amos 9:5-6; Is. 45:5-12
2. The Covenant
(a) The flood and God’s covenant with Noah
(Gen. 6:1-22; 7:1-24; 9:1-17)
(b) God’s covenant with Abraham (Gen.
11:31-32; 12:1-9; 17:1-21; 21:1-13;
25:19-26)
(c) God’s covenant with Israel (Ex. 19; 20 ) The New Covenant (Jer. 31:31-34; Ezek
36:25-28)
3. Leadership Qualities:
Examples of
(a) Joseph (Gen. 37:1-28; 41:1-57; 45:1-15)
(b) Moses (Ex. 1; 2; 3; 4:1-17; 5; 12; Num.
13:1-20; 14:1-19)
(c) Joshua (Num. 13:21-33; 27:15-23; Josh.
1:1-15; 6; 7; 24:1-31)
(d) Judges (Deborah-Jug. 4:1-24; GideonJudge 6:11-40; Samson-Judge 13:1-7, 21-
25; 16:4-31)
4. Devine Providence
(a) Guidance and Protection (Gen. 24:1-61;
28:10-22; 46:1-7: Ex. 13:17-22; 14:1-4;
10-31)
(b) Provision (Gen. 21:14-18; 22:1-14; Ex.
16:1-21; 17:1-7; Num. 20:1-13; 1 Kings
17:1-16)
5. Parental Responsibility:
Examples of
(a) Eli and Samuel (1 Sam. 2:11-36; 3:2-18;
4:10-22: 8:15)
(b) David and his sons (11 Sam. 13; 15:1-29;
18; 19:1-8)
(c) Asa and Jehoshaphat (1 Kings 15:9-15;
22:41-44; cf. Deut. 6:4-9; Prov. 4:1-10;
13:1; 24; 22:6; 23:13-14; 31:10-31)
6. i) Obedience and Rewards
Examples of
(a) Abraham (Gen. 22:1-19)
(b) Hebrew Midwives (Ex. 1:8-22)
(c) David (1 Sam. 30:1-20)
ii) Disobedience and Consequences
Examples of
(a) Adam (Gen. 2:15-25; 3)
(b) Collection of Manna (Ex. 16:22-30)
(c) The Golden Calf (Ex. 32)
(d) Moses (Num. 20:7-12; Deut. 34:1-6)
(e) Saul (1 Sam. 10:1-16; 15:1-25; 16:14-23;
31:1-13)
7. A man after God’s own heart
(a) The early life of David (1 Sam. 16:1-13;
17; 18:17-30; 22:1-5; 24:1-23; II Sam.
2:1-7; 3:1-39)
(b) David’s submission to the will of God
(I Sam. 26:1-25); II Sam 12:15-25 

(c) Repentance and forgiveness (II Sam. 11;
12:1-15, cf. Ps. 51:130)
8. Decision – Making
(a) Reliance on medium (I Sam. 28:3-25)
(b) The Wisdom of Solomon (I Kings 3:3-28;
4:29-34; 5:1-12; 8:1-53)
(c) Unwise Policies of Solomon and
Rehoboam (I Kings 9:15-23; 11:1-40;
12:1-20)

SECTION B

Themes from the Division of the Kingdom to the
Return from Exile and the Prophets
1. Greed and its Effects
Example of
(a) Ahab (I Kings 21:1-29; 22:1-40; II Kings
9:30-37)
(b) Gehazi (II Kings 5:1-27 cf (Josh 7)
2. The Supremacy of God
Religious Tension and the Power of God on
Mount Carmel (I Kings 16:29-34; 17:1-7; 18;
19:1-18)
3. Religious Reforms in Judah
(a) Cleansing of the Temple (II Kings 22)
(b) Renewal of the Covenant (II Kings 23:1-
30)
4. Concern for Judah
(a) The fall of Jerusalem (II kings 24; 25:1-
17)
(b) Condition of Judah (Neh. 1:1-11; Ezra
1:1-11)
(c) Response to the state of Judah (Neh. 2;
4:1-23 Ezra 3:4; 5; 6; 7)
5. Faith in God
Faith, Courage and Protection (Dan. 1; 3:1-
30;6:1-28)

6. God’s Message to Nineveh
Jonah and his massage (Jonah 1; 2; 3 and 4)
7. Social, Justice, True Religion and Divine Love
(a) Social justice and true religion (Amos
2:6-8; 4; 5:1-25; 6:1-14; 7:10-17; 8:4-14)
(b) Divine Love and human reponse (Hosea
1; 2; 3; 4; 6:1-11; 14)
8. Holiness and Divine Call
(Isaiah 6:1-13; Ezek. 2; 3:1-11; Jer. 1:4-10)
9. Punishment and Hope
(Jer. 3:11-18; 32:26-35; Ezek. 18; 37:1-14;
Isaiah 61)

SECTION C

Themes from the four Gospels and the Acts of the
Apostles
1. The Birth and early Life of Jesus
(a) John, the forerunner of Jesus (Lk. 1:5-25;
57-66; 3:1-20; 7:18-35; Mk. 1:1-8; 6:14-
29; Mt. 3:1-12; Jn. 1:6-8; 19-37)
(b) The brith and boyhood of Jesus (Mt. 1:18-
25; 2; Lk. 1:26-45:2)
2. The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus
(Mt. 3:13-17; 4:1-11; Mk. 1:9-13; Lk. 3:21-22;
4:1-13)
3. Discipleship
(a) The call of the first disciples (Mt. 4:18 22;
9:9-13; Mk. 1:16-20; 2:13-17; Lk. 5:1-11;
27-32)
(b) The cost of discipleship (Mt. 8:19-22; Lk.
9:57-63; 14:25-33)

4. Miracles
(a) Nature Miracles
(i) Stilling the storm (Mt. 8:23-27; Mk.
4:35-41; Lk.8:22-25)
(ii) Feeding of the Five Thousand (Mt.
4:13-24; Mk. 6:30-44; Lk, 9:10-17;
Jn. 6:1-13)
(iii) Walking on the sea (Mt. 4:22-26;
Mk. 6:45-52; Jn. 6:16-21)
(iv) Changing water to wine (Jn. 2:1-11)
(b) Miracles of Resuscitation
(i) The raising of Lazarus (Jn. 11:1-45)
(ii) The raising of Jairu’s daughter (Lk.
8:41-42, 49-56; Mk. 5:21-43)
(iii) The raising of the widow’s son at
Nain (Lk. 7:11-17)
(c) Healing Miracles
(i) The leper (Mt. 8:1-4; Mk. 1:40-45;
Lk. 5:12-16; 17:11-19)
(ii) The paralytic at the pool (Jn. 5:1-17)
(iii) The centurion’s servant (Mt. 8:5-13;
Lk. 7:1-10)
(iv) The blind (Jn. 9:1-12; Mk. 10:46-52;
Lk. 18:35-43)
(d) Exorcism
(i) The Gerasenes (Gadarenes) demoniac
(Mt. 8:28-34; Mk. 5:1-20; Lk. 8:21-
39)
(ii) The epileptic boy (Mk. 9:14-29; Lk.
9:37-43a; Mt. 17:14-21)
5. The Parables
(a) Parables of the Kingdom
(i) The sower (Mt. 13:1-23; Mk. 4:1-20)
(ii) The weeds (Mt. 13:24-30; 36-43)
(b) Parables about love of God (Mt. 18:12-
14; Lk. 15:1-32)
(c) Parables about love for one another
(Lk.10:25-37; 16:19-31)
(d) Parable about wealth: The rich fool (Lk.
12:13-21)
6. Sermon on the Mount
(Mt. 5; 6:1-18; Lk. 6:17-26; Mt. 6:19-34)
7. Mission of the Disciples
(a)The mission of the twelve
(Mt. 10:5-15; Mk. 6:7-13; Lk. 9:1-16)

(b)The mission of the seventy (Lk. 10:1-24)
8. The Great Confession
(Mt. 16:13-20; Mk. 8:27-30; Lk. 9:18-22)
9. The Transfiguration
(Mt. 17:1-13; Mk. 9:2-13; Lk. 9:28-36)
10. The Triumphal Entry and the
cleansing of the Temple
(Mt. 21:1-17; Mk. 11:1-19; Lk. 19:29-48)
11. The Last Supper
(Mt. 26:17-30; Mk. 14:10-26
Lk. 22:7-23; Jn. 13:2-38)
12. The Trials and the Death of Jesus
(a) The Trials of Jesus
(i) Before the High Priest
(Mt. 26:36-75;
Mk. 14:53-72
Lk. 22:66-71)
(ii) Before Pilate
(Mt. 27:11-26; Mk. 15:1-15;
Lk. 23:1-5; 13-25;
Jn. 18:28-40; 19:1-16)
(iii) Before Herod
(Lk. 23:6-12)
(b) Crucifixion and Burial of Jesus
(Mt. 27:32-66; Lk. 23:26-56;
Mk. 15:16-47; Jn. 19:17-42)
13. Resurrection, Appearances
and Ascension of Jesus
(Mt. 28:1-20; Mk. 16:1-20;
Lk. 24:1-53; Jn. 20:1-31;
Acts 1:1-11) 

14. Jesus’ Teachings about
Himself
(a) The Bread of Life and the
Living Water (Jn. 4:7-15;
6:25-58)
(b) The Light of the World
(Jn. 1:4-8; 3:19-21; 8:12
9:1-5; 12:35-36)
(a) The Door and the Good
Shepherd (Jn. 10:1-18)
(b) The True Vine (Jn. 15:1-11)
15. Love
(a) God’s love for man
(Jn. 3:16-18)
(b) Love for one another
(Jn. 13:34-35; 15:12-13
cf. I Jn. 4:7-21)
16. Fellowship in the Early Church
(a) Communal living
(Acts 1:15-26; 2:41-47;
4:32-37)
(b) Problems of communal
living and solutions
(Acts 5:1-11, 6:1-6)
17. The Holy Spirit and the Mission
of the Church
(a) The Pentecost (Acts 1:8;
2:1-41)
(b) The Mission of the Church
(Acts 8:4-40)
18. Opposition to the Gospel Message
(a) The arrest and imprisonment of
Peter and John
(Acts 3; 4:1-22; 5:17-42
12:1-24)
(b) The martyrdom of Stephen
(Acts 6:8-15; 7)
(c) Persecution by Saul
(Acts 8:1-3; 9:1-2)
cf. Gal. 1:11-17
19. Mission to the Gentiles
(a) Conversion of Saul (Acts 9:1-30; 22:4-21;
26:9-18)
(b) Conversion of Cornelius
(Acts 10:1-48)
(c) The commissioning and mission of Paul
(Acts 13; 14:1-20);
(d) The Council of Jerusalem
(Acts 15:1-35; Gal. 2:1-21)
(e) Persecution of Paul
(Acts 16:11-40; 19:23-41
21:27-36)
cf. II Cor. 11:23-33

SECTION D

Themes from Selected Epistles
1. Justification by Faith
(Rom. 3:21-24; 5:1-11; 10:1-13)
2. The Law and Grace
(Rom. 4:13-25; 5:18-21;
Gal. 3:10-14; 19-29)
3. New Life in Christ
(Rom. 6:1-4; 12-14; Col. 3:1-17;
Gals. 5:16-26; II Cor. 5:16-19;
I Thess. 4:1-8; Rom. 12)

4. Christians as Joint Heirs with Christ
(Gal. 3:23-29; 4:1-7)
5. Humility
(Phil. 2:1-11; I Pet. 5:5-11)
6. Forgiveness
(Philemon; II Cor. 2:5-11)

7. Spiritual Gifts
(I Cor. 12; Rom. 12:3-18; I Cor. 14)
8. Christian Giving
(Phil. 4:14-20; II Cor. 8:1-5; 9)
9. Civic Responsibility
(Rom. 13; I Tim. 2:1-4)
10. Dignity of Labour
(II Thess. 3:6-15; Col. 3:23-35)
11. The Second Coming of Christ
(a) The signs of the Coming of Christ (I
Thess.
4:13-18; II Thess. 2:1-12)
(b) Preparation for His coming
(I Thess. 5:1-11; II Pet. 3:1-13)
12. Impartiality
(James 2:1-13)
cf. Acts 10:34-35
13. Effective Prayer
(James 1:2-8; 4:1-3; 5:13-18)
14. Christian Living in the
Community
(a)Interpersonal relationship
among Christians (I Pet. 5:1-4;
Rom. 12:3-21)
(b)Christians living among non-
Christians (I Pet. 2:3-25; Rom. 15:1-2)
(c)Christian attitude to persecution
(I Pet. 1:5-9; 4:1-19)
(d)Relationship in the Christian
Family (Eph. 6: 1-9; Col. 3:18-21;
I Pet. 3:1-7)

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