WASSCE Christian Religious Studies

How Daniel’s Faith Delivered Him

Reading Time: 2 minutes This Christian Religious Studies (CRS) tutorial gives you the key points to raise in an essay about how Daniel’s faith saved him. You must also note the second part of the tutorial that highlights the moral lessons Christians can learn from the faith Daniel demonstrated. These moral lessons show the importance of faith in the …

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The Role of Deborah in the History of Israel

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome to an important WASSCE/SHS Christian Religious Studies (Bible Knowledge) tutorial on the role of Deborah in the history and religion of the Israelites. This tutorial will assist you to answer both essay and objective test questions on the role of Deborah in Israel. Deborah as a woman and a Judge in Israel played a …

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Characteristics of The Scribes, The Zealots and the Essenes

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Scribes, the Zealots and the Essenes were three important sects at the time of Jesus. While the Scribes and the Zealots are mentioned severally, in the Synoptic Gospels, the Gospels are completely silent on the Essenes. The Scribes and the Zealots, in particular, played a significant role in the ministry of Jesus as recorded …

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WAEC Christian Religious Studies Syllabus

Reading Time: 4 minutes Looks like you’re a WASSCE CRS candidate looking for the WAEC Christian Religious Studies syllabus, right? Are you still trying to find out whether you need to study the whole Bible? Or you’re wondering if there are specific topics in the WAEC Christian Religious Studies syllabus that you must focus on. Today, you will know …

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Religious Institutions and Sects at the Time of Jesus – Revision Notes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Religious institutions and sects played a central role in the life and ministry of Jesus as narrated in the Synoptic Gospels. This tutorial contains summarized revision notes on the major religious institutions and sects mentioned in the Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke. THE SYNAGOGUE Meeting house for public worship on Sabbath and Jewish festival …

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The Second Account of Creation

Reading Time: 2 minutes The second account of creation is also known as the Yahwist account (Gen. 2: 4 – 25) HIGHLIGHTS The following are the key points in the second account of creation as found in the Bible. 1.      Man was created first before woman. 2.      Man was formed from dust and God breathed into his nostril the …

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Describe Joshua’s Sending of the Two Spies

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Moses died at the age of 120, still a strong man, on Mount Nebo in the Land of Moab near Jericho. This was just before he had laid his hand on Joshua, the son of Nun, a man full of spirit and wisdom but not equal to Moses, as his successor. The sending of  …

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The Significance of the Jerusalem Temple in the Life and Ministry of Jesus

Reading Time: < 1 minute   It is almost impossible to discuss the life and times of Jesus without mentioning the Jerusalem Temple. This shows how prominently the Temple featured in the work of Jesus. What was the Jewish Temple?   Unlike the Synagogue, there was only one Temple in the whole of Israel.   1. The first temple was …

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Describe the Role of the Synagogue in the Life and Ministry of Jesus

Reading Time: < 1 minute   The Synagogue was one of the best known social and religious institutions in Israel at the time of Jesus. Here are some key functions of the Synagogue during the time of Jesus. 1. The Synagogue was a meeting place for public worship on the Sabbath and on Jewish festival days. 2. The Synagogues, at …

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Significance of Joshua’s Farewell Message to the Israelites at Shechem

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Joshua’s farewell message to the Israelites at Shechem was one of the key moments in the history and religion of Israel. I am about to show you two aspects of Joshua’s farewell message at Shechem. Contents of the message The significance of the message Introduction When the Israelites arrived at Canaan, they conquered many …

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Who Were the Sadducees at the Time of Jesus?

Reading Time: < 1 minute   The Sadducees, just like such other groups as the Pharisees, the Herodians and the Zealots played a major role in the life and ministry of Jesus. Here is a short list of points stating the characteristics and beliefs of the Sadducees as found in the Synoptic Gospels. 1. The Sadducees were a small but …

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Top 7 Characteristics and Beliefs of the Pharisees

Reading Time: < 1 minute   You cannot fail to feel the presence of this group in the narrative of the life and work of Jesus as recorded in the Synoptic Gospels of the New Testament. So who were the Pharisees and what did they stand for? In this very brief post, I present to you the main things you …

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