Class: Primary 5

Term: 1st Term

Week: 5

Age: 11 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Christian Religion Studies

Curriculum Theme: GOD’S PROTECTION



  • God saves us from danger (Psalm 91, Psalm 23:4)

Specific Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • State 3 real-life examples that depict God’s protection.
  • List 3 events in the Bible where God Protected.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Revised Standard Version of the Holy Bible
  • Textbooks (List relevant textbooks)

Instructional Materials:

  • Copies of the Bible
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Pictures or illustrations depicting protection
  • Worksheets for pupils

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding God’s protection is crucial for spiritual growth and understanding the biblical narratives.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Basic knowledge of the Bible and its narratives.


Content Development: God’s Protection

StepTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
1. Introduction5 minsQuestion and Answer– Introduce the topic “God’s Protection”.– Engage in a discussion about protection.
2. Scripture Reading10 minsReading and Explanation– Read Psalm 91 and Psalm 23:4. Explain the essence of God’s protection.– Listen and take notes.
3. Real-life Examples10 minsDiscussion– Encourage pupils to share real-life examples that depict God’s protection (e.g., personal experiences, stories, or instances from the community).– Share personal experiences or anecdotes.
4. Biblical Events10 minsGroup Activity– Divide pupils into groups and assign them biblical events where God showed protection.– Discuss and present the events assigned.
5. Note Taking3 minsNote Taking– Provide a note summarizing the key points about God’s protection.– Take notes in their notebooks.
6. Evaluation2 minsQuestion and Answer– Ask questions to test pupils’ understanding of God’s protection.– Respond to the teacher’s questions.
7. Conclusion0 minsRecap– Summarize the key points and encourage further exploration of the topic.– Listen and prepare to conclude the lesson.

Note to Pupils:

Memory Verse: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:4

God saves us from danger:

God’s protection often comes when we face danger or troubles. He provides us with safety and comfort in various situations, helping us stay unharmed and guiding us away from harm’s way.

Real-life examples that depict God’s protection

  1. Surviving a dangerous accident unharmed.
  2. Finding help when lost or in a troubling situation.
  3. Experiencing peace in challenging times, feeling God’s presence.
  4. Escaping a natural disaster without harm.
  5. Feeling comforted during a scary event, knowing God is there.
  6. Being guided away from potential danger by an inner feeling.
  7. Praying for safety and feeling protected.
  8. Overcoming a sickness against the odds, feeling God’s healing.

Biblical events that showed God’s Protection

  1. David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17): God helped David defeat the giant.
  2. Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6-9): God saved Noah and his family from the great flood.
  3. Daniel in the lion’s den (Daniel 6): God protected Daniel from harm.
  4. The Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Exodus 14): God parted the sea for their escape.
  5. The story of Job (Book of Job): God restored Job’s life after trials.
  6. Jonah and the whale (Book of Jonah): God saved Jonah from drowning.
  7. The healing of Naaman (2 Kings 5): God cured Naaman’s leprosy.
  8. Peter’s miraculous escape from prison (Acts 12): God rescued Peter from imprisonment.


  1. Can you provide an example from your life that shows God’s protection?
  2. Name two biblical events where God showed His protection.

Note to Teachers:

Adapt the content, methods, and activities to suit the pupils’ understanding and available resources.

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Last Update: November 16, 2023