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The JAMB syllabus for Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) / Christian Religious Studies (CRS) for the academic year 2024/2025 has been recently released.

This strategic initiative by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board aims to assist students in adequately preparing for their upcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Objectives of JAMB Syllabus For CRK|CRS

The JAMB syllabus for Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) / Christian Religious Studies (CRS) serves the purpose of readying students for the examinations administered by the Board.

The primary objectives of this syllabus are to assess students’ comprehension and ascertain their attainment of course objectives, which encompass:

  • Acquiring a comprehensive understanding of the principles of the Christian faith as articulated in the Bible.
  • Proficiently interpreting biblical teachings and theses.
  • Applying biblical tenets and teachings to various aspects of life within society.
  • Analyzing the contemporary application of the principles and teachings of the Bible to modern society

Topics Under JAMB Syllabus for CRK|CRS

The JAMB syllabus for CRK/CRS is broken up into four sections.

Section A: Thesis from Creation to the Division of the Kingdom

God’s Sovereignty

  • God as Creator and ruler of the Universe (Gen. 1 and 2, Amos 9:5- 6, Is. 45:5-12, Ps. 19:1-6).

The Covenant

  • The flood and the covenant of God with Noah (Gen. 6:1-22; 9:1-17; 7:1-24).
  • God’s covenant with Abraham (Gen. 17:1-21; 11:31-32; 12:1-9; 21:1-13; 25:19-26).
  • God’s covenant with Israel (Deut. 28:1-19; Ex. 19; 20; 24:1-1).
  • The New Covenant (Ezek 36:25-28; Jer. 31:31-34).

Leadership Attributes

  • Joseph (Gen. 45:1-15; 37:1-28; 41:1-57).
  • Moses (Num.13:1-20; 14:1-19; Ex. 1; 2; 3; 4:1-17; 5; 12).
  • Joshua (Josh. 1:1-15; 6; 7; 24:1-31 Num. 13:21-33; 27:15-23).
  • Judges (Gideon: Judges 6:11-40; Deborah: Judges. 4:1-24; Samson: Judges 13:1-7, 21-25; 16:4-31).

Divine Guidance, Providence, and Protection

  • Protection and guidance (Ex. 13:17-22; Ex. 14:1-4; Ex. 10-31; Gen. 24:1-61; 28:10-22; 46:1-7).
  • Provision (Gen. 21:14-18; 22:1-14; Ex. 16:1-21; 17:1-7; Num. 20:1-13; 1 Kings 17:1-16).

Responsibility of Parents

  • Eli and Samuel (1 Sam. 2:11-36; 1 Sam. 3:2-18; 1 Sam. 4:10-22; 1 Sam 8:15).
  • David (11 Sam. 13; 15:1- 29; 18; 19:1-8).
  • Asa (Deut. 6:4-9; 1 Kings 15:9-15; 22:41-44; cf. Prov. 4:1-10; 13:1; 24; 22:6; 23:13-14; 31:10-31).

Disobedience and Obedience

  • Obedience and its Rewards: Abraham (Genesis 22:1-19).
  • Hebrew Midwives (Exodus 1:8- 22).
  • David (1 Samuel 30:1-20).
  • Disobedience and Consequences: Adam (Genesis 2:15-25; 3).
  • Collection of Manna (Exodus 16:22-30).
  • The Golden Calf (Exodus 32).
  • Moses (Deuteronomy 34:1-6; Numbers 20:7-12).
  • Saul (1 Samuel 10:1-16; 15:1-25; 1 Samuel 16:14-23; 1 Samuel 31:1-13).

A Man After God’s Own Heart

  • David’s early life (II Sam. 2:1- 7; 3:1-39; 1 Sam. 16:1-13; 1 Sam. 17; 1 Sam. 18:17-30; 1 Sam. 22:1-5; 1 Sam. 24:1-23).
  • David’s submission to God’s will (II Sam 12:15-25; I Sam. 26:1-25).
  • David’s repentance and forgiveness ( Ps. 51:13; II Sam. 11; 12:1-15).

Decision-Making

  • Reliance on a medium (I Samuel 28:3-25).
  • The Wisdom of King Solomon (I Kings 3:3-28; I Kings 4:29-34; 5:1- 12; 8:1-53).
  • Bad choices made by Solomon and Rehoboam (I Kings 9:15- 23; 11:1-40; 12:1-20).

Section B: Thesis from the Division of the Kingdom to the Return from Banishment and the Prophets

Greed and Effects

  • Ahab (II Kings 9:30-37; I Kings 21:1-29; 22:1-40)
  • Gehazi (II Kings 5:1-27 cf [Josh 7])

God’s Utmost Supremacy, Religious Tension, and God’s power on Mount Carmel (I Kings 16:29-34; I Kings 17:1-7; 18; I Kings 19:1-18)

Religious reforms in Judah

  • Purification of the Temple (II Kings 22).
  • Renewal of Covenant (II Kings 23:1-30).

Concern for Judah

  • Jerusalem’s fall (II kings 24; 25:1-17).
  • The situation in Judah (Ezra 1:1-11; Neh. 1:1-11).
  • Response to the state of Judah (Nehemiah. 2; 4:1-23 Ezra 3:4-7).

Faith, Protection, and Courage

  • Daniel, Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego (Dan. 6:1-28; Dan. 3:1-30).

God’s message to Nineveh; Jonah and his Assignment (Jonah 1; 2; 3, and 4)

True Religion, Social Justice, and Divine Love

  • True religion and social justice (Amos 2:6-8; 4; 5:1- 25; Amos 6:1-14; 7:10-17; Amos 8:4-14; James 1:19-27).
  • God’s love and human response (Hosea 1; 2; 3; 4; 6:1-11; 14).

Divine Call and Holiness (Isaiah 6:1-13; Ezek. 2; 3:1-11; Jer. 1:4-10)

Hope and Punishment (Jer. 3:11-18; 32:26-35; Ezek. 18; 37:1-14; Isaiah 61)

Section C: Thesis From the Four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles

Jesus’ Birth and Early Life

  • John, the forerunner of Jesus (Lk. 1:5-66; 3:1- 20; Mk. 1:1-8; 6:14- 29; Mt. 3:1-12: Matt.11:2-19; 19-37; 3:22-36).
  • The birth and boyhood of Jesus (Lk. 1:26-45; 2; Mt. 1:18-25; 2).

Jesus’ Baptism and Temptation (Mk. 1:9-13; Lk. 4:1-13; Mt. 3:13-17; Mt. 4:1-11; Lk. 3:21-22)

Discipleship

  • The first disciples’ call (Mt. 4:18-22; Mk. 9:9-13; Mk. 1:16-20; Mk. 2:13-17; Lk. 5:1-11; LK. 27-32).
  • Responsibilities of discipleship (Mt. 8:19-22; Lk. 9:57-63; 14:25-33).

Miracles

  • Nature miracles: Stilling the storm (Mt. 8:23-27; Mark. 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25).
  •  The five thousand feeding (Matthew 14:13-24; Mark. 6:30-44; John 6:1-13; Luke 9:10-17).
  •  Walking on the sea (Mk. 6:45-52; Mt. 14:22-26; Jn. 6:16-21).
  •  Turning water to wine (John 2:1-11).
  •  The Miracles of resuscitationRaising Lazarus (John 11:1-45).
  •  Raising of Jairus’ daughter (Mk. 5:21-43; Lk. 8:41-42, 49-56).
  •  Raising of the widow’s son at Nain (Luke 7:11-17).
  •  The Healing miracles, the person with paralysis at the pool (Jn. 5:1-17).
  •  The centurion’s servant (Luke 7:1-10; Mt. 8:5-13).
  •  The blind (John 9:1-12; Lk. 18:35-43; Mk. 10:46-52).
  •  The lepers (Lk. 5:12-16; 17:11-19; Mt. 8:1-4; Mk. 1:40-45).
  •  ExorcismThe epileptic boy (Mk. 9:14-29; Lk. 9:37-43a; Mt. 17:14-21).
  •  The Gerasene (Gadarene) demoniac (Mk. 5:1-20; Mt. 8:28-34; Lk. 8:26-39).

The Parables

  • Parables of the kingdom sower (Mt. 13:1-23; Mk. 4:1-20).
  • The weeds (Mt. 13:24-30; 36-43).
  • The drag-net (Mt. 13:47- 50).
  • The wedding garment (Matt. 22:1-14).
  • Parables about the love of God ( Lk. 15:1-32; Mt. 18:12-14).
  • Parables about love for one another (Luke 16:19- 31; Luke 10:25-37).
  • The parable about wealth: The rich fool (Lk. 12:13-21).
  • Parables on prayer (Lk. 18:2-14).

Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5; 6; Lk. 6:17-26)

The Mission of the Disciples

  • The mission of the twelve (Mt. 10:5-15; Mk. 6:7-13; Lk 9:1-16)
  • The mission of the seventy (Lk. 10:1-24)

The Great Confession (Mt. 16:13-20; Mk. 8:27-30; Lk. 9:18-22)

The Transfiguration (Mt. 17:1-13; Mk. 9:2-13; Lk. 9:28-36)

The Cleansing of the Temple and the Triumphal Entry (Mt. 21:1-17; Mk. 11:1-19; Lk. 19:29-48)

The Last Supper (Mt. 26:17-30; Mk. 14:10-26 Lk. 22:7-23; Jn. 13:2-38)

The trials and the Death of Jesus

  • The trials of Jesus before:
    • The High Priest (Mt. 26:36-75; Mk. 14:53-72 Lk. 22:66-71).
    • Pilate (Mt. 27:11-26; Mk. 15:1-15; Lk. 23:1-5; 13-25; Jn. 18:28-40; 19:1-16).
    • Herod (Lk. 23:6-12).
  •  Crucifixion and burial of Jesus (Mt. 27:32-66; Lk. 23:26-56; Mk. 15:16-47; Jn. 19:17-42).

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)

Jesus’ Teachings about Himself

  • Concerning the Living Water and the Bread of Life (Jn. 4:7-15; 6:25-58).
  • The Light of the World (Jn. 1:4-8; 3:19-21; 8:12; 9:1-5; 12:35-36; 1 Jn. 1:5-7).
  • The Door, the Lamb, and the Good Shepherd (Jn. 1:29- 34; 10:1-18).
  • The True Vine (Jn. 15:1- 11).
  • The Resurrection (Jn.11:25).

Love

  • God’s love for man (Jn. 3:16-18).
  •  Love for one another (Jn. 13:34-35; 15:12-13 cf. I Jn. 4:7-21).

Fellowship in the Early Church

  • Communal living (Acts 1:15-26; 2:41-47; 4:32- 37).
  • Problems of communal living and solutions (Acts 5:1-11, 6:1-6).

The Holy Spirit and the Mission of the Church

  • The Pentecost (Acts 1:8; 2:1-41).
  • The mission of the Church (Acts 8:4-40).

Opposition to the Gospel Message

  • The arrest and imprisonment of Peter and John (Acts 3; 4:1-22; 5:17-42, 12:1-24).
  • The martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 6:8-15; 7).
  • Persecution by Saul (Acts 8:1-3; 9:1-2 cf. Gal. 1:11-17).
  • Persecution of Paul (Acts 16:11-40; 19:23- 41;21:27- 36 cf 2 Cor:11:23-33).

Mission to the Gentiles

  • Conversion of Saul (Acts 9:1-30; 22:4-21; 26:9- 18).
  • Conversion of Cornelius (Acts 10:1-48).
  • The commissioning and mission of Paul (Acts 13; 14:1-20).
  • The Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:1-35; Gal. 2:1-21).

Section D: Thesis From Selected Epistles

Justification by Faith (Rom. 3:21-24; 5:1-11; 10:1-13)

The Law and Grace (Rom. 4:13-25; 5:18-21; Gal. 3:10-14; 19-29)

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)

Christians as Joint Heirs With Christ (Gal. 3:23-29; 4:1-7)

Humility (Phil. 2:1-11; I Pet. 5:5-11)

Forgiveness (Philemon; II Cor. 2:5-11)

Spiritual Gifts (I Cor. 12; Rom. 12:3-18; I Cor. 14)

Christian Giving (Phil. 4:14-20; II Cor. 8:1-5; 9 Cf. Matt 6:2-4)

Civic Responsibility (Rom. 13; I Tim. 2:1-4)

The Dignity of Labor (II Thess. 3:6-15; Col. 3:23- 25)

The Second Coming of Christ

  • The signs of the Coming of Christ (1 Thess. 4:13-18; II Thess. 2:1-12).
  • Preparation for His coming (I Thess. 5:1-11; II Pet. 3:1- 13).

Impartiality (James 2:1-13 cf. Acts 10:34- 35; Matt 7:1-5)

Effective Prayer (James 1:2-8; 4:1-3; 5:13-18 cf. Matt 6:5-13)

Christian Living in the Community

  • Interpersonal relationships among Christians (I Pet. 5:1- 4; Rom. 12:3-21; 2 Pet. 1:3- 11; Heb.13:1-21).
  • Christians living among non-Christians (I Pet. 2:3-25; Rom. 15:1-2).
  • The Christian attitude to persecution (I Pet. 1:5-9; 4:1-19; 1 Pet. 3:13-22).
  • Relationship in the Christian family (Eph. 6: 1-9; Col. 3:18-21; I Pet. 3:1-7).

Corruption (1 Tim 6:6-11; 2 Tim 3:8; 2 Pet. 1:4-11; James 5:1-6)

Sexual Immorality

  • Prostitution (1Cor.6:16-20 cf. Prov.7:10- 27;23:27-28).
  • Adultery and Fornication (Heb. 13:4, Eph. 5:3-10 cf. Matt 5:28-32; Deut. 22:22; Lev. 20:10).
  • Homosexuality (Rom. 1:24-32 cf. Lev.18:21- 30; 20:13).

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Conclusion

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