(i) Solomon’s unwise policies on Israel led to so many expensive projects that required a lot of men and material resources
(ii) His policies led to force labour in Israel
(iii) The citizens were heavily taxed to finance his expensive projects
(iv) Solomon’s unwise policies infested the land of Israel with idols his women brought into Israel and Solomon’s built high places for gods and his wives sacrificed to them
(v) Solomon’s unwise policies led to the breakdown of Israel as a corporate society
(i) Proud and arrogant as a result of accumulation of wealth and excessive power
(ii) Negligence to the social wellbeing of the people
Simon Peter, Thomas from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. Simon Peter told them that he was going out to fish, and they said, they will go with him. So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, and asked them if they haven’t gotten any fish and they said no. He said told them to throw their net on the right side of the boat and that they will find some fishes. When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish because they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. Jesus then told them to bring some of the fish they have just caught. So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, but even with so many the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.
(i) He must be selfless
(ii) He must be humble
(iii) He must be dedicated to following Christ and the Commandments
On that particular day, the disciples were all gathered at one place when a sound from heaven in the form of a rushing wind filled the house wherein they were gathered. There were tongues of fire that rested on the head of each of them and suddenly, they were filled with the Holy Ghost and they started speaking in tongues.
Many people had come on pilgrimage to Jerusalem from all parts of the then world and they had gathered that day. They had gathered to listen to the Apostles. Such people were surprised because they were hearing the Apostles speak in their languages. The pilgrims asked whether the Apostles were not Galileans. They asked why they could hear them in their native languages.
Some, however, accused them of being filled with new wine. In other words, the disciples were drunk. Then Peter stood up to refute the allegation. He told the gathering the people were not drunk as they were saying because it was just the third hour of the day. (Drinking at such an early hour attracted fines)
Peter said what was happening was already foretold by Prophet Joel, when God said in the last days he would pour out his spirit upon everybody. The sons and daughters shall prophesy. God said, He would pour out his spirit on both men and maid-servants so that they would also prophesy.
(i) It lead to the manifestation of the gift of the Holy spirit
(ii) It led to mass conversion of people to Christianity
(iii) It reassured the Christians of the promise made by Christ that he will send a helper
(i) He advised them to have a cordial relationship with the authorities to maintain orderliness
(ii) He told them play exhibit the attribute of a servanthood in working under the directives of the authorities
(iii) They should be respectful to the authorities
(iv) They be very submissive to the authority without pride
(v) They should very Obedient to the authorities
(vi) They should be show kindness to those in authority
(vii) They should at all time be honest and sincere to the authority
(i) Alms giving