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KING SOLOMON’S ACHIEVEMENTS AND FAILURES
Solomon inherited the Kingdom from his father David. His task was to maintain and control a peaceful territory established by his father. Solomon prayed to God for divine wisdom in the execution of his duties as a result he made many achievements.Here are some of King Solomon’s achievements:
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State the achievements of Solomon as the King of Israel.
The achievements of Solomon as the King of Israel.
PROPHET AMOS - KCSE CRE NOTES
THE BACKGROUND OF PROPHET AMOS
THE CALL OF AMOS
VISIONS OF PROPHET AMOS
1. The vision of locusts
THE MAIN TEACHINGS OF PROPHET AMOS
A) SOCIAL JUSTICES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Israelites forgot their responsibilities to the covenant demands. There was rampant social injustices committed by the rich rulers, court officials and more others
The injustices condemned by Amos
B) HYPOCRITICAL RELIGION IN ISRAEL AMOS CONDEMNED THE FOLLOWING HYPOCRITICAL WORSHIP WHICH WAS DEMONSTRATED BY ISRAELITES.
C) JUDGEMENT AND PUNISHMENT AGAINST ISRAEL AND OTHER NATIONS PROPHET AMOS PRONOUNCED SEVERE GOD’S PUNISHMENT AND JUDGMENT TO ISRAEL AND HER NEIGHBORING NATIONS.
The punishment will be as follows:
D. NATURE OF THE PUNISHMENT THAT WOULD BEFALL JUDAH AND ISRAEL
Repentance and hope
God promised the people of the Israel many things if they repented their sins.
The Day of the Lord
Concept of the Day of the lord originated from Israelites political suffering.
According to them the day of the lord would intervene and restore them back to the lost glory.
Concept of the day of the lord
The day of the lord from Amos teachings
Revision questions on Prophet Amos
MEANING OF CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Meaning of the word 'Christian'
The word comes from Greek word “Christos” which means someone who has been chosen to follow Christ. Therefore, a Christian is a follower of Christ.
Meaning of Religion
It is the service and worship of God through approved systems of beliefs, practices and patterns of behavior.
Meaning of Education
Is the systematic training/instruction of pupils especially/mainly in schools and colleges.
Therefore, Christian religious education (C.R.E) is the;
VERSIONS OF THE BIBLE USED IN KENYA TODAY
Some of the versions used in Kenya today include;
THE SINAI COVENANT - THE CALL OF MOSES (EXODUS 3:1-22) - K.C.S.E C.R.E NOTES
Exodus 3 - New International Version (NIV)
Moses and the Burning Bush
3 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”
4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
And Moses said, “Here I am.”
5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” 6 Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.
7 The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”
13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’
“This is my name forever,
the name you shall call me
from generation to generation.
16 “Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt. 17 And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’
18 “The elders of Israel will listen to you. Then you and the elders are to go to the king of Egypt and say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God.’ 19 But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him. 20 So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.
21 “And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed. 22 Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians.”
The call of Moses took place as follows;
Describe The call of Moses. (EXODUS 3:1-22)
IDENTIFY FIVE LESSONS THAT A CHRISTIAN CAN LEARN ABOUT GOD FROM THE CALL OF MOSES
THE EFFECTS OF THE TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE INTO AFRICAN LANGUAGES
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - KCSE CRE NOTES
Teaching of Jesus on the roles of the Holy Spirit
Peter message on the day of Pentecost
Relate the message of Peter on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-40)
Background to the day of Pentecost
Peters message on the day of Pentecost
Peter stood up to defend accusation of being drunk and started explaining what was happening
The gifts of the Holy Spirit
Gifts of the Holy Spirit are special powers or abilities to carry out special tasks
Paul’s teachings on the gifts of the holy spirits
Give Paul's teaching on the importance of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Paul’s teaching about love
Paul’s teachings on comparison between prophecy and tongues
Criteria for discerning the gifts of the Holy Spirit
The New Testament gives the guidelines on how one may distinguish both the Holy Spirit and evil one and between a true prophet and false one.
The fruits of Holy Spirit
Those who live by the spirit through faith in Christ produce the fruitful of the Holy Spirit which is:
Manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Christ today
The message of Peter on the day of the Pentecost
Peter told the disciple that what was happening was the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy.
Explain the teachings of Jesus on the role of the Holy Spirit.
State five works of the Holy Spirit in the early church. (5marks)
State five leadership qualities shown by Peter the Apostle on the day of Pentecost. (5 marks)
Identify the problems that Paul faced in spreading the gospel. (12 marks)
What lessons do Christian learn from the life of Stephen? (5 marks)
State ways in which the Holy Spirit was manifested on the day of Pentecost
How are the gifts of the Holy Spirit misused in the church today? (6 marks)
Identify the fruit of the Holy Spirit taught by Saint Paul in Galatians 5:22-23 (5 marks)
Give seven reasons why Jesus sent the Holy spirit to the disciples after his ascension (7 marks)
State five ways in which Christians are able to identify those who posses the gifts of the Holy Spirit. (5 marks)
State how kindness as a fruit of the Holy Spirit is abused in the Church in Kenya today. (4 marks)
Outline Saint Paul’s teaching on how the gifts of the Holy Spirit should be used in the Church. (5 marks)
Reasons why the use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit brought disunity in the Church at Corinth:
State five ways in which Peter’s life was transformed on the day of Pentecost. (5marks)
Give five reasons why Christians in the early church prayed. (5marks)
How are the gifts of the Holy Spirit manifested in the Church today? (7 marks)
Write down five activities of the Church in Kenya which show that the Holy Spirit is working among Christians. (5 marks)
Give five lessons Christians can learn from the incident of Ananias and Sappira in the Acts of the Apostles (5 marks)
State five ways in which the gifts of the Holy Spirit have been abused in the church today (5 marks)
Write down five teachings about Jesus from Peter’s speech on the day of Pentecost.
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MARRIAGE - KCSE CRE NOTES
a. Definition of marriage
Purpose of marriage
the Purpose of marriage is sexual fulfillment; cultural and social requirement; obligation to build a family; and procreation although children are a gift from God.
Forms of marriages
Secular approaches to marriage
Factors that lead to a stable, healthy and successful marriage
People are different and they understand their roles differently.
Here am giving you a few suggestions. Discuss with your study companions and come up with other suggestions.
b. Christian Teaching about Marriage
c. Courtship in African Traditional society (A.T.S)
Importance of dowry
Legal reasons for divorce
According to the laws of Kenya, divorce is allowed under the following reasons;
Christian teaching about divorce
Effects of divorce are ;
e. Celibacy as an alternative to marriage
Celibacy is a Latin word “Coelebes” meaning bachelor.
Why do some people fail to marry?
Review questions on topic
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IMPACTS OF THE INTRODUCTION OF MONEY ECONOMY IN TRADITIONAL AFRICAN SOCIETY
Careful management of resources, finances, income and expenditure of a family, a business enterprise, community or a country. The economy of a country is to be well managed if it has the ability to meet the social economic needs of her members.
Development - it’s measured by the healthy of its economy in the provision of health, education, housing, sanitation, employment longevity of life, decrease of maternal and child mortality.
Use of money as a means of exchange in economic activities e.g. banking, investment, insurance, payment of goods and services.
Reasons for money introduction
Impact of the introduction of money economy in traditional African society
Explain the negative effects of the introduction of money economy in traditional African communities. (7 marks)
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