CRE (Christian Religious Education) Notes Form 1 (10)

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Chapter 1: Meaning of Christian Religious Education - Summarized CRE Form 1 Notes

Materials covered include:

  • The Importance of Learning CRE
    • Definition of Christian Religious Education (CRE)
    • Reasons for Studying CRE

Chapter 2: The Bible - Summarized CRE Form 1 Notes

Content covered include:

  • The Bible
    • The Bible as the Word of God
    • The Bible as a Library
  • The Bible: Major Divisions and Its Books
    • The Old Testament
    • The New Testament
  • Major Bible Translations from the Original Languages to Local Languages
    • Translations and Versions used in Kenya today
    • Writing of the Bible
    • The Effects of Bible Translations on African Languages
    • The Effects of Bible translations on Africans Communities

Chapter 3: Creation and the Fall of Man (Genesis 1-3, 6-9, 11) - Summarized  Cre Form 1 Notes

Content covered include:

  • Introduction
  • Biblical Accounts of Creation and their Meanings
    • The Two Creation Stories
    • Differences between the Two Creation Stories
    • Similarities between the Two Accounts of Creation
    • Attributes of God from the Biblical Creation Accounts
  • Traditional African Understanding of Creation
    • Examples of African Creation Stories
  • The Teachings from the Biblical Creation Accounts
    • Responsibilities given to Human Beings by God in the Genesis Stories of Creation
  • Biblical Teaching: The Fall of Man, Origin of Sin and the Consequences
    • Introduction
    • Eve Fall
    • The Consequences of Sin
    • Summary
  • Concept of Evil
    • Introduction
    • What is Evil?
    • What are the causes of evil?
    • Consequences of Evil in Traditional African Society
    • God's Plan of Salvation
    • Similarities and Differences between Traditional African view of Evil and Biblical Concept of Sin

Chapter 4: Faith and God Promises to Abraham - Summarized Cre Form 1 Notes

Content covered include:

  • Background to the Call of Abraham (Genesis 11:24-32, 12)
    • Introduction
    • Background
  • Faith and God's Promises to Abraham (Hebrews 11: 1 – 6)
    • The Meaning of Faith
    • How Abraham Demonstrated his Faith in God
    • God's Promises to Abraham (Genesis 12:2-3, 15:1-21, 21, 17:1-8, 17:15-18)
    • The Relevance of the Promises Made by God to Abraham to Christians Today (Gen. 12: 2 – 3, 15: 1 – 21, 21:1 – 7, 17: 15 – 18)
  • Covenant
    • Definition
    • Characteristics / components of a covenant
    • Examples of covenants in the Bible
    • God’s Covenant with Abraham and its Importance (Genesis 15:1-19)
    • Importance of the Covenant Between God and Abraham (GEN. 15: 1- 19)
    • Covenants in Modern Life and their Importance
  • The Testing of Abraham's Faith (GEN. 22: 1 – 18)
  • Importance of Faith in Christian Life Today
  • Jewish and African Practices of Circumcision
    • Importance of Circumcision to Abraham and His Descendants (Gen. 17: 1 – 16)
    • Circumsicion in African Communities
    • Similarities and Differences between Jewish and African Practices of Circumcision

Chapter 5: Sinai Covenant - Summarized CRE Form 1 Notes

Content covered include:

  • The Call of Moses
    • God’s Sign to Moses
    • Reasons Moses gave against the Call
    • What does the name Moses mean?
    • What did Moses Learn about God from his Calling?
    • How did God prepare Moses to be the Future Leader of Israelites?How did God prepare Moses to be the Future Leader of Israelites?
  • The Ten Plagues Exodus 7:14-11:10
    1. The Plague of Blood (Exodus 7: 14 – 25)
    2. The Plague of Frogs (Exodus 8:1 – 15)
    3. Plague of Gnats (Exodus 8:16 – 19)
    4. Plague of Flies (Exodus 8:20 – 32)
    5. Death of Cattle (Exodus 8:1 – 7)
    6. Plague of Boils (Exodus 9:8 – 12)
    7. Plague of Hail (Exodus 9:13 – 35)
    8. Plague of Locusts (Exodus 19:1 – 20)
    9. Plague of Darkness (Exodus 10: 21 – 29)
    10. Death of Egyptian First-born Males (Exodus 11: 1 – 31).
      • What do the Plagues Tell us about God’s Attributes?
  • Passover (Exodus 12:1-30, 19, 20, 34)
    • Significance of Items Used during the Passover
  • The Exodus
    • Introduction
    • Crossing the Red Sea
    • Provision of Water in the Wilderness
    • Provision of Manna and Quails (Ex 16:1 – 35)
    • Challenges Faced by the Israelites during the Exodus
    • The Importance of the Exodus in the History of the Israelites
  • Making the Sinai Covenant (Exodus 19: 24 1 –
    • God and Israelites
    • God and Moses
    • Sealing of the Covenant
    • Theophany
  • Breaking the Sinai Covenant (Exodus 32:1 – 35; 34:6 –8)
  • Renewal of the Covenant (Exodus 34:1 – 14)
    • Conditions for the Renewal of the Covenant
  • Worshiping God in the Wilderness
  • The Ten Commandments (Exodus. 20: 1 – 17)

Chapter 6: Leadership in Israel: David and Solomon - Summarized CRE Form 1 Notes

Content covered include:

  • Reasons for and against Kingship in Israel
    • Introduction
    • Duties of Judges
    • Demands for a King in Israel
    • Reasons against Kingship in Israel (Samuel 8:10 – 20)
  • Achievements and Failures of King Saul (Samuel 13:8 – 14; 15:7 – 25)
    • Successes of King Saul
    • Failures of King Saul
    • Lessons which Christians can Learn from King Saul’s Failures
  • Importance of David (1 Samuel 16: 1 – 23, 2 Samuel 6:1 – 15)
    • Importance of King David
    • Achievements of David
    • Reasons why God Rejected David’s offer to Build him a Temple
    • Failures of King David
    • Leadership of King David
  • Achievements and Failures of King Solomon (1 KING 3 – 12)
    • Achievements
    • Failures of King Solomon
  • Importance of the Temple in Israel
    • Definition of a Temple
    • Importance and Uses of a Temple

Chapter 7: Loyalty To God – Elijah - Summarized CRE Form 1 Notes

Content covered include:

  • Effects of Idolatry in Israel
    • Introduction
    • Factors that Led to Spread of Idolatry in Israel
    • The Effects of idolatry Harmed Israelites as:The Effects of idolatry Harmed Israelites as:
  • Elijah's Fight against Corruption and False Religion in Israel
    • The Choice
    • Elijah's Fight against Corruption
    • Naboth’s Vineyard
  • Reasons why Elijah Faced Danger and Hostility as a Prophet of God
  • Relevance of Elijah’s Prophetic Mission to Christians Today

 Chapter 8: Selected Aspects of African Religious Heritage - Summarized CRE Form 1 Notes

 Content covered include:

  • Introduction
  • African Concept of God, Spirits and Ancestors
    • Nature or Attributes of God
    • Different Types of Spirits.
    • Hierarchy of Beings
  • The Role of God, Spirits and Ancestors
    • Role of God
    • Role of Spirits
    • Role of Ancestors
  • Responsibility of the Living Towards God, Spirits and Ancestors
    • Sacrifices and Offerings.
    • Singing and Dancing.
    • Prayers Invocations and Blessings
    • Venerations
    • Communication with Spirits

African Moral And Cultural Values - Summarized CRE Form 1 Notes

 Content covered include:

  • Meaning of Life and Its Wholeness in the Traditional African Society
    • African concept of a Community
  • Kinship System in African Communities
    • Importance of Kinship System and Ties
    • Factors Contributing to Harmony and Mutual Responsibility in African Communities
  • Rites of Passage
    • Birth and Naming
    • Initiation
    • Marriage
    • Old Age and Death
  • Religious Specialists and Their Relevance in Modern Society
    • Herbalists and their Relevance
    • Diviners and their Relevance
    • Priests and their Relevance
    • Prophets and their Relevance
    • Rainmakers and their Relevance
    • Elders and their Relevance
  • African Moral Values
    • Introduction
    • What is Cultural Value?
    • What is a Moral Value?
  • Continuity and Change
    • Paid Employment
    • Land Used to be Communal
    • Property
    • Dowry – Bride price / Bride Wealth
    • Health Medicine
    • Dress
    • Worship
    • Death changes immediately the Status of Families.
    • Old Age

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