Sinai Convent Questions and Answers - Form 1 Topical CRE

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QUESTIONS

  1. Outline the significance of the events that took place on the night of Passover.            
  2.    
    1. What was the importance of the wilderness period to the Israelites
    2. Why is it important for Christians to keep promises
  3. Outline the significance of the events that took place on the night of Passover.            
  4.      
    1. Show how Moses demonstrated his obedience to the God of Israel
    2. What is the importance of the decalogue to Christians today
    3. What can Christians learn about God on the call of Moses in the wilderness?
  5.    
    1. Explain five ways on how Moses was prepared by God to be the future leader of the Israelites
    2. Identify six similarities between the Jewish Passover and Christian Easter
    3. State four reasons why Christians should live by laws of God
  6.    
    1. State seven ways in which the Israelites worshipped God in the wilderness during the Exodus  
    2. Outline the new understanding Moses gave the Israelites about the nature of God from the Exodus        
    3. Give six reasons why Christians should not covet their neighbours property.       
  7.    
    1. Describe the covenant making between God and the Israelites at Mt. Sinai  (Exodus24:1-8)  
    2. Explain seven Israelites new understanding of God from the Exodus to the renewal of the covenant           
    3. Give reasons why some children disobey the commandment of obey your parents       
  8.    
    1. Describe the call of Moses 
    2. Explain the conditions given to the Israelites during the renewal of the Sinai covenant  
    3. Explain the importance of modern day covenants  
  9.    
    1. Outline the conditions that God gave the Israelites during the renewal of the Mosaic covenant
    2. Identify the worship practices that the Israelites adopted in the wilderness after the covenant
    3. What was the Israelites new understanding of the nature of God
  10.    
    1. Explain four ways in which Moses early life prepared him for his future role.  
    2. List seven plagues Moses had to perform in Egypt before the Israelites could be released.   
    3. State five lessons Moses learnt about God from his call.
  11.    
    1. With specific examples state clearly the role of Moses in  the history of the Israelites    
    2. Outline eight conditions given by God to the Israelites during the renewal of the sinaic covenant                
    3. Explain the importance of a covenant to the Christians today           
  12.      
    1. State ways through which God manifested Himself during the Exodus    
    2. Describe how the Sinai covenant was sealed    
    3. State seven leadership qualities a modern Christian can learn from Moses    
  13.    
    1. Outline six commandments given to the Israelites that teach how to relate to one another  
    2. Explain four ways in which Moses early life prepared him for his future role as a  leader  
    3. Outline six reasons why God made a covenant with the Israelites on Mount Sinai       
  14. Explain five reasons why the Pharaoh was reluctant to release the Israelites from Egypt  
  15.      
    1. Explain ten moral teachings contained in the ten commandments.
    2. State five ways the Israelites worshipped God in the wilderness.
    3. State five ways Christians worship God today.
  16.    
    1. State seven nature of God as revealed on Mt. Horeb when Moses was called by God
    2. Show how God cared for the Israelites during the Exodus
    3. Give six reasons why some Christians have lost faith in God today
  17.    
    1. Mention five ways of how Israelites worshipped God while in the wilderness.
    2. Give reasons why the Israelites broke the Sinai Covenant.
    3. Why do Christians find it difficult to follow the laws of God?            
  18.    
    1. Identify the commandments given to the Israelites that teach on how to relate to one another
    2. What conditions were the Israelites given during the renewal of the Sinaic covenant
  19.    
    1. Mention five ways of how Israelites worshipped God while in the wilderness.
    2. Give reasons why the Israelites broke the Sinai Covenant.
    3. Why do Christians find it difficult to follow the laws of God?            
  20.    
    1. Identify the reasons why pharaoh mistreated the Israelites.   
    2. Enumerate the incidences that show that God protected and guided Moses.   
  21.      
    1. State six conditions given by God to the Israelites during the renewal of the Sinai  covenant.
    2. Explain the new understanding that Moses gave his people about the nature of God.
    3. Give four examples of modem covenants. .
  22.      
    1. Identify the reasons why pharaoh mistreated the Israelites.   
    2. Enumerate the incidences that show that God protected and guided Moses.     


ANSWERS

  1. Each family was to sacrifice a young lamb or goat without blemish to signify the innocence and purity of the sacrificial animal.
    Blood of the sacrificial animals was to be collected and applied on door post so as to
    distinguish the house of the Israelites from those of the Egyptians so that the Angel of death would spare the first born males of Israelites.
    The sacrificial meat was to be roasted whole to signify the hurry the Israelites were in to leave Egypt.
    The Israelites were to eat while standing dressed and luggage packed to signify the hurry to leave.
    Israelites women were to ask for jewellery from the Egyptians. This was to act as compensation for their fee labour to the Egyptians
    Everyone was to remain indoors till morning to be protected from
  2.      
    1. For purification against pagan influence
      To worship God
      T learn to accept Moses as their leader
      To witness God’s providence
      To be given the ten commandments
      To realize the saving hand of God e.g. he saved them from the Amalekites
      To be moulded into a special nation by God/ for God to use them to bring salavation to human kind
      To strengthen them against future challenges
    2. Keeping promises minimized mistrust/ promote trust
      It promotes cordial relationship between different parties
      Keeping promises minimizes conflicts in the society
      It strengthens family relations
      It promotes good relationship between man and God
      Keeping promises enables one to feel happy/ not guilty of breaking promises
      It is obeying the commandments of God/ Though shall not bear false witness
      God himself keeps (fulfills) his promises to us, therefore we should emulate God’s example
      It enhances team work/ togetherness
  3. Each family was to sacrifice a young lamb or goat without blemish to signify the innocence and purity of the sacrificial animal.
    Blood of the sacrificial animals was to be collected and applied on door post so as to
    distinguish the house of the Israelites from those of the Egyptians so that the Angel of
    death would spare the first born males of Israelites.
    The sacrificial meat was to be roasted whole to signify the hurry the Israelites were in to leave Egypt.
    The Israelites were to eat while standing dressed and luggage packed to signify the hurry to leave.
    Israelites women were to ask for jewellery from the Egyptians. This was to act as compensation for their fee labour to the Egyptians
    Everyone was to remain indoors till morning to be protected from.
  4.      
    1. When asked to remove his sandals during his call- he obeyed
      When asked to throw down his rod, to pick it up, to put his hand in his bosom, to remove it….. he obeyed
      He accepted to carry out God’s instructions in Egypt- leading to the ten plagues that faced the Egyptians
      He struck the waters of the Red Sea with his rod and a way was provided for the Israelites
      In the provision of food and water for the Israelites as they journeyed through the wilderness- Moses obeyed God’s instructions
      He prepared the Israelites to meet with God as instructed at Mt. Sinai
    2. Teaches that there is only one God
      Helps Christians to worship the true God and not idols
      Helps Christians to honor leisure time
      Helps Christians to respect life as God given
      Helps Christians to respect other peoples property
      Helps Christians to love their neighbors by not bearing false witness
      Helps Christians to be contented with what they have thus they avoid coveting
      Help Christians to live a chaste life by avoiding sexual immorality
    3. Christians should obey God
      Christians should respond to God’s call
      Christians have to repent before God
      Christians must humble themselves before God
      Christians must believe God/ have faith in God
      Christians should present their needs before God
      Christians should not fear any challenges when called by God
  5.      
    1. His life was spared when he was rescued by pharaoh’s daughter and brought up as a prince
      He was nursed by his own mother through Gods plan and design
      He acknowledges his family background and the true God through his mother who gave him his true identity as an Israel.
      Life in the wilderness hardened him to be bold and to preserver hardships.
      He learnt to be patient, keen and responsible as a shepherd.
      He learnt family responsibility through taking care of his own family and that of Jethro.
      He acquired leadership qualities while living in pharaoh’s palace.
      He learnt literacy and numeracy skills while in the palace.
      He was not stranger to pharaoh and Egypt hence he could approach him freely
    2. Both are annual events
      Both involves sacrifice i.e. lamb and Jesus.
      In both cases there is movement from slavery to freedom.
      Both incidences are important historical events
      Both are central points to belief and worship of Judaism and Christianity respectively.
      They both point towards God’s saving power  
    3. Laws help Christians to keep off idolatry
      Laws help one to respect other people’s property
      They encourage sexuality uprightness/avoid sexual immorality
      They help Christians to avoid telling lies and accusing other people falsely.
      They help Christians to respect life and not to take it away
      By obeying laws Christians escape Gods judgment
      By obeying laws Christians receive blessings from God
      They enable Christians to develop obedience to everybody around and hence create a peaceful co-existence
  6.      
    1. Approached God altars with respect/reverence.
      They honoured the altar of God/kept it tidy
      They built an altar of earth and in cut stones for God in places where God appeared to them.
      All men folk presented themselves to God 3 times in a year.
      Celebrated yearly festivals, the Passover, the Pentecost and tabernacle to honour God.
      Kept ten commandments to guide them in their daily license to God.
      Gave offering of various articles such as silver, gold, bronze, to God.
      Assembled /held the covenant ceremony at Mt. Sinai
      Observed the Sabbath as day of worship.
      Prayed to God.
      Concentrated the tent of meeting.
    2. God of their fore fathers – Abraham, Jacob and Isaac.
      Powerful than other gods – led them across the Red Sea on dry land.
      Holy – restriction on Mt. Sinai to avoid contact with people.
      Provider – gave food/manna/quills etc.
      Personal God – initialed covenant ceremony on Mt. Sinai
      Just God – punished idol worshipers
      Demands total obedience – His instruction during the renewal of the Sinai covenant.
      God is awesome – shown in peoples fear of Him at Mt. Sinai
      God is omnipresent – moved with them in pillar of cloud/fire.
      God is jealous, expressed in the commandments.
    3. it’s a caution against greed/selfishness
      it instills the virtues of hard work/honesty
      create satisfaction/contentment amongst them
      it’s away of self control
      to avoid the deliberate will to wish to posses what is coveted.
      To create dependent trust in Gods in his providence.
  7.      
    1. At Mt .Sinai, God entered into a covenant relationship with the Israelites
      God promised to make the Israelites his own possession, a kingdom of priests and a holy nation if they obeyed him
      The Israelites unimarsly agreed to obey God
      God promised to meet the Israelites on the third day
      They prepared to meet God by abstaining from sex, purifying themselves, washing their clothes and marking boundaries on the mountain
      On the third day, God appeared to them in form of thunder, lightening, earthquake, trumpet, thick cloud, fire and smoke
      The Israelites frightened the Israelites hence they asked Moses to be their mediator to speak to God on their behalf
      Moses prepared for a special ceremony for seal covenant
      He built an altar at the foot of Mt. Sinai and set up the 12 stones to represent the 12 tribes of Israel
      Young men sacrificed oxen as fellowship offering
      Moses took hay of the blood of the animals and put it in basin
      Half of the blood was sprinkled on to the altar, a place of meeting with God
      Moses then read the book of the covenant to the Israelites
      Moses took the blood in the basin and sprinkled it on the people
      Moses told the people that the blood had sealed the covenant
    2. God is slow to anger
      God’s compassionate
      Good leaves no sin unpunished/ just
      He is a jealous God who does not tolerate the worship of other gods
      He is all powerful/ omnipotent
      He is the controller of a natural forces
      God of
      He is a faithful/ keeps his promises
      He reveals himself through nature
    3.  Affluence/ riches i.e. when children get more than their parents they disregard them
      Permissiveness in the society allows one to so as he/she pleased feels
      Urbanization it affects / influence children negatively
      Traditional valves towards parents are decaying
      Poor role models from parents
      Drug abuse/ alcoholism
      Expose to pornographic literature
      Poor parental discipline / removal of cane from schools
      Westerness i.e. when a child get modern education they become proud and disobey parents
      Children’s rights under the UN convention makes children to wise hence disobedience
      Negative peer influence from the environment
  8.    
    1. Was called while herding his father –in – law flock on Mt. Sinai.
      He saw a burning bush that was not being consumed.
      Moses heard his name being called.
      He was told no to move nearer.
      He was instructed to remove his shoes as he was standing on a holy ground.
      God told Moses he had chosen him to go and liberate them.
      Moses inquired the name of the God sending him and he was told it is “ I AM WHO I AM”.
      Finally Moses went to Egypt to carry out the task.
    2. To obey what God commanded them.
      Not to make nay treaty with people of the land where they were going.
      To destroy their altars/smash their sacred stones/cut down their Asherah.
      Not to worship any idol/other god.
      To keep the feast of unleavened bread
      To rest on the seventh day.
      Not to intermarry with foreigners
      Not to make idols
      To offer to God the first fruits of their crops.
      To dedicate all their first born male children and first born male of their domestic animals to God
    3. Modern day covenants promote peace.
      They help Christians to be organized as order is promoted.
      Covenants such as trade agreements help countries to develop economically.
      Unity between people is promoted for instance through reconciliation covenant enable people to develop trust in relationship.
      They promote understanding in the society.
      People are enlightened of their rights.
      Religious covenants encourage people to have the right relationship with God.
      Commitment to Christian principles enable people to face and overcome emerging daily challenges that are part of life.
      Secular covenants remind and encourage office bearers to serve the nation in the spirit of total loyalty.
  9.    
    1. They obey the Decalogue/ commandments
      Not to make treaties with foreign nations
      To destroy all idols and their high place
      To observe the Jeinshi religious festival
      To offer the first harvest to the temple
      Not to intermarry
      To observe the Sabbath
      To dedicate their first born to God
    2. Observing the Sabbath
      Offering sacrifices and offerings to God
      Observing God’s commandments (the mosaic law)
      Honoring the Ark of the covenant by placing it in the tabernacle
      Celebrating the Jewish religious festivals annually
      Not having treaties with foreign nation
      Not intermarrying with foreigners
    3. God is loving and caring
      God is forgiving and merciful
      God is moral and Holy
      God punishes evil
      God cares for his chosen people
      God is just
      He fulfills his promises
      He is powerful
      God hates sin
      God is concerned with the salvation of human being
  10.      
    1. God used pharaoh’s daughter to rescue Moses life
      Moses learnt skills of leadership in the palace
      He received the best education in the palace
      Moses learnt his true identify as a Jew and not an Egyptian
      Learnt about Jewish and Egyptian gods
      Moses lived with shepherds –it hardened him and made him more responsible
      He married and had a family.
    2. Turning water into blood
      Frogs filling Egyptian land
      Swarms of flies
      Boils
      Hail storm
      Swarm of locust
      Darkness filling the land
      Death of cattle
      Death of Egyptian first born sons
      Gnats
    3. Yahweh is God of history
      God is loving and caring
      God is holy
      God is beyond human understanding (transcendent)
      Gods chooses whomever he wills to carry out his plans
      God expects total obedience and faith
      God is all knowing/ omniscient
      God uses events to reveal himself
      God punishes the enemies of his people
  11.      
    1. He received God’s call with a mission to liberate the Israelites
      He performed extra-ordinary miracles for the purpose of overpowering Pharaoh to liberate to Israelites
      He liberated and delivered the Israelites from Egyptian bondage.
      He led the Israelites throughout the wilderness during the Exodus.
      He mediated between God and the Israelites who complained and asked him for provision
      He endured suffering for the sake of the Israelites who complained and asked him for provision
      He led the Israelites into making the Sinai covenant with God
      He was given 10 commandments by God to guide the Israelites to live according to the covenant.
      He sought God’s providence for Israelites e.g. manna & water
      He made the Israelites renew the covenant with God
      He protected Israelites against hostile desert tribes e.g. the Amalekites
      He led them during the crossing of the Red sea
    2. To obey God
      Not to make any treaties with other tribes
      To destroy the altars of gods of other tribes & places of idol worship
      Not to make or worship other gods
      To observe 3 main festivals feast of unleaven bread feast of weeks and the feast of the inganering
      To celebrate Sabbath & keep it holy
      No to intermarry with foreigners
      To dedicate first born males to God
      To give the first fruits of their fields and flocks to God
      To give a tenth of their produce to God
    3. Fosters commitments
      Fosters trust in one another
      Protects the parties form exploitation
      Fosters faithfulness & accountability
      Promotes peaceful & harmonious living
      Promotes moral uprightness
      Bounds one loyalty to their promises
      Promotes communal living as the witnesses to the covenant have the collective responsibility to ensure no one breaks it.
  12.      
    1. Pillar of cloud/thick cloud
      Earthquakes
      Trumpet bast
      Thunder
      Lightning
      Pillar of fire during the night
      Smoke /fire
      Ten commandments
    2. Moses built an altar of 12pillars to represent the 12 tribes of Israel
      He then sent young men to offer/sacrifice oxen to the Lords as burnt offering
      He took half of the blood and poured in a basin
      Half of the blood was sprinkled in tee altar
      He then took the book of th covenant and read it to the Israelites
      The people promised to obey God
      He took the remaining blood and sprinkled it upon the people
      The blood was the covenant that the Lord made with the people
      God promised to bless them, if they obey Him
      A new relationship was established between God and the Israelites
    3. A leaders should have confidence in God
      He should be courageous/brave
      He should be wise/educated/talented/intelligent
      He should be humble/compassionate/loving
      He should obey/respect God
      He should be determined/endure
      He should be diplomatic
      He should be inquisitive
      He should be patient
  13.      
    1. Honour your father and mother
      You shall not kill
      You shall not commit adultery
      You shall not steal
      You shall not bear false witness angst your neighbours
      You shall not covet your neighbours property or wife
    2. he was brought up in pharaoh’s house and learnt leadership skills
      his expensive as an Egyptians prince helped him to handle pharaoh
      his Egyptian education helped him to write the Decalogue
      he was brought up by his mother so he was familiar with the customs of the Jews
      his experiences in the desert hardened him to be bold to persevere hardships
      he as a shepherd of his father in law and this helped him to be keen and responsible
      he married while in Midian this helped him to show love, tolerance and concern for the Israelites
      his early experience in Egypt helped to demonstrate the power of Yahweh
    3. because God is faithful to his promise
      God wanted to guide them on how to relate with him
      God wanted them to remember that he was powerful and had rescued them to come and worship him at mt. sinal
      God wanted to guide them on how to relate to each other
      God expected that after the covenant the Israelites would obey and have faith in him whole heartedly
      God wanted to enable the Israelites to enjoy his blessings
      God wanted to provide guidance to the people as they entered Canaan
  14. He wanted free labour
    He was revenging. At one time the Egyptians were ruled by Semitic Pharaohs
    He wanted the Israelites to continue worshipping him as God
    God was using him to fulfill the promise he had made to Abraham
  15.         
    1. It stresses respect of parents and elders
      It stresses people to respect and not use God’s name in vain
      It stresses love of God and other people in the society
      It tells us to respect other people’s property and not to steal
      It wants us to speak the truth all the time
      It wants us to be faithful to our marriage partners
      It wants us to be contented with what God has given us and not covet
      It directs us to work hard for six days then rest on the seventh day
      It directs us to respect human life. We should preserve it
      It directs us to worship only one true God and not to be involved in devil worship
    2. They worshipped Yahweh as the only God
      They celebrated the three yearly feasts i.e. Passover, Pentecost and the feast of tabernacle
      They build an altar for God where they sacrificed the holocaust and communion sacrifices
      They observed the ten commandments to guide them in their day to day living
      They observed the Sabbath and kept it holy
      They prayed, sung and danced to God
      They paid tithes
      They moved from place to place with the ark of the covenant where the stone tablets containing the 10 commandments were kept )
    3. They read the Bible
      Priests interpret the scriptures for them
      They attend church service on Sundays
      They observe important events in the history of Christianity e.g. Easter, Christmas e.t.c.
      They sing songs of praise and dance to God
      They undergo baptism
      They give offerings to God
      They lead exemplary Christ like life
  16.      
    1. God fulfills his promises
      God is holy
      God can use anyone to pursue his purpose
      God is powerful
      God is loving
      God is protector
      God is omnipresent
      God cannot be described using human terms / He is spirit
      God forgives
      He reveals himself through natural phenomena
    2. Liberated Israelites from slavery in Egypt
      He helped the Israelites to cross the Red sea
      He made the Egyptian soldiers to perish in Red sea
      Provided water/manna /quails to satisfy their needs
      Helped the Israelites to defeat the desert tribes e.g Amelikites
      Led Israel by a pillar of fire at night and pillar of cloud during day time
      He gave Israel 10 commandments to safeguard them and relate with God
      Hr accepted to renew the covenant with Israel after breaking it/ forgave Israel after worshipping the Golden Calf
      He dwelt among the Israelite through the Ark. of the covenant
      He provided leaders e.g Moses /Harun/Joshua
    3. Their prayers are not answered
      Why they suffer and die and yet non-Christians prosper and lead good life
      Why there should be prolonged poverty/starvation/famine and drought
      Wrangling in Church leadership
      Bad examples by Church leaders due to corruption/immorality
      Over delaying of Jesus coming
      God’s failure to punish law –breakers
      Some leaders fail t condemn evils in society/compromising abuse of justice by leader
  17.    
    1. Sacrifices
      Festivals
      Altars
      Tent of meeting.
      Offerings
    2. Moses overstayed on the mountain.
      Haron was a weak leader.
      They needed a visible God.
      They had not forgotten the worship of gods.
      They had lost faith in God and Moses.
      They hoped that the golden calf would represent the same strength and fertility in the Egyptian gods.
    3. Lack of faith.
      Worldly pleasures.
      Poverty
      Lack of exemplary Christian leaders.
      Influence from non-Christians.
      Indulgence in traditional beliefs and practices.
      Influence of western culture.
      Negative influence of the media.
      Lack of committed Christian community
      Political persecution.
      Due to lack of quick response by God to their prayers.
      Influence of secularization.
  18.      
    1. You shall not kill
      You shall not covet your neighbours property
      You shall not steal
      You shall honour your father and mother
      You shall not commit adultery
      You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour
    2. Not to worship any other God other than Yahweh
      To keep the feast of unleavened bread
      To obey God’s command
      Not to make any treaty with those who were in the land where they were going
      Not to intermarry with people of other tribes
      To breakdown cananites altar, smash the sacred stones and cut down their Asheral
      Not to make cast idols & images
      To observe the sabath day
      To sacrifice and offer their best produce and animals to God
      To dedicate all their first born male children and first male domestic animals to God
  19.      
    1. Sacrifices
      Festivals
      Altars
      Tent of meeting.
      Offerings
    2. Moses overstayed on the mountain.
      Haron was a weak leader.
      They needed a visible God.
      They had not forgotten the worship of gods.
      They had lost faith in God and Moses.
      They hoped that the golden calf would represent the same strength and fertility in the Egyptian gods.
    3. Lack of faith.
      Worldly pleasures.
      Poverty
      Lack of exemplary Christian leaders.
      Influence from non-Christians.
      Indulgence in traditional beliefs and practices.
      Influence of western culture.
      Negative influence of the media.
      Lack of committed Christian community
      Political persecution.
      Due to lack of quick response by God to their prayers.
      Influence of secularization.

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