The Galilean Ministry Questions and Answers - Form 2 Topical CRE

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QUESTIONS

  1.    
    1. Mention eight roles of John the Baptist.
    2. Identify reasons why Jesus chose the twelve disciples.
  2.      
    1. Give four similar instructions given by Jesus to both 12 disciples and 72 disciples when he sent them out on a mission      
    2. What was the impact of Jesus miracles in his ministry      
  3. Identify challenges that John the Baptist faced in his ministry
  4.      
    1. Give six reasons why Jesus was baptized by John in the river Jordan Luke 3:21-22).  
    2. State three ways in which the life of John was similar to that of Elijah of    Old Testament
  5.      
    1. Identify  five reasons why Jesus appointed the twelve disciples
    2. What are the qualities of a disciple as stated in the sermon on the plain Lk 6:20-26
    3. Give six reasons why many people still reject the gospel of Jesus
  6.      
    1. Explain what John the Baptist taught about Jesus.                        
    2. State reasons why Jesus was tempted .            
    3. Identify lessons Christians learn about Jesus from his temptation in the wilderness.      
  7.      
    1. Identify five main divisions of the Sermon the plain.      
    2. What are the teachings of Jesus on the qualities of true discipleship from the sermon onthe plain?        
    3. Mention seven ways in which Christians demonstrate true discipleship today
  8. Explain Seven teaching of Jesus on watchfulness and readiness for the Kingdom of God in Luke 12: 35-59        
  9.      
    1. State the reasons for choosing of disciples by Jesus
    2. Identify the conditions Jesus set for his followers
    3. What role can Christians play in the national elections
  10.    
    1. Describe the call of the first disciples of Jesus according to Luke 5:1 -11
    2. How did Jesus demonstrate the teachings in the sermon on the plain in his ministry
    3. Why do Christians find it difficult to apply the teachings of the sermon on the plain in their lives
  11.    
    1. What were the four major challenges faced by John  during his ministry?                      
    2. Outline seven methods adopted by Jesus to overcome the challenges he faced during his ministry         
    3. What five features in Jesus teachings on the plain (Luke 6:17-49) that a Christian may learn and practice?    
  12. Give six reasons why people find it difficult to accept the word of God today
  13.    
    1. Describe the activities in the house of Simon when Jesus was invited (Luke 7:36-50)         
    2. What lessons do Christian learn from the visit of a sinful woman in Simon’s house?          
    3. State five ways in which a Christian can eradicate discrimination in the society today        
  14.    
    1. Identify the area of conflict arising from Jesus Galilean ministry
    2. State the obstacles Christian’s leader may face in their missionary work
  15.    
    1. Explain four teachings of Jesus on the sermon on the plain  Luke6:17-49.
    2. Give six reasons why Christians fail to live according to Jesus’ teaching on the sermon on the plain.
  16. State four duties of discipleship revealed in Luke 9:51-62
  17.    
    1. Explain the reasons for Christian baptism
    2. State lessons that Christians learn bout Jesus in his temptations in the wilderness
  18.    
    1. Why did the missionaries translate the Bible into African local languages?
    2. Explain four ways in which the translation of the Bible into African languages led to African mass evangelism.
  19. Explain seven teachings of Jesus on the cost of discipleship.  
  20.      
    1. Outline ways in which John the Baptist prepared for the coming of the Messiah
    2. What challenges did John the Baptist face in his ministry?
    3. In what ways are the church leaders preparing the people for the second coming   of Christ
  21.      
    1. Describe the call of the first disciples of Jesus (Lk 5:1-10)
    2. Outline Jesus’ teaching on true discipleship
    3. Give reasons why Christians accept suffering as part of discipleship
  22. Identify four incidences Jesus used to teach his disciples on the way to salvation (Lk 18:15, 19:27)


ANSWERS

  1.    
    1.    
      • John the Baptist prepared the way for the coming of the Messiah
      • He was a link between the O.T and the N.
      • He ushered people to the messianic era
      • He acted as the forerunner of Jesus 
      • He condemned  King Herod for marrying his brother’s wife
      • Ho bore witness to Jesus as the messiah
      • He baptized Jesus in River Jordan
      • He condemned Pharisees for their hypocrisy
      • He warned that God’s judgement was near for all sinners (8 x 1 = 8mks)
    2.    
      • To train them to be his followers
      • To acquire a new identity
      • To lead others and show them the way to the father
      • To enjoy God’s blessings/protection
      • To continue with his work after His death
      • To assist Him in his mission since the harvest was plenty and the labourers few
      • To spread the Kingdom of God on earth
      • To be the foundation of the Pilgrim church
  2.      
    1.    
      • Go out to spread the gospel
      • Don’t carry anything (clothes/ money/ shoes)
      • To heal the sick
      • Tell them the kingdom of God has come
      • Remove/ shake the dust where they were not welcome
      • Stay in homes where you are welcomed (4x1=4 mks)  
    2.    
      • Jesus miracles caused amazement
      • People became aware of Jesus authority through miracles
      • Jesus became popular all over Galilee
      • They created conflict between the religious leaders and him
      • Some people came to accept him
      • At times they caused fear in the people e.g. the people of Gerasane begged him to leave
      • They caused losses e.g. the pigs drowned
      • They increased peoples faith in him
      • They restored happiness e.g. raising of Lazarus
      • He met the physical needs of the people e.g. feeding of the five thousand
      • His followers increased  in number
  3.    
    • He preached in a harsh environment/ wilderness
    • He led a life of self-denial sacrifice
    • The concept of baptism was not well understood
    • The Jews confused him with the Messiah
    • He was not sure about who Jesus was
    • He was imprisoned and later beheaded
    • He led a lonely life
  4.      
    1.    
      • To identify himself with sinner.
      • To be identified by John/confirm John mission.
      • To fulfill all righteousness.
      • To be introduced to the public as the Messiah.
      • To receive the Holy Spirit.
      • It symbolized His death and resurrection.
      • To show that he was ready to start his work.
      • To demonstrate the Holy trinity.
    2.    
      • He lived in the wilderness like Elijah.
      • He was God’s prophet similar to Elijah.
      • He condemned the evils and injustices leaders like Herod like Elijah did  to Ahab.
      • He was filled by the Holy Spirit like Elijah.
      • He led a life of fasting like Elijah.
      • He led a life in the wilderness like Elijah.
      • He was honour
      • He was honoured to witness the voice of God during baptism of Jesus the same way Elijah receive the still voice from God on Mt. Sanai.
  5.    
    1.    
      • It was the manner of the Jews i.e. Elijah and other prophets in the Old Testament had  disciples.
      • Jesus wanted to create in the disciples that would carry on with the work after He would have gone.
      • They were twelve in number signifying the twelve tribes of  Israelites however a new Israel who readily to serve God.
      • They would act as Jesus companion as Jesus worked amongst the people.
      • They would care about Jesus i.e. invite them in their houses for supper. e.t.c
      • Jesus used them to spread the Gospel i.e the sending of the 12 disciples.
    2.    
      • Perseverance in the face of persecution / those who endure suffering will receive eternal life.
      • Unwavering faith in Jesus – those who trust in God would receive great reward.
      • Love for enemies – the spontaneous love of agape so as to look at the good side of the enemies and not the bad side.
      • Obedience to Jesus teaching so as to accept the Lordship of Christ.
      • Implements of Jesus’ teachings – the disciples were expected to “bear good fruits”.
      • They were to be generous – those who have are expected to share with those who do not have.
      • They were expected to exercise self-criticism i.e. judging others / avoid hypocrisy.
      • The disciples were to show comparison  to others – to be merciful like God.
    3.    
      • Materialism – Love of wealth at the expense of spiritual development.
      • Corruption which make people mistrust God. i.e. God does not care.
      • Permissiveness in society – make people loose value systems especially religious values.
      • Social influence from peer groups.
      • Mass Media – People spend time listening & watching radio/TV films etc. may influence them negatively.
      • Confusion due to religious pluralism – some people start wondering which is the true religion / cult.
      • Religious/ political / social persecution/ suffering/ some loose hope in God.
      • Sexual immorality/ rape/ homosexuality.
      • Addiction to drugs i.e. when they have difficulties, they turn to drugs.
      • Power – Obsession i.e people believe they can manipulate power to get what they want.
      • Education may lead to arrogance– they believe they know everything.
  6.    
    1.    
      • Jesus is great/ greater than him
      • Jesus baptism is of fire and holy spirit
      • Jesus will bring salvation of God i.e. he will be the saviour
      • He will proclaim God’s judgement
      • He will punish sinners and reward the righteous
      • Jesus is the Messiah/ God’s anointed one
      • Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away the sins of humanity
      •  Jesus Christ will lead the new community of believers i.e. life in the bride groom
      • He was sent by God/ God’s messenger
      • Jesus will be filled by the holy spirit
      • Jesus is loved by God/ he is the beloved son of God
    2.    
      • To test his faith
      • It was showing that God’s power is never to be misused 
      • To show that God should not be put to test
      • To undo Adams succumbing to temptations
      • Jesus was not to seek worldly power nor seek worldly recognition
      • The miracles Jesus was to perform in his ministry were to glorify God and not meet his personal needs
      • Through the exp Jesus was taught to accomplish his mission even through the suffering and difficulties  
    3.    
      • Jesus is human
      • Jesus is the son of God
      • Jesus has power over Satan
      • Jesus is absolutely obedient to God
      • Jesus was ready for his mission
      • Jesus mission was to overcome Satan
      • Jesus was a humble messiah
  7.    
    1.    
      • The blessings
      • The woes
      • Love of enemies
      • Judging others
      • Evidence of good discipleship
      • Hearing and doing (5x1=5 mks)      
    2.    
      • Disciples should have perseverance in the face of persecution 
      • They should have unwavering faith in Jesus
      • They should love their enemies
      • They should be obedient to Christ’s teaching
      • They should be generous and share with those who don’t have
      • They should avoid hypocrisy and self righteousness
      • They should forgive others
      • They should be merciful to others
      • They should be firm in their faith
      • Should be productive in their work (8x1=8mks)        
    3.    
      • Preaching to other people
      • Rehabilitating wrong doers
      • Donating financial and material support to the needy
      • Condemning social injustices in the society
      • Enduring rejection and opposition on account of Christ
      • Praying for others
      • Forsaking their families for the sake of Christ
      • Living exemplary lives
  8.    
    • Each person should make a personal commitment to follow Jesus
    • Jesus second coming will be at a time when they least expect so they should be ready at all times
    • Just as people interpret the signs of weather, Jesus followers should read the signs of the kingdom present in him
    • Jesus will establish peace on earth during his second coming
    • People should make peace with God and reconcile others before Jesus returns
    • The Kingdom of God is present in Jesus and people should make positive response towards him
    • Jesus demands wisdom & responsibility from his followers as they prepare for his second coming
    • Jesus promised eternal life to those who will have remained steadfast in him  (7x1=7 mks)  
  9.    
    1.    
      • To help him preach / to be sent our preach
      • For companionship.
      • To give them authority to cast out demons /exovan
      • To be good examples to others/good role models
      • To bear witness of the things he did and said.
      • To continue with his ministry after his ascension\to present the twelve tribes of Israel.
    2.    
      • They must believe in God/Jesus Christ/Gospel.
      • They should cover one another/their neighbours.
      • Should renounce everything to follow Jesus i.e following Jesus should be then priority
      • They should be ready to serve others.
      • They should be humble /look  like little children/meek.
      • Should be committed to prayer and pray without ceasing.
      • Should do the will of God.
      • Should spread the gospel/preach the word of God
      • Should be born again/be baptized
      • Should repent
      • Should be able to forgive others.
    3.    
      • By praying for fair /free and just/peaceful elections.
      • Being employed at various levels in and out of polling stations.
      • Being committee in playing different roles
      • Being honest /not fearing  intimidation/persecutions.
      • Casting ones votes.
      • Educating the masses on the evil right/obligations.
      • Financing/ assisting the government in facilitating situations of confrontation with the government of the day.
  10.    
    1.    
      • One day Jesus standing by the lake of Gennesaret where the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God
      • He saw two boats close to the shore and got into one of them which was Simon’s
      • He taught the people from this boat
      • After he had finished speaking, he asked Simon to cast the net into he sea for a catch
      • At first Simon was reluctant because he had been fishing the whole day and night and had caught nothing
      • Simon eventually agreed and cast the nets into the sea; together with his partners John and James the sons of Zebedee, they caught such a huge number of fish that the net began to tear
      • They beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. They came and filled both the boats, so they began to sink
      • They were so moved by the miraculous catch of fish that Simon fell on his knees before Jesus and urged him to away he confessed that he was a sinful man
      • Jesus told Simon not to be afraid for from that time onwards he will be catching men
      • The other companions of Simon Peter were Andrew and the two sons of Zebedee; John and James, they all left everything and followed Jesus
    2.    
      • Jesus comforted various groups of mourners
      • Jesus fasted for forty days so as to be spiritually satisfied
      • Jesus showed mercy by forgiving his persecutors
      • Jesus was righteous but people gave false witness against him
      • Jesus showed love for his enemies by praying for them
      • In his ministry, Jesus never looked for comfort 
      • He gave free services to the people
      • Jesus practiced what he taught
    3.    
      • Lack of faith to obey Jesus teachings
      • Desire to revenge their enemies
      • They don’t devout time to pray so as to be empowered by Holy Spirit
      • Lack of love for others , hence they cant forgive
      • Hypocrisy as many Christians are persecuted for their own wrongs
      • Lack of endurance/ perseverance
      • They fear to face persecutions/ lack of courage
      • There is greed/ selfishness among some church members
      • Poor role models on the part of church leaders
  11.    
    1.    
      • Put in prison
      • Killed or beheaded
      • Harsh environment or wilderness
      • Self denial life
      • Baptism concept not understood
      • Jewish thought He was Messiah
      • Not sure about Jesus
    2.    
      • Miracles
      • Scriptures quotes
      • Demonstration
      • Parable usage
      • Direct speech ‘disorders’
      • Questions + answers
      • Personal example ‘I am bread’
      • Historical
    3.                                                                                                                          
      • Fruit bearing
      • Love to all
      • Not judge
      • Obedience word
      • Salvation to all
      • Love for enemies
      • Pray for persecutors
      • Not for pray
      • Forgiveness
  12.    
    • People are deeply rooted in their cultural beliefs
    • Permissiveness
    • Western culture/influence
    • Pursuit material things/power
    • Poor role models in the society
    • Lack of faith
    • Presence of science and technology
  13.    
    1.    
      • House of Pharisees invitation
      • Oil washed Jesus feet – tears
      • Anointed Jesus feet
      • Crowd wondered why Jesus?
      • Parable of two debtors told
      • Master cancelled all debts
      • Who of debtors loved more
      • Jesus praised the woman
      • Sin forgiven
      • Wondered Jesus forgiving in-Blasphemy
    2.    
      • To avoid self righteousness
      • To fellowship with others
      • Repentance
      • Humility – sought
      • Non-discriminative
      • Trust Jesus –savior
      • Grateful - thankful
      • Forgiveness – God
    3.    
      • Equality – sexes
      • Condemn discrimination
      • Support government + laws equality
      • Report cases of discrimination at police
      • Role models
      • Reward marginalized group
      • Punish those who discriminate
      • Education on evils of discrimination
  14.    
    1.    
      • Jesus  claimed  to  fulfill  the  prophesy  of  Isaiah  of  being  the messiah
      • Jesus  healed  the  sick on a  Sabbath  day
      • Jesus  declared  sins  forgiven  something that  only  God  could do
      • Jesus  touched  unclean people (leaper)
      • Jesus mixed  with  sinners  e.g.  tax  collectors
      • Jesus  disciple  did  not  observe  the  rate  of fasting
      • Jesus refused to perform a miracle  at home  on the  demand of the  Jewish
      • Jesus  popularity and  the  scribes  who  felt  that  their  authority was being  undermined
    2.    
      • financial  constraints
      • corrupting  in the  society
      • political interference  in  church  work
      • hypocrisy of  some of the  church  members
      • death  and sickness  among the  members
      • struggle for leadership amongst  the members
      • modernity  some  of  which  are  not  with Christians  ethics
      • functionalism/splinter  groups  from main chambers
      • liberation of  worship/celebrative  worship
      • African  cultural influence
      • Negative ethnicity blocking others  from attaining  church
      • Leadership in some regions
  15.    
    1.    
      • The poor in spirit shall inherit the Kingdom of God because they are ready to repent .
      • Those who hunger and thirst now shall be satisfied because they are ready to receive the word  of God.
      • Those who are persecuted because of Jesus shall be rewarded if they remain steadfast  and faithful to Jesus.
      • It is wrong to judge others as Judgement is in the hands of God.
      • Love of enemies promote peaceful co-existence.
      • The followers of Jesus should demonstrate by their way of life e.g assisting the poor.
    2.    
      • Revenge is easier then loving an enemy.
      • Because of worldly pleasures.
      • They turn to magic/give up when presented.
      • Some are greedy and selfish
      • Some people are girded by pride/don’t realize their sinfulness/it is not urgent to repent.
      • It is easy to incite than be a peacemaker.
  16.    
    1. One has to accept homelessness/endure hardship/self denial.
    2. Total commitment /break family ties.
    3. Should not look back.
    4. Willingness to spread the gospel.
      • To follow Jesus’ example and identify with Him.
      • To receive the Holy Spirit who teaches, guides in their lives.
      • To prepare one to enter the kingdom of God. 
      • Unites Christians under one body of Christ.
      • It effects complete forgiveness of sins.
      • It is an act of being born again.
      • It is a symbol of death and resurrection.
      • Through baptism one is considered a child of God. (5 x 1 = 5mks)
  17.    
    1.    
      • To follow Jesus’ example and identify with Him.
      • To receive the Holy Spirit who teaches, guides in their lives.
      • To prepare one to enter the kingdom of God. 
      • Unites Christians under one body of Christ.
      • It effects complete forgiveness of sins.
      • It is an act of being born again.
      • It is a symbol of death and resurrection.
      • Through baptism one is considered a child of God. (5 x 1 = 5mks)
    2.    
      • Jesus was a human i.e. he felt hungry.
      • Jesus was divine /son of God/Messiah.
      • Jesus had power over Satan/temptations.
      • He was obedient to his Father.
      • He was ready for his mission.
      • He was well versed with scriptures.
      • He knew temptation comes from the devil as he told the devil to leave him.
  18.    
    1.    
      • Make evangelization effective 
      • They wanted Africans to understand the scripture easily
      • Translation made it possible for missionaries to learn African languages
      • They wanted to use the translated Bible as their resource text in missionary education
      • They wanted to keep abreast of the changes in the world
      • The missionaries wanted to indigenize Christianity and make it adaptable to local situations and cultures (Any 5= 5x1=5mks)
    2.    
      • The ability of African to read and interpret the Bible into their own languages contributed to development of independent churches which attracted any to Christianity
      • As Africans read the Bible in their own local languages, they participated more actively in church affairs
      • As Africans read the Bible in their vernacular and understood it’s content many embraced Christianity
      • Missionaries knowledge of local Bible enabled them to preach to more Africans as communication was not a problem
      • The missionaries were able to appreciate African culture. This removed suspicion between the two and more people were attracted to Christianity.
      • Africans were able to have a better understanding of God’s word as they could read and interpret it on their own
      • Translation promoted revival movements and these were used to preach to more people  
  19.    
    • Self denial/suffering/prosecution
    • To forego family commitment for Jesus’ sake
    • To leave everything (wealth/material) and follow him
    • Should be ready to serve and not be served (humility)
    • Ready to loose life/die
    • Love enemies
    • Practice charity/sharing
    • Practice Christian virtues/values
    • Ready to be rejected/mocked/opposed preach/condemn without fear/stand for truth

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