Christian Religious Education Paper 2 Questions and Answers - Form 3 End Term 1 Exams 2022

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Instructions to candidates
ANSWER ANY FIVE QUESTIONS

  1.      
    1. Describe the concept of the Messiah in the New Testament. (7 marks)
    2. Outline activities that took place when Mary visited Elizabeth. Lk 1:39-56 (7 marks)
    3. Identify SIX ways in which Christian youths should show gratitude to God. (6 marks)
  2.    
    1. Relate the story of the healing of a man with a withered hand LK 6:6-11 (8 marks)
    2. Explain the teachings of Jesus from the parable of the Sower. (4 marks)
    3. Write down EIGHT ways in which churches are assisting the sick. (8 marks)
  3.      
    1. Give reasons why Jesus was arrested (6 marks)
    2. Describe an incident when Jesus was questioned about his authority during Jerusalem Ministry LK 20:18 (6 marks)
    3. Outline the importance of Easter holidays to Christians. (8 marks)
  4.      
    1. Mention St. Paul’s teachings on how the gifts of the Holy Spirit should be used in the Church. (8 marks)
    2. Explain the New Testament teachings on Christian unity (6 marks)
    3. State SIX challenges that church ministers face today (6 marks)
  5.      
    1. Describe the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as in Luke 19:28-40 (8marks)
    2. Outline seven teachings of Jesus on prayer (7marks)
    3. Why do some Christians find it difficult to pray? (5marks)
  6.      
    1. Outline Jesus’ teaching on the role of the Holy spirit (7 marks)
    2. Show how the Unity of Believers is illustrated in the image of the vine and the branches as recorded in John 15:1-10 (8marks)
    3. State five factors which threaten unity in the church today (5 marks)

MARKING SCHEME

  1.      
    1. Describe the concept of the Messiah in the New Testament.
      • He is from the lineage of David
      • His kingdom is expected to last forever
      • Spiritual ruler
      • He is the servant of God
      • Brought/ushered in the Kingdom of God
      • Regarded as savior
      • Known as Emmanuel
      • Born in Bethlehem
      • Born of a virgin
      • Performed miracles
      • Was the son of God
      • Was crucified for sinners
    2. Outline activities that took place when Mary visited Elizabeth. Lk 1:39-56
      • Mary entered Zechariah’s house
      • She then greeted Elizabeth
      • When Elizabeth had the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb
      • Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Sprit
      • Elizabeth exclaimed with a loud voice/cry
      • Elizabeth then said ‘blessed are you among women’
      • She then asked Mary why God had allowed the mother of the Lord to come to visit her
      • Elizabeth revealed that when Mary greeted her, the baby in her womb leaped with joy
      • Elizabeth then blessed Mary
      • Mary sang the Magnificent
      • She then stayed with Elizabeth for three months/returned home
    3. Identify SIX ways in which Christian youths should show gratitude to God.
      • Through preaching
      • Giving offerings in church
      • Helping the needy
      • Repenting/confessing sin
      • Visiting/healing the sick
      • Acting as Role models
      • Getting baptized
      • Condemning evil in the society
      • Praying
  2.      
    1. Relate the story of the healing of a man with a withered hand LK 6:6-11
      • One another Sabbath, Jesus was teaching in the synagogue
      • There was a man whose right hand was withered
      • The Pharisees/teachers of the Law were there watching to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath
      • Jesus knew their thoughts
      • He said to the man “Get up”
      • The man came/stood in the middle
      • Jesus asked if it was lawful to do good or harm
      • He asked the man to stretch out his hand
      • His hand was instantly healed/restored
      • The teachers of the Law were filled with fury/discussed what they might do to Jesus
    2. Explain the teachings of Jesus from the parable of the Sower.
      • The seed is the word of God
      • The ones along the path are those who have heard, then the devil comes and take it away from their hearts
      • The ones on the word of God, receive it with joy but these have not roots/believe for a while and in times of temptation fall away
      • Those that feel on the thorns are those who hear but as they go on their way they are chocked by the cares/riches/pleasures of life
      • Those in good soil are those who hear the word of God, hold it fast in an honest/good heart and bring forth fruit with patience.
    3. Write down EIGHT ways in which churches are assisting the sick.
      • Pray for them
      • Miracles healing
      • Providing guiding and counseling services
      • Providing preventive/curative drugs
      • Paying for medical expenses
      • Disseminating literature on health issues
      • Preaching against evil
      • Providing food/clothing
      • Visiting the sick
      • Training medical personnel
      • Educating them through seminars
  3.      
    1. Give reasons why Jesus was arrested
      • Breaking the strict regulations of the Sabbath
      • Opposing the payment of taxes
      • Eating and associating with tax collectors and sinners
      • Perverting/misleading the nation
      • Claiming to be the king of the Jews
      • Claiming to have power to forgive sins
      • Prophesying the destruction of the city of Jerusalem
      • Claiming to be the son of God
      • Inciting people to revolt against the emperor
    2. Describe an incident when Jesus was questioned about his authority during Jerusalem Ministry LK 20:18
      • One day Jesus was in the Temple teaching the people/preaching the good news
      • The chief priests and the teachers of the Law came to Him
      • They asked him ‘tell us what right has you to do these things’
      • Jesus asked them about the authority of John the Baptist
      • They started to argue among themselves what they will say
      • They answered him ‘we don’t know where it came from’
      • Jesus said to them ‘neither will it tell you, then by what right I do these things’
    3. Outline the importance of Easter holidays to Christians.
      • They remember how Jesus offered himself as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins
      • They remember the death of Jesus
      • It is an occasion for thinking God
      • It is an occasion to demonstrate Gods love for humanity
      • It is a time when Christians an opportunity to repent
      • It unites the believers
      • Signs of obedience to Christ
      • Signifies the Victory of Jesus over death
  4.      
    1. Mention St. Paul’s teachings on how the gifts of the Holy Spirit should be used in the Church.
      • Should be used for the common good of all
      • Should be used to strengthen /encourage /comfort members
      • Should be sued to bring unity/not to discriminated/divide members
      • There is need to respect/appreciate all the Gifts
      • Should be used in an orderly way/no confusion
      • Should be used in love
      • Gift of speaking in tongues should be minimized in public
      • There is need to have interpretation of tongues for them to be meaningful
      • Prophecies should be carefully evaluated
    2. Explain the New Testament teachings on Christian unity
      • Refers to oneness of those who have faith in Jesus
      • They are united through baptism
      • They are the people of God
      • They believe in the same God
      • They are members of one body
      • Christians are the vein and the branches
      • They are the Assembly of God/Church
    3. State SIX challenges that church ministers face today
      • Inadequate funds
      • Hostility form the people
      • Insecurity in some parts
      • Poor means of transport
      • Influence from cultural traditions
      • Competition among themselves
      • Invasion/burning of churches
      • Language barrier
      • Stress/depression from their work
  5.      
    1. The triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as recorded in Luke 19:28-40. (8marks)
      • When Jesus was near Jerusalem, He sent two disciples to the nearby village
      • They were to find a colt tied on which no one had ridden
      • If were to be asked they were to say the master needed it
      • They went and found the colt as Jesus had instructed them
      • They gave the owner the response that Jesus had told them
      • They brought the colt to Jesus, cast their garments upon it and set Jesus on it
      • People spread their clothes on the road
      • The multitude rejoiced and praised God
      • They hailed Jesus as the king who comes in the name of the lord and peace in heaven
      • Some Pharisees asked Jesus to silence the crowd but he told them that even if they kept quiet the stones would cry out.
        Any (8 x1) = 8marks
    2. Outline seven teachings of Jesus on prayers (7marks)
      • It should be done in privacy
      • It should be short and precise
      • It should be addressed to God the father
      • Christians should pray persistently without seizing
      • Christians should approach God with respect and humility
      • Christians should ask for their needs through prayers
      • Christians should pray for forgiveness
      • Christians should submit themselves to God in prayer.
      • Christians should pray for Gods protection against evil
      • God answers prayers First (7x1) = 7marks
    3. Why do some Christians feel it difficult to pray (5marks)
      • Lack of faith in God
      • Laziness
      • Frustrations of personal or family level
      • Discouragement
      • Sin in their lives
      • Loss of hope due to unanswered prayers
      • Lack of knowledge
      • Shyness
      • Trusting wealth and education instead of God
      • Lack of training from early age Any (5x1) = 5marks
  6.      
    1. Outline Jesus teaching on the role of the Holy Spirit (7marks)
      • The Holy Spirit is a counselor
      • A comforter
      • Teaches the truth concerning God to the believers
      • Make the believer become a child of God at baptism.
      • Guides Christians in their understanding.
      • Reminds Christians of the deeper meaning of Jesus’ words.
      • Enables Christians to worship God in spirit of truth.
      • Continues Jesus work of forgiving sins
      • Gives Christians strength and courage as witness for Christ
      • Exposes the sins of the world and convicts the world its failure to believe in Jesus
      • He is a companion to every Christian
      • It reveals the glory of Jesus’ death as victory over the prince of evil.
      • He empowers Christians to preach the gospel
      • Convinces Christians to repent their sins and seek righteousness through repentance.
      • He shows the right of Jesus to be the son of God
        Any (7x1) = 7 marks
    2. How the unity of believers is illustrated in the image of the vine and the branches as recorded in John 15:1-10 (8marks)
      • Jesus is the true vine planted by God
      • Christians are the branches of the vine tree.
      • God is the vine dresser from which the universal church grows
      • Christians should remain faithful to Christ for spiritual nourishment
      • Unfaithful followers of Christ will be punished by God the way unproductive branches are pruned.
      • Believers must remain united to Christ to bear spiritual fruits as Christ is the vine from which the believer draw their life
      • If believers remain faithful what they ask will be granted
      • Christians should obey Gods commands and love one another as Christ loves them (4 points x2) = 8marks
    3. State five factors which threaten unity in the church today (5marks)
      • Misinterpretation of the scripture
      • Struggle for leadership
      • Conservatism
      • Traditional and culture differences
      • Insecurity in the country
      • Political interferences
      • Doctrinal differences
      • Materialism.
      • Churches stand on certain issues such as abortion and gay marriages.
        Any (5x1) = 5marks

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