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Creation - Christian Religious Education CBC Grade 6 Revision Notes

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Using God Given Talents And Abilities

Exodus 31:3, Romans 12:4


  • They are special gift that God has given us
  • Is a natural ability to do something
  • One can be talented in music, art, athletics


  • Abilities are skills that enables us to do things well.
  • Ability is the power to use a certain skill or power to do something
  • Ability can be learnt in school or from other people eg painting

The Teaching of the Bible on the use of talents and abilities

Exodus 31:3, Romans 12:4

  • We should appreciate God given talents and abilities and use them well
  • Learners should use talents and abilities to serve God and others.
  • Learners should seek advice on how to use their talents.
  • Learners should also pray to god to help them use their talents and abilities responsibly.

Values learners can use to nature talents and abilities

Exodus 31:3, Romans 12:4

  • Learners can use the following values to nature their talents
    1.  Love
    2. Respect
    3. Responsibility
    4. Unity
    5.  Integrity
    6. Social justice
    7. Hard work
    8. Peace
  • Learners can nature their talents and abilities by serving others and practising daily.
  • Learners can also nature their talents by praying for God’s guidance, being committed and working hard.

Marriage And Family

Biblical teaching on marriage as an example of Christian living

Genesis 2:20-24

  • Marriage is a legally recognized union between a man and a woman.
  • Marriage is an institution that was ordained by God.
  • God created a woman out of man’s rib and brought her to him.
  • He created a woman to be a companion and helper
  • Christians should respect the institution of marriage.
  • A Christian marriage is highly valued.
  • The marriage unit forms the foundation of a strong nation
  • Among the Christian teachings on marriage are:-
  • Marriage was established by God
  • Courtship should be pure and mature
  • Fornication is not allowed
  • Procreation should be within marriage
  • Love and fitfulness are the cornerstones of marriage.
  • The wife should submit to the husband.
  • The bible teaches that God ordained marriage from the very beginning.
  • Celibacy is a gift from God but it is not for all people.
  • Apostle taught that marriage partners should honour their roles towards each other.
  • Widows and widowers can remarry to avoid temptations

Types of marriage

There are 3 types of marriage

  1. Christian marriage
    • Conducted by a priest or a pastor in charge of a place of worship.
  2. African customary marriage
    • Conducted in accordance with the customs of the community of either one or both of the parties.
  3. Civil marriage
    • Conducted in the office of the register of marriages, deputy count commissioner or assistant county commissioner.

Reasons for discouraging early marriages in the society

  • We should discourage early marriages
  • All children have a right to education, health and protection.
  • Early marriages affect the children’s development
  • They also violate rights of a child.

God’s Rest


  • Leisure is the time when we are free from work or studies

The teaching of the Bible on God’s rest as a form of leisure

Genesis 2:1-3 and 1Timothy 5:13

  • God rested on the seventh day because all that he had created was good and His work was finished.
  • He also wanted to teach us that we too should rest.
  • Christian rest on the Sabbath day so as to follow God’s example
  • The bible teaches that God sanctioned rest when he made the Sabbath.
  • The Sabbath is sanctified as a holy day of rest.
  • Christians should observe the Sabbath and keep it holy

The teaching of the Bible on the use of leisure time

Genesis 2:1-3 and 1Timothy 5:13

  • the bible teaches that leisure is a gift from God.
  • It should be used properly
  • It provides us the opportunity to worship God
  • Christians should use their leisure to serve God and others.
  • There are two types of leisure
    1. Active leisure
      • Active leisure involves physical activities .
      • Such activities include:-
        1. Sports and games.
        2.  Dancing
    2. Passive leisure
      • Passive leisure has minimal or no physical activity.
      • It includes watching television, reading, listening to music or sleeping
  • Christians’ can use their leisure time to visit the needy such as the sick, the aged
  • They can also use their leisure by participating in church activities

Values which help Christians to use leisure time properly

  1. Love
  2. Respect
  3. Responsibility
  4. Unity
  5. Integrity
  6. Social justice
  7. Hard work
  8.  Peace

Inappropriate ways of using time in society

  • Some inappropriate ways of using leisure are
    • Spending too much time on passive leisure activities
    • Spending leisure in idle talk
    • Spending leisure taking drugs and other substances
  • Leisure can be used to engage in immoral activities.
  • This may be caused by
    • Peer pressure
    • Curiosity
    • Idleness
    • Lack of guidance
    • Having too much money.
  • Activities that misuse leisure include;
    • Pre-marital sex
    • Abusing drugs
    • Idling and gossiping
    • Over-indulging in the same activities.
    • Getting into bad company.
  • Misuse of leisure makes life miserable
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