The CHURCHrefers to the:1) People calledby God in the OldTestament2) Disciplesgathered by JesusChrist inJerusalem (New
Abraham’s Call andThe Migration Lord said toAbraham, “Go forthfrom the land of yourkinsfolk and from yourfather’s house to aland that I will showyou. I will make you ofa great nation, and Iwill bless you. All thecommunities of theEarth shall find
The Call of the First Disciples As He was walking along the Sea of Galilee, He watched two brothers, Simon now called Peter and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea. They were
He said to them, “Come after me and I willmake you fishers of men.” Theyimmediately abandoned their nets andbecame His followers.
He walked alongfarther and caughtsight of two otherbrothers, James,Zebedee’s son,and his brotherJohn. They toowere in the boat,getting their nets inorder with theirfather Zebedee.
He called them, and immediately theyabandoned the boat and farther tofollow Him.
When the day ofPentecost came, the HolySpirit found themgathered in one place.Suddenly, from up in thesky came a noise like astrong, driving wind.
The Descent of the Holy Spirit Tongues of fire appeared and came to rest on each of them. All were filled with the Holy
They began toexpressthemselves inforeigntongues andmake boldproclamationsthe Spiritprompted
The Church wasborn from theFather’s plan andinvitation for thepeople to live incommunity. Thechosen texts fromthe Scriptures alsohighlight that theChurch is Trinitarianin origin.
The Book of GenesisGod the Fatherprepared the Churchby calling Abrahamfrom whom Israel,the people of God,was born. It was inAsia that Godrevealed and fulfilledHis saving purposefrom the beginning.
He guided thepatriarchs(Genesis 12)and calledMoses to leadHis people tofreedom.(Exodus 3:10)
The Four GospelsIn the fullness of time,God sent His only-begotten son, JesusChrist, who took fleshas an Asian. In theGospel, we saw howJesus Christ preparedthe Church by firstcalling on His 12apostles.
Acts of the Apostles The Holy Spirit empowered the Apostles to boldly proclaim the Good News and established the Church willed by the Father and founded by Jesus Christ the Son of God.
He brought manymore peopleresponding to theApostles’proclamation andinvitation tobelieve and acceptthe Risen Christ.