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  • 1. 7 th Grade E-Notebook Fr. Steve St. Joseph/St. Robert School 2008-2009 School Year
  • 2. Scripture: A Portrait of Jesus Unit 1: Chapter 3 Fr. Steve
  • 3. “ Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” - ST. JEROME
  • 4. Discussion Question: How Do We Get to Know People? ~ Ask questions about Life ~ Find out about history ~ Personality/wear/things they have ~ Talk to them ~ Observe them
  • 5. How Do We Get to Know People? <ul><li>Introduce self/Talk to them </li></ul><ul><li>Asking questions </li></ul><ul><li>Contact people </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Reading about them </li></ul>
  • 6. Getting to Know Others <ul><li>We come to know others through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading more about them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With Jesus, we can do both: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get to know Him personally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get to know Him from His life in Scripture </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. We can come to know Jesus from the Scriptures <ul><li>We can come to know about Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>We can come to know Jesus </li></ul>
  • 8. About the Scriptures <ul><li>Who wrote them? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People did, but God inspired them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where did the stories come from? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience; they were stories that were first told orally then passed down </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Using the Bible <ul><li>Find: MT 8:23-26 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Book, Chapter, Verse(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matthew, Chapter 8, Verses 23-26 </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. MT 8:23-26 <ul><li>HEGOTINTOABOATANDHISDISCIPLESFOLLOWEDHIMSUDDENLYAVIOLENTSTORMCAMEUPONTHESEASOTHATTHEBOATWASBEINGSWAMPEDBYTHEWAVES </li></ul>
  • 11. Three Stages of Gospel Development <ul><li>The Life and Teachings of Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>The Oral Tradition </li></ul><ul><li>The Written Word </li></ul>
  • 12. “ Whisper Down the Lane”
  • 13. Scripture: A Portrait of Jesus Unit 1: Chapter 3 Fr. Steve
  • 14. Review <ul><li>St. Jerome said that “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of (1) .” With the Bible, (2) _ </li></ul><ul><li>actually wrote the books, but God (3) them. The first way the Bible stores were told before they were written was by (4) . The difference between knowing/knowing about is that knowing someone involves _______(5)_______. </li></ul><ul><li>(God, Christ, Personal Contact, Word of Mouth, </li></ul><ul><li>Factual Information, Inspired, People, Aliens) </li></ul>Christ/Jesus.” people inspired oral/word of mouth. Personal Contact.
  • 15. The Gospels: Knowing about Jesus <ul><li>The word “Gospel” means “good news” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The four accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are “documents of faith” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why were they written? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>JN 20:31 “that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through this belief you may have life in His Name.” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 16. The Gospels <ul><li>Not biographies! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More like portraits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each writer was writing to a particular audience and chooses what they think are important for that particular community to know about Jesus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is why each is different in it’s own way </li></ul></ul>
  • 17. Gospel Authors <ul><li>Not certain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Names given to the writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are called “evangelists”: “proclaimers of the good news” </li></ul></ul>
  • 18. Writing the Gospels <ul><li>When were they written? Not sure, but: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark was probably first and Matthew and Luke used Mark in writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a theory that there was a book of the sayings of Jesus called “Quelle” or “Q” which was a sort of “quote book” of Jesus’ sayings that they used in writing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Synoptic Gospels: literally means “same view”; the Gospels which are alike: MT, MK, LK </li></ul><ul><li>John has a different style to it: more poetic in it’s writing </li></ul>
  • 19. Handout: Gospel Lab
  • 20. Scripture: A Portrait of Jesus Unit 1: Chapter 3 Fr. Steve
  • 21. Open books to p. 16-17 and check your outlines to review
  • 22. Review <ul><li>The word we use which means “Good News” is ___ (1) ____. This Good News includes the words and teachings of Jesus.(2) Everything/Much of what Jesus said and did is included in them. Three of the Gospels are so similar they are called the ____ (3) ____. They are Mark, ____ (4) ____ , and ____ (5) ____. </li></ul>Gospel. Much Synoptic Gospels Matthew Luke
  • 23. Gospels: Knowing Jesus <ul><li>God is the author, but people wrote it </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration is the action of God that moves people to communicate what God wants made known, using what they know </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Gospels then help us to get to know Jesus personally </li></ul>
  • 24. Inspired Books <ul><li>Acts of the Apostles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describes the early Christian community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd Volume of Luke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describes how Peter, Paul, and other disciples founded the first communities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Letters (Epistles) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They were probably written before Acts and even some of the Gospels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They apply the message of Jesus to everyday life </li></ul></ul>
  • 25. Revelation <ul><li>Also called the “Apocalypse” </li></ul><ul><li>Not scary! </li></ul><ul><li>Written in “code” and “symbols” </li></ul><ul><li>Helps us see the battle between Good and Evil </li></ul>
  • 26. Re-Telling a Story <ul><li>You will be assigned a parable from Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Briefly outline how you would tell that story to people today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change words, phrases, etc. but not the whole story </li></ul></ul>
  • 27. The World Jesus Lived In Unit 1: Chapter 4 Fr. Steve
  • 28. Palestine: The Land and It’s Leaders <ul><li>Why Palestine? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At the time, the center of the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern civilization is thought to have started here </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Palestine = “Holy Land” or “Israel” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Israel: name given to Jacob; called this after his time </li></ul></ul>
  • 29. The Land of Palestine <ul><li>Two Major bodies of water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sea of Galilee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dead Sea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Jordan River connects them </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>North = Galilee </li></ul><ul><li>South = Samaria & Judea </li></ul>
  • 30. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.)
  • 31. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.)
  • 32. Nazareth <ul><li>Location where Jesus grew up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mary & Joseph lived here at the time of the Annunciation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember: Mary & Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem in order to be “enrolled” (census) during the time of Jesus’ birth so they travelled to Bethlehem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As we will see, it was quite a journey! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>This is also where most of Jesus’ ministry was performed </li></ul>
  • 33. Galilee <ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Green & mountainous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freshwater Sea of Galilee (AKA: Lake Gennesareth) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mount Hermon is located just North </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mostly rural area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>However, a major trade route was building </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Greco-Roman culture was present </li></ul><ul><li>Most Galillean Jews were originally non-Jews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore, Judeans looked down on them </li></ul></ul>
  • 34. Samaria <ul><li>“ Roll up the windows, hunny!” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jewish people avoided this area when travelling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The people were considered heretics since they practiced intermarriage and worshipped in the Temple on Mount Hermon </li></ul>
  • 35. Judea <ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot, dry land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dead Sea is in the East </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wilderness to the South </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jerusalem is the Capital </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where the kings lived </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Called the “Holy City” since the Temple was there </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims </li></ul>
  • 36. The Political Scene <ul><li>Occupied by the Roman Empire </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conquered in 63 BC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Augustus Caesar was ruler in Jesus’ time </li></ul><ul><li>Herod the Great was king of Palestine after Jesus’ birth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Although he was a great leader and rebuilt the Temple, he is remembered for his cruelty and killed most of his family out of fear that they would overthrow his rule </li></ul></ul>
  • 37. The Political Scene (cont’d) <ul><li>In general, Rome respected Jewish religious practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jewish men did not have to serve in the army because their religion did not permit them to mix with Gentiles (non-Jews) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Jewish people resented the presence of Roman troops, the Roman laws, and the Roman taxes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax collectors therefore were not liked; “publicans”, they could keep any money they collected above their quota </li></ul></ul>
  • 38. Religious Groups <ul><li>Pharisees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle class Jews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Known for love of Torah = the Law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They preserved the Jewish faith after Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scribes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The scholarly teachers among the Pharisees </li></ul></ul>
  • 39. Religious Groups (cont’d) <ul><li>Sadducees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wealthy and powerful politicians; many were priests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They worked closely with Rome and did not believe in resurrection and in adding to the Law </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sanhedrin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group of 71 Jewish men who served as a supreme council; the chief priest presided who was not just a spiritual leader but also a king </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caiaphas was the high priest who helped put Jesus to death </li></ul></ul>
  • 40. Religious Groups (cont’d) <ul><li>Zealots </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom fighters who sometimes used violence to overthrow Rome’s control of Palestine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Essenes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Men unhappy with the way Jewish faith was lived </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking a pure life, many withdrew into the desert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There they lived in private communities doing penance and waiting for the coming of god </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They died out since they lived out celibacy </li></ul></ul>
  • 41. The World Jesus Lived In Unit 1: Chapter 4 Fr. Steve
  • 42. Review “Religious Groups” Section of text and outline
  • 43. Which of these groups was known as a “scholarly group” of Pharisees? <ul><li>A.) Essenes </li></ul><ul><li>B.) Zealots </li></ul><ul><li>C.) Levites </li></ul><ul><li>D.) ____________ </li></ul>
  • 44. Which of these groups was known for their love of the Torah? <ul><li>A.) Sadducees </li></ul><ul><li>B.) Pharisees </li></ul><ul><li>C.) Levites </li></ul><ul><li>D.) ____________ </li></ul>
  • 45. Which of these groups was known as a “rebel” group or “freedom fighters”? <ul><li>A.) Levites </li></ul><ul><li>B.) Scribes </li></ul><ul><li>C.) Essenes </li></ul><ul><li>D.) ____________ </li></ul>
  • 46. Which of these groups was a group of 71 Jewish men who served as a supreme council? <ul><li>A.) Zealots </li></ul><ul><li>B.) Pharisees </li></ul><ul><li>C.) Sanhedrin </li></ul><ul><li>D.) ____________ </li></ul>
  • 47. Which of these groups were known as wealthy and powerful politicians; many of which were priests? <ul><li>A.) Zealots </li></ul><ul><li>B.) Pharisees </li></ul><ul><li>C.) Sadducees </li></ul><ul><li>D.) ____________ </li></ul>
  • 48. Answers:
  • 49. Which of these groups was known as a “scholarly group” of Pharisees? <ul><li>A.) Essenes </li></ul><ul><li>B.) Zealots </li></ul><ul><li>C.) Levites </li></ul><ul><li>D.) ____________ </li></ul>
  • 50. Which of these groups was known as a “scholarly group” of Pharisees? <ul><li>D.) Scribes ______ </li></ul>
  • 51. Which of these groups was known for their love of the Torah? <ul><li>A.) Sadducees </li></ul><ul><li>B.) Pharisees </li></ul><ul><li>C.) Levites </li></ul><ul><li>D.) ____________ </li></ul>
  • 52. Which of these groups was known as a “rebel” group or “freedom fighters”? <ul><li>A.) Levites </li></ul><ul><li>B.) Scribes </li></ul><ul><li>C.) Essenes </li></ul><ul><li>D.) ____________ </li></ul>
  • 53. Which of these groups was known as a “rebel” group or “freedom fighters”? <ul><li>D.) Zealots _____ </li></ul>
  • 54. Which of these groups was a group of 71 Jewish men who served as a supreme council? <ul><li>A.) Zealots </li></ul><ul><li>B.) Pharisees </li></ul><ul><li>C.) Sanhedrin </li></ul><ul><li>D.) ____________ </li></ul>
  • 55. Which of these groups were known as wealthy and powerful politicians; many of which were priests? <ul><li>A.) Zealots </li></ul><ul><li>B.) Pharisees </li></ul><ul><li>C.) Sadducees </li></ul><ul><li>D.) ____________ </li></ul>
  • 56. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.)
  • 57. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.)
  • 58. Jesus’ Religion <ul><li>Jesus was Jewish </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish prayer often included the “Shemah” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Hear O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone! Therefore, you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.” Deut. 6:4-5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mezuzah </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small case on the right doorpost that held a copy of the Shemah </li></ul></ul>
  • 59. The Temple <ul><li>The symbol of the Jewish faith; the only place where sacrifices were made </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone who was able travelled there for three occasions a year: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Passover, Pentecost, & Feast of Tabernacles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large and Majestic Building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 men were needed to open one gate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20,000 people worked there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The “Wailing Wall” still exists; the only remaining wall </li></ul></ul>
  • 60. The Sabbath <ul><li>The Lord’s Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Day of strict rest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Services are held at local synagogues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Town centers of prayer, education, and social life for Jews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unclean for Worship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Touching the sick or deceased, dealing with Gentiles, touching forbidden foods (pork) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required ritual washing before prayer </li></ul></ul>
  • 61. Review “Jesus’ Religion” Section of text
  • 62. Review Quiz <ul><li>“ Hear O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord ___ (1) ____! Therefore, you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your ___ (2) ____, and with all your ___ (3) ____, and with all your ___ (4) ____.” Deuteronomy 6:4-5 </li></ul><ul><li>The name of this prayer is the __ (5) __. </li></ul>alone heart soul strength Shema(h)
  • 63. Jesus’ Religion – Review <ul><li>“ Shema(h)” Prayer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Hear O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone! Therefore, you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.” Deut. 6:4-5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mezuzah </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small case on the right doorpost that held a copy of the Shemah </li></ul></ul>
  • 64. The Temple – Review <ul><li>The symbol of the Jewish faith; the only place where sacrifices were made </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone who was able travelled there for three occasions a year: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Passover, Pentecost, & Feast of Tabernacles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large and Majestic Building </li></ul>
  • 65. The Sabbath – Review <ul><li>Sabbath: The Lord’s Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Day of strict rest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Services are held at local synagogues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Town centers of prayer, education, and social life for Jews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unclean for Worship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Touching the sick or deceased, dealing with Gentiles, touching forbidden foods (pork) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required ritual washing before prayer </li></ul></ul>
  • 66. Major Jewish Feasts <ul><li>Passover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commemorates the Exodus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A special meal is eaten during which its story is retold </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pentecost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Celebration of the 10 Commandments and giving thanks for the harvest </li></ul></ul>
  • 67. Feasts (cont’d) <ul><li>Tabernacles (Sukkot) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recalls the time when the Israelites lived in the desert in booths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some make booths outside their homes and live in them during the 7 or 8 days of the feast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rosh Hashanah </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jewish New Year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Celebrated by prayer and solemnity and begins a 10 day period of reflection </li></ul></ul>
  • 68. Feasts (cont’d) <ul><li>Yom Kippur </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most sacred day of the year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The “Day of Atonement” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Day of fasting and repentance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hanukkah </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Near Christmas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feast of Oil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remembrance of a time when the lamp was lit for eight days </li></ul></ul>
  • 69. Daily Life in Palestine <ul><li>Houses made of clay bricks or stone with a dirt floor </li></ul><ul><li>Men were tradesmen or fishermen </li></ul><ul><li>Women were homemakers </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing was simple </li></ul><ul><li>Boys went to synagogue school </li></ul><ul><li>Girls were taught by their mothers </li></ul><ul><li>Marriages were prearranged </li></ul>
  • 70. Daily Life in Palestine (cont’d) <ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No public entertainment since the Gentiles were there </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Life revolves around prayer and religious celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>Weddings lasted several days </li></ul><ul><li>Dining </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seated on the ground, no utensils, simple foods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Language: Aramaic, some Hebrew, and Greek </li></ul>
  • 71. Chapter 10 The Parables – Stories Jesus Told 7 th Grade SJR School Spring 2008
  • 72. Living in the Light <ul><li>Jesus called Himself the “Light of the World” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He shows us the right path in life & helps us to see where we are going </li></ul></ul><ul><li>His teachings are the truth that light our way to the Father </li></ul><ul><li>If we follow His teachings </li></ul>
  • 73. Teachings of Twenty Centuries <ul><li>Jesus commissioned His Apostles to teach the Good News to all nations </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelization – sharing the Good News of salvation we have received from Jesus Christ; it is directed both to those who do not know Jesus and to those who have become indifferent about Him </li></ul><ul><li>The Church uses Creeds or “Professions of Faith” to help teach us about the Good News </li></ul>
  • 74. Teachings of Twenty Centuries <ul><li>Magisterium – the teaching authority of the Church; the pope in union with the bishops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doctrine – a belief the church holds and teaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dogma – a doctrine which is officially defined by the Church as a truth revealed by God, an article of faith for Catholics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ All Dogmas are Doctrines; but not all Doctrines are Dogmas” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 75. Stories that Teach <ul><li>Jesus used stories about the stuff of everyday life to teach about God’s kingdom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sowers and seeds, fisherman and nets, shepherds, thieves, and yeast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He spoke about ordinary things in an extraordinary way </li></ul><ul><li>Parable – a story that Jesus told us to show us what the Kingdom of God is like; they present images drawn from everyday life to help us to make connections </li></ul>
  • 76. Kingdom Parables <ul><li>Jesus often proclaimed the Kingdom of God using parables which is already present but not yet fully </li></ul><ul><li>They help give us insight into what God’s Kingdom is like </li></ul>
  • 77. Elements of Parables
  • 78. The Parables <ul><li>A “Parable” is “an elaborate story Jesus used to teach about the Kingdom of God that inspires others to think about their meaning” </li></ul>
  • 79. Assignment: “Modern Day Parable” <ul><li>Purpose: write a parable to Ms. Clark’s Fourth Grade Class using images popular in today’s culture to explain a teaching of Jesus/The Church </li></ul><ul><li>Format: in class skit </li></ul><ul><li>Each group will choose at random a parable to rewrite and then present their skit to the class on an assigned day </li></ul>
  • 80. Review
  • 81. Review <ul><li>_____(1)_____ are “elaborate stories Jesus used to teach us” that use elaborate images to help us think about some sort of lesson. Other ways we are taught include ____(2)____ or “professions of faith” one of which was “written by the Apostles” . Often the ____(3)____ or “teaching authority of the Church” issues “decrees” on general topics of faith and morals called ____(4)_____. Of these decrees, some are considered “definitive teachings” and get the special name of ___(5)___. </li></ul>Parables Creeds Magisterium Dogma doctrine
  • 82. Miracles: Signs Jesus Worked Chapter 11
  • 83. Miracles <ul><li>Miracles vs. Magic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Miracles: “extraordinary signs of God’s power working through Jesus in response to someone’s need” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magic: “an illusion; something appears to become something else” </li></ul></ul>
  • 84. Miracles Make Sense <ul><li>The universe is filled with marvelous events and mysteries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural wonders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Through miracles, God “breaks into our world even more dramatically” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is how miracles are like parables: they each teach us something using our senses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Miracles are another way that Jesus teaches us about Himself </li></ul>
  • 85. Acts That Teach <ul><li>Jesus’ miracles teach us that He is the Holy One </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He is Goodness, Mercy, and Life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The miracle stories show Him as Lord over nature, sin, sickness, Satan, and death </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some thought that suffering and sin were the result of personal sin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Original Sin: “the sin of Adam and Eve” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What gives us our ”human condition”: imperfection </li></ul></ul>
  • 86. Acts That Teach <ul><li>The Miracles teach us some of the same lessons as the parables </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When Jesus healed on the Sabbath and touched unclean people, he showed that the law of love surpasses all human laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When He worked miracles for the outcasts, He showed that the kingdom of God is for all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When He showed pity for all, He showed God’s compassion and love </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The miracles also teach us about faith; Jesus did them so that we would believe in Him and His Father </li></ul>
  • 87. Miracles Stories <ul><li>Many people become Disciples because of His miracles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They either watched someone else being healed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or they themselves were healed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>St. Paul </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 88. Review <ul><li>Miracles: “extraordinary signs of God’s power working through Jesus in response to someone’s need” </li></ul><ul><li>Through them, God “breaks into our world” </li></ul><ul><li>They often teach us about God’s power/authority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power over nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power over sin and death </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They often teach us about faith: Jesus did them so that we would believe in Him and His Father </li></ul>
  • 89. A Man For Others <ul><li>Compassion is pity of sympathy for others who are suffering and a desire to relieve their pain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibly even to suffer in their place </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jesus has the same compassion for us today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He wants us to turn to Him with faith when we are suffering; often He saves us through another </li></ul></ul>
  • 90. A Burst of Miracles Passage Power over… How Christ Showed Compassion Who Showed Faith Catch of Fish Blind Bartimaeus Centurion's Slave Possessed Boy Widow’s Son
  • 91. Passage Power over… How Christ Showed Compassion Who Showed Faith Royal Official’s Son (JN4:46-54) Ten Lepers (LK17:11-19) Blind Man at Jericho (MT20:29-34) Sick Man at Sheep Pool (JN5:1-9) Demoniac (MK1:23-28 Deaf Man (MK7:31-37 Walking on Water (MK6:45-52)
  • 92. Review <ul><li>Miracles: “extraordinary signs of God’s power working through Jesus in response to someone’s need” </li></ul><ul><li>Through them, God “breaks into our world” </li></ul><ul><li>They often teach us about God’s power/authority over nature, sin/death, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>They often teach us about faith: Jesus did them so that we would believe in Him and His Father </li></ul><ul><li>Compassion is pity of sympathy for others who are suffering and a desire to relieve their pain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus has the same compassion for us today </li></ul></ul>
  • 93. Match the Parable with the Lesson <ul><li>The Paralytic </li></ul><ul><li>The Wedding Feast at Cana </li></ul><ul><li>The Daughter of Jairus </li></ul><ul><li>The Possessed Man and the Swine </li></ul><ul><li>Stilling a Storm </li></ul><ul><li>Mary can intercede for us with her Son. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus wants us to have deep faith in him. </li></ul><ul><li>The faith of friends can result in a miracle for someone. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus wants us to spread the news of what he’s done for us. </li></ul><ul><li>We can trust Jesus to bring us back to life someday. </li></ul>
  • 94. The Sacraments: All Access to the Father
  • 95. What Does it Mean to Have “All Access”?
  • 96. The Sacraments – “All Access” <ul><li>Having “all access” means that we get to experience something in a new and more intimate way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ephesians 2:17-18 – “He came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near, for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” </li></ul></ul>
  • 97. The Sacraments – “All Access” <ul><ul><li>Through the person of Christ (in the Paschal Mystery), God the Father accomplishes what He has willed from the beginning: for us to be one with Him; something that was jeopardized by the sin of Adam and Eve and that continues to be jeopardized by our sinful actions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Through His life and death, Jesus gives us the chance to be in heaven with God the Father; therefore He gives us “access to the Father” </li></ul>
  • 98. What Are The Sacraments? <ul><li>The Sacraments are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outward signs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instituted by Christ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To give Grace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual gift from God to help us and give us strength </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Christ gives us the Sacraments so that we can be close to God our Father </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Son exists to bring us to the Father” </li></ul>
  • 99. “ Outward Signs” <ul><li>The Sacraments are performed by the actions of a minster; they are visible, tangible signs; we can experience them in some way with our senses </li></ul>
  • 100. “ Instituted by Christ” <ul><li>Every sacrament was instituted by Christ Himself (CCC 1114) </li></ul>
  • 101. “ to Give Grace” <ul><li>It is through the sacraments that we encounter Jesus Christ in a most intimate way </li></ul><ul><li>Trinitarian movement: “Jesus Christ brings us to the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit” </li></ul><ul><li>Grace is God's spiritual gift to us that helps us and gives us strength </li></ul>
  • 102. Why do we need the Sacraments? <ul><li>Before the fall of Adam and Eve, the relationship between man and God was unstained and was not in need of a means of salvation; after the fall, there is a need for salvation; God has willed now that the sacraments become the “best and wisest” means for our salvation </li></ul>
  • 103. Review – “All Access” Introduction <ul><li>What do we mean by “All Access? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Sacraments give us “access” to the Father through the person of Jesus with the help of the Holy Spirit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is a “Sacrament”? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outward signs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instituted by Christ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To give grace </li></ul></ul>
  • 104. Section One: The Sacraments of Initiation <ul><li>“ The sacraments of Christian initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist - lay the foundations of every Christian life. </li></ul><ul><li>Receiving the Sacraments is like being fed in life; the grace that we receive gives us life like food </li></ul>
  • 105. Sacraments of Initiation <ul><li>Each is unique and yet interconnected </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The faithful are born anew by Baptism, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We “receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity.&quot; </li></ul>
  • 106. Sacramental Terms <ul><li>“ Character” – a sacrament that gives us an invisible, permanent mark on our souls; we can receive them only once </li></ul><ul><li>“ Minister” – person who perform the Sacrament; but the grace always comes from God Himself! </li></ul><ul><li>Matter – “the stuff that we need for the sacrament to give us grace” </li></ul><ul><li>Form – “the actions we need to perform for the sacrament to give us grace” </li></ul>
  • 107. Baptism
  • 108. What is Baptism? <ul><li>Catechism 1213: “Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: &quot;Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”” </li></ul>
  • 109. Breaking it Down… <ul><li>A Character Sacrament of Initiation which removes Original and Actual Sin </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism is the “gateway Sacrament”; by receiving it, we can have salvation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We can also receive the other sacraments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In it we are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freed from Sin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reborn as children of God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We become members of the Body of Christ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are made sharers in His mission </li></ul></ul>
  • 110. Three “Kinds” of Baptism <ul><li>Sacramental Baptism </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism by Desire (CCC 1260) </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism by Blood (CCC 1258) </li></ul>
  • 111. Who are the “Ministers” of the Sacrament? <ul><li>Ordinary: any Ordained member of the Clergy: Deacon, Priest, or Bishop </li></ul><ul><li>Extraordinary: anyone! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone can Baptize in an emergency if they desires to do what the Church would want and they use water and the Trinitarian Formula (“I Baptize you in the Name of the Father…”) </li></ul></ul>
  • 112. Matter/Form <ul><li>The Matter, or stuff, of Baptism is the triple pouring of or immersion into Water </li></ul><ul><li>The Form of Baptism is the Trinitarian Formula with the words “I Baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” </li></ul>
  • 113. Purposes of Baptism <ul><li>The removal of sin: both Original and Actual </li></ul><ul><li>To welcome the recipient into the Community of the Church (Catholic/Christian) </li></ul>
  • 114. Rite of Baptism <ul><li>Rite of Reception of the Child </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Naming of Child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents and Godparents acceptance of responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Giving of the Sign of the Cross </li></ul></ul>
  • 115. Rite of Baptism <ul><li>Liturgy of the Word </li></ul><ul><ul><li>at least one Gospel is read and a homily is preached </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Intercessions are presented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Litany of the Saints is recited </li></ul></ul>
  • 116. Rite of Baptism <ul><li>Prayer of Exorcism </li></ul><ul><li>Anointing Before Baptism: the child is anointed with the Oil of Catechumens </li></ul><ul><li>The Sacrament Itself (pouring of the water) is celebrated </li></ul>
  • 117. Rite of Baptism <ul><li>Anointing with Chrism </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing with the white garment </li></ul><ul><li>The handing of the lit candle </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ephphatha” prayer over the ears and mouth </li></ul><ul><li>The Concluding Rite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lord’s Prayer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 prayers of blessing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dismissal </li></ul></ul>

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