I.Evangelization

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I.Evangelization

  1. 1. CHURCH MISSION: EVANGELIZATION
  2. 2. Introductory Questions <ul><li>1. What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Evangelization”? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What do you understand by the term “Kingdom of God”? </li></ul>
  3. 3. EVANGELIZATION: MISSION OF JESUS <ul><li>It refers to the proclamation & the establishment of the Kingdom of God </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Term “Evangelization” <ul><li>Latin: EVANGELIUM (Good News) </li></ul><ul><li>Greek: EUANGELION Hebrew: BSR </li></ul><ul><li>Greek: EUANGELIZESTHAI (Evangelization) </li></ul><ul><li>EUANGELISTES (Evangelist) </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelization is the mission of Christ which he handed down to the Apostles and the Apostles handed down to the Church. </li></ul><ul><li>SS Text: Mt 28:18-20) </li></ul><ul><li>CT: LG 17 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Good News: Kingdom of God <ul><li>Greek term: BASILEA; from the Hebrew MALKUT – meaning “reign”; not “realm” or “domain” </li></ul><ul><li>Greek BASILEA TO THEO (Kingdom of God) </li></ul><ul><li>The fundamental mission of Christ: Mark 1:15 </li></ul><ul><li>“ This is the time of fulfillment. The Kingdom of God is at hand. Reform your lives and believe in the gospel.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>What is the Kingdom of God? </li></ul><ul><li>1. God’s Gift! As such it has to be received (Faith)… </li></ul><ul><li>2. Reign of God (state of life) & Not a Domain (place) </li></ul><ul><li>Exemplified in the Statue of Christ the King…God is King but man has freedom to accept or reject His reign. </li></ul><ul><li>3. State of Life wherein LOVE, JUSTICE, TRUTH, PEACE, JOY reign… </li></ul><ul><li>4. Demands METANOIA (repentance; change of heart) + FORGIVENESS (Our Father) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Starts HERE & NOW </li></ul><ul><li>6. To be fulfilled HEREAFTER (HEAVEN) </li></ul><ul><li>7. Kingdom of God is SALVATION </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is Salvation? <ul><li>Pre-Vatican II </li></ul><ul><li>1. OF THE SOUL ===  </li></ul><ul><li>2. OF MAN AS </li></ul><ul><li>INDIVIDUAL ===  </li></ul><ul><li>3. HEREAFTER ===  </li></ul><ul><li>(HEAVEN: AFTER DEATH) </li></ul><ul><li>Vatican II (1965-present) </li></ul><ul><li>1. OF THE TOTAL PERSON: BODY & SOUL </li></ul><ul><li>2. OF MAN AS COMMUNITY </li></ul><ul><li>MAN IS A SOCIAL BEING: ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, SOCIO-CULTURAL DIMENSIONS </li></ul><ul><li>3. HERE & NOW + HEREAFTER (HEAVEN) </li></ul>
  8. 8. EVANGELIZATION IS… THE PROCLAMATION OF SALVATION FROM SIN: - A liberation from everything oppressive to man - A personal & communitarian liberation for the development of man in all dimensions and - A renewal of society in all its strata through the concrete application of the gospel truths in private & social life
  9. 9. <ul><li>Student Activity (In Small Groups) </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think are the major social, economic & political problems in our country today? (at least 5) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the possible cause/s of such social, economic & political problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Propose relevant solution/s to above -mentioned problems. </li></ul>

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