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I.Evangelization I.Evangelization Presentation Transcript

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