Chapter Notes Jesus told his disciples that the prophets would empower them to continue the work he had begun. The word Messiah comes from a Hebrew word that means “Anointed One.” A prophet is someone who speaks on behalf of God, defends the truth, and works for justice.
Chapter Notes As Catholics we constantly proclaim our faith in the living presence of the Holy Spirit. As baptized members of the Church, we have received the Gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit spoke through the prophets, teaching the Israelites to remain faithful to God.
Chapter Notes The Holy Spirit is and has always been the life of the church. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus taught, healed, and worked miracles. The Holy Spirit is at work in our efforts to share our faith with the world through evangelization.
Chapter Notes All of Jesus’ words and actions were carried out with the strength and guidance of the Holy Spirit. A prophet is someone who speaks on behalf of God, defends the truth, and works for justice. During the Exodus, God led the Israelites through the desert in a column of cloud and fire.
Chapter Notes The day on which the Holy Spirit came to Jesus’ first disciples as Jesus promised is called Pentecost. God the Holy Spirit, is eternally present with God the Father and God the Son, and is at work in the Church. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Mary was chosen by God the Father to bear his Son, Jesus Christ.
Chapter Notes Kings and priests were anointed with oil, as a sign that God appointed them to their special roles. The Holy Spirit is and has always been the Church’s life the source of her strength and all of her gifts. The coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost marks the beginning of the Church.
Chapter Notes Who, through the power of the Holy Spirit, taught, healed, and worked miracles, and also saved people from sin? Jesus Christ our savior. Who is a prophet? Someone who speaks on behalf of God, defends the truth, and works for justice.
Chapter Notes What did the Apostle Peter tell the crowds gathered on Pentecost? That Jesus Christ died, rose, went back to his Father in heaven, and sent forth the Holy Spirit; repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
Chapter Notes How is the Holy Spirit at work in the Church? Give four examples. The Holy Spirit is at work in the Church in Scripture, in Tradition, in the Magisterium, in the words and symbols of all the sacraments and worship in the Church, in prayer, in all the gifts and ways of serving that members of the Church live out each day, in the efforts to share our faith with the world through evangelization, in the saints who have given witness to the good news of salvation.
Chapter Notes Name one way that the Holy Spirit was active in God’s relationship with the Israelites, our ancestors in faith? God led the Israelites through the desert in a column of cloud and fire. The power of the Holy Spirit guided the Israelites forward. After the Israelites reached their promised land and established their kingdom, it was through the Holy Spirit that the prophets began to teach and to guide them