Key Vocabulary Words<br />Jesus’ Mission- to share the life of God with all people and to save them from sin.<br />Apostles-men chosen by Jesus to share in his mission in a special way.<br />Kingdom of God- the power of God’s love active in our lives and in the world.<br />Church-all those who believe in Jesus Christ, have been baptized in him, and follow his teaching. <br />
Important Facts<br />John the Baptist prepared the people for Jesus. He was Jesus’ cousin. He baptized people in the Jordan river.<br />Messiah is another word for Christ which means the anointed one. <br />Jesus lived in town of Nazareth in Galilee. He lived with Mary and Joseph.<br />
Important Facts<br />At Jesus’ baptism, this was the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. <br />Blessed Trinity- the three persons in one God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.<br />Jesus’ acts of mercy show us that God is merciful, just and fair. <br />
Important Facts<br /> In his ministry Jesus brought people closer to God his Father. Jesus:<br />Taught about the love of God his father and encouraged all people to have faith.<br />Accepted all people and welcomed them into his life.<br />Fed the hungry and shared meals with people whom others ignored.<br />Forgave the sins of those who are truly sorry.<br />Healed those who were sick.<br />
Important Facts<br />Jesus called the disciples to follow him and obey God’s commandments.<br />Jesus’ mission was to bring the good news of the Kingdom of God and to show that God’s love is present and active in people’s lives.<br />Jesus used parables to explain the Kingdom of God and how it will continue to grow until he comes in glory at the end of time. <br />
Important Facts<br />The apostles were twelve men chosen by Jesus to share in and to continue his mission in a special way.<br />The holy spirit came at Pentecost to strengthen the apostles and enable them to teach and baptize all who believed and followed Jesus’ teaching. <br />The Kingdom of God grows when we have faith in Jesus, live as Jesus did and seek to build a more peaceful and just world. <br />
Important Facts<br />The kingdom of God grows when we:<br />Have faith in Jesus Christ and share our belief.<br />Live as Jesus did and follow God’s will for us.<br />Seek to build a better community, a more just nation, and a peaceful world.<br />
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