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II. Who Is Jesus Christ?    The purpose of this course is to introducestudents to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living ...
Core CurriculumI.     The Revelation of Jesus Christ in ScriptureII.    Who Is Jesus Christ?III.   The Mission of Jesus Ch...
I. The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture• Creation (Unity of Adam and Eve, Original Sin, Protoevangelium)• Covenant ...
III. The Mission of Jesus Christ (The Paschal Mystery)• God’s promises of the Old Testament  to Abraham and his descendant...
In a very Christological curriculum . . .                 . . .Course II may be the centerpiece.                 1. Revela...
Catechesis Centered on Christ• Proclaims the name, teaching, promises, and mystery  of Jesus Christ• Helps to develop Chri...
1. Revelation and Faith• Review Divine Revelation as “God’s self-  communication”• Review how God was revealed in the Old ...
FAITH: OUR RESPONSE TO REVELATION
Faith Is A Response1. This person said, “Come see a man who told me everything I have done. Could hepossibly be the Messia...
Faith Is A Response (continued)7. Some thought this man was the Messiah but he said, “One mightier than I iscoming. I am n...
How Do You Respond to Jesus?
2. The Mystery of Jesus Christ• Define Incarnation.• Trace the historical life of Jesus of Nazareth.• Examine mysteries of...
Infancy Narrative ComparisonRead Matthew 1:18--2:23 and Luke 2:1-39.Mark an “M” for those found in Matthew.    Matthew’s G...
Infancy Narrative Investigation                                         Hypothesis   More InformationRead Mt 1:1-17 and Lk...
Fully God and Fully Man1. Review the Heresies Against Jesus   Gnostic Docetism: denied the Incarnation (Christ appeared as...
3. Christ’s Revelation about God• Review the nature of God, now fully revealed  by Christ• Introduce Jesus’ unique relatio...
Attributes of God (from the Psalms)Jesus confirmed several attributes   1.   Psalm 1:39-1-2, 8-10of God that were revealed...
More Ways to Understand the Holy Trinity
4. What Jesus Teaches about Ourselves• Reassess the meaning of human life based on  God creating man and woman in his own ...
The People of God
Who Do You Say that I Am?
The Blind               Bartimaeus               Mk 10:46-52Blind Man ofBethsaidaMk 8:22-26
"For eight years of my life -- first at St. Thomas Aquinas High School(in Overland Park, Kan.) and then at Notre Dame -- s...
Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry      Course 21. God’s Revelation and Our Response2. Who Is Jesus Christ3. Tracing t...
Recent Articles from the EngagingFaith Blog:Picture MeditationProphets Lesson PlanThoughts on Bring Facebook into theClass...
New: Suggested YouTube Videos   All Resources
An Overview of theUSCCB Curriculum Framework
Lessons and Links!Contact me for links and printed copies of thelessons in this presentationMike Amodeimamodei@nd.edu
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In the highly Christological USCCB Framework sequence, Course II: Who Is Jesus Christ, provides the core opportunity for teens to know and understand how God fully reveals himself in his Son, the Second Person of the Trinity. Certainly, as with the other Framework courses, no apology is made for expecting the students to master some basic information including a deeper understanding about Revelation, the Trinity, the Incarnation, Marian dogmas, and discipleship. However, this course asks students to reflect on the meaning of what they are learning and to judge the relevance of Jesus to their personal lives. The course asks teens to provide an answer to the question, “Who do people say that I am?” Moreover, it returns to the corollary: “Who do you say that I am?” The webinar will offer a basic survey of Course II along with some enrichment exercises that can be offered in a variety of places throughout the course.

Mike is executive editor of adolescent catechesis at Ave Maria Press and has authored and edited several books in the area of Catholic religious education. He has been a theology teacher, parish director of religious education, and a youth minister. For more than twenty years, Mike has been a coordinator and catechist helping teens prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in religious education from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

This Webinar is brought to you exclusively by Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Lay Ministry. Visit avemariapress.com/webinars for a complete listing of Webinars.

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Navigating Course II: Who is Jesus?

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  2. 2. II. Who Is Jesus Christ? The purpose of this course is to introducestudents to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, the Second Personof the Blessed Trinity. In this course students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Revelation to us from God. In learning about who he is, the students will also learn who he calls them to be.
  3. 3. Core CurriculumI. The Revelation of Jesus Christ in ScriptureII. Who Is Jesus Christ?III. The Mission of Jesus Christ (The Paschal Mystery)IV. Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the ChurchV. Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus ChristVI. Life in Jesus Christ
  4. 4. I. The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture• Creation (Unity of Adam and Eve, Original Sin, Protoevangelium)• Covenant (Noah, Abraham)• Community (Moses, Forming of a People)• Continuity (Leadership, Worship)• Conflict (Idolatry, Exile)• Calling (Prophets)• Confirmation (Infancy Narratives, the Incarnation)
  5. 5. III. The Mission of Jesus Christ (The Paschal Mystery)• God’s promises of the Old Testament to Abraham and his descendants are fulfilled in Jesus.• Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is the source of our Salvation.• The Paschal Mystery is the centerpiece of the Gospel and also of human history.
  6. 6. In a very Christological curriculum . . . . . .Course II may be the centerpiece. 1. Revelation and Faith 2. The Mystery of Jesus Christ 3. Christ’s Revelation about God 4. What Jesus Teaches about Ourselves
  7. 7. Catechesis Centered on Christ• Proclaims the name, teaching, promises, and mystery of Jesus Christ• Helps to develop Christ’s personal relationship with each of his disciples• Promotes conversion to Jesus Christ (especially through the Sacraments)• Teaches in a way that can be understood by all cultures• Understands that the message of the teaching comes from God −NDC, p. 76
  8. 8. 1. Revelation and Faith• Review Divine Revelation as “God’s self- communication”• Review how God was revealed in the Old Covenant (Noah, Abraham, Moses, David)• Review the mode of God’s Revelation in Scripture and Tradition• Introduce Jesus as the New Covenant, the “fullness of God’s Revelation” continually revealed in the Church
  9. 9. FAITH: OUR RESPONSE TO REVELATION
  10. 10. Faith Is A Response1. This person said, “Come see a man who told me everything I have done. Could hepossibly be the Messiah?” (Jn 4:29)2. This man said, “Who are you, sir?” After Jesus revealed himself to the man, hefound out that he was blinded. (Acts 9:5–9)3. They traveled with Jesus for seven miles without knowing who he was, but came torealize who he was when they had dinner with him. (Lk 24:13–31)4. He said, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” (Mt 16:16)5. This man thought Jesus was the Son of God because Jesus told him, “I saw youunder the fig tree.” (Jn 1:48–50)6. They recognized Jesus as a king when they gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, andmyrrh. (Mt 2:1–11)
  11. 11. Faith Is A Response (continued)7. Some thought this man was the Messiah but he said, “One mightier than I iscoming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals.” (Lk 3:16)8. This person said, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus answered him, “Blessed are thosewho have not seen and have believed.” (Jn 20:28–29)9. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him; in a loud voice heshouted, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, son of the Most High God? I beg you,do not torment me!” (Lk 8:28–30)10. Jesus refused to perform miracles for this person. In talking with him, Jesus quotedsome passages from the Old Testament including, “You shall not put the Lord, yourGod, to the test” (Mt 4:1–11)11. You. (What would you say to Jesus?) Write what you would say in your journal oras a short essay.
  12. 12. How Do You Respond to Jesus?
  13. 13. 2. The Mystery of Jesus Christ• Define Incarnation.• Trace the historical life of Jesus of Nazareth.• Examine mysteries of Christ’s life (e.g., Baptism, miracles, ministry) and his unique style of teaching (parables, Kingdom of God sayings)• Understand Jesus Christ as fully God and fully man.
  14. 14. Infancy Narrative ComparisonRead Matthew 1:18--2:23 and Luke 2:1-39.Mark an “M” for those found in Matthew. Matthew’s GospelMark an “L” for those found in Luke. • Was written by a Jewish-Christian engaged in convertingSome items are in both. other Greek-speaking Jews to Christianity • Was written to counteract tensions between Jewish and Gentile ChristiansMary __ Joseph __ • Quotes heavily from the Old Testament to show Jesus as the Messiah foretoldshepherds __ massacre of infants __ • Tried to teach Jewish people about the origins of theirBethlehem __ inn __ faith.Nazareth __ Herod __ Luke’s Gospel • Was written to a Gentile audience who lived wellmagi __ angels __ outside the region of Palestine • Attempts to show that God intended from the beginningturtledoves __ Simeon __ of time to save all creation, including Gentiles • Includes many references to poor, women, and other ofQuirinius __ manger __ society’s outcasts who came to follow JesusEgypt __ star __ • Has a journey theme, with the Holy Spirit directing Jesus’ mission to proclaim the Good News to all peopleswaddling clothes __ Temple __ and with the journey often being directed to Jerusalem and the Temple.gold, frankincense, myrrh__Anna __
  15. 15. Infancy Narrative Investigation Hypothesis More InformationRead Mt 1:1-17 and Lk 3:37-38. Matthew: genealogy throughWhy does Matthew’s genealogy Joseph; at beginning to show it astrace to Abraham and Luke’s trace extension of Judaism. Luke:to Adam? inclusion of all people; placed prior to Jesus’ ministry as Moses’ genealogy is in Ex 6:14-17Read Mt 2:13-23. How are these The flight to Egypt allows Jesus toevents similar to events in Moses’ relive the Exodus experience oflife? Israel.Read Lk 2:15-20. What is The announcement to and the visitsignificant about shepherds being by the shepherds is consistent withthe first to offer glory and praise to Luke’s theme that the poor andJesus? lowly are singled out for God’s blessings.Read Mt 2:12. What would a The courage of the magi notJewish person considering returning to King Herod was similarconversion to Christianity find to the courage many young Jewishsignificant about the magi not Christians shown in abandoningreturning to King Herod? their traditional faith for Jesus.Read Lk 2:22-32. How might verse A major objective of Luke’s Gospel
  16. 16. Fully God and Fully Man1. Review the Heresies Against Jesus Gnostic Docetism: denied the Incarnation (Christ appeared as a ghost) Arianism: the Son of God came “from another substance than that of the Father” Nestoriansm: false belief that Jesus was two persons—one human, one divine (rather than one divine Person with two natures) Monophystism: Jesus had only “one nature”2. Focus on the Creedal Statements about Jesus Jesus is eternally begotten of the Father Jesus is God from God, Light from Light (One in being with the Father Through Jesus all things were made
  17. 17. 3. Christ’s Revelation about God• Review the nature of God, now fully revealed by Christ• Introduce Jesus’ unique relationship with the Father (Abba)• Trace Jesus’ revelation of God as Holy Trinity, Three Divine Persons in One God*• Explain the unique role of Mary as Mother of God and Mother of the Church*
  18. 18. Attributes of God (from the Psalms)Jesus confirmed several attributes 1. Psalm 1:39-1-2, 8-10of God that were revealed in the 2. Psalm 139:7Old Testament. Match these 3. Psalm136:1-2attributes to the Psalm passagesbelow. 4. Psalm 90:2A. ETERNAL 5. Psalm 50:1B. UNIQUE 6. Psalm 99:5C. INFINITE AND OMNIPOTENT 7. Psalm 104:24-25, 28-30D. OMNIPRESENT 8. Psalm 86: 8-10E. CONTAINING ALL THINGS 9. Psalm 84:3F. IMMUTABLEG. PURE SPIRIT Answers: 1-D; 2-G; 3-F; 4-A; 5-C;H. ALIVE 6-I; 7-E; 8-B; 8-HI. HOLY
  19. 19. More Ways to Understand the Holy Trinity
  20. 20. 4. What Jesus Teaches about Ourselves• Reassess the meaning of human life based on God creating man and woman in his own image• Understand how Christ’s offer of Redemption involves repentance, conversion, and grace• Unpack the meaning of discipleship• Recall the importance of prayer, with a focus on the Lord’s Prayer
  21. 21. The People of God
  22. 22. Who Do You Say that I Am?
  23. 23. The Blind Bartimaeus Mk 10:46-52Blind Man ofBethsaidaMk 8:22-26
  24. 24. "For eight years of my life -- first at St. Thomas Aquinas High School(in Overland Park, Kan.) and then at Notre Dame -- service and charityand volunteering your time to those who are less fortunate was part ofthe plan. And as much as I enjoyed it, it was required. What I found was once itstopped being mandatory, I felt empty without doing it.” Brian Smith, Notre Dame 2010
  25. 25. Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry Course 21. God’s Revelation and Our Response2. Who Is Jesus Christ3. Tracing the Historical Life of Jesus4. Jesus’ Christ’s Revelation about God5. Jesus Helps Us to Understand the Trinity, Mary, and the Holy Spirit6. Jesus’ Life Reveals His Mission7. The Church Knows Jesus by Many Names8. What Jesus Tells Us about Ourselves9. Friends and Disciples of Jesus10.Jesus Teaches Us to Pray
  26. 26. Recent Articles from the EngagingFaith Blog:Picture MeditationProphets Lesson PlanThoughts on Bring Facebook into theClassroomSMART Board Tutorial Video: TeachingVocabularyCatholic Connections with Steve Jobs
  27. 27. New: Suggested YouTube Videos All Resources
  28. 28. An Overview of theUSCCB Curriculum Framework
  29. 29. Lessons and Links!Contact me for links and printed copies of thelessons in this presentationMike Amodeimamodei@nd.edu

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