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Re ed 2 sy 2012

  1. 1. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2:JESUS AND GOD’S REIGN
  2. 2. SALVATION HISTORY God’s Plan for man - God created man to know, love,serve and be with Him forever. He shared His life and love to manwhom He created in His image and likeness.
  3. 3. God revealed Himself in many ways: 1. Creation2. Through Israel, the chosen people of God: a)Patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph b)Moses c) Kings d)Prophets
  4. 4. 3. Jesus Christ – the fullness of God’s revelation - “In giving us his Son, his only and definitive Word, God spoke everything to us at once in this sole Word, and he has no more to say.” (St. John of the Cross)4. Private revelations – Magisterium of the Church, Tradition and Sacred Scriptures
  5. 5. 3 Stages in the Formation of the Gospels 1. The Person of Jesus Christ 2. Oral Tradition 3. Written Gospels The Synoptic Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke The Gospel of John
  6. 6. Three Stages in the Formation of the GospelsFirst stage: The Life and Teaching of Jesus -what Jesus, did and taught for our eternalsalvation, while he lived on earth until the day he ascended into heaven. Second Stage: Oral Tradition- After Jesus’ Ascension, the apostleshanded on to their hearers what Jesus had said and done.
  7. 7. Third Stage: The Written Gospels - The sacred authors, in writing the four Gospels, selected certain elements thathad been handed on orally or already inwritten form, others they synthesized or explained in view of the situation of their churches, while preserving theform of proclamation in such a way thatthey have told us the honest truth about Jesus.
  8. 8. The timeline that represents the stages of the gospel tradition. 7-30 CE – Life of Jesus 30-120 CE – Oral Tradition 65-100 – Written Gospels Pauline Letters – 50-60 Mark – 65 – 70 CE Matthew – 70 – 90 CE Luke – 80-85 CE John – 90-100 CE Thomas and Peter – 120 CE
  9. 9. WHO IS JESUS FOR YOU?HOW IS THIS KNOWLEDGE OF HIM INFLUENCED YOUR LIFE?WRITE A PRAYER COMMITMENT TO JESUS
  10. 10. FULLNESS OF GOD’S REVELATION! THE GREATEST SIGN OF …
  11. 11. FOUR GOSPELS, ONE JESUS: THE SEARCH CONTINUES 1 John 1:1-4 There are four written gospels: Mark, Matthew, Luke and John. These four Gospels speak of one “gospel” of JesusChrist. They are not biographies of Jesus. They are faith – accounts of theEvangelists, the Gospel-writers, and their community.
  12. 12. The four Gospels corresponds to each other. Though each Gospel expresses a particular character of Jesus, the four gospels converge to give a common picture of who Jesus is. There may bedifferent images of Jesus, but there is one and the same Jesus. The four gospels allmean to convey the truth about Jesus andshare a common goal: to tell the Israelitesand humankind that, indeed, the Messiah was born in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, that he died and resurrected.
  13. 13. Synoptic Gospels are the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. becausethey include many of the same stories, often in the same sequence, and similar wording. The Gospel of John reflects a Christian tradition that is different from that of the other gospels. The term synoptic comes from theGreek “syn”, meaning "together", and “optic”, meaning "seen". It also mean
  14. 14. The Gospel According to John, theFourth Gospel, is an account of the public ministry of Jesus. It begins with the witness and affirmation by John the Baptist and concludes with the death, burial, Resurrection, and post-Resurrection appearances of Jesus.
  15. 15. Gospel of Mark Acts 12:12 - “John Mark” - native of Jerusalem - Peter’s companion in his ministry - Feast day: April 25Audience: Christians with Jewish and Gentile background
  16. 16. Almost all of the biblical information about the earthly ministry of Jesus is contained in the four gospels Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.The word "Gospel" is a translation into English of the Greek word "euangelion" which means "good news." Many dozens of gospels werewritten in the first and second century CE;
  17. 17. Importance of the Bible: 1. The Bible is inspired2. It gives us the revelation of God. It enables us to know God and his will3. It is final and definitive. It contains all that we need to know for our salvation. 4. It is sacramental, a visible sign of God’s presence, enabling us to encounter him concretely.5. It moves us to live as God wants us
  18. 18. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scriptureis inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one whobelongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”
  19. 19. 1. The Bible tells us our divine origins and the purpose of our existence 2. The Bible assures us of God’s providence3. The Bible tells us how to live rightly and guides us in handling the problems of everyday life.4. The Bible presents us religious view on the problem of evil/sin and of death.5. The Bible enables us to encounter Jesus Christ, our Savior and Healer and enter a personal relationship with him.
  20. 20. FULLNESS OF GOD’S REVELATION! THE LAME WALKED, THE BLIND HAVE SEEN, PRISONERS WERE SET FREE…
  21. 21. JESUS IS THE SACRAMENT OF GOD EMMANUEL – GOD WITH US
  22. 22. IF YOUHAVE SEENJESUS YOUHAVE SEENGOD, FORHE IS THESACRAMENT OFGOD!
  23. 23. FULLNESS OF GOD’S REVELATION! THE GREATEST SIGN OF …
  24. 24. FULLNESS OF GOD’S REVELATION! THE LAME WALKED, THE BLIND HAVE SEEN, PRISONERS WERE SET FREE…
  25. 25. JESUS IS THE SACRAMENT OF GOD EMMANUEL – GOD WITH US
  26. 26. IF YOUHAVE SEENJESUS YOUHAVE SEENGOD, FORHE IS THESACRAMENT OFGOD!

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