iChurchA PowerPoint presentation for ReEd-2 MWF 7:00-2:00 RM 320 University of San Jose-Recoletos
History of The Nature and 7 Ritualthe Church Mission of Sacrament Church of the Church
The Nature and Mission of Church The sign of the father to us is the Lord Jesus Christ himself. Christ then is our First Sacrament (Ur Sacrament) or the visiblesymbol of the Father to us. The church is theFundamental Sacrament (Ground Sacrament) in which through, with, and in her, the workof salvation of the Father, through Christ (the Son), guided by His Spirit, continues.
The Nature and Mission of Church That is why the Church cannot sustain herself in existence without the practice or administration ofwhat the Lord Jesus Christ himself had started during his early life, i.e., preaching (teaching), sanctifying (healing), and governing (way of life). And thisbecame explicit when he boldly proclaimed that “He is the Way (Sacrament of Initiation), the Truth(Sacrament of Vocation), and the Life (Sacrament of Healing).
The Nature and Mission of Church The Church continues the work of God through Jesus Christ by imitating her founder. She shares the functions of governance (governing office- Christ is ourWay), preaching (teaching office-Christ is ourTruth) and healing (sanctifying office-Christ is our Life).
Etymology Nature of Biblical Modelsand Definition the Church Images Marks of Attributes of Hierarchical Mission and the Church the Church Structure Ministries
Etymology Definition Roman Catholic Of Church Church
Etymology The early Christian Community used the Jewish word qahal“ the chosen people, the family of the lord” to fittingly describe in God’s plan
Etymology Later the Greek Word Kirche and Latin word ecclesiabegan to emerge that descirbed the church as “ the assembly of the lord”
Etymology from which the word iglesia èglise chiesa were coined. The term stress the action of God in calling the people together. Thus, the church is afaith –assembly whose root cause is God’s free call to share His divine goodness and love in Christ.
Definition of Church The CHURCH can also described as: “community of believers founded by Jesus Christand anointed by the Holy Spirit as the final sign of God’s will to save the whole human family. God’s abiding presence among human being expressed in the preaching sacramental life, pastoral ministry, organization of local churches presided over by the church of Rome” (A Concise Dictionary of Theology, 43)
Roman Catholic Church The ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH is a A community of men and women, “united in Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit,under the leadership of the successor of Peter and the bishops in communion with him pressed onwards the Kingdom of the Father and bearers of the message of salvation intended for all men”