Vocabulary Words<br /><ul><li>Baptism- the sacrament in which we are freed from sin, become children of God, and are welcomed into the Church.
Salvation-the forgiveness of sins and the restoring of friendship with God.
Eternal Life-Living in happiness with God forever.
Incarnation- the truth that the Son of God became man.
Prophet- Someone who speaks on behalf of God, defends the truth, and works for justice.
Saint- followers of Christ who lived lives of holiness on earth and now share in eternal life with God in Heaven.</li></li></ul><li>Important Facts <br />On Pentecost the apostles began to preach the good news.<br />In the early years of the Church, Christians were persecuted for their belief in Christ. <br />Baptism is the foundation of Christian life. <br />Baptism is the very 1st sacrament we celebrate. <br />
Through Baptism We: <br />We are joined to Christ and rise to new life in him. <br />We become new members of the Church, the Body of Christ and the people of God. <br />We are united with all others who have been baptized. <br />
More Facts!<br />Original Sin- When Adam and Eve lost the closeness with God that they had enjoyed. <br />Jesus is the Son of God by his death and resurrection. <br />Jesus Christ saved us from sin.<br />Baptism frees us from original sin and all of our personal sins are forgiven.<br />
Yes! More Facts!!<br />We call Jesus a priest because he made the sacrifice that no one else could. Jesus offered himself to save us.<br />Jesus was a prophet because he delivered God’s message of love and forgiveness. <br />Jesus spoke for Truth and Justice.<br />Jesus is a king because he gives and cares for his people.<br />
Way More Facts <br />As members of the church, we share in Jesus’ role as priest, prophet and king.<br />Jesus is the only one, true priest.<br />We live our priesthood by:<br /> 1. We can pray daily.<br /> 2. We participate in the liturgy and Eucharist.<br /> 3. Offer our lives to God.<br />
Had enough facts…. NEVER!<br /><ul><li>The preaching of John Baptist connects the words of the prophets of the Old Testament to the life of Jesus.
Jesus calls us to be servants. To serve the church, the school and community.
The Body of Christ unites us to all who have been baptized.
We show our love by the way we live our lives. We give witness to Christ as active members of the church. Together we participate in the celebration of the sacraments and work for justice and peace. </li>