A V I L A J A N10

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Slides from a Jan. 24 presentation for Confirmation students.

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A V I L A J A N10

  1. 1. January 10 & 24 CONFIRMATION St. Theresa of Avila
  2. 2. OVERVIEW
  3. 3. OVERVIEW #1 Who is God?
  4. 4. OVERVIEW #1 Who is God? #2 Who am I?
  5. 5. OVERVIEW #1 Who is God? #2 Who am I? #3 How do I get better?
  6. 6. OVERVIEW #1 Who is God? #2 Who am I? #3 How do I get better? #4 Why bother to serve?
  7. 7. OVERVIEW #1 Who is God? #2 Who am I? #3 How do I get better? #4 Why bother to serve?
  8. 8. According to Our Tradition
  9. 9. According to Our Tradition Nicene Creed
  10. 10. According to Our Tradition Nicene Creed Statement of belief
  11. 11. According to Our Tradition Nicene Creed Statement of belief Unique to Catholics- list of beliefs
  12. 12. What Other Churches Believe
  13. 13. What Other Churches Believe
  14. 14. What Other Churches Believe
  15. 15. What Other Churches Believe
  16. 16. What Other Churches Believe Saddleback Church
  17. 17. What Other Churches Believe Saddleback Church Crystal Cathedral
  18. 18. What Other Churches Believe Saddleback Church Crystal Cathedral Lakewood Church
  19. 19. Nicene Creed
  20. 20. Nicene Creed We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation, he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
  21. 21. Nicene Creed We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation, he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered died and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
  22. 22. Nicene Creed We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation, he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered died and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
  23. 23. Rhythm What does it mean to be “out of tune” with God? Who do you know that is “in tune” with God?
  24. 24. Who am I? A lesson from Kanye West at the VMA awards
  25. 25. Either / Or?
  26. 26. Either / Or?
  27. 27. Either / Or?
  28. 28. Four Stages
  29. 29. Four Stages UNITY
  30. 30. Four Stages UNITY DISUNITY
  31. 31. Four Stages UNITY DISUNITY OPPORTUNITY
  32. 32. Four Stages UNITY DISUNITY OPPORTUNITY COMMUNITY
  33. 33. For Homework
  34. 34. For Homework Next week at Mass: pray the Creed
  35. 35. For Homework Next week at Mass: pray the Creed Take inventory: to what degree at you “in tune” with God? Do this tonight right before bed; write it down.
  36. 36. Part II THE BLESSED LIFE How can I improve? Why bother to serve?
  37. 37. Review Your homework Lessons from last time
  38. 38. LIFE IMPROVEMENT... SO MANY INFOMERCIALS & SO LITTLE TIME
  39. 39. Remember Me?
  40. 40. Remember Me?
  41. 41. Remember Me?
  42. 42. Short Term / Long Term INFOMERCIALS Easy to start Cheap Temporary Results
  43. 43. Short Term / Long Term INFOMERCIALS SACRAMENTS Easy to start Take time Cheap Costly Temporary Results Eternal Results
  44. 44. Sacrament Redux
  45. 45. Sacrament Redux Three types
  46. 46. Sacrament Redux Three types Vocation: Marriage & Holy Orders
  47. 47. Sacrament Redux Three types Vocation: Marriage & Holy Orders Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist
  48. 48. Sacrament Redux Three types Vocation: Marriage & Holy Orders Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist Healing & Forgiveness: Reconciliation, Anointing
  49. 49. A Few Tips
  50. 50. A Few Tips Give God your best ... every Sunday
  51. 51. A Few Tips Give God your best ... every Sunday Get to Confession ... twice a year
  52. 52. A Few Tips Give God your best ... every Sunday Get to Confession ... twice a year Prepare for Confirmation ... right now
  53. 53. Preparing for Mass What can you do each Sunday to get more out of Mass? Video Clip #1: African Worship
  54. 54. Let God Bridge the Gap
  55. 55. Let God Bridge the Gap
  56. 56. Let God Bridge the Gap GOD
  57. 57. Let God Bridge the Gap GOD
  58. 58. Let God Bridge the Gap GOD
  59. 59. Let God Bridge the Gap GOD SACRAMENTS
  60. 60. Q 4: Why Bother to Serve?
  61. 61. Q 4: Why Bother to Serve? Why would you help someone else?
  62. 62. Q 4: Why Bother to Serve? Why would you help someone else? Old person
  63. 63. Q 4: Why Bother to Serve? Why would you help someone else? Old person Young child
  64. 64. Q 4: Why Bother to Serve? Why would you help someone else? Old person Young child Classmate struggling with homework
  65. 65. What Did Jesus Say About Serving? Matthew 25 Group Read
  66. 66. Why Bother to Serve?
  67. 67. Why Bother to Serve? JESUS DID
  68. 68. Why Bother to Serve? JESUS DID YOU FEEL GOOD
  69. 69. Why Bother to Serve? JESUS DID YOU FEEL GOOD I’M NOT BETTER THAN YOU
  70. 70. Why Bother to Serve? JESUS DID YOU FEEL GOOD I’M NOT BETTER THAN YOU GOD DWELLS IN
  71. 71. Why Bother to Serve? JESUS DID YOU FEEL GOOD I’M NOT BETTER THAN YOU GOD DWELLS IN EACH PERSON
  72. 72. Why Bother to Serve? JESUS DID YOU FEEL GOOD I’M NOT BETTER THAN YOU GOD DWELLS IN EACH PERSON IT’S A HUMAN THING
  73. 73. Decisions
  74. 74. Decisions About God - Take the 5 Minute Challenge
  75. 75. Decisions About God - Take the 5 Minute Challenge About You - Don’t play the Comparison Game
  76. 76. Decisions About God - Take the 5 Minute Challenge About You - Don’t play the Comparison Game About Confirmation - Taking Ownership of Your Faith
  77. 77. Decisions About God - Take the 5 Minute Challenge About You - Don’t play the Comparison Game About Confirmation - Taking Ownership of Your Faith About Service - Who can you serve within the next 24 hours?

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