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The church

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The church

  1. 1. THE CHURCH: A MYSTERY AND A SACRAMENT
  2. 2. Mystery and Sacrament  These are two terms that we need to unlock before we can proceed toward gaining a fuller understanding of the nature of the church and its mission.
  3. 3. We understand that the church is a mystery  We say that church is a mystery because its origin, ongoing life and final goal involve the very self of the triune God-Father, Son,Holy Spirit.
  4. 4. We understand that the church is a sacrament  Sacrament means a sacred symbol.To say that the church is sacrament means that the church is a visible or concrete symbol of the Risen Christ’s presence in our world.When others look at us, the church, they should see reflected in us the risen Christ Himself-his teachings and values

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