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  1. The Good NewsGod Has Sent His Son USCCA Chapter 7 Thursday, October 9, 2014

  2. October 9, 2014 1. Our source of our knowledge of Jesus begins in Scripture, in particular with the four Gospels. • Jesus’ earthly life reveals to us the hidden mystery of the life of the Triune God. b. All four Gospels focus on the mission and ministry of Jesus.

  3. October 9, 2014 1. Our source of our knowledge of Jesus begins in Scripture, in particular with the four Gospels. • The proclamation of the Kingdom of God is at the heart of His teaching. The Kingdom of God: i. Is Jesus’ presence among us. ii. His call to us for salvation from sin. iii. Our sharing in the divine life. iv. Is accessed through faith and baptism. v. Is shared in a life of communion with her members.

  4. 1. Our source of our knowledge of Jesus begins in Scripture, in particular with the four Gospels. October 9, 2014 • Jesus’ teachings and parables call us to holiness. • The PaschalMystery is the central event in the life of Jesus’ saving mission.

  5. October 9, 2014 2. Jesus is the Second Person of the Trinity, True God and True man. • Jesus: i. Is OneDivinePerson (Who Jesus is) ii. Has two natures, human and divine (what Jesus is).

  6. October 9, 2014 2. Jesus is the Second Person of the Trinity, True God and True man. • Jesus: iii. Is notpart God and part man. iv. Is not the result of a mixture of the human and divine.

  7. October 9, 2014 2. Jesus is the Second Person of the Trinity, True God and True man. • Jesus: v. Had a human soul, with true human knowledge, always united with His divine wisdom and knowledge. vi. Had a true human will, which was always united with his divine will.

  8. October 9, 2014 2. Jesus is the Second Person of the Trinity, True God and True man. b. Heresies against Jesus’ identity include: i. Gnosticism, which denied the humanity of Christ. ii. Arianism which denied the divinity of Christ. iii. Nestorianism, which denied the unity of Jesus Christ as God and man.

  9. The Word became Flesh: October 9, 2014 • To save us from sin and reconcile us with God. • To make us aware of the depths of God’s love. • To be our model of holiness. • That we may share in the divinenature.

  10. October 9, 2014 For Discussion: • Why did God have to become man in order to save us? Why not just save us from heaven? • How do the Church’s teachings about Christ help us to have a right relationship with Him? What would happen to the quality of our relationship with Christ if it were built on an incorrect understanding of Who He is?