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NT Introduction Chapter
Transcript of NT Introduction Chapter
Who Do You Say That I Am?
Tips for taking notes in this class:
keep these 4 questions in your mind at all times
What is the main topic presented?
How does this specific topic relate to the main topic?
Can I explain this in MY OWN WORDS?
How does this topic relate to me?
write down repeated phrases/ideas
*hint - they are probably important!
use your own words
ask questions, even if to clarify
write down literally every word Mrs. Bordelon says
simply write what's on the prezi/board
forget to jot down activities/discussions/videos/games/etc.
Name cards on your forehead
Only "Yes" or "No" questions
Fictional characters and celebrities
Who do people say Jesus is?
In your pods read:
John the Baptist - John 1:29
Jesus' relatives - Mark 3:21
The people - Matthew 21:9-11
Herod Antipas - Mark 6:14-16
Well, how would others answer this for Jesus?
1.) Who made this statement about Jesus:
"I believe in Jesus. I believe in God. I am very spiritual. I pray a lot,"
but she also sings
"I'm in love with Judas, baby."
2.) Which saint, who did most of her ministry in India, claimed this:
"I see Jesus in every human being. I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus. I must feed him. This is sick Jesus. This one has leprosy...I must wash him and tend to him. I serve because I love Jesus."
3.) Which rock artist claimed this about Jesus Christ and his followers:
"I am not the King. Jesus Christ is the King. I am just the entertainer."
4.) Which pop artist claimed this about Jesus Christ:
"I got this Jesus tattoo on my wrist...because I know that it's always going to be apart of me.?
5.) Which famous rapper said this about Jesus Christ:
"The way school need teachers, the way Kathie Lee need Regis, that's they way y'all need Jesus."
What do you think meant by how they identified Jesus?
Was their opinion mostly positive or negative?
What similarities/differences could you find?
How do we come to know Jesus?
Human reason can recognize that God exists
Ex. Creation and the world around us
Thank a Jesuit Priest!!!!
go hand in hand
Ex. "Big Bang" and "Evolution"
What is Divine Revelation?
Meets US where WE are at
Reveals the mystery of God's plan for our salvation
What do we mean by "SALVATION HISTORY"?
Story of God's saving activity in human history
Established through a series of covenants (promises)
Revelation = unveiling
Collection of divinely inspired writings
Old and New Testaments
What is Sacred Tradition?
The living transmission of the message of the Gospel in the Church
How does the Holy Spirit help "preserve" the message?
Scripture and Tradition
Deposit of Faith
Official teaching authority of the Church
of the Word
Successor of Peter and Bishops
Why did Jesus come?
1. Reconciliation: us with God
2. Reveal God's love
3. Be a true example of holiness
4. Share in God's good nature
(God = )
God became man in Jesus
2 natures 1 person
The Greatest Mystery
Mother of Jesus
Mother of God
What would have happened if your partner wasn't there to catch you?
Original sin: we fell away from God
We needed God to intervene
How does the trust fall activity relate to the teaching of the Incarnation?
Who was this Jesus guy??
= "Good News"
1.) Good News preached by Jesus
2.) Good News of salvation given by Jesus
3.) 4 written records of Good News
Meeting Jesus today
How can we encounter Jesus?
1.) Sacred Scripture
4.) In others
"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me"
Names of Jesus
"YAHWEH is salvation"
Less popular name for Jesus
(For Jews and Christians)
Greek version of 'Messiah'
Son of God
Equal with God
My beloved Son
Hebrew "Adonai" (God)
Boldly states Jesus is God
Proclaimed God's word
Rules with loving mercy & justice
In your pods read Matthew 16:13-20
Guess Who Game Discussion
What do we think we know about these people?
What is our perspective on them?
How accurate do we think our perspectives are on them?
Could their possibly be MORE to them than simply what we know?
In your pods:
What do you think when you look at this picture?
What emotions does it stir in you?
What is your response to this?
What names were suggested?
Why do you think Jesus asked this?
What response do you have to these images?
But, in the end, each one of us has to answer for ourselves the central question of life: “Who do you say I am?”
This is the question you will be forced to answer by the end of the year as we encounter the real person of Jesus Christ
1.) Examine the significance of the meaning of Jesus' saying "Who do you say that I am?"
2.) Identify how others respond the question "Who do you say that I am?"
3.) Analyze Matthew 16:13-30
4.) Draw a connection between how the disciples answered Jesus' question and how you answer Jesus' question