The Bible is inspired, which means that, though the writers were influenced by the Holy Spirit/God/Jesus, they wrote what they wanted to be said, not what someone told them to write
Gospel stories about the birth of Jesus; found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke
Word meaning "covenant"; Old one = God's old promises, while the New one = God's new promise in which humanity is saved from its sins
Gospels that include many of the same stories; include the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke
One of four Gospel writers; his main theme was that Jesus was human as well as divine (Put an emphasis on Jesus' trials and suffering)
One of four Gospel writers; his main theme was that God's salvation is not just for Jews, but for all of humanity
Method our class uses to study the Bible; in order to find the deeper meaning of the Biblical text, we must also have knowledge of the history and culture during the time and place of events
Stories passed from generation to generation without being written down; limits the reliability of the Bible due to the stories being changed over time
We all know that one source of religious truth for Catholics is the Scriptures, but can you say the other source?
The Old Testament ______ the New Testament, and the New Testament ______ the Old Testament
Jewish holy day; commemorated the day when the Jews were freed from slavery by the Egyptians
Herod the Great
Ruled from 37 BC - 4 BC; massacred innocents in an attempt to kill Jesus (Whom the Magi had called "King of the Jews")
Ruled Samaria and Judea from 4 BC - AD 6; apparently the reason Jesus did not grow up in Bethlehem
Ruled in Galilee from 4 BC - AD 39; had a significant role in the execution of John the Baptist and a smaller role in Jesus' crucifixion
Works of wonder or extraordinary occurrences showing God's intervention in the world; meant to deepen faith and understanding of the Kingdom of God, not force it (Faith was always present before one was performed)
One part of canonization; when people earn the title of "Blessed," ie Blessed Mother Theresa
Process of confirming someone to be a saint, which means that the Church can recognize that this person is definitely in heaven
Jesus' secret that he is the Messiah who was sent from heaven to save us from our sins
One of the five teaching methods Jesus used; included the main messages Jesus wanted to teach; often had a "punch line"
One of the five teaching methods Jesus used; short, thought-provoking statements; "words to the wise"
Instructions for followers
One of the five teaching methods Jesus used; guidelines for living out the Kingdom of God
One of the five teaching methods Jesus used; comparison stories and sayings used to explain the Kingdom of God
One of the five teaching methods Jesus used; miraculous works that were meant to convey a religious truth
One of the four types of miracles Jesus performed; commitment to the poor and outcast; offering forgiveness of sins
One of the four types of miracles Jesus performed; exercise control over evil; offering freedom from evil
Restoration of life
One of the four types of miracles Jesus performed; offering freedom from the ultimate effect of sin (death)
One of the four types of miracles Jesus performed; showing concern for all of humanity and love of all creation
If our sins are forgiven, we can join the Kingdom of God
Why would Jesus say forgiving sins is more of a miracle than a physical healing?
Soldier-like person; said Jesus was truly the son of God after the veil in the Temple tore upon Jesus' death
Isaiah's image of the Messiah; someone who will unjustly suffer to save us from our sins; what most believe Jesus is the fulfillment of
Blessed are those who believe without seeing
What religious truth can be found in the story of Doubting Thomas?
He appeared to believers, who at first didn't recognize him, and then got excited when they did
What are the major themes of the post-Resurrection sightings of Jesus?
Christian holiday commemorating the Holy Spirit coming upon the Apostles; known by many today as the "birthday of the Church"
Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
Freely given by Jesus through the Holy Spirit as help so that we may keep the new covenant
Assistants who divided society's possessions in such a way that everyone got what they needed
Letter to the Hebrews
Less of an epistle and more of an extended sermon or speech; audience was early Christians who were likely to fall out of faith; meant to reassure them
Bible stories about revelation, which is God being revealed to people; written in code so that the Romans wouldn't understand
Epistles that teach conduct to believers, warn against false teachers, and offer encouragement in the light of suffering; written for believing Christians; written by James the Lesser, John the Apostle, Judas Thaddeus, and Peter Simon