5th grade Religion- Faith First- ch. 4
|Psalm 37: 3||"Trust in the Lord and do good that you may dwell in the land and live secure."|
|What sign of God's love for you have U seen today?|| -Signs of God's love for us = are all around us.|
-Jesus =was THE greatest sign of God's love & presense amg us.
-Jesus- performed many miracles to invite people to believe in God
|Why did Jesus perform many miracles?||to invite people to believe in God.|
|What are some of the Gospel accounts U know that tell about Jesus performing miracles?|| List and Explain Jesus' miracles below:|
1. The Calming of the Storm at Sea (of Galilee)
|Why is Galilee an important location in the Gospels?||Most of Jesus' public ministry work took place in Galilee.|
|Galilee|| -a section (or province), of the land of Palestine in Jesus' time.|
-here is where Jesus BEGAN his preaching
-here is where Jesus first called people to be his DISCIPLES.
|Disciples||People who learn from and follow the teachings of another person.|
|Sea of Galilee|| -a large lake 7 1/2 miles wide where northern cold air masses sweep south and stir waters.|
-Strong, biting winds; dark towering waves often catch fishermen off guard.
-Jesus visited the Sea and villages near it many times
-many Gospel stories take place near or on the sea
|Brothers Andrew and Peter||-often pulled nets full of fish from the lake called Sea of Galilee|
|Brothers James and John and their father Zebedee||-made their living fishing.|
|Jesus spoke about...|| -used the experiences of his disciples to teach them so he spoke about WATER and FISH.|
-described wheat harvests of Galileean farmers into barns
-of the blooming lilly fields in great splendor
-sheep and courage of good sheperds
|Jesus used these examples from daily lives of his followers...|| -to help them GROW in |
FAITH & TRUST in God which helped the dsiciples and others UNDERSTAND the MEANING of his teaching.
|What do U know about the 2 towns in Galilee?|| -Many of the Gospel stories in the bible happened in the 2 towns|
-Jesus lived much of his life there near the Sea of Galilee
|How does the story of Jesus calming the sea help us understand more about HIM?|| -create a paragraph answer about...|
How does the story of Jesus calming the sea help us understand more about HIM?
|Why did Jesus calm the sea?||To teach us that in life stormy things sometimes happen, for example, a parent or friend becoming seriously ill, having to move away to a new town and having to meet new friends. We feel powerless and out of control. When the storm raged, disciples felt powerless too and turned to Jesus. His MIRACLE of quieting the waves and wind was a SIGN that He is the Son of God. He INVITES people to have FAITH in Jesus.|
|What does the storm symbolize?||-all the frightening storms in our lives.|
|Gospel story of Jesus Calming the Sea tells us|| -we r not alone during uncontrollable moments and situations|
-we r to trust in God ABOVE ALL ELSE.
-God, who loves us and cares for us, is always WITH US.
-call on Jesus for help, just as disciples did.
-we need only to ASK and TRUST.
|Mark 4:41||Disciples were filled w/ great AWE and said to one another, "Who then is this who even wind and sea obey?"|
|Mark 4:38|| "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?"|
--was really a plea for help; Jesus responded by calming the stormy sea
"Quiet! Be still!" (Mark 4:39)
|miracle|| -an occurrence that goes beyond the laws of nature and invites us to deepen our faith in God.|
--cannot fully explain a _____, for it goes beyond what any of us can do.
|Acts of the Apostles 2:22||-the BIble calls such miracle actions "mighty deeds, wonders, and signs."|
|Why are miracles important in the bible?||-because they remind us of God's mighty power and loving presence in our lives.|
|When Jesus performed miracles...||-he was inviting his disciples, the people of his time, and the people of ALL times to BELIEVE and TRUST in God's EVERLASTING, CARING LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE.|
|What does the Gospel story teach us about being a disciple of Jesus?|| -we need to TRUST in him,|
BELIEVE in him
and ASK for HELP.
|Ichthus||-Greek word for fish|
|What symbol did the early Church use to profess their faith in Jesus?|| -the symbol of a fish|
-during times of suffering & persecution they used it
|Ichthus|| -the letters of this word are the first letters of the faith statement,|
Son of God,
|Catholic Relief Services||-an organization which started in 1943|
|The Church||-is a sign of the loving presence of God in the world|
|Who founded the Catholic Relief Services and Why?|| -the bishops of the United States|
-purpose was to...
to the LOVING PRESENCE of God in the WORLD.
|People of the Catholic Relief Services|| -preach the Gospel by their actions.|
-w/help & guidance of the Holy Spirit, they LIVE the GOSPEL among PEOPLE who are SUFFERING.
-they announce the Gospel of God's LOVE & JUSTICE proclaimed by JESUS.
|What Catholic Relief Services does...||-when people are suffering from POVERTY... these people assist them and help them find ways to BETTER THEIR LIVES.|
-when suffering from NATURAL DISASTERS...... ( tornadoes, earthquakes, floods) they assist them and help them find ways to BETTER THEIR LIVES.
-when suffering from MAN-MADE DISASTERS (war), this orgainzation HELPS PEOPLE RE-BUILD THEIR COMMUNITIES
|How many countries is Catholic Relief Services helping?||-more than 80 countries|
|How is Catholic Relief Services LIKE JESUS?||-they invite people by their words and actions to DEEPEN THEIR FAITH & TRUST in God.|
|How does YOUR KINDNESS to people help the Church?||-when I am kind to others, God invites others to BELIEVE & TRUST in him.|
|The Holy Spirit helps the Church||-live as a SIGN of God's love.|
|Explain in detail some ways that YOU see the Church living as a sign of God's caring love & presence in the world.|| -we are kind to each other...|
-healing the sick
praying for people
adopting poor people to buy things for them
prayer intentions/prayers in the mornings
*THESE EXAMPLES NEED TO BE IN PARAGRAPH FORM.