Lerille ch. 24, 25, 26
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what was the last promise that Jesus had to fulfill after he rose from the dead?
baptism with the Holy Spirit
how many days after the resurrection did Jesus remain on earth teaching his disciples?
What did the ministry of the disciples consist?
restore the kingdom of David and to make disciples of all nations
why did the disciples and Jesus' mother remain in jerusalem between the Ascension of Jesus and Pentecost?
jesus had told them to remain in Jerusalem because it was David's capital city
why did the eleven apostles see a need to replace Judas?
12 tribes of Israel
what is the relationship between the apostles and the bishop?
every catholic bishop is a successor to the apostles
the word "pentecost" comes from the greek word that means____
what did the Jews celebrate during their feast of pentecost?
when God gave Moses the law on Mount Sinai
When st. peter and the apostles began to speak in many tongues what did the audience think?
that they were drunk
god is joined to humanity through his Son, who is fully human and fully divine. How does the covenantal relationship last until the end of time?
Christ remains present in the world through his presence of the holy spirit in the Church
what does it mean to say that the Church is a "sacrament"?
the church is the channel of grace
what does it mean that St. Peter, like Jesus, taught with authority?
peter spoke on behalf of God
what three activities identified the earliest Christian community in Jerusalem?
celebrated the eucharist, listened to the teachings of the apostles, worshiped in the temple
what happened that kept the chief priests from taking action against the apostles?
the chief priests gave the apostles a warning for fear of riot if they would have persecuted them
what what authority did St. Peter make the important decisions of the early Christian community?
what was the earliest name for the christian movement
Jesus the Cult
how was St. Stephen martyred?
stoned to death for blasphemy
what happened to the christian community after the martyrdom of st. stephen?
the christian community grew and spread
who was a major figure in the persecution of the christians?
who did saul later become known as?
what set christians apart from others
how did the first christians see themselves
they knew that they were given an important role
after what significant event did the Jewish authorities finally expel the Christians from the Jewish faith?
after the destruction of the Temple
how does the mass still preserve the practice of the early christians?
the liturgy of the word and the eucharist
what is the dilemma that St. Philip faced when the Eunich asked to be baptized?
he wasn't a jew
how does St. Philip resolve the Eunich's problem?
he listened to god and baptized the man
what JEwish prophet promised a place for Eunuchs int eh kingdom
where was saul born
what was Saul's ethnic background?
a jew, but a roman citizen
who was Saul's great Jewish teacher
where was saul going when Jesus Christ appeared to him
damascus to kill christians
who was Ananias
he went to saul to cure and baptize him
where did St. paul go when he left damascus
what was saul educated in?
greek literature, philosophy, and hebrew scriptures
what trade did saul work?
what do we know about Saul's physical person?
short, not very good looking and not a good speaker
describe the main challenge saul faced with respect to his fellow christians. and how was it overcome?
because he was a persecutor of christians he wasn't trusted. Barnabas came along and had faith in saul
name the two christians who helped saul in his conversion to christianity
ananias and barnabas
who were the "proselytes at the Gate"
gentiles who worshiped the true God but had not been circumcised
what were the three largest cities of the Roman Emperor?
rome, alexandria, antioch
what city was the first great center of christianity outside of Jerusalem
what important question did the council of jerusalem decide?
weather or not Gentiles would have to become Jews before becoming christians
when was the council called?
who was james the just
close relative of Jesus that was teh head of the church in Jerusalem
what was the council of Jerusalem's decision?
non-jews can become christians withoug circumcision as long as they abstained from food offered to idols and to follow dietary restrictions
what 2 miracles did early christians deem most astonishing?
jesus rose from the dead and was seen by hundreds of ppl; saul had become the most successful apostle
why did paul consider himself an example of Jesus Christ's perfect patience?
he considered him a great sinner whom god forgave greatly
what specific mission did christ chose paul for?
bring the gospel to the gentiles
what qualified paul for the role?
classical education; ability to speak greek and latin; great knowledge of scripture; roman citizenship
what did the new covenant erase?
every distinction between all people
what was the purpose of the Law if it was only to be discarded when Christ came?
the Law served as our custodian until christ came
how can we achieve righteousness
by God's gift of grace
what critical piece of writing do we have from the New Testament that describes the relationship between faith and good works
letter or St. James tells us that "faith without works is dead"
Why did Jesus have to die?
the sacrifice of Jesus atoned sins
what happens if we do not achieve righteousness?
we become slaves to the cycle of sin and death
what does christian tradition say regarding the Law
it is holy, spiritual, good, but imperfect
does faith make good works unnecessary?
where did St. Paul travel?
asia minor, greece, and rome