belief that Bible is without error with regard to that which is necessary for our salvation
language spoken by most people in Jesus' time around the Mediterranean; used for commerce and trade
a Catholic teaching that the Son of God took on human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ
the Church teaching that God favored Mary by preserving her from all stain of original sin from the first moment of her conception
legalists that make people follow Moses's law, so concerned w/ letter of law, forget meaning
God's love and salvation revealed to us through the life, passion, death, resurrection and glorification of his son Jesus Christ.
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which, because of their similarities, can be "seen together" in parallel columns and mutually compared.
an extraordinary event, beyond human power to affect, brought about by God within the context of faith
three-day liturgy that celebrates, remembers, the redeeming work of Jesus in his passion, death and resurrection
previously persecutor of Christians, now the Pharisee and Roman citizen who is the "Apostle to the Gentiles"
letters found in the New Testament to the early Christian communities about God's revelation in Jesus Christ
Acts of the Apostles
a New Testament book describing the development of the early Church from Christ's ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
The Book of Revelation
Symbolic literature which was readily understood by first century Christians who were being persecuted; apocalyptic literature
Structure of miracle story
Introduction, request for help, response by Jesus, result of His intervention, reaction of the crowd
Characteristics of a parable
story that uses everyday experiences to teach a deeper religious truth and often has a twist or a surprise in it
a. going to Damascus, struck by lightning and heard God saying, "Saul, Saul why are you persecuting me?" Ananias baptizes him, and he changes his thinking
a literary form that uses dramatic events and highly symbolic language to offer hope to a people in crisis
John's Gospel is lacking which of the following?
a. an infancy narrative
b. the multiplication of loaves and fish
c. a passion narrative
d. a definite audience for whom the Gospel is directed.
a. an infancy narrative
John's Gospel has Jesus making "I AM" statements suggesting his messiahship, or Godliness. Name some "I AM" statements.
"I am the bread of life." "I am the Good Shepherd." "I am the light of the world." "I am the way, the truth and the life."
What is "The Sermon on the Mount?"
A long speech containing many lessons that Jesus delivered on a hilltop, featured in Matthew's Gospel.
1. An announcement; a proclamation. 2. In Christian thought, the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would give birth to the son of God.
50 days after Easter, the Holy Spirit is given to the disciples and the disciples empowered by the Holy Spirit begin to preach the good news of Jesus. Celebrated as "Birthday of the Church" (the day the Church was born).