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Chapter 7.  The Church is the community of people who believe in Jesus Christ, have been baptized in him, and follow his teachings.  Members of the.

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1 Chapter 7

2  The Church is the community of people who believe in Jesus Christ, have been baptized in him, and follow his teachings.  Members of the Church are called Catholics  It is rooted in beliefs, sacraments, and ministry that go back through the centuries to Jesus and the Apostles  Jesus Christ, the son of God, is the cornerstone of the Church, our identity.

3  There four identifying Marks of the Church  One  Holy  Catholic  Apostolic  It is by Christ and through the Holy Spirit that the Church is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

4  Saint Paul wrote, “Now you are Christ’s body and individually parts of it.  Jesus prayed at Last Supper his Father for his followers “that they may be one just as we are  We celebrate our unity in the Eucharist  Holiness are those who listen to the Gospel message and respond to it. Our daily challenge is to live as Jesus taught.

5  Jesus said, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  That is, the Church welcomes everyone equally to hear and accept the Good News of Jesus’ Salvation for all  The Church grew as it was built on faith of the Apostles, therefore, church is Apostolic  Apostolic Succession was handed down by apostles to the pope and bishops

6  Church – community of people of believe in Jesus Christ, have been baptized in and follow his teachings  Marks of the Church – One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic  Ecumenical Councils – pope & bishops come together to discuss & make decisions on issues of faith, morals, and life of the Church  Apostolic Succession – Apostle's authority and call to service is handed down to their successors, the pope and bishops of Rome


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