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What Jesus Taught Chapter 20.  Jesus teaches with authority.  Everything he says is Truth, he is Truth.  “No man ever spoke like this man!” Amen Amen.

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1 What Jesus Taught Chapter 20

2  Jesus teaches with authority.  Everything he says is Truth, he is Truth.  “No man ever spoke like this man!” Amen Amen I say to you…

3  “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at Hand”  Matthew Beatitudes Mt 5: Words of Jesus on the Law Mt 5:17-6:8 3. Lord’s Prayer Mt 6:9-15 Sermon on the Mount

4 [Beatitudes are the heart of Jesus’ moral teaching] Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs in the kingdom of heaven Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven Sermon on the Mount

5  The Beatitudes are at the heart of Jesus' preaching. They take up the promises made to the chosen people since Abraham. The Beatitudes fulfill the promises by ordering them no longer merely to the possession of a territory, but to the Kingdom of heaven (CCC 1716)  The Beatitudes respond to the natural desire for happiness. This desire is of divine origin: God has placed it in the human heart in order to draw man to the One who alone can fulfill it. (CCC1718) From the Catechism

6 1. Honor of God’s name 2. For the coming of God’s kingdom 3. For the doing of God’s will 4. For daily bread 5. For forgiveness 6. For deliverance from temptation 7. For deliverance from evil Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name(1); Thy Kingdom come(2), Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven(3). Give us this day our daily bread(4); and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us(5); and lead us not into temptation(6), but deliver us from evil. Amen.(7)will Our Father

7  Mt 6:9-15  prayer Jesus taught to his disciples  7 petitions; fundamental and perfect Christian prayer  First 3 refer to God  Last 4 refer to neighbor Sermon on the Mount: Lord’s Prayer

8  “I have not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it”  10 commandments  Adultery occurs when in mind, not only action  Divorce is not allowed  Retaliation: turn other cheek  Love of enemies – radical teaching  Almsgiving, prayer, fasting --- perform in private  Hearers vs. Doers Sermon on the Mount: Law

9  Parable = a story or example based on a familiar experience that explains a moral or lesson Parables

10  Lawyer = one who interprets the Law  Who is my neighbor? - Gentiles and Samaritans hated by Jews  Samaritan proved to be neighbor in need  Lawyer draws line and perform lowest amount of work; surprised to hear Samaritan is the neighbor Good Samaritan: Luke 10:25-37

11  Robbed man = Adam which represents entire human race  Robbers: the evil powers  Stripped = lost cloak of sanctifying grace  Beat and left half dead = fallen human nature is severely wounded  Samaritan = Jesus Good Samaritan

12  Priest and Levite pass by man= worship; represent God  JC picks up and brings us to the Inn = the Church  innkeeper = pope  2 coins = symbolic of keys to kingdom given to Peter;  washes him off and wine to drink= Baptism and Eucharist Good Samaritan

13  (Mt 13:1-9, Mk 4:1, Lk 8:4)  Seed = word of God  Path – doesn’t care to understand  Rocky ground- accepts with joy/zealous at first but then stop; rocks impede growth of plant; when life get tough they give up  Thorns – caught up in material world; God is stifled  Good soil- seed is able to grow and cultivate The Parable of the Sower of the Seeds

14  Mt.13:24 1. notice good and evil coexist until judgment 2. why wait to separate until harvest - see which is wheat vs. weeds  Evil is deceptive but appears good  Plants look the same  Must be vigilant and on guard Parable of Weeds among Wheat

15  (Mt 25:14)  Parable of Talents  Use what God has blessed you with to glorify and honor God  What are you given to glorify God? The Parable of the Good Steward

16  Mt 13:31, Mk 4:30, Lk 13:18  Image of mustard seed is so small but grows so big!  Refers to the Church and harbors gentiles in the branches  Mustard seed = kingdom of Heaven The Parable of the Mustard Seed

17  (Mt 13:45- 46)  Kingdom of God calls for unconditional and total self- sacrifice and commitment  Pearl/treasure worth more than everything else  How can we live this out as Catholics? The Pearl of Great Price

18  (Mt 18: 23-35)  1 st Servant was given forgiveness and pity; however did not do the same to his servant  Lord of 1 st servant acted justly because 1 st servant didn’t show mercy  If we don’t show mercy to others; God won’t show mercy to us  We should continuously forgive others; “as many as seventy-seven times” The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

19  (Mark 12:1-12)  Foreshadows death of the Son of God  Master = God the Father  First servants sent = Patriarchs  Second servants sent = Prophets  Son = JESUS CHRIST! The Parable of the Tenants

20  Luke 15 Video: &feature=related &feature=related 1. Lost Sheep – Luke 15: The Lost Coin– Luke 15: The Lost Son – Luke 15: Parable’s of God’s Mercy

21  Luke 15: 1-7  Sheep is lost and shepherd knows way; searches and joyfully brings it home  God is happy when sinner comes back to Him Parable of the Lost Sheep

22  Who are the lost sheep?  Why did he seek for the lost sheep?  Did Jesus simply lead them back? Discussion Questions

23  Same theme as lost sheep  Leads up to Prodigal Son parable Parable of Lost Coin

24  Luke 15:11-32  Other titles: - Mercy of Father - Prodigal Son - Parable of Two Brothers Questions to keep in mind.  When did the younger son’s conversion take place?  Who does the father represent?  Do you ever feel like the older brother? The Lost Son

25  When the son gains his inheritance his father is dead to him.  “no money and then famine” – all materials in life will disappear and must look within  “feed swine” - pigs are unclean to Jews - lowest possible job, at lowest level of social ladder Prodigal Son

26  “work as Father’s servant = moment of conversion  identifies sin and gives true contrition  “met father and had compassion” - Father was watching and waiting for son - father meets half-way -means father took initiative to forgive  same as God’s attitude for us and embraced son Prodigal Son

27  Received 3 items 1. Cloak – sign of son’s innocence is restored; sanctifying grace 2. Ring – honor and authority is restored 3. Shoes – slaves didn’t wear shoes; sign of period of being slave to sin is over  #1-3 restored son to rightful place in the family  Fatted calf and music – point to Eucharistic celebration and banquet Prodigal Son

28  older brother is outside house and refused to participate in celebration  See envy of brother – older is sorrowful over the joys of his brother  Angry that brother is back and wealth is gone  Father is happy to regain younger son Prodigal Son

29  Luke 18: 1-8  Adversary – someone who offers opposition  Vindicated - defending against criticism  Moral/lesson: always pray and don’t lose heart or patience with God  Widow was wronged by someone, she was persistent in having judge defend her  Judge only did so she would not bug him; not for what was right in the sight of God or man Parable of the Persistent Widow

30  Matthew 16:13-20  Simon – name change to Peter “Rock”  Receives keys of the Kingdom of Heaven  Power to bind and loose Declaration of Christ

31  John 6:22-71; text page  Most important teaching of Christ!  Preached to crowd in synagogue in Capernaum  Literal and allegorical  points to Eucharist at Last Supper Bread of Life Discourse

32  What spiritual bread was given to the Israelites in the Old Testament?  Who is the bread of life?  How many times did Christ say he was the “bread of life”, “living bread”?  What is the reward for having the bread of life?  Which apostle professed Christ as the “Holy One of God”?

33  CCC 1407: “The Eucharist is the heart and summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church.”

34  Transubstantiation = the substance of bread and wine are changed into the substance body and blood of Christ at the consecration at Mass  Accidents are things which can be perceived through the human senses.  Substances give an object its true identity and formed its relationship to the world.  Eucharist:  accidents = bread and wine, it still looks and tastes the same  substance = actual body and blood of Christ

35  Eucharist is composed of Christ’s Body, blood, soul, and divinity – we receive Christ’s glorified body, divine flesh, we receive a share in Christ’s divinity  Eucharistic miracle is when the accidental characteristics change as well as substantial  officially defined as a dogma in 1215 at the Fourth Lateran Council

36  John 13:34  “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another” The New Commandment


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