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The Meaning and Importance of Sacraments L.O. To know what a sacrament is To name the 7 sacraments To understand why the sacraments are important
What is a Sacrament? sign an inward visible of grace a What does this tell you grace must be like? What does this tell you about what a sacrament must involve? Can you think of something else you do, but whose effects you can’t see ?
The 7 Sacraments Baptism Confirmation Eucharist Reconciliation Marriage Holy orders Anointing of the sick B C E R M H______ O________ A _____ __ _______ Befriending Cats Eventually Results in Many HOrrible AllergieS
Group the Sacraments by Type Initiation Healing Vocation
Sacraments important as physical, visible signs of God’s grace. Many Protestants (methodists, evangelicals, quakers etc) say you can only know God through faith. There aren’t any objects, or people(eg “priests”), that can hold or administer God’s grace, apart from your faith. In the Last Supper, Jesus himself told us to consecrate the bread and wine as objects through which he would make himself present. Do you agree with the protestant view? Explain, referring to some of the arguments in the bubbles. I prefer to trust God through His Church & its rituals, rather than in my faith, which is unreliable. In the Old Testament, oil, water, sacred stones as altars were all used to show God’s presence in a special way. The world is a physical place, and God was born as Jesus in a physical body. So the physical world can be a way of transmitting his grace. I don’t know if my faith is good enough or not. How can I have peace if I keep wondering? I need physical signs of his presence.
Write down 3 key words you learnt this lesson and give a definition sacrament Initiation Baptism Reconciliation