Presentation on theme: "THE THREE-FOLD MISSION OF JESUS JESUS AS PROPHET."— Presentation transcript:
THE THREE-FOLD MISSION OF JESUS JESUS AS PROPHET
CHRISTIAN MESSAGE: D:As prophet Jesus proclaimed the Word of God with authority. (CFC 479) M:Christ commissioned His disciples to carry on His works, to proclaim the Kingdom of God and we are also called to respond in His call (CFC 741) W: Jesus taught His disciples how to pray and sent His H.S. to empower them to worship in Spirit and truth CFC 1483
OBJECTIVES: D:understand the truth of Jesus being a prophet and be able to explain how Jesus proclaimed the Word; M:realize their being prophets in their own lives; practical ways by which we can be prophets W:describe the importance of prayer in our lives.
MARK 6:15 “ He is a prophet like any of the prophets” 3 typical tasks of a prophet: A.Proclaim the word of God w/ authority B.To accompany His words w/ signs and wonders C.Suffer a martyr’s death
Doing the Message: Answer the Activity on page 92 of your book
Assignment: PROFILE OF MY PARISH PRIEST Complete Name:_______________________ Date of Birth: _________________________ Date of Ordination to the Priesthood:________________________ Favorite Bible Passage: ________________ Present Program Priority in the Parish: ____________________________________ *Record in your journal your experience of talking with your parish priest
JESUS AND HIS THREEFOLD MISSION JESUS AS KING
OBJECTIVES: D:clarify the concept of a king with Jesus’ own example of kingship; M:live a life of loving service; W:praise God as Jesus praises Him.
CHRISTIAN MESSAGE: D:Jesus is king who serves M:Jesus as king is the model of loving service. W:Jesus as king calls us to praise His Father.
“King Canute on the Seashore”
- Do you think Canute was a very good King? Why? Yes, because he was able to let his officers and courtiers to realize that God alone is the true King. Yes, King Canute did not allow his power to rule his head.
What did you learn from this true story? learned that to be powerful is to acknowledge that God is the only source of power learned to be humble like King Canute.
But what kind of a king is Jesus? Why did the people of His time not recognize His kingship? Is he really a king?
- These words are spoken by Jesus to the disciples who were aspiring to be the greatest. - It is a basic description of leadership that Jesus used as King. “Let the greatest among you be as the youngest, and the leader as the servant… I am among you as the one who serves.”
Jesus is king as He was anointed by the Father at His Baptism
At the Baptism of Jesus, the Father anointed Him,
Jesus is King as He was welcomed by the people in Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday
Jesus is King as He admitted in His trial before Pilate
Second Plenary Council of the Philippines 61 Church Teaching: “He was a King. But he washed the feet of His own disciples…”
Jesus used the power the Father has given Him by giving life and building up God’s Kingdom here on earth. Jesus used the power the Father has given Him by becoming a King who serves.
Jesus is a King who serves, as He did in the Washing of the disciples’ Feet. We share in this kingly mission of Jesus by living a life of loving service. All loving service becomes an act of genuine worship of the Father when done in the spirit of prayer and love.
JESUS AND HIS THREEFOLD MISSION JESUS AS PRIEST
OBJECTIVES: D:understand the priesthood of Jesus and how we share in this mission of Him; M:seek to forgive and reconcile with one another; W:renew one’s baptism promises
CHRISTIAN MESSAGE: D:Jesus is uniquely priest by his very being and actions. M:In sharing Christ’s kingly ministry we are called to forgive and be reconciled with one another. W:Christ gives the dignity of Royal Priesthood to the people he has made his own
PROFILE OF MY PARISH PRIEST Complete Name:_______________________ Date of Birth: _________________________ Date of Ordination to the Priesthood:______________________ __ Favorite Bible Passage: ________________ Present Program Priority in the Parish: ________________________________ ____
Your parish priest and the Catholic priests through the ages are ordained priests. They are called by God and receive the sacrament of Holy Orders.
They have four dimensions of ministry, namely, disciple, apostle, presbyter and presider at the Eucharist
Disciple -the priest is called to follow Jesus Apostle - he is sent to serve in the mission of the Church
Presbyter he is responsible for the pastoral care of the Church and her members Presider at the Eucharist he offers the sacrifice of the Mass.
Hebrews 5:8-10 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered; and when he was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him, declared by God as high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.
Jesus is the High Priest (Heb 3:2; 4:14). “He is the unique mediator of the New Covenant between God and humankind.” (CFC 1954)
Jesus is divine, therefore, He is not only the spokesman of God. He is Emmanuel, God- among-us. He is the perfect mediator, for in His being, the perfect union of God and man is fulfilled.
Jesus fulfills His being High Priest by His actions. His whole life was an offering to God. His death is the perfect sacrifice and His resurrection brings salvation to us all.
What is the challenge now? The challenge for us, is to make Christ’s perfect sacrifice ever present and operative in our lives. Thus our sharing in the priestly mission of Christ is an ongoing call to live a life of sacrifice.
The Church continues to call us to participate in the threefold mission of Jesus as members of the Church, namely, as prophet, king and priest. Furthermore PCP II calls us to build the Church of the Poor as a priestly community.
PCP II gives three dimensions of how we live this communal sharing in Christ’s priesthood: 1.as a consecration - our commitment to God in everything we do 2.as mediating God’s plan - our work to transform the world 3.as sacrifice of life together with Christ - our task to celebrate in the Eucharist
How are we going to participate in the threefold mission of Jesus as members of the Church?
Jesus as a prophet spoke of God’s word backed up with deeds of power and life witnessing In the Holy Communion we unite with Jesus Christ who brings us into true life JESUS AS A PROPHET
Christ commissioned His disciples to carry on His works, to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to respond in His call
Jesus is uniquely high priest by his very being and actions. (CFC, 1955) “Christ gives the dignity of a Royal Priesthood to the people He has made His own…” (Preface, Chrism Mass) We offer worship to God in the Eucharist by receiving the sacraments, and by offering prayers and thanksgiving.
In sharing Christ’s priestly ministry we are called to do good and avoid evil. (CFC, 1960)
Jesus is a king who serves. Jesus as king calls us to praise His Father. As a King... Jesus as king is the model of loving service