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THE CHURCH THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY. SOURCES  Sacred Scripture  2 nd Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium  Catechism of the Catholic Church 748-870.

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1 THE CHURCH THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

2 SOURCES  Sacred Scripture  2 nd Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium  Catechism of the Catholic Church

3 MEANING OF CHURCH  Refers to the people whom God calls and gathers together  They form the assembly of those who through faith and Baptism have become children of God, members of Christ, and temples of the Holy Spirit…

4 CHURCH DEFINED…  The word “church” originated with Greek term, ekklesia which means an assembly of those whom God has called forth to be his people and to do his will

5 MISSION OF CHURCH  Matthew 28:19-20  Fourfold mission: 1. Share the Message 2. Live in Community 3. Serve Others 4. Worship the Lord

6 BIBLICAL IMAGES  “I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:1, 5

7  “I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me in the same way that the Father knows me and I know the Father. For these sheep I will give my life.” John 10:14-15

8  “You form a building which rises on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.” Ephesians 2:20

9  “Now you, my brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise. Therefore, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.” Galatians 4:28, 31

10  “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church…This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about Christ and the Church.” Ephesians 5:25, 32

11 MODELS OF THE CHURCH  Developed by Fr. Avery Dulles  Six models that help us to better understand the mystery of the Church…

12 CHURCH AS BODY OF CHRIST/PEOPLE OF GOD  COMMUNITY OF BAPTIZED BELIEVERS  PROFESSING THE SAME CHRISTIAN FAITH  CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER  CELEBRATING THE EUCHARIST TOGETHER

13 CHURCH AS INSTITUTION  STRUCTURED ORGANIZATION  HIERARCHY OF POPE AND BISHOPS  EMPHASIZES AUTHORITY OF CHURCH LEADERS  TEACHING OFFICE OF THE CHURCH- ROLE OF MAGISTERIUM

14 CHURCH AS SACRAMENT  A SACRAMENT IS A VISIBLE SIGN, INSTITUTED BY CHRIST, ENTRUSTED TO THE CHURCH, THAT GIVES GRACE  THE CHURCH IS THE VISIBLE, TANGIBLE SIGN OF GOD’S LOVE AND PRESENCE IN THE WORLD

15 CHURCH AS HERALD OF GOD’S WORD  A HERALD IS AN OFFICIAL MESSENGER, REPRESENTATIVE, AMBASSADOR  THE CHURCH IS THE HERALD OF JESUS CHRIST  CHURCH ACTS AS HERALD THROUGH COMMUNAL PRAYER, PROCLAIMING THE SCRIPTURES, LITURGY, AND MISSIONARY WORK

16 CHURCH AS COMMUNITY OF DISCIPLES  CALLED TO LIVE OUT IN COMMUNITY THE CHALLENGE OF DISCIPLESHIP  ALL BAPTIZED CHRISTIANS  EQUALITY BASED ON BAPTISM  CALLED TO GROWTH IN CHRIST  DIFFERENTIATION OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS

17 FOUR MARKS OF THE CHURCH  ONE  HOLY  CATHOLIC  APOSTOLIC

18 ONE CHURCH  “One Lord, one faith, one baptism…” Eph 4:5  Profession of one faith received from the Apostles  Common celebration of divine worship- especially the sacraments  Apostolic succession

19 HOLY CHURCH  Called to holiness  Imbued with the Spirit  Possesses the life of grace  Christ gave her all the means necessary to sanctify

20 CATHOLIC CHURCH  She is universal because Christ is present in her in the fullness of His body  Her mission is to the whole human race

21 APOSTOLIC CHURCH  Founded by Apostles  She remains faithful to the teaching of Apostles  Called to continue the ministry and service.

22 MEMBERSHIP  All are called to unity of the People of God.  Fully incorporated members of the Church are those who accept all the means of salvation given to the Church, together with her entire organization.  Other Christians do not profess the entirety of the Catholic faith or have not preserved communion with Rome.

23 OTHER RELIGIONS ?  Jewish people: “The first to hear the Word of God.”  Muslims: profess the faith of Abraham.  Other non-Christians: also search for God.

24 “MANY WHOM GOD HAS, THE CHURCH DOES NOT HAVE. MANY WHOM THE CHURCH HAS, GOD DOES NOT HAVE.” -St. Augustine


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