Presentation on theme: "Youth Conference Follow-Up Meeting A Pastoral Application of the Apocalypse."— Presentation transcript:
Youth Conference Follow-Up Meeting A Pastoral Application of the Apocalypse
Sources Main Idea from an Evangelical Bible for Teens linking a large gathering of Christians to the Heavenly City. Also, Dr. Scott Hahns The Lambs Supper
Uses for This Talk Follow-Up Meeting to World Youth Day Youth Group attending March for Life, particularly hosted by Catholic University Steubenville Youth Conference
Wasnt That a Great Conference? Good Talks Good Music Nice to Get away But for most, the great gift was to see that many (thousands) fellow Christians worshipping together Which Should remind us of...
Heavenly City St. John said: I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice: Salvation comes from our God, who is seated on the throne, and from the Lamb. Apocalypse/Revelation 7:9- 10
Communion of Saints The Church has three Branches or stages. The Church militant or the Pilgrim Church. Us, here and now. The Church penitent: souls which have died, now preparing for heaven through purgatory The Church Triumphant: those already, fully enjoying Gods presence
How/Where/When can we enjoy this Communion of Saints? First Place: MASS and Holy Communion Also... Prayer Fellowship Music? Communion of Saints as a Fuzzy Cartoon
Yes, Music!! The saints sing!!! Apocalypse 5:12; Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing Apocalypse 4:8; Holy, Holy, Holy
Composers Following the Saints, composers through the centuries have written music for these beautiful songs. Georg Friedrich Handel wrote the Worthy is the Lamb for his Messiah in 1741. In our own day, Michael W. Smith composed a song called Agnus Dei using the same lyrics. Handel
So, Lets Go back in Time Well Start with the Present day: Joel Engle playing Michael W. Smiths agnus Dei Then, Handels Worthy is the Lamb (I think this is really what they sing in Heaven!) Finally, the Gregorian Melody for Christ the King
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