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April 9, 2014

CCC 422-455

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The Good News

  1. The good news is that God has fulfilled his promise to Abraham, and sent his son to redeem man. [Gal 4:4-5; Mk 1:1,11; Lk 1:5,68]
  2. Jesus, God made flesh and descendant from Heaven, was born, lived and died as a man. [Jn 13:3; Jn 3:13; Jn 6:33; 1 Jn 4:2; Jn 1:14,16]
  3. By the Father and the Spirit, we believe in Christ and belong to the Church he founded. [Mt 16:16,18; Eph 3:8]
  4. The faith spreads by proclamation. [Acts 4:20; 1 Jn 1:1-4]
  5. Catechesis is seeking, knowing, and sharing God’s plan fulfilled in Jesus.
  6. Catechesis is Jesus teaching through us. [Jn 7:16]
  7. Teaching first requires understanding, which comes at a great cost. [Phil 3:8-11]
  8. Knowledge of Christ leads to desire to evangelize.

Jesus

  1. Jesus’ name means “God saves” (Hebrew), revealing both his identity and mission. [Lk 1:31; Mt 1:21; Mt 2:7]
  2. God saves man not only from human bondage but from sin. Only God can do this. [Dt 5:6; Ps 51:4,12; Ps 79:9]
  3. God’s name is present in Jesus, God incarnate, and salvation comes through no other name. [Jn 3:18; Acts 2:21; Acts 5:41; 3 Jn 7; Rom 10:6-13; Acts 4:12; Acts 9:14; James 2:7]
  4. The name of God meant annual atonement for Israel. [Ex 25:22; Lev 16:2,15-16; Num 7:89; Sir 50:20; Heb 9:5,7] In Christ’s humanity, God reconciled the world to himself. [Rom 3:25; 2 Cor 5:19]
  5. By his resurrection, the power of God was found in Jesus’ name. [Phil 2:9-10; Jn 12:28; Acts 16:16-18; Acts 19:13-16; Mk 16:17; Jn 15:16]
  6. Jesus’ name is at the heart of prayer (“through him we pray”, the Hail Mary, the Jesus Prayer, etc.).

Christ

  1. Christ means “anointed”. As were the OT priests, prophets, and kings, Jesus was consecrated for a mission. [Ex 29:7; Lev 8:12; 1 Sam 9:16; 10:1; 16:1,12-13; 1 Kings 1:39, 19:16; Ps 2:2; Acts 4:26-27; Is 11:2, 61:1; Zech 4:14, 6:13; Lk 4:16-21]
  2. Jesus was called Christ at the announcement of his birth. [Lk 2:11; Jn 10:36; Lk 1:35; Mt 1:20; Mt 1:16; Rom 1:1; 2 Tim 2:8; Rev 22:16]
  3. The word implies the anointer (Father), the anointed (Son), and the anointing (Spirit), his consecration revealed at his baptism. [Acts 10:38; Jn 1:31; Mk 1:24; Jn 6:69; Acts 3:14]
  4. Many recognized Jesus as the promised Son of David, a rightful title thought it was often misunderstood as essentially political. [Mt 2:2, 9:27, 12:23, 15:22, 20:30, 21:9-15, 22:41-46; Jn 4:25-26, 6:15, 11:27; Lk 24:21]
  5. Jesus’ kingship came with the cross. [Mt 16:16-23; Jn 3:13; Mt 20:28; Jn 6:62; Dan 7:13; Is 53:10-12; Jn 19:19-22; Lk 23:39-43; Acts 2:36]

Son of God

  1. This title was given in the OT to express intimacy between God and creature. [Dt 14:1; Job 1:6; Ex 4:22; Hos 2:1; Hos 11:1; Jer 3:19; Sir 36:1117; Wis 18:13; 2 Sam 7:14; Ps 82:6; 1 Chr 17:13; Ps 2:7; Mt 27:54; Lk 23:47]
  2. NT writers used “son” literally. [Mt 16:16-17; Gal 1:15-16; Acts 9:20; 1 Th 1:10; Jn 20:31; Mt 16:18]
  3. Jesus clearly meant it literally, because he referred to God as “my” Father (and “your” father), not “our” Father (save for in the Lord’s Prayer). [Lk 22:70; Mt 26:64; Mk 14:61-62; Mt 11:27; Mt 21:34-38; Mt 24:36; Mt 5:48; Mt 6:8-9; Mt 7:21; Lk 11:13; Jn 20:17]
  4. Jesus’ sonship was explicitly proclaimed by God, Jesus himself, and others. [Mt 3:17; Mt 17:5; Jn 3:16,18; Jn 10:36; Mk 15:39]
  5. His divine sonship manifested in his glorified humanity after the Resurrection. [Rom 1:3; Acts 13:33; Jn 1:14]

Lord

  1. Kyrios (Greek, “Lord”) is used in the OT in place of the name of God and in the NT to refer also to Jesus. [Ex 3:14; I Cor 2:8]
  2. Jesus called himself Lord, both implicitly and explicitly, as well as through his works. [Mt 22:41-46; Acts 2:34-36; Heb 1:13; Jn 13:13]
  3. The title is an expression of respect, recognition, and adoration. [Mt 8:2; Mt 14:30; Mt 15:22; Lk 1:43; Lk 2:11; Jn 20:28; Jn 21:7]
  4. Praise due to God is also due to Jesus who was with him in the beginning and is now in glory. [Acts 2:34-36; Rom 9:5; Titus 2:13; Rev 5:13; Phil 2:6; Rom 10:9; 1 Cor 12:3; Phil 2:9-11]
  5. Absolute power over the world belongs to Jesus, the Lord of all. [Rev 11:15; Mk 12:17; Acts 5:29]
  6. The prayer of Christians is always characterized by use of this title. [1 Cor 16:22; Rev 22:20]

IN BRIEF

  1. praeteriī*
  2. praeteriī*
  3. praeteriī*
  4. praeteriī*

* IN BRIEF sections are materially the same as the preceding paragraphs and are generally omitted from these notes.


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