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Read Luke 5:1-11

http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=322900027

The lake of Gennesaret was also known as the Sea of Galilee or the Sea of Tiberias. It was the scene of many of Jesus’ actions (such as preaching from a boat to the people on shore, the miracle of calming the stormy seas, and the miracle of the loaves and fish). Jesus was also seen there after his resurrection.

When Jesus told Simon Peter, a fisherman, that he would now catch people, Jesus did not explain what this meant. But Simon Peter came to know that he was invited to dedicate his life so that others might know the Good News about the kingdom of God.

Judith Dunlap, When You Teach in a Catholic School(2004) writes,

“Whether you teach science or math, music or gym, you are responsible for supporting the religion teacher by helping shape the faith and value system of the young people in your classes. Religion isn’t just about learning the facts of history and how to read a bible, it’s about growing in relationship with Jesus and that job belongs to everyone.”

1 Cor 12:12-14

One Body with Many Members

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.

Reflection:
Think of someone in your past that has passed on the faith to you. Ask God to bless them for the goodness they have done by being a witness to the love of Christ and bringing you closer in relationship with him.

Strong and faithful God,
as we come together for this contest,
we ask you to bless these athletes.
Keep them safe from injury and harm,
instil in them respect for each other,
and reward them for their perseverance.
Lead us all to the rewards of your kingdom
where you live and reign for ever and ever.
Amen.

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/revealed-the-churchs-official-prayer-for-sports-events#ixzz2iJAGCJmE


BLESSING OF AN ATHLETIC EVENT

All make the sign of the cross as the minister says: Blessed be the name of the Lord.
All reply: Now and for ever.

One of those present or the minister reads a text of sacred Scripture, for example:

Brothers and sisters, listen to the words of the second letter of Paul to Timothy:
4:6-8

I have fought the good fight

2 Timothy 4:6-8
As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=249312013

Or:
Brothers and sisters, listen to the words of the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians:
9:24-27

We win a crown that is imperishable

1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable garland, but we an imperishable one. So I do not run aimlessly, nor do I box as though beating the air; but I punish my body and enslave it, so that after proclaiming to others I myself should not be disqualified.
http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=249312349

A minister who is a priest or deacon says the prayer of blessing with hands outstretched; a lay minister says the prayer with hands joined.

Strong and faithful God,
as we come together for this contest,
we ask you to bless these athletes.
Keep them safe from injury and harm,
instill in them respect for each other,
and reward them for their perseverance.
Lead us all to the rewards of your kingdom
Where you live and reign for ever and ever. R. Amen.


http://www.oldenburgacademy.org/files/content/PLC_Sport_Prayers.pdf
http://www.catholiccompany.com/st-jerome-c2145/
http://www.catholiccompany.com/st-sebastian-c664/

Bible Browser Link

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  • Is there more to life than this? (previously Christianity: Boring, Untrue and Irrelevant?)
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can we have faith?
  • Why and how do I pray?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • How does God guide us?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • What does the Holy Spirit do?
  • How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
  • How can I resist evil?
  • Why and how should I tell others?
  • Does God heal today?
  • What about the church?
  • How can I make the most of the rest of my Life?

Read more about the Alpha Course.

Directions:  1)  First, click on the link  Christian views on Hell and skim some of the information.  This is to give you some concept of  how Christians understand hell.  Also read Pope Benedict XVI’s view on hell by clicking on the link, Hell Exists.  The late Pope John Paul II at the General Audience of Wednesday, 28 July 1999,  said that care should be taken to interpret correctly the images of hell in Sacred Scripture, and explained that “hell is the ultimate consequence of sin itself… Rather than a place, hell indicates the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God, the source of all life and joy”. (Source)

2)  Answer the question below. Your answer should indicate that you learned something from the readings above.  The rubric used is called Reflection Rubric and is found in the pages on the right.  Answer the question in a word document, save it, and either print it off and hand in or e-mail it to me.

 

Reflection Question:
Rachel Brown, the fiancée of Bertram Cates , while on the witness stand said, “At the funeral, Pa taught that Tommy didn’t die in a state of grace [a basic definition] because his father won’t allow him to be baptized.”

Mr. Cates then shouts to Rachel, “Tell him what your father really said.  That he was dammed in hell fire.”

Does God throw people into hell?  Explain your thinking on this question.

Note: It is not what you believe that is important.  What is important is why you believe what you believe.  I want to see some thinking.

Directions:  Select ONE s of the two questions below and answer the question.  Your answers must reflect what you have learned in class.  The rubric used is called Reflection Rubric and is found in the pages on the right.  Answer the question in a word document, save it, and either print it off and hand in or e-mail it to me.

1.  While Matthew Harrison Brady is on the witness stand, Henry Drummond asks, “Now listen to this.  This is Genesis 4:16, Then Cain went away…and Cain’s new wife…  Now where the hell did she come from?”

Mr. Brady responds,            “Who?”

Mr. Drummond,             “Mrs. Cain.  If in the beginning there was just Cain and Able, Adam and Eve. Where did this extra woman come from?  Did you ever stop to think about it?”

Mr. Brady                         “I do not think about things I do not think about”.

Mr. Drummond,:             “Do you ever think about things that you do think about?”

How would you answer Mr. Drummond’s question about Cain’s wife?    What did Mr. Brady mean by, “I do not think about things I do not think about”?

 

OR

 

2.  The following dialogue occurs when Matthew Harrison Brady is on the witness stand.

Brady:            “A well known biblical scholar, Bishop Usher determined the exact time of creation.  It occurred 4004 B.C…In fact, he determined the Lord started creation on the 23rd of October, 4004 B.C. at 9 A.M.”

Drummond:            “Is that Eastern Standard time or Rocky Mountain Time?  It wasn’t Daylight Savings Time, because the Lord didn’t make the sun until the 4th day”.

Brady:            “That is correct.”

Drummond:            “That first day.  Well, what do you think it was?  24 hours long?”

Brady:            “The bible says it was a day”

Drummond:            “There was no sun.  How do you know how long it was?”

Brady:            “The bible says it was a day”

Drummond:            “Was it a literal day?  A normal day?  A 24 hour day?

Brady:            “I do not know.”

Drummond:            “What do you think?”

What is Mr. Drummond trying to tell the jury?  What is he saying about scripture?  Does he mean to say that scripture is incorrect?  Explain.

 

  1. Explain how this movie (story) is a parable.  What specific characteristics does this story have that meet the criteria of a parable? Be as specific as possible and discuss all the characteristics of a parable.
  2. What is the surprise that caught your attention in this parable movie?  In other words, what is the “twist”?
  3. What is the “truth” being taught by this parable story?  Could the main teaching of this parable movie be, “Don’t be afraid of death, be afraid of the unlived life. ” What does Angus Tuck means by an “unlived life”.  Explain. Reading the poem, An Unlived life might be helpful.  ”John 10:10 say about the purpose of life?  (Use Oremus Bible Browser)  What does Colossians 3:1-17 say about how to live life this way?

The rubric used to grade this assignment can be found at the pages on the right.  The rubric page is titled, Video Study Assignment Rubric

Many everyday phrases were first used in the Bible. Match phrases to meanings.

1. a drop in the bucket (Isaiah 40:15)
2. At their wits’ end (Psalms 107:2)
3. A man after my own heart (I Samuel 13:14)
4. Give up the ghost (Job 3:11)
5. As old as the hills (Job 15:7)

a. Unable to handle anything more
b. A kindred spirit
c. A small amount of a plentiful commodity
d. Very, very old
e. To die, to cease working

Abraham was the first prophet of Judaism. According to the Book of Genesis in the Bible, when Abraham was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and made a covenant, or agreement, with him.

God asked Abraham to do certain things. In return, he promised to take special care of Abraham’s descendants and to give them the land of Israel.

Abraham is sometimes called the patriarch of the Jewish people. A patriarch is a father or founder. In what way was Abraham the patriarch of Judaism?

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