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What has faith got to do with my life ? 2014-15

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2. Before We Begin O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 2 3. PART 1 QUICK RECAP 4. A Trinitarian God 4 Transcendence Immanence Emmanuel 5. God & Us 5 6. The Desire for God 6 God desires and wants all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2: 4) 7. Jesus Came 7 The Son of Man became man so that men might become sons of God. (C. S. Lewis) 8. In a Nutshell 8 9. 9 You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in You. (St Augustine, the Confessions) 10. PART 2 FAITH AND EVERYDAY LIFE 11. What is Faith? 11 I am Faith.I have Faith. Luke & Faith SFX RCIA Facilitator 12. Daily Faith Experiences 12 13. PART 3 THE CHRISTIAN FAITH 14. A Christian Faith Knowledge and trust in God through Jesus Christ, His Son, and Trusting Gods call and promises 14 15. Faith is 15 Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) 16. Faith is Faith means putting up with Gods incomprehensibility for a lifetime. (Fr. Karl Rahner, SJ) 16 17. To enter through that door (of faith) is to set out a journey that lasts a life time. (Benedict XVI, Porta Fide) 17 18. Faith is 18 19. Faith is 19 20. Benedict XVI, Porta Fidei, 2011, Para 13 20 We will need to keep our gaze fixed on Jesus Christ, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. 21. Benedict XVI, Porta Fidei, 2011, Para 13 21 22. The blood of the martyrs, the seed of our faith. 22 23. Models of Faith of Our Time 23 Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta 24. Models of Faith of Our Time 24 Ive always had my faith and my love for my husband, a gift from God. When I was asked to renounce my Christian faith (in Sudan), I knew what I was risking (in refusing to do so). But I didnt want to renounce it Meriam Ibrahim, as quoted in The Telegraph 25 Jul 2014 25. Models of Faith of Our Time 25 I am a Catholic. In our religion, and in all religions, it teaches us to love the ones who wrong us ~ Uncle Sim, Malay Mail, July 16 2014 ~ 26. Replacement Class Topic: Who is Jesus Christ? Date: 10 Aug 2014 Time: 5PM-6.30PM Venue: Bilik SFX 26 27. GOT TO DO - 3 AUGUST 2014 - WHAT HAS WITH MY LIFE? FAITH 28. PART 4 I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED. (2 Timothy 1: 12) 29. Benedict XVI, Porta Fidei, 2011, Para 1 29 30. Whom Are We Believing? 30 31. The Catholic Church 31 32. The Catholic Church 32 Deposit of Faith (Word of God) 33. 33 34. Love Jesus but hate the Church? You cannot have God for your Father if you do not have the Church for your mother (St Cyprian) 34 35. Francis, Lumen Fidei, 2001, Para 37 35 The Church is the mother of our faith. 36. Francis, Lumen Fidei, 2001, Para 37 36 37. YouCat #136 The Church respects everything in other religions that is good and true. She respects and promotes freedom of religion as human rights. Yet she knows (and professes) that Jesus Christ is the sole redeemer of all mankind. He alone is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14: 6). 37 38. YouCat #136 38 39. PART 5 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE FAITH? 40. Faith and Action, Faith In Action 42 41. Faith and Action, Faith In Action 43 42. 44Faith must be expressed through love and service. 43. 45 GOD Me Me Others 44. FAITH Three Dimension of Faith 46 -Prayer -Songs and Music -Spiritual Reading -Silent Reflection -Love yourself -Prayer -Songs and Music -Spiritual Reading -Silent Reflection -Love yourself -Family -Neighbours -Friends -Marginalized -Homeless & the poor -Sick -Suffering -Migrant workers -Common good -Family -Neighbours -Friends -Marginalized -Homeless & the poor -Sick -Suffering -Migrant workers -Common good -Be in communion with he Church founded by Jesus Christ -Be in communion with he Church founded by Jesus Christ 45. 47 FAITH FAITH FAITH Personal Communal Institutional Cannot enjoy personal relationship with God when we neglect family and community; Cannot claim to be a Church, or Christian when we ignore our Christian brothers and sisters who make us uncomfortable. Cannot spend so much time doing social work that we neglect going to Church, prayers or family. 46. (Matthew 13: 4-9, 18-23) 48 47. 49 48. 50 Evil One Trials & Persecution Worries & Lure of Riches Hears & Understands 49. To Have Faith Means You Must 51 50. The Creed I believe in one God. the Father almighty maker of heaven and earth of all things visible and invisible 52 51. The Creed I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, The Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, Consubstantial with the Father; through Him all things were made. 53 52. The Creed (Please bow while praying this) For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, And by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the virgin Mary, and became man. 54 53. The Creed For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, He suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. 55 54. The Creed He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. 56 55. The Creed I believe in the Holy Spirit the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. 57 56. The Creed I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen. 58 57. Faith is believe what you do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. (St Augustine) 59 58. Thank You

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