Gospel to enter the kingdom one must first accept

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Unformatted text preview: sent to “preach good news to the poor.” “The Kingdom belongs to the poor and lowly, which means those who have accepted it with humble hearts” (CCC 544) Matthew 25:31-46 To enter the Kingdom, “words are not enough; deeds are required” (CCC 546). Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave Me food…” Jesus identifies Himself with the poor of every kind and says we must expresses love toward them the condition for entering His Kingdom (CCC 544). Luke 6:27-36 Love of enemies: “Love your enemies and do good to them.” Signs of the Kingdom of God Luke 7:18-23 “The blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the good news proclaimed to them. And blessed is the one who takes no offense at Me.” “The miracles of Jesus manifest that the Kingdom is present in Him and attest that He is the promised Messiah” (CCC 547). A miracle is an act above the laws of nature that only God can perform. Sometimes God performs a miracle to prove that a person He has sent is telling the truth. Since Jesus is God, He worked them by His own power. Matthew 8:1-4 Luke 5:17-26 “Lord, if You wish, You can make me clean.” The Healing of the Paralytic: “Rise, pick up your stretcher and go home.” August 6th, 2005 Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 8 of 28 Grade 4 The Keys of the Kingdom Mark 3:13-19 Matthew 16:18 “Jesus appointed twelve [whom He also named Apostles].” “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the powers of Hell shall not prevail against it.” The Path to the Kingdom John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me.” Jesus is the way to Heaven. Only by following Him can you be with Him. Here are some things that you can do to grow closer in your friendship with Jesus: • Receive Jesus in Holy Communion every Sunday (and more often if possible). • Talk with Him every day in prayer. • Follow Him by keeping the Commandments • Help others as much as you can – think of others first. Jesus’ call of discipleship 1 Samuel 3:1-19 “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” 1 Samuel 16:1-13 “The Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David.” John 1:35-51 “Jesus said to Phillip, ‘Follow Me.’” Jesus calls each person to follow Him. Jesus’ call to daily prayer Matthew 6: 7-15 Matthew 18:19-20 “This is how you are to pray: Our Father…” “If two of you agree about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my Heavenly Father.” First Step of Discipleship – Living by the Ten Commandments God’s laws of love See Life in Christ section, #5 Lessons from Scripture Luke 2:40 Jesus’ hidden life at Nazareth Lk. 19:1-10 Story of Zacchaeus – Jn. 10:11-15 and Ps. 23 The Good Shepherd Mt 22:34-40, Mk 12:28-34, Lk 10:25-28, Jn 14:31-55 Jesus teaches the two-fold Law of Love Mt 7:12 The Golden Rule 12. Jesus founded the Catholic Church...
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2013 for the course RELIGION Religion taught by Professor Hansel during the Fall '13 term at Pacelli High School, Stevens Point.

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