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Unformatted text preview: e God. There are three Persons in one God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the
Holy Spirit. The three Persons in one God is the Blessed Trinity. God has no beginning and no end. Each
of the three Divine Persons of the Blessed Trinity gives Himself totally to the others; because they
perfectly love each other, God is a communion of Persons. God is love. (CCC 234, 232, 237)
Matthew 28:16-20 John 14:11 August 6th, 2005
Transfiguration of our Lord “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord...”
The Burning Bush: God reveals that He is a personal God.
Jesus said, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit…”
(See Prayer Section, Sign of the Cross)
Jesus said, “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me.” Diocese of La Crosse Page 6 of 28 Grade 4
4. The Holy Spirit loves Jesus and the Father. Jesus and the Father love the Holy Spirit. We receive
the Gift of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Baptism. The Holy Spirit helps us to come to know
the Father and the Son. (CCC 683-684)
1 Corinthians 12:3
Galatians 4:6 5. “No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit.”
“God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba!, Father!” God is our Father Who loves us and cares for us. The Blessed Trinity created each person to be in
communion with Himself. We are called to share by knowledge and love in God’s own life. It was for
this end that we were created, and this is the fundamental reason for our dignity.
(CCC 426, 356, 301, 759, 375, 2014)
Genesis 1:1-31 Creation by God: God created us in His image. This means that He created us with an
intellect, a will with freedom to choose good or evil and He created
us to be in communion with other persons and most especially
Himself. This is the foundation of our dignity: We are able to enter
into a personal relationship with God Himself. 6. God created the angels. Some angels chose to rebel against God and became devils. Then God
created Adam and Eve. God gave Adam and Eve everything they needed to live with Him forever.
(CCC 327, 391-395, 355, 358) 7. Adam and Eve disobeyed God and lost the gift of grace within their soul, which we call Original Sin.
Grace is a share in God’s own Life. God still loved them and promised that He would send a Savior
to reunite us with God. God showed His love to His people by entering into mutual promises
(covenants) with them. A covenant is a sacred family bond: “He will be our God and we will be His
2 Samuel 7:13
Luke 22: 14-20 8. The Original Sin and Promise of a Savior (Genesis 3:15)
To Noah God added, “This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, of
the Covenant between Me and you…I set My [rain]bow in the clouds…”
To Moses, God said, “I also establish My Covenant with you…you will be my
people and I w...
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