Of baptism we receive these same gifts and they are

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Unformatted text preview: ciple of Jesus Christ. 21. The Holy Spirit has been present throughout all of history: The Holy Spirit inspired the writers and prophets of the Old Testament as well as the writers of the New Testament; through the power of the Holy Spirit Mary conceived Jesus; the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus in the form of a dove at His Baptism; the Holy Spirit came to the Apostles on Pentecost to strengthen them supernaturally to manifest publicly the Catholic Church. This included preaching the Gospel, celebrating the Sacraments and governing the people in the practice of the Faith. Moreover, the Holy Spirit continues to be present in the Church today. (CCC 743-747, 105-106; 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1;20-21) Gen. 1:2 The Spirit moved over the waters Ezek. 39:29 The Spirit has been poured out Joel 3:1-2 The Spirit will be poured out upon all Matt. 1:18 Mary conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit Lk 1:35 The Child will be conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit Mk. 1:9-11 The Spirit descended upon Jesus at His Baptism Acts 1:8 Jesus promises the Spirit Acts 2 Pentecost – the coming of the Holy Spirit and the public manifestation of the Church 22. Jesus chose Peter as the leader of His Church and made him the first Pope. Furthermore, Jesus gave to the Apostles the power to bring God’s mercy and forgiveness to all Christians. This power has been passed on to the pope, bishops, and priests whom God has called and will continue to call to carry on Christ’s work of bringing people closer to God. (CCC 890-892) Matthew 16:13-20 August 6th, 2009 Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus said, “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” Diocese of La Crosse Page 10 of 38 Grade 8 John 20:19-23 John 21:1-19 “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” “Peter, do you love Me? […Jesus] said to him, Feed My sheep.” 23. The Holy Spirit guides the shepherds of the Church so that they teach the truth as given to the Apostles by Jesus Christ. In addition, the Holy Spirit protects the Pope and the Church from error when, as the leader of the Church, he defines doctrines (Church teachings) on faith and morals. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit protects the teachings of all the other bishops when they are teaching in union with the Pope. (CCC 888-892, 861-862) Acts 20:28 “Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flock of which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, in which you tend the Church of God that He acquired with His own Blood.” 24. Jesus commissioned the Apostles to hand on the teachings that He had given them while He was with them. The teachings of Jesus are summarized in the Apostles’ Creed. The Church that Jesus founded has four marks or defining characteristics, which are expressed in the Nicene Creed: the Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. (CCC 811-812, 880-887) Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus said to the Apo...
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