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Unformatted text preview: in this grade level. Further, Scriptures that are bolded are new for this grade. 1. Present the God’s Plan of Salvation History. (See Overview/Scope Section, pages 19-20, God’s Plan of Salvation History for the full teaching). Note: Sacred Art, the captions that go under the Sacred Art if displayed as a timeline on the wall, and the outline for presenting God’s Plan of Salvation History can be downloaded from the Diocesan website: www.dioceseoflacrosse.com/office and ministries/catechesis/SalvationHistoryinArtwork 2. There is only one 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 o f the Blessed Trinity gives Himself totally to the others; because they perfectly love each other. They form a communion of Persons. (CCC 234, 232, 237) 3. God reveals to us in Sacred Scripture that there is only one God and He is a Trinity of Persons. Deuteronomy 6:4-5 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord...” Exodus 2:23-3:14 The Burning Bush: God reveals that He is a personal God. Matthew 28:16-20 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” John 14:11 Jesus said, “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me.” 4. “God is love and in Himself He lives a mystery of personal loving communion. The life that God lives in Himself is personal: the Persons of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; it is loving: each of the Persons loves the other two; and it is a communion: the three Persons are united in Their common love” (Pope John Paul II, The Christian Family in the Modern World, #11). 5. God shows His merciful love by drawing good out of evil. Romans 8:28 “We know that in everything God works for good for those who love Him.” Psalm 103 “The Lord’s kindness is forever, toward the faithful from age to age. He favors those who keep His Covenant.” Psalm 136:23 “The Lord remembered us in our misery, His mercy endures forever.” August 6th, 2009 Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 6 of 38 Grade 8 Luke 1:50 Mary said “…His mercy is from age to age to those who fear Him.” 6. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth and Love. Jesus gives us the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Blessed Trinity in the Sacrament of Baptism. As “the interior Teacher of Christian prayer,” the Holy Spirit teaches us how to pray and to believe, trust and love Jesus. Moreover, in the Sacrament of Confirmation, our friendship with the Holy Spirit is deepened as we learn to recognize His promptings and biddings to follow the will of God. In addition, the Holy Spirit strengthens us to overcome temptations and make right choices as well as to spread and defend the Catholic Faith. (CCC 2681) 7. We can think of God the Father as our Creator, God the Son as our Teacher an...
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