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Judith Dunlap, When You Teach in a Catholic School(2004) states that yes, religion is taught but faith is caught by being around people who are confident and willing to share their faith. We can touch the heart through rituals, by creating an influential environment and again, by being a personal witness. Rituals bring people together; they teach us there are certain ways to do things, they make us feel good as well as give vitality to the people involved. We can grow as faith community by starting (and maintaining) a ritual; it can include words, actions, symbols and/or music. The environment in any room, not just the religion class, can also influence faith by creating a feeling of peace and welcome through the use of lights, pictures, music, rugs, and/or plants by tapping into our senses. Last, personal witness isn’t just limited to staff in the school. We must remember to include and invite other witnesses like parents, community members, elders, priests, etc. to help our youth grow by sharing their story.
I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.
Think of events that will happen in your school this month. Are there people that can be invited in to help celebrate these events and share their story?
Scriptures used in support of unlimited atonement
These are Scriptures commonly used by those who support Unlimited atonement:
- John 1:29
- John 3:14-18
- 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
- 1 Timothy 2:3-6
- 1 Timothy 4:10
- Titus 2:11
- 2 Peter 2:1
- 2 Peter 3:9
- 1 John 2:2
Confession Bible Quotes
• James 5:16
• Acts 19:18
• Matthew 3:5-6
• Mark 1:5
• 1 Timothy 6:12
• 1 John 1:9
• Numbers 5:6-7
• Nehemiah 9:2
• Sirach 4:26
Grave sins must be confessed once per year.
Venial sins are “recommended” for confession.
CHAPTER III : THE PENITENT
Can. 987 In order that the faithful may receive the saving remedy of the sacrament of penance, they must be so disposed that, repudiating the sins they have committed and having the purpose of amending their lives, they turn back to God.
Can. 988 §1 The faithful are bound to confess, in kind and in number, all grave sins committed after baptism, of which after careful examination of conscience they are aware, which have not yet been directly pardoned by the keys of the Church, and which have not been confessed in an individual confession.
§2 The faithful are recommended to confess also venial sins.
Can. 989 All the faithful who have reached the age of discretion are bound faithfully to confess their grave sins at least once a year.
Can. 990 No one is forbidden to confess through an interpreter, provided however that abuse and scandal are avoided, and without prejudice to the provision of can. 983 §2.
Can. 991 All Christ’s faithful are free to confess their sins to lawfully approved confessors of their own choice, even to one of another rite.
“Catechism of the Catholic Church”. 2000.
The Gravity of Sin: Mortal and Venial
After viewing the film Glory Road write a 5 paragraph essay response to the question: What Does It Take to Change the World?
Pick and choose from the following six ideas to develop your own thesis and topic sentences. In your essay refer to specific detail from the film, your own experiences, and passages from Scripture to develop your response to the question: What Does It Take to Change the World?
One: Recruiting Strategies
(read Luke 14:15-24; 1 Corinthians 1:24-31; and John 3:16-18; John 1:12-13)
- How does Coach Haskins change his recruiting methods after the traditional methods fail?
In school, when a team “captain” was choosing up sides for a team — what determined if someone got picked or not?
- Have you ever wanted to be part of something — knowing you could do well — only to be rejected? Or have you ever rejected someone because of their race, the way they talked, the clothes they wore, or where they lived? Describe your experience.
- When Paul comments about “the wise” who do you think he is talking about? Who would represent the “wise” in Glory Road?
- What kind of people does God “recruit?”
- What does God use as His standard for who makes the team?
Two: Good Players Need Good Coaching
(read 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; 2 Timothy 2:2-7)
- Name some of the behaviors that players on the Texas Western team had to overcome in order to become winners.
- What kinds of things did Coach Haskins do to discipline his team so that they would work together?
- What does the Bible say about why some people might not work well together?
- Name some roles Christians play in changing the world for Christ.
- Describe a coaching or mentoring relationship you have or had in school. What effect did the coaching have on your performance? What characteristics did you most appreciate in the person who was helping you?
- What does Timothy — and the rest of us — learn about playing on God’s team from each of the examples that Paul uses?
- Where should we go to find out what we should do, what the rules are, and how to work hard?
- Once we have learned how to change the world for Christ, what does Paul say we should do with that knowledge?
Three: Great Players Persevere
(read 1 Peter 5:8; 1 Peter 4:12-19; James 1:2-3, 12 and Romans 5:1-5)
- What were some of the responses people had when the Texas Western team began to win — especially when they began to beat highly-ranked teams?
- Once things got really bad, what happened to the team?
- How was their internal conflict demonstrated outwardly?
- Who is one of our opponents?
- Why shouldn’t we be surprised that we face opposition?
- What does it mean to be reviled?
- What do James and Paul say we should do in the face of difficult opposition?
- What is the end result of endurance and perseverance?
Four: Players Don’t Stand Alone
(read Romans 12:4-13, Philippians 2:1-11 and Hebrews 10:23-25)
- When Coach Haskins announces his decision to his team — what is their response?
- Some of the white players would never again get a chance to play in a championship tournament, so why do you think they agreed to sit out the game?
- What lines of support did you see develop that helped Texas Western to prevail? According to the Bible, what are some ways we can show support for one another?
- How does meeting together regularly contribute to the support of all members?
Five: All Players Triumph through Belief and Action
(read James 2:14-26)
- What obstacles have you overcome in your life?
- Can you give some examples of how action confirms belief?
- What kind of actions can you take that will lead others to Jesus and help to change the world for Christ
Six: Go Play to Win!
(read 1 Corinthians 9:25-27)
- What one thing will you change about yourself this week to help win the world for Christ?
- What one thing will you commit yourself to do for someone else in this room to help them in their faith
- Discuss what you can do to reach out to others and help them to join God’s team.
NRSV translation of the related Scriptures from http://bible.oremus.org/:
1 Corinthians 1:24-31
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
2 Timothy 2:2-7
1 Peter 5:8
1 Peter 4:12-19
1 Corinthians 9:25-27
- Explain how this movie (story) is a parable. What specific characteristics does this story have that meet the criteria of a parable? Be as specific as possible and discuss all the characteristics of a parable.
- What is the surprise that caught your attention in this parable movie? In other words, what is the “twist”?
- What is the “truth” being taught by this parable story? Could the main teaching of this parable movie be, “Don’t be afraid of death, be afraid of the unlived life. ” What does Angus Tuck means by an “unlived life”. Explain. Reading the poem, An Unlived life might be helpful. ”John 10:10 say about the purpose of life? (Use Oremus Bible Browser) What does Colossians 3:1-17 say about how to live life this way?
The rubric used to grade this assignment can be found at the pages on the right. The rubric page is titled, Video Study Assignment Rubric