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    Jesus ChristJesus ChristRedeemer of all menRedeemer of all men

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    Gods initiativeGods initiative

    For God soFor God so lovedloved the world that hethe world that he

    gavegave his only Son (1 Jn 4:10)his only Son (1 Jn 4:10)

    In Christ, God was reconciling theIn Christ, God was reconciling the

    world to himself (2 Cor 5:19)world to himself (2 Cor 5:19)

    The offended party himself is solvingThe offended party himself is solving

    our problem: forgiving, healing andour problem: forgiving, healing and

    helping.helping.

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    JesusJesus

    Means God saves.Means God saves.

    The only savior.The only savior.

    Jesus prayer.Jesus prayer.

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    ChristChrist

    Greek of Messiah, AnointedGreek of Messiah, Anointed

    AnointedAnointed

    for Kings, Priests, Prophetsfor Kings, Priests, Prophets people who have a missionpeople who have a mission

    from Godfrom God

    Christs mission is to saveChrists mission is to save

    us from our sins as a King,us from our sins as a King,

    Priest and Prophet.Priest and Prophet.

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    Jesus ChristJesus Christ

    sufferedsuffered under Pontius Pilate,under Pontius Pilate,

    was crucifiedwas crucified,,

    dieddied, and, and

    was buriedwas buried..

    HeHe descendeddescended to hell andto hell and

    on the third day,on the third day, roserose again from theagain from the

    dead.dead.

    HeHe ascendedascended into heaven sitteth atinto heaven sitteth at

    the right hand of the Father.the right hand of the Father.

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    Paschal Mystery: accomplishingPaschal Mystery: accomplishing

    Gods saving planGods saving plan

    The Paschal Mystery = passion,The Paschal Mystery = passion,

    death, resurrection, anddeath, resurrection, and

    glorificationglorification

    Paschal = passover (from deathPaschal = passover (from death

    to life)to life)

    Center of faith: God's savingCenter of faith: God's saving

    plan was accomplished once forplan was accomplished once forall by Christs redemptive deathall by Christs redemptive death

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    Who is responsible for theWho is responsible for the

    death of Jesus?death of Jesus? Not all the JewsNot all the Jews

    Every single sinnerEvery single sinner

    Especially ChristiansEspecially Christians who more who more

    often fall into sin or delight in theiroften fall into sin or delight in their

    vicesvices

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    Objective and SubjectiveObjective and Subjective

    RedemptionRedemption Objective Redemption - OneObjective Redemption - One

    sacrifice to save all mankindsacrifice to save all mankind

    once and for allonce and for all

    Subjective Redemption Subjective Redemption

    redemption applied to eachredemption applied to each

    one, as each one receives theone, as each one receives the

    grace.grace.

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    How did Jesus accomplish ourHow did Jesus accomplish our

    Redemption?Redemption? Romans 5:19Romans 5:19

    For just as through one man'sFor just as through one man's

    disobediencedisobedience

    many people weremany people were mademade

    sinnerssinners,,

    so also through one man'sso also through one man'sobedienceobedience

    many people will bemany people will be mademade

    righteousrighteous..

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    Jesus as New Adam made upJesus as New Adam made up

    for all our sins as the head offor all our sins as the head of

    one bodyone body

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    When did Jesus obey?When did Jesus obey?

    From becoming man (momentFrom becoming man (moment

    of conception) up to his deathof conception) up to his death

    on the Cross.on the Cross.

    He obeyed throughout his life.He obeyed throughout his life.

    Erat subditus illis: he wasErat subditus illis: he was

    obedient to Mary and Joseph.obedient to Mary and Joseph.

    Shortest biography of Jesus.Shortest biography of Jesus.

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    Why did his obedience save us?Why did his obedience save us?

    Obeying God means Loving God.Obeying God means Loving God.

    Union of will with Gods is the ultimateUnion of will with Gods is the ultimate

    expression of love.expression of love.

    Will is the most important faculty of man. It isWill is the most important faculty of man. It isthe ultimate sacrifice.the ultimate sacrifice.

    Jesus obedience as man had infiniteJesus obedience as man had infinite

    value, because it is God himself who wasvalue, because it is God himself who was

    acting.acting. This obedience of infinite value pleasing toThis obedience of infinite value pleasing to

    God made up for the infinite offense ofGod made up for the infinite offense of

    Adam.Adam.

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    The entire life of Christ was a freeThe entire life of Christ was a free

    offering to save us.offering to save us.

    Jesus means God saves

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    He descended into hellHe descended into hell

    Today a great silence reignsToday a great silence reigns

    on earth, a great silence andon earth, a great silence and

    a great stillness. A greata great stillness. A great

    silence because the King issilence because the King isasleep.asleep.

    He has raised up all who haveHe has raised up all who have

    slept ever since the worldslept ever since the world

    began. . . He has gone tobegan. . . He has gone tosearch for Adam, our firstsearch for Adam, our first

    father, as for a lost sheep.father, as for a lost sheep.

    Ancient homily for Holy SaturdayAncient homily for Holy Saturday

    CCC 635CCC 635

    Bosom of Abraham

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    On the third day he rose againOn the third day he rose again

    by his death, Christ liberatesby his death, Christ liberates

    us from sinus from sin

    by his Resurrection, he opensby his Resurrection, he opens

    for us the way to afor us the way to a new lifenew life

    = justification reinstating us in= justification reinstating us in

    God's graceGod's grace

    = a real share in the life of the= a real share in the life of theonly Son, which was fullyonly Son, which was fully

    revealed in his Resurrection.revealed in his Resurrection.

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    Christs ascension to the right handChrists ascension to the right hand

    of the Fatherof the Father Right hand = he is ruling fromRight hand = he is ruling from

    heavenheaven

    He intercedes for usHe intercedes for us

    From the right hand of the Father,From the right hand of the Father,he sends the Holy Spirithe sends the Holy Spirit

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    All Christians are called toAll Christians are called to

    redeem in Christredeem in Christ By obedienceBy obedience

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    Christs Messianic RolesChrists Messianic Roles

    Adam: man separatesAdam: man separatesfrom Godfrom God

    Lost graceLost grace

    IgnoranceIgnorance

    Malice/weakness/disorMalice/weakness/disor

    dered desiresdered desires

    Jesus Christ: God unites with manJesus Christ: God unites with man

    Brought grace -- LifeBrought grace -- Life

    Knowledge ------TruthKnowledge ------Truth

    Gods reign ------WayGods reign ------Way

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    04/17/1204/17/12 ralral

    Christ saving the world, through hisChrist saving the world, through his

    ChurchChurchJesus Christ Church: Mystical Body

    of ChristThe Christian

    High Priest on the cross Priestly nation or people ofGod

    -Ministerial Priesthood-Common Priesthood

    Prophet: spokesman ofGod, teacher

    Proclaims the Good news ofGod

    -Magisterium-Doctrinal apostolate

    King: ruler Spreads the Kingdom ofHeaven

    -Catholic hierarchy-Role of laity in the temporalsphere

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    It is Christ who saves.It is Christ who saves.

    Classic mistake: achieve DivineClassic mistake: achieve Divine

    through merely human meansthrough merely human means

    We can only reach the Divine and giveWe can only reach the Divine and give

    the Divine bythe Divine by filling our life withfilling our life with

    Christ who is God, and living his life.Christ who is God, and living his life.

    Confession Eucharist