Internet Bible Study Lesson One

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Internet Bible Study Lesson One
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Sun, 01-11-2004 - 5:07pm
Lesson One

1) Is it Christ Himself who founds the Church upon Peter and the apostles?

Matthew 16:18-20

Luke 10:16

Eph 2:20

2) Why is it that Christ’s Church is universal?

Matthew 28:16-20

Mark 16:15

3) Are the apostles the ones that choose to follow Jesus or is it Jesus that calls the twelve?

Mark 1:16-20

Mark 3:13-19

Mark 6:7-13

Matthew 4:18-22

Matthew 10:1-4

Luke 5:9-11

Luke 9:1-6

4) When is it that the Holy spirit, sent by God the Father and by Jesus, enables the apostles to fulfill their evangelical mission?

Acts 1:4-8

Acts 2:1-4

5) Did Christ found one single Church, or many churches?

John 10:16

John 21:15-17

John 17:11,20,23

Matthew 16:18-20

1 Cor 12:4-27

Eph 1:22-23

1 Peter 2:4-5

Eph 2:14-22

Dn 2:44

Additional reading:

Dei Verbum - The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, paragraph no.23 and 25

Ascent to Truth by Thomas Merton, Chapter 8

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Tue, 01-13-2004 - 8:26am
Is anyone ready to discuss any of the first five exercises?

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Registered: 04-05-2003
Thu, 01-15-2004 - 6:45pm
I printed out the exercises tonight. I should be ready by Monday if that works for anyone else.

-Becky

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." - Thomas Jeff

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Fri, 01-16-2004 - 7:48am
Ok

I will post the lesson (two) for next week in a new thread under Bible Study on Sunday afternoon.

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Fri, 01-16-2004 - 9:24am
Actually I read the scripture passages last night and can discuss based on that. My pregnancy brain is just entirely too muddled to try to get through the additional reading right now.

I'll post a separate post in this thread with my thoughts wrt to lesson 1 later today.

Are the questions supposed to be so cut and dry? DH and I did them together and the only one we really "discussed" was #5 and that was not over the yes/no part but over whether or not Jesus was prophesying sects of Christianity that would be united in 1 church or what. You'll understand more what I mean later.

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." - Thomas Jeff

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Fri, 01-16-2004 - 10:30am
The additional material is just that not necessary but helpful. The first lessons are a bit straight forward but as we go on they do get a bit more involved. I would hope that this gets Catholics used to looking up Scripture and what Scripture is available for defending Catholic teaching. So often non-Catholics present Scripture that seems to contradict Catholic teaching and Catholics do not know what to do with it.