Catholicism – Episode 01

Episode 1
Amazed and Afraid
The Revelation of God Become Man

Although there is much to be gained in simply viewing the video for the series and participating in the group discussion, you may want to take your learning to a deeper level by using the resources provided below.
Below are a summary of the episode and links to a number of resources you may find helpful in preparing for this session and our group discussion.
EPISODE 1Amazed and Afraid–The Revelation of God Become Man: The strange and dangerous words of Jesus of Nazareth set up a drama that will culminate in a surprising battle between two kings, and in the wake of this conflict, an empire will be defeated – and the world will be changed. Bishop Robert Barron illuminates and explains the conviction of the Catholic Faith that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah, and the revelation of God become man. He shows how Jesus fulfills the four tasks of the Messiah, according to the Old and New Testaments, and how the living legacy of Christ, God and Messiah, is proclaimed by the Church. Join Bishop Barron as he addresses some of the most controversial questions about the life and identity of Jesus Christ and travels through the mysterious and sacred places of the Holy Land of Israel and the eternal city of Rome.
SCRIPTURE TO READ (Click on links below to read)
CATECHISM TO READ (Click on links below to read)
Incarnation CCC 461-463 and CCC 430-445 
Jesus is Lord CCC 446-451
Jesus gathers the tribes CCC 541-542 
The Temple CCC 2099-2100 
Jesus as Davidic Warrior CCC 559-560 
Jesus dies on the Cross CCC 613-618 
The Resurrection CCC 638-647
  1. What did you learn in this episode that was new to you?
  2. Jesus surprised everyone. He was not what anyone expected the Messiah to be, and he surprised people by teaching with authority and sharing God’s mercy. How can you live so that you are ready to be surprised by Jesus, every moment of every day?
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