Theme #2

Who is Jesus Christ?

Spring of 2015

Overview: This theme will focus on Jesus, the 2nd person of the Blessed Trinity as the ultimate revelation of God to all people. In learning about who Jesus is, the participants will also learn who He calls them to be.

Goal: To help participants recognize Jesus as the ultimate revelation of a personal, loving God who invites us to live a life of peace and joy in relationship with God and the Church.

Vocabulary:
Jesus, Christ, Faith, Nicene Creed, Gospel, Kingdom of God, Incarnation, Immaculate Conception, Epiphany, Miracle, Disciple, Holy Trinity, Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

Objectives:

1. Articulate what participants know about who Jesus is coming into the course.
2. Introduce the concept of “Revelation” especially that Jesus, the Word of God is the ultimate revelation of who God is and who we are called to be.
3. Increase familiarity with the persons of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and Their attributes.
4. Explore the Incarnation: Jesus’ revelation of perfect love.
5. Develop a deeper regard for Mary in our lives as a perfect model of faith and her role in the Church.
6. Become aware that our response to the Love of Jesus is faithfulness and discipleship.
7. Understand the goal of life is to know, love, and serve God, and to be happy with God forever in Heaven.
8. Articulate the Divine Revelation on death, judgment (particular and final), Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory.
9. Develop an appreciation for God’s gift of Heaven, and understand the freedom to accept or reject God’s love.
10. Be challenged to identify themselves as members of the Communion of Saints, who are connected with the faithful who have gone before them, who are grounded in prayer, and who are fortified by the Sacraments, so that they may become who Jesus calls them to be.

Catechists/Small Group Leaders

If you are a catechist or small group leader and would like to explore these topics prior to a session with teens, here is a collection of background information and reflections that you might find useful:

Theme 2 catechist background information

If you are looking for some resources that might help you to engage teens in these topics, please consider some of the resources available at the Archdiocesan Educational Resource Center (ERC). Here is a list of some that are pertinent to this theme:

ERC Theme 2 Resources