So Long Self
We must give up our old self and put on Christ
Image of God
God created us in his image; in the divine image he created us.
Who is God?
Why did God Make you?
A. God made me to know, to love and to serve him
Tools for Virtue
The word virtue means "valor," "merit" or "moral perfection." a virtuous person is someone who chooses to do good at all times, no matter the circumstances or situations.
Whats in your Spiritual toolbox?
Lives ans examples of the Saints
The theological virtues are Faith Hope and Love
The Cardinal Virtues
Prudence - doing the right thing at the right time. Doing what is right even when no one is watching.
Justice- the desire and resolve to give each person his due. For example if you pay for some items you bought and the cashier gives you back an extra dollar, justice says that you should give back the dollar.
Fortitude- having courage, Standing up for your faith
Temperance- moderation. avoiding gluttony
"For by one offering he has made perfect forever those who are being consecrated"
We are made for God.
Get over yourself, and then step into your new self that is consecrated to God.
We are dead to sin and alive to God. If we choose to die to self, we choose to stop puting ourselves first.
We are being challenged to be Humble.
What are you still holding on to?
Do you have a sense of Entitlement?
Tenants of in your Heart
" you are going to have to move. So long, good bye, farewell."
Have you found somebody else?
If you do not kick out the tenants of your heart there will be no room for your new self.
Now is the time to invite Jesus into your heart.
A. The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 5
Where in the Bible do you find the Sermon on the Plain?
A. The Gospel of Luke Chapter 6
Why are the Beatitudes important?
What dose it mean to be poor in Spirit?
Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
- to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.
What is Prayer?
Conversation with God
Telling God your needs
Way to Speak to the Lord
A way for God to reach out to us
Songs, Hymns, singing, songs of praise and worship
Memorized prayer/communal prayer
A way to ask God for help
Private not public
Connecting with God
Listening to what God has to say to you
Silent or out loud
Asking for forgiveness
Recognizing that you are profoundly loved by God
Allowing God to love you
Types of Prayer
Prayer of Petition-Bringing a need to God and asking for his will to be done. God answers our prayers in three way: Yes, No and Wait.
Prayer of Thanksgiving-Giving thanks to God for having created us in his image and likeness. Recognizing that everything we have is given to us as a gift out of God's unconditional love for us.
Prayer of Adoration- being in God's presence to adore God. To worship him. To pay reverence, honor,and love to God.