Thursday, January 29, 2009

Overview of Season Two

Change Our Hearts Season Two.
Here is the theme and scripture reference for each week in the six sessions:

Session 1: Repent and Believe the Good News!
Conversion is at the core of the Gospel message Conversion calls for a change of heart and mind Jesus' call to conversion is expressed in relation to God, to ourselves, and to others Conversion is the process of becoming Good News to one another
Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18

Session 2: God's Beloved
Listening to Jesus, God's Beloved Son Being the Beloved of God Personal transfiguration Facing reality: in life, and in faith
Mark 9: 2-10

Session 3: Thirsting for New Life
Water, symbol of new life in Christ An encounter with Christ implies leading others to encounter him God thirsts for us
John 4: 5-30, 39-42

Session 4: From Darkness to LightFocus
We are called out of "night" into "day" Christ is the Light of the world Christians are called to live as children of the light
John 3: 1-21

Session 5: Bound Together by a Promise
The Covenant between God and God's people The Covenant is founded on love The Covenant is a two-way pledge of faithfulness, mercy and forgiveness The New Covenant fulfilled in Christ
Scripture Reading
Jeremiah 31: 31-34

Session 6: Into Holy Week with ChristFocus
Sharing in the great "conversion" of death into life Celebrating and making present the "triumph" of the cross in liturgy, and in life Sharing in the "Paschal Mystery" The "Paschal Mystery" as the foundation of our faith, our hope, and our love
Philippians 2: 6-11

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