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Published on October 26, 2007

Author: pcuadra

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A relection on God's power
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God Almighty Mr. Pablo Cuadra Religion Class

What is Power? Power is an attribute of God

Power is an attribute of God

What is an attribute? An attribute is a quality God possesses In other words God is all-powerful

An attribute is a quality God possesses

In other words God is all-powerful

What is Power? Power is the ability to act or produce an effect

Power is the ability to act or produce an effect

What does it mean to have power? To have power means we have : Authority Control Influence Over people or things

To have power means we have :

Authority

Control

Influence

Over people or things

Question What kind of authority, control or influence do you have over people or things?

What kind of authority, control or influence do you have over people or things?

How is power described? Power is usually described as a force, energy, strength, and might.

Power is usually described as a force, energy, strength, and might.

Question How do you experience this description of power in your daily life?

How do you experience this description of power in your daily life?

What is the Christian and Jewish belief about God’s power? Christians and Jews believe that God is almighty Christians and Jews believe that all power belongs on earth belong to God Psalm 62 :12 = God is almighty Revelation 1:8 = God is all-powerful Job 42:2 = God’s purpose cannot be thwarted (let down)

Christians and Jews believe that God is almighty

Christians and Jews believe that all power belongs on earth belong to God

Psalm 62 :12 = God is almighty

Revelation 1:8 = God is all-powerful

Job 42:2 = God’s purpose cannot be thwarted (let down)

What is one of the main characteristic of God’s power? The main characteristic of God’s power is that is universal. Universal = all creation, all life, everything that exist, the earth , the universe are under God’s will.

The main characteristic of God’s power is that is universal.

Universal = all creation, all life, everything that exist, the earth , the universe are under God’s will.

Question? How have you seen evidence of God’s power in your life? In the world of nature?

How have you seen evidence of God’s power in your life? In the world of nature?

What is the Christian belief about Jesus? The Christian belief is that Jesus the son of God is the power of God. Through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection God has shown his power, love and care for us. Only Jesus has the power to save us and to offer us eternal life.

The Christian belief is that Jesus the son of God is the power of God.

Through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection God has shown his power, love and care for us.

Only Jesus has the power to save us and to offer us eternal life.

Jesus The Nicene Creed and the Apostles creed state that Jesus, was conceived by the Holy Spirit

The Nicene Creed and the Apostles creed state that Jesus, was conceived by the Holy Spirit

Jesus Jesus demonstrated the power of God by working miracles (dynameis) The word dynameis means “powers” or work of power. The miracles are signs of the presence of God in our lives.

Jesus demonstrated the power of God by working miracles (dynameis)

The word dynameis means “powers” or work of power.

The miracles are signs of the presence of God in our lives.

What the four categories of miracles? The four categories of miracles are: A. Healing miracles B. Exorcisms C. Resuscitation D. Nature miracles

The four categories of miracles are:

A. Healing miracles

B. Exorcisms

C. Resuscitation

D. Nature miracles

What are the healing miracles? These are signs of Jesus’ power that involve the physical healing of the sick

These are signs of Jesus’ power that involve the physical healing of the sick

Examples of Healing Miracles 5:1-9 The cripple for 38 years 5:17-26 2:1-12 9:2-8 The paralytic 5:12-16 1:40-45 8:1-4 Cleansing of the leper John Luke Mark Matthew Healing Miracles

Question Do you know anyone that has received a healing miracle?

Do you know anyone that has received a healing miracle?

What are exorcism? Exorcism are sings of God’s power that involve casting out evil spirits or demons

Exorcism are sings of God’s power that involve casting out evil spirits or demons

Examples of Exorcism 9:37-43a 9:14-29 17:14-21 The boy with a demon 4:31-37 1:21-28 The demoniac of Capernaum 11:14-15 9:32-34 The mute demoniac John Luke Mark Matthew Exorcism

Question What are the signs in the world of evil presence or activity?

What are the signs in the world of evil presence or activity?

What are resuscitation miracles? These are signs of Jesus’ power that involve the bringing back to life to those who were dead

These are signs of Jesus’ power that involve the bringing back to life to those who were dead

Examples of Resuscitation miracles 7:11-17 The widow’s son at Nain 11:1-44 Lazarus 5:21-24; 35-43 9:18-19; 23-26 The daughter of Jairus John Luke Mark Matthew Resuscitation Miracles

What are Nature Miracles? Nature miracles are signs of Jesus’ power over nature and creation

Nature miracles are signs of Jesus’ power over nature and creation

Examples of Nature miracles 8:1-10 15:32-39 Feeding of the four thousand 6:45-52 14:22-23 Walking on water 8:23-27 The calming of the sea John Luke Mark Matthew Nature Miracles

Question Do you know anyone among your family or friends that is known for feeding the homeless?

Do you know anyone among your family or friends that is known for feeding the homeless?

What do Christians believe about God and his power? A. Christians believe that God gives power and strength to people of faith B. Christians believe that God actually shares his power with us (Grace). We receive this power through the sacraments, prayer, fasting.

A. Christians believe that God gives power and strength to people of faith

B. Christians believe that God actually shares his power with us (Grace).

We receive this power through the sacraments, prayer, fasting.

Question How you ever felt empowered to do something with your life or talents?

How you ever felt empowered to do something with your life or talents?

How does God empower us? God give us the power to choose and to do what is good through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity =Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

God give us the power to choose and to do what is good through the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity =Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

When do we receive the power of God? We receive the power of God at baptism On our baptism we are called sons and daughters of God. We are given the power to live good lives and make a difference in the world if we choose to do so through our free will.

We receive the power of God at baptism

On our baptism we are called sons and daughters of God.

We are given the power to live good lives and make a difference in the world if we choose to do so through our free will.

How is this power strengthened? The power we receive at baptism is strengthened through the sacraments As Catholics we are called to celebrate and recieve the sacraments with faith and often.

The power we receive at baptism is strengthened through the sacraments

As Catholics we are called to celebrate and recieve the sacraments with faith and often.

What are these seven sacraments? 1. Baptism 2. Eucharist 3. Confirmation 4. Anointing of the sick 5. Reconciliation 6. Holy Orders 7. Holy Matrimony

1. Baptism

2. Eucharist

3. Confirmation

4. Anointing of the sick

5. Reconciliation

6. Holy Orders

7. Holy Matrimony

What do we receive through the sacraments? Through the sacraments we received seven graces from God. These graces inspire and empower us to make use of “gifts of the Holy Spirit”, and produce his fruits.

Through the sacraments we received seven graces from God.

These graces inspire and empower us to make use of “gifts of the Holy Spirit”, and produce his fruits.

What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit? These seven gifts or charismas are: 1. Wisdom 2. Knowledge 3. Understanding 4. Right judgment 5. Courage 6. Reverence 7. Wonder (awe in God’s presence)

These seven gifts or charismas are:

1. Wisdom

2. Knowledge

3. Understanding

4. Right judgment

5. Courage

6. Reverence

7. Wonder (awe in God’s presence)

What do these gifts do? These gifts increase our ability to relate to God, others and ourselves with love, hope and respect. They help us understand life’s mystery and the path we must take in life. They help us sense the will of God for our lives.

These gifts increase our ability to relate to God, others and ourselves with love, hope and respect.

They help us understand life’s mystery and the path we must take in life.

They help us sense the will of God for our lives.

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