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How do we find our vocation in this life?


CHAPTER THIRTEEN ONE GOD, POWER, AND CREATOR


OUR GOD IS Ps 100


At the beginning of the Apostles’ Creed, we


ONE GOD say that we believe in God. God is at the heart of our faith, God is at the center of the life of the Church,


and God is at the center of our lives. God is one God. We do not believe in many gods.


In the early days of the Church, the people


came in contact with those who believe in many gods. The Church has always understood that there is only one God who is Lord of all things.


GOD HAS POWERHe is the Father almighty. God is the Father of OVER ALL our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is his favored THINGS Son We are God’s favored children because Jb 36:22 we are sisters and brothers of Jesus. God is Jb 37:24 the giver of life. God is called “almighty” Is 40:27-31 because God was complete power over all things.


In the


early days some people believed that there was a “god of good” and “a god of evil.” These gods fought constantly. The Church has always taught that there is one God, who is all powerful. Our God has complete control over all things.


GOD IS THE


CREATOR Father made all things from nothing. God is Jb 38:2


Jb 37:24 in and through the Son. Everything in the Is 40:12-26


with God’s loving presence. WE ARE


CREATURES


Jb 4, 2 Ps 104


God is the “creator of heaven and earth.” The the source of all things. God fashioned them


universe finds its beginning in the Father and is filled


All things depend on God for their life. Without would come to an end.


God’s continued creative presence creation It is important for us


to consider that God is the creator and we are the


creatures. We are completely dependent upon God for everything. Our calling in life is to take the gift of life and use it to praise, worship, and serve the Lord our God.


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