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Paul tells his followers to be watchful. What does this mean to us the 21st century?


Why is it important that Jesus really suffered, died, and rose from the dead?


CHAPTER SIXTEEN WE CAN CHOOSE TO COOPERATE WITH THE SPIRIT


JESUS WILL COME Mt 25:31-46 In the sixth section of the Creed, we say that


AGAIN; HE WILL Jesus “will come to judge the living and the JUDGE


dead. “There are two ideas in this section. The first is that Jesus will come again. The second is that


he will judge all who have died and all who are alive when he comes. We will be judged by how we have treated one another. Remember we are called to faith of action; that is, living the gospel message.


WHEN JESUS COMES The work of Jesus is not finished. The victory AGAIN THE VICTORY over the powers of evil, sin, sickness, and WILL BE COMPLETE Mt 24:37-44


Jesus will come again, when his work is


death has been won by Jesus. But the victory is not complete. The kingdom of God has not fully


overcome the power of evil. Each person must continue to allow Jesus to become present in their hearts so that Jesus can become more present in the world. completed through us.


THE JUDGEMENT The judgment that is given is not a sentence IS THE PERSON handed down, but rather it is someone we IN OUR HEARTS have in our hearts. At baptism we are called Jn 16: 5-15 Rom 8: 9-11


to put off our old ways, sin, and put on the new way, Jesus. The Spirit come into our hearts and


we begin to live the life of God. We are constantly being changed by this Spirit into the image and likeness of Jesus.


THOSE WHO HAVE At the end of our present way of life we will


THE SPIRIT ARE either have the Spirit in us or we will not. PART OF THE When all those who possess the Spirit will be KINGDOM part of the kingdom. Those who do not Col 3: 1-4 possess the Spirit will have no place in the kingdom of God.


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