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When the disciples encountered this person on the their way to Emmaus, why did they not recognize it was Jesus?


Each time we break the bread at Mass we are truly in the presence of Jesus. How is this explained to people who are not members of the Church?


We encounter God every time we listen to or read Scripture. Jesus used Scripture to help the disciples recognize him. How will you work to influence your people to find the Risen Lord in the Word revealed to us?


CHAPTER TWENTY FOUR TRADITION


JESUS SENT THE The foundation of the Church is Jesus Christ. HOLY SPIRIT When he ascended to the Father he sent the INTO THE CHURCH


The people came together and formed a community of individuals who possessed the Spirit was the Church.


JESUS WAS THE The members of the Church believed in the CENTER OF THE LIFE Risen Christ.


Jesus was at the center of their


OF THE EARLY CHURCHlives andat the center of life of the community. He invited each member of the community to follow him. He invited each member to be united in friendship to God. The members of the community responded to his invitation. They made Jesus present in their everyday lives.


THE GOSPELS ARE Some of the members of the community were


ACCOUTS WRITTEN moved to write down what the community BY THE COMMUNITY believed about Jesus. They wrote the 27 books of the New Testament.


It is important to understand that these


books are not simply historical records of what Jesus said and did. They are records written by people who had faith in the Risen Lord Jesus.


THE GIFT OF The New Testament is the inspired word of INSPIRATION God. The inspiration of the New Testament is


Spirit to be with his Apostles and disciples.


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