**In the Journal section of your notebook** Do you see God at work in your life? What are some of the signs that show God's work?
God uses signs to show his power and love. 1. The Seven Sacraments begin with signs we can see, feel or hear. 2. God acts through the ordinary to make our lives extraordinary. 3. Through signs we see the invisible God in visible ways. 4. Jesus is God’s greatest gift in a very visible way. A. In Jesus we can see, hear, and touch God. B. Jesus is the second person in the Blessed Trinity, Son of God who became man.
The Church is a sign and instrument of God’s life and love among us. 1. The Church continues what Jesus began, the mission of service to others. 2. The Church offers the Sacraments as a necessary part of achieving Salvation. 3. The church shows signs of God’s Grace through acts of worship and community celebrations, known as Sacraments. 4. **Sacraments**: effective signs given to us by Jesus through which we share God’s life. 5. God acts through the Sacraments to make happen the very thing that the signs stand for. 6. Sacraments help us grow in holiness, build up the Church, and give praise to God.
Use the information found on page 114 of your O.F.O.L book to identify these symbols and the Sacraments they are associated with.
Through the Seven Sacraments we share in God’s Grace. A.Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist -Sacraments of Initiation welcome its members into the church B. Sacraments of Healing – Reconciliation or Penance, Anointing the Sick -Sacraments of Healing strengthen and restore our life of Grace C. Sacraments at the Service of Communion – Holy Orders, Matrimony -Sacraments at the Service of Communion for the salvation of others
IN PAIRS: Read the following Bible passages and indicate the Sacrament being referenced. ·Jn. 3:5 ·Mt. 19:14 ·James 5:14-15 ·Jn. 20:21-23 ·Gn. 2:24 ·Lk. 22:19 ·Mk. 6:12-13 ·Mk. 2:1-10 ·Acts 20:28 ·Jn. 16:7 ·Jn. 6:51 ·Mt. 28:19-20 ·Lk. 22:19-20 ·Acts 8:14-17