Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Catechism Discussion Group: Are You Saved?

I'll be posting my prep. notes for our teen Catechism discussion group here. Sorry if they're a bit cryptic at times. These are my notes from last week...


Catholicism and Fundamentalism by Karl Keating
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Beginning Apologetics I (pgs. 35-36 et al)
Unabridged Christianity chapter starting at pg. 49
Romans 3 and 4 (and other selections mentioned in the above texts)


corporal and spiritual works of mercy
cooperation and collaboration with God

Words to Understand:

predestination (we didn't get to this one in the course of the discussion)
perseverance (I don't think this one made it to the cards - we discussed it briefly in terms of what we mean by "salvation")

We defined the words from the Catechism of the Catholic Church and then wrote them up on index cards and played around with explaining them in a visual manner (and through the use of analogies). It was interesting! Then we took out the words that Protestants (generally) deny and talked about how that change came about. We wrapped it up with the kids' favorite part - role-playing apologetics.

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