We'll meet in the science room after school, 3:10-4:10pm today. Bring your binder and a writing utensil.
1. St. Paul often addresses the communities to whom he writes as these two groups of closely-connected people.
Who are brothers and sisters?
2. In the heavenly Jerusalem, Paul says we find a group of these gathering in celebration.
Who are angels?
3. Paul compares the sacrifice of Christ to that of this first person’s blood that was shed in the Bible.
Who is Abel?
4. When invited to a wedding, this is the reason Jesus gives for NOT taking a seat of great honor.
What is the host may ask you to give up your seat to someone else?
5. When hosting, this is the reason Jesus gives for NOT inviting your friends, relatives, and wealthy neighbors.
What is to avoid the expectation of repayment?
6. By inviting the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind, Jesus tells us that this will be our repayment.
What is the “resurrection of the righteous” [or Heaven, or salvation,...]?
1. The Lord says he will gather the people of all nations to this place.
Where is Jerusalem?
2. The people will come on horses and in chariots, in carts, upon mules and dromedaries. This is how we refer to dromedaries today.
What is a camel? (not found in the reading... sorry)
3. While it seems to cause us pain rather than joy, Paul reminds us that this will bring “the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it.”
What is discipline?
4. The completion of the following phrase: “Some are last who will be first, and…”
What is, "...some are first who will be last"?
Come join us for lunch--pizza, fruit and veggies. We'll watch some short films about Mary, the Mother of God and Peter, Jesus's right-hand man and, of course, practice answering RC Challenge questions. This Monday, 11:30am-2:00pm.
I apologize. I posted these questions last week, but it looks like the page didn't update. Here are the questions and answers.
1. This prophet was thrown into a cistern and left to die until he was saved by order of the king.
Who was Jeremiah?
2. Paul uses this term to refer to people who have gone before us into the heavenly kingdom, especially those recognized by the Church as saints—a term that conjures up an image of people surrounding us and watching over us from above.
What is a cloud of witnesses?
3. Jesus says that his coming will not result in peace but rather in this.
What is division?
4. Jesus goes on to say that these kinds of problems will be experienced at all levels, even in these groups.
What are families?
1. In his letter to the Hebrews, Paul says this word is defined as “the realization for what is hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.”
What is faith?
2. Paul recalls how these three Old Testament figures journeyed by faith to the Promised Land.
Who are Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?
3. We remember God promised the chosen people that their descendants would be so numerous—virtually unable to be counted—like these two things found in nature.
What are the stars in the sky and the sands on the seashore?
4. In his parable, Jesus says to his disciples, “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await” this.
What is the master’s return from a wedding?
5. Jesus instructs that we must be prepared for the Son of Man, who will come at this time.
What is at “an hour [we] do not expect”? (Would that be considered a trick question?)
1. In the book of Ecclesiastes, we are told that our excessive worries are a result of this weakness.
What is vanity?
2. Once in Heaven, this is where Christ is seated.
What is at the right hand of God?
3. In Jesus’ parable, the rich man with the bountiful harvest and no place to store it decides to do this.
What is to tear down his barns and build bigger barns?
4. Jesus’ parable teaches us that we must strive to be rich in “what matters to God.” This is what happens to the man with the bountiful harvest.
What is he dies that very night?
1. In the book of Genesis, the Lord hears of the grave sins of these two cities.
Where are Sodom and Gomorrah?
2. This man questioned the Lord regarding how many innocent people it would take to spare the city of Sodom.
Who was Abraham?
3. The story ends with the Lord giving his assurance that he would not destroy the city even to save this number of innocent people.
What is 10?
4. When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, this is what he taught them.
What is the Our Father?
5. Jesus tells his disciples that God will do these three things in response to those who (1) ask, (2) seek, and (3) knock.
What are (1) receive, (2) find, and (3) the door will be opened?