Trinity- AQA Revision (New 9-1 GCSE)

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  • Created on: 11-10-17 19:04

What, Why & How do Christians use prayer?

What do Christians pray about?

  • There are numerous ways, christians use to pray. They can say a spontaneous prayer or a traditional one.                                                                                                                      Spontaneous- you choose the words, as you feel moved to say them (Holy Spirit), this method is good because its more personal & heartfelt but personal feelings can be mistaken for the Holy Spirit
  • Traditional- these are basically set prayers that you recite, so you don't need to worry about making up your own words & shows christian unity but it can be repetitive and you can say it without actually meaning the words e.g.Hail Mary

Why do Christians pray?

  • ask for help in fixing problems
  • to build a personal relationship with God
  • to get a peace mind, away from the hustle & bustle of the world
  • Jesus told us to pray in the Bible
  • pray for the dead- so we're asking God to show mercy on our loved ones & not send them into hell
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What, Why & How do Christians use prayer?

How do Christians pray?

Kneeling: sign of humility

Genuflecting: sign of respect

Prostration: sign of total submission

Bowing: sign of respect

Also they can use objects to help with prayer, e.g. using a rosary, sitting infront of the Blessed Sacrament,etc.

Physical postures can both assist prayers & show the intention behind that prayer

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Music- During Mass

The Mystery of Faith- straight after consecration, used to proclaim that people believe that the bread & wine have turned into Jesus' body & blood

Sanctus- a chant of praise/worship, based on Isaiah 6:3, unites us with angels.saints, in praising God

Alleluia- a joyful acclamation just before the gospel and used to worship Jesus

Gloria- Glory to God in the highest...

Contemporary Worship- easy to sing/understand, has a modern twist

Traditional Hymn- used to praise God, best played with an organ, express Church's doctrines/seasons e.g.Christmas

Psalms- expresses one's emotions & usually sung

Plain(Gregorian) Chant- linked with monastries, has a mysterious tone

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Nicene Creed

Creed: a statement of key Christian beliefs

Nicene Creed: a key statement of Christian beliefs, written in Nicea, 345 AD & ammended in 381 AD, Constantinople Council

What do we know about the.....from the Nicene Creed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Father: 

maker of Heaven & Earth & all things visible/invisible                                                                                                                              

Holy Spirit:

  • The Lord, the Giver of Life
  • Proceeds from the Father & the Son
  • adored & glorified with the Father & the Son
  • spoken through the prophets
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Nicene Creed

Jesus Christ(Son):                                                                                                                                         

  • Born of the Father, before all ages
  • Only begotten Son of God
  • Consubstantial (equal) with the Father
  • Via Holy Spirit became man in Mary
  • Crucified under Pontius Pilate
  • suffered death & was buried
  • rose on 3rd day
  • ascended into heaven
  • seated at right hand of the Father
  • he'll return to judge the living & the dead
  • his kingdom will not end
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God the Father is...

  • omnipresent (everywhere)
  • omnipotent (all powerful/almighty)
  • omnibenevolent (all loving)
  • the creator

Christians call God their Father because it shows, how much God loves us and how much we love him back, as well as this it builds a personal relationship with God by calling him our Father

Calling God Father stems from the Old Testament

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God the Son (Jesus Christ)

  • Jesus in Bible often says I am who I am, which means Yahweh (God)
  • Jesus often is refered to as the Lord(Adonai) , which is used instead of God
  • 'Christ' or Messiah means the anointed one
  • Jesus expresses God's closeness/intimacy towards humans
  • As Jesus is the "only begotten son of God" it reminds us that Jesus is fully human & fully God

Incarnation- an act by which God(Jesus) turned human

  • Jesus did this because he wanted us to be saved from eternal separation(hell) from God, because he loves us so much
  • Mary became pregnant, through intervention of the Holy Spirit

Crucifixtion- when Jesus died on the cross, to save us from our sins

Ressurection- Jesus rose from the dead, to show us that there is life after death

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God the Holy Spirit is...

  • the Lord
  • the Paraclete (the comforter)
  • Giver of Life
  • proceeds from the Father & the Son (Double Procession)
  • often shown as a dove,wind or fire

Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Signs to see whether you have Holy Spirit in you)

  • love
  • peace
  • goodness
  • faithfulness
  • self control
  • kindness
  • gentleness
  • patience
  • joy
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Trinity- how does it affect life, as a Catholic?

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What does God's Love really mean?

God is love

God in His love wants us to become His sons and daughters, that's why God created humans in the first place

All we have to do to become His children—to become at one with Him—is to learn to love Him, His family and His creation, as He loves.

“And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:

I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one,and

that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me”       -John 17:22-23

This is the meaning of “God is love.”

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