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Prophets I, Divine Mercy (Mesquite) Mond. Feb. 16 and 23

Monday, February 16, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location(s): St. Faustina Hall

Prophets (Course #603)The prophets of the Old Testament were special messengers who received a call from God andchanged their former way of life to follow it. They were concerned mainly with the requirements of the moral conduct expected from Israel based on the Mosaic alliance: the faithfulness to Yahweh and justice towards the poor, the alien, the widow and the orphan. The prophets were intermediaries between God and his people who delivered his message calling people back to a right relationship. Through the prophets, God spoke condemning rulers’ oppressive behavior, idolatry and lack of faith, advocating for the less fortunate. As social revolutionaries, the prophet’s message represented God’s continual involvement in man’s history and His option for the poor.

Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • · Explain the pattern of the “call” narratives
  • · Identify the main roles and concerns of the prophets
  • · Describe the contents and basic themes of the prophetic literature
  • · Explain the difference between former and latter prophets
  • · Explain the difference between major and minor prophets
  • · Identify the relationship between the prophets’ message and the law of Israel
  • · Understand the implications of Israel’s unfaithfulness to God
  • · Describe false prophecy and its theological implications
  • · Explain the character of the messianic prophecy
  • · Understand the element of justice in prophecy
  • · Apply the prophetic message to their daily lives

 

Note: in order to receive credits for this class you must attend all the 11  classes from Feb. 16 to April 27.

Prophets I at Divine Mercy of Our Lord (Mesquite)

Language

English

Dates /Times:

Mondays from  7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Feb. 16 and 23 , March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20 & 27

Catechists must attend the whole 11 sessions to receive credits.

Who may attend:

Anyone who wants to learn about the role of the prophets as intermediaries between God and his people.

Location:

Divine Mercy of the Lord

1585 E. Cartwright, Mesquite, TX 75149 Map it

St. Faustina Hall

Instructor:

Fr. Ernesto G. Torres

Credit Hours:

5

Materials for the class

Every participant needs to buy his/her own material text--Manual Prophets I which can be purchased from the Divine Mercy Goods Store.

To register:

Please call  (972) 591-5294
When to Arrive
Plan to arrive by 7:15 P.M. to allow time to check-in, bring your Bible if you have New American Bible Version for Catholics is better.

 

Notes

In-House