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Jesus Is God and Man
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program
February 25, 2018
2nd Sunday of Lent
Share Experiences
Objectives l The young people will:
l Recognize that God’s Son became human like us in Jesus. l Explore how a religious sister shares the Good News of
Gather in a prayer circle. Play and sing “Fresh as the Morning” (CD-2, #10). Lyrics are available at
Gathering Prayer Invite your group to make prayers of petition for things they want transformed in the world, such as: “Creator God, help us  nd ways to feed hungry people.” Response: Loving God, hear our prayer.
Cover Activity l Jesus Is God and Man (page 1) Ask the young people to describe the cover illustration. It is the artist’s rendition of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee. The city of Jerusalem, the site of his death and Resurrection, is in the foreground. This illustration, when folded as the arrows and illustration indicate, becomes an image of Jesus trans gured,  anked by Elijah and Moses, and witnessed by Peter, James, and John.
Article l Walking With the People (pages 2–3) Ask the young people if any of them have deacons, priests, or religious sisters in their families. Introduce the story of Dorothy Stang and the concept of evangelization by reading aloud the three introductory paragraphs in the  rst column on page 2. Then ask for volunteers to read the story aloud to the group.
Discuss the Talk questions on page 3. Answers:
1. To serve God as a missionary; teaching; to share the Good News of their dignity with people in Brazil who are poor and
to build communities among the people. She helps the people work
for land to farm sustainably and for education. 2. By sharing the Good News, Sister Dorothy teaches the peasants their dignity and right to
a livelihood. Land disputes were often settled with violence, and laws were not enforced. 3. The bishop wants pastoral workers to help the people. Dorothy identifies with the people’s needs and has the strength for jungle life. 4. Dorothy commits her life to serving the peasants in Brazil. She identifies with Jesus giving his life. 5. Open-ended.
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
Objectives l The young people will:
l Understand the Transfiguration reveals Jesus as both
human and divine.
l Appreciate Abraham and Sarah as the first to believe God’s
l Recognize that good choices for build virtues.
Gospel Ritual Move to the area you have set up for the Gospel reading. As you prepare the children to read this Sunday’s Gospel, play “Lenten Gospel Acclamation” (CD-1, #2).
Sunday Gospel l His Friends See Jesus Transfigured (page 4) Lent is a season of change. This Sunday’s Gospel about the Trans guration of Jesus foreshadows his Resurrection and emphasizes this theme of transformation. Choose four readers to proclaim the Gospel.
Discuss the Talk questions on page 3. Answers: 1. God. My beloved Son. 2. The prophet Elijah is known for his great faith and zealous loyalty to God. See 1 Kings 17–19,
21; 2 Kings 1:1–2.18. The young people should connect the leader and lawgiver Moses with the Ten Commandments. Jesus’ mission builds on the work of Israel’s great prophets of the past and they prefigure him. Elijah was always being persecuted for what he stood for; Moses had to call the Israelites back to God. 3. That they saw Jesus transfigured and talking with Elijah and Moses. Revealing and sharing the life of God.
Connecting Scripture and Doctrine l Jesus’ Divinity Shines in His Humanity (page 4) Read this feature aloud as a summary of
Sunday’s Gospel concept—that Jesus is both human (like us)
and divine (like God). Emphasize the last paragraph: We reveal ourselves by how we act—how we speak to others, how we treat our friends, how we behave on social media.
Turn to the Talk questions related to the doctrine on page 4. These are open-ended questions that should generate good discussion. If they are having
trouble keeping their Lenten commitments, remind the young people that Lent is not over. Change is not quick, nor is it linear. Sometimes we fail, and we have to pick ourselves up and get back on track. Encourage the young people to make prayer a regular part of their lives and to ask for God’s help.
Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
Teaching This Week’s Lesson

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