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Monday, June 18, 2012

Bible Study Notes for June 19, 2012

(Received in email)

Dear Bible Study group- below please find our bible study group notes for tomorrow June 19th (Emancipation Day!).
Please note special announcement at the end of this post. 

Also - thank you all so much for your support of the movie, For Greater Glory. There has been a tremendous turnout.. While the movie is sad and at times horrific, it is a true and historical event. We must ensure the "sins" of the past are not repeated by our government. Let us not take our freedoms for granted.

The Tuesday June 26 Bible Study was moved to Wednesday June 27 to allow everyone the opportunity to participate in the special event at the Gutierrez amphitheatre.

God's blessings on us all.

Knights of Columbus Bible Study

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

19 June 2012

Opening Prayer:  Psalm 110

Scripture:  Jn 6:34-59

We now close out the first part of the bread of Life dialogue and begin the second part with the reaffirmation of verse 35, I am the bread of life (Jn 48-59). In the first section (Jn 6:35-47), Jesus presents himself as the Bread of Life, in the sense that faith in him is food for eternal life. In the second part (Jn 6:48-59) Christ reveals the mystery of the Eucharist: he is the Bread of Life who gives himself sacramentally as food.

According to verse 49, what happened to those who ate the manna in the wilderness? How is the bread which comes down from heaven different from the manna (v 50)? In verse 50, what does Jesus mean when he says that a man who eats the living bread which came down from heaven will not die (Jn 11:21-27: CCC 1052)?

 In verse 51 Jesus get right to the heart of the matter and defines what the bread actually is. What is the bread, and for what is it given (CCC1355, 2837)? To whom was the bread (manna") given after the Exodus (v. 49)? The bread that was once only for the Israelites, is now provided to whom (Jn 6:33)? How does this help explain the New Covenant (1Cor 11:23-26), in contrast to the Old Covenant, which was exclusively for the Israelites? At this point, has the bread been given, or will it be given at a future time (v.51)? How did Jesus fulfill this promise later (Lk 22:19-20)? How was he recognized after the Resurrection (Lk 24: 25-35)?                   

Upcoming BIBLE STUDY Events Calendar:

v  Tuesday, June 26th
7:00 p.m. Fortnight for Freedom Mass at Gutierrez Amphitheatre –  8:15 p.m. – 3 Keynote Speakers
Bible Study group will meet Wednesday June 27

            Wednesday June 27   -  7 p.m.   

              Finale – Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

       Let us join together for a special mass and celebration of

              Father Moreno’s 32rd ordination anniversary.

       Bring your favorite potluck                                                           and share in the fellowship of the Spirit!