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Why is Abraham called our father in faith? he responded to God's call by choosing to act as a faithful believer in God's Word. We share the covenant God made with Abraham
What is faith? the theological virtue that enables us to believe and accept all that God has revealed
How are we called to share in God's covenant of love? we are called to show our love for God by acting in his images
What 3 religions call Abraham their father in faith? Islam, Judaism, and Christianity
What are the Corporal Works of Mercy? 1. feed the hungry 2. give drink to the thirsty 3. clothe the naked 4. shelter the homeless 5. visit the sick 6. visit the imprisoned 7. bury the dead
Approximately how long ago did Abraham live? four thousand years
How have we come to know about Abraham's world? through the Bible and discoveries by archaeologists of clay tablets that recorded many details of Abraham's world
Did the people in Abraham's world know the one true God? no, they worshipped many gods
By what name was Abraham first called, and what is its meaning? Abram; it means "father"
What does the name Abraham mean? father of many nations
How did Abraham respond to God's call? he showed god his faith and immediately did as God asked
Who are Terah, Sarah, Lot, and Melchizedek? Terah was Abraham's father. Sarah was Abraham's wife. Lot was his nephew. Melchizedek was a priest-king of Salem
What duties did the priest preform in Abraham's time? preformed religious ceremonies and acted as a go-between for God and the people
Why is Melchizedek considered a type of Christ? he offered up bread and wine
What promises did God make at many times to Abraham? to make Abraham's name great; to give him many descendants; to give him Sarah a son, Isaac; to form a nation from him; to give him the land of Canaan
What was the name of Sarah's slave girl? Hagar
What was the name of Abraham and Hagar's son? Ishmael
What is polygamy? having more than one wife at the same time
What is the name of Abraham and Sarah's son? Isaac
Why was the name Isaac appropriate for the son of Abraham and Sarah? Isaac means laughter. Sarah and Abraham were very old, and Sarah laughed thinking it was funny they would have a child at that age
What visible sign of their faith did God ask of Abraham and his descendants? circumcision
What sign of membership in God's family did Jesus give us? Baptism
How did Abraham show hospitality to his visitors? he prepared a banquet for them; he gave them food, drink, and shelter
What was the extraordinary way in which Abraham showed his faith in love for God? he was willing to sacrifice Isaac
Why is Isaac called a type of Christ? Isaac reminds us of Christ; the wood he carried reminds us of Jesus' Cross; like Jesus, Isaac was an only son; their sacrifice was a sign of love
What is a ziggurat? a high temple tower
What sin did the people commit in building the Tower of Babel? pride led them to think that they could do great things without God. They forgot Him
What were the two effects of the peoples' sin in building the Tower? their language was confused; they could not understand each other. They were scattered all over the Earth
Why did the people of Shinar want to build a tower "with its top in the sky"? so that they could make a name for themselves
How did God show His merciful love to the people of the land of Shinar? out of the scattered people, God formed a new nation and a new covenant of love
What are the four cardinal virtues? prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance
What is prudence? the cardinal virtue that enables us to discern the good and to choose the right way to accomplish it in any situation
What is justice? the cardinal virtue that enables us to be consistent and firm in giving what is due to God and our neighbor
What is fortitude? the cardinal virtue that enables us to be firm and to have courage to do what is good even in difficult situations
What is temperance? the cardinal virtue that enables us to use moderation in all pleasure and with all created goods
Why did the great flood occur? people chose to reject God's love, they sinned
Why were Noah and his family saved from the flood? they chose to love God
What lesson should we remember from the story of Noah about the choice to sin? sin is always followed by a consequence
How long did it rain? 40 days and 40 nights
How is the ark a symbol of the church? like the ark, the church can protect us. It can save us from some of the consequences of sin
What is one way we can receive grace? sacraments or prayer
What was the first thing Noah did when he left the ark? he built an altar; he offered a sacrifice; he thanked God
What is a covenant? 1.) an act of merciful love between God and His people 2.) a promise to continue that love 3.) expressed in words and deeds
What is hope? the theological virtue by which we desire and expect from God eternal life and the grace we need to obtain it
What was the covenant God made with Noah? God promised that the Earth would never again be covered by a flood
How is the story of Noah and example of God's merciful love? God showed His merciful love saving Noah and his family from the flood. He established a new covenant with Noah. This new bond of love is the good that God drew from the evil of sin
How does God show us His merciful love? he forgives us when we sin.
How should we be like Noah? we should listen to God, follow the teachings of His church, and trust in God
When and where did the great flood occur? around 2000 b.c. in Mesopotamia
Why did the great flood occur? because the people had chosen to reject God's love and had sinned
What is grace? God's life
What were some of the consequences Noah and his family faced even though they were saved from the flood? fear and lonliness
What is recalled and re-presented at every Mass? Christ's sacrifice on the cross
Why did God make you? God made us to know, love, and serve Him in this world so that we may be happy with Him the the next
What are the three theological virtues? faith, hope, and charity
What are two ways Adam and Eve hurt themselves when they chose to sin? darkened minds and weakened wills, lost grace
In what ways did God show His merciful love to Adam and Eve? He made clothes for them; he promised a Savior
What made Abel's sacrifice acceptable to God? his faith
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