Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer—he wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ.
As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks us. He comes to meet us and beckons us to follow him. He calls us to be his disciples, to trust him, to open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us.
Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ. In this study you will learn what it takes to follow Christ and discover the joy of divine friendship. You will see how God, and only God, can satisfy the deepest desires of your heart.
Ephesians was one of the most widely circulated of St. Paul’s writings because of its powerful, practical instructions for disciples of Christ. In fact, its six short chapters contain some of the most discussed passages in the New Testament. Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance examines many important themes that are still relevant in today’s Christian culture and society—the nature of marriage, the purpose and role of the Church, the preeminence of grace in God’s plan, and the reality of spiritual warfare.
Presenter Jeff Cavins explores what Paul’s letter to the Ephesians tells us about the nature of the Church—as a body, a household, a mystery, a communion, a bride, and an army. Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance shows the treasures that await us as adopted sons and daughters in the family of God.
Embark on a guided tour of the “Holy of Holies” of biblical theology. The book of Hebrews is like a little Catechism. It is steeped in rich truths that are foundational to our Catholic Faith, but its highly refined theological concepts can be difficult for even the most seasoned Bible scholars to unpack.
Presented by Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins, Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant draws out the riches of this sublime book in a way that makes them easier to understand. It draws connections between the Old and New Testaments, the Liturgy, the Eucharist, the priesthood, and so much more. Most importantly, Hebrews will help Catholics appreciate the astounding generosity of God as they see the wonders he has given us in the Church.
"He has bestowed on us the precious and very great promises, so that through them you may come to share in the divine nature, after escaping from the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, virtue with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with devotion, devotion with mutual affection, mutual affection with love.
Glory to God
Silence in Communion with Our Lord
Active and Conscious Participation in Eucharistic Celebration
Seeking and Offering Reconciliation
Serving and Sharing
For the word of God is alive and active. Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
Dr. Brant Pitre discusses the Beatitudes of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount. How does the Sermon on the Mount show us that Jesus is a new and greater Moses. How do the Beatitudes show us the path to happiness?
In the John's first letter in the New testament, he describes the experience of the Beatific Vision, which is when we will see God as he is, face to face. Learn about this eschatological hope of each and every Christian with Dr. Brant Pitre.
In the Book of Revelation, Chapter 7, John speaks of a vision of a great multitude of every tribe, nation and tongue, and they have palm branches in their hands and they are dressed in white robes, which were washed in the "blood of the lamb."
Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast for Catholics follows a reading plan inspired by the Great Adventure Bible Timeline® learning system, a groundbreaking approach to understanding Salvation History developed by renowned Catholic Bible teacher Jeff Cavins.
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What is this journey in between the event we call “birth” and the one we call “death”? Is the journey taking you somewhere, or are you leading yourself to some kind of destination – a destination that could extend beyond your last breath? What do you want from your life during the in between? The questions are there. And, the answers are too.
As a gift to our fans and subscribers, we are excited to offer consecutive episodes of The Search for free over the next seven weeks. Each Friday, we will be launching a new episode exclusively on FORMED viewable through the weekend. To rent or own episodes of The Search or to purchase the program in its entirety, visit: www.FORMED.org/TheSearch
What is the Bible, where does it come from, and what is its purpose? How are Catholics supposed to read the Bible and what story does it tell?
These are the ever-important questions answered in Genesis to Jesus. Join us to learn the basic Catholic principles for reading Scripture and to survey the broad outlines of the books of the Bible and their place in the story of salvation.
The Bible and the Sacraments is unlike any other study on the sacraments. Certainly it looks at the basic teaching of the Church as to their meaning and origin. But it goes further. It investigates the deeper mystery of the sacraments as illuminated by Sacred Scripture.
Examining the rich relationship between the Old and New Testaments, it reveals the sacraments as more than mere earthly rituals. They are incredible “‘powers that come forth’ from the Body of Christ” (CCC 1116).
Many people have called the Gospel of John, the Mystical Gospel; others have named it the Spiritual Gospel. The Church traditionally depicted John as an Eagle soaring above the other Evangelists (depicted as a man, an ox, and a lion). All of this is contained in the understanding of John as the Sacramental Gospel. In this six-part series taught by Dr. Scott Hahn at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He unpacks for us some of the vast riches of the Gospel of John. You can listen online or download the talks to your computer or mp3 player.
“When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more noble her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.”. ― Fulton J. Sheen, Life is Worth Living
BELOVED invites all couples to experience firsthand the wonder, mystery, and joy behind that first "I do" whether you said it last year or many years ago.
So, you've shared an anniversary or two... or twenty... and you've learned a lot about yourselves and each other so far. But what if marriage is more than you think it is? What if God has woven into the very fabric of your humanity a purposeful need and desire that can only be fulfilled in your marriage?
La Serie de estudio AMADO, en 12 sesiones explora el verdadero significado del matrimonio. Aquí descubrirán las realidades espirituales, emocionales y prácticas más profundas, de lo que puede y debe ser su matrimonio. A través de la exploración de las Sagradas Escrituras, la Sagrada Tradición y las enseñanzas de la Iglesia, el plan de Dios para su matrimonio tomará vida. Verán, en primera instancia, la maravilla, el misterio y el gozo detrás del primer "sí" que profesaron, lo hayan dicho hace uno o más años.
The Transforming Power of Confession,
Forgiven explores the grace and healing offered in Confession and shows how this sacrament of mercy reveals the depth and bounty of God's love. By looking at God's revelation of his mercy in Scripture and making a step-by-step examination of the Rite itself, Forgiven communicates God's invitation to each one of us to come experience his indescribable love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Perdonado explora la gracia y sanación que se otorgan en la Confesión y muestra cómo es que este sacramento de misericordia revela la profundidad y la abundancia del amor de Dios. Contemplando la revelación de la misericordia de Dios en las Sagradas Escrituras y haciendo un examen detallado del Rito en sí, la serie Perdonado manifiesta la invitación de Dios a cada uno de nosotros para que experimentemos Su amor indescriptible en el Sacramento de Reconciliación.
Reborn explores the deeply personal power of Baptism, bringing to light the spiritual reality for parents and godparents and, most importantly, the child being baptized. Rendered with a cinematic beauty that's become the hallmark of the Augustine Institute's film productions, Reborn presents the foundation of the Church's teaching on Baptism, with a step-by-step explanation of the rite itself, including its profound place in Scripture and Tradition.
Un rito tradicional, un símbolo importante, una excusa para celebrar la llegada de un bebé y reunirse todos para una foto... El Bautismo significa muchas cosas distintas para aquéllos que lo experimentan. Compra libros aquí: https://bit.ly/2N0X0SV ¿Y qué tal si algo más está sucediendo durante el Bautismo de lo que la mayoría de las personas se pueden dar cuenta? Renacer explora la relevancia personal del Bautismo de una manera más profunda, sacando a la luz la realidad espiritual para los padres y padrinos y, lo que es más importante, para el niño que se está bautizando. Con una explicación paso por paso del rito en sí, incluyendo el lugar especial que ocupa en las Escrituras y en la Tradición, Renacer muestra cómo el Bautismo revela el corazón del amor de Dios por Sus hijos.
Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the "source and summit" of the Christian life. The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ's real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation.
¿Por qué es tan especial la Eucaristía para los católicos? Aun cuando a simple vista solo parece ser pan y vino, es en realidad la "fuente y cumbre" de la vida cristiana. Presencia: El Misterio de la Eucaristía explora la verdad y la belleza de la presencia real de Cristo en la Eucaristía, desde sus orígenes en la Sagrada Escritura, hasta su profundo rol en la vida de la Iglesia y sus miembros. Es el crescendo de la Historia de Salvación. Compra libros aquí: https://bit.ly/30Jgxzt.
The Catholic Faith Explained features 20 video and discussion sessions that brings together some of the most trusted Catholic teachers in the world to guide you through the breadth and richness of the Catholic faith.
La Fe Católica Explicada cuenta con 20 sesiones de video y discusión que reúne a algunos de los maestros católicos más confiables en el mundo para guiarlo a través de la amplitud y la riqueza de la fe católica.