To fully restore the _________ with God that was broken by the first humans' disobedience, humanity needed God's help.
They needed God to fulfill his promise to send a _________. In his writings, the prophet Isaiah told of someone who would come to free humanity from sin and restore the friendship _______ God.
Isaiah described this person to be the Suffering Servant. "Through his ________, my servant shall justify many, and their _____he shall bear."
This Suffering Servant referred to by Isaiah is God's own Son. The gospels of ___________, Mark, _______, and John. TheGospel is the Good news about God at work in Jesus Christ.
Gospel: the Good News about God at work in Jesus ________.
Cain killed Abel. Murder, one of the ______ effects of Original Sin, came into existence.
The story of Cain & Abel can be understood on several levels. On one level it declares the sacredness of human life and prohibits ______ of any kind
On another level it symbolizes the separation of human beings from one another. On a third level it is about _______ life as one finds it & respecting one another.
And on the fourth _______ it is about the _________ power of God's love.
Justice- respecting ______________ & giving them what is rightfully theirs. ________ comes from the word justice.
the rights of others, Just
God was pleased with this sacrifice & made a covenant, or agreement, with Noah. In this covenant God promised that even if_______failed him again, he would never send another flood to destroy life on earth.
The symbol was a __________. To symbolize God's justice, love, & forgiveness, the biblical writer used the powerful symbol of ________ in the story of the great flood.
Some Christian writers think that the ark is a symbol of the ________: just as the ark saved Noah & all who were with him, so through the Church we are saved.
In the Church, the flood is a symbol of the waters of the Sacrament of Baptism.