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Holy

Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God

Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God The Mother of Jesus is mentioned only about a dozen times in the New Testament. So why is Mary so important to Catholic faith and devotion? As we’ll see in this in-depth study, Mary is a key gateway into salvation history. The Bible portrays…

Reading

Reading the Old Testament in the New: The Gospel of Matthew

Reading the Old Testament in the New: The Gospel of Matthew How did the New Testament writers read the Old Testament in light of the coming of Jesus Christ? This course offers an in-depth answer to that question, focusing on the use of the Old Testament in the Gospel of Matthew. After looking at how…

HeMust

‘He Must Reign’: The Kingdom of God in Scripture

‘He Must Reign’: The Kingdom of God in Scripture The drama in the Gospels turns on a single question: Is Jesus the long awaited Messiah, the son of David come to restore the everlasting monarchy promised to David? Underlying this drama are centuries of rival interpretations of the Jewish Scriptures and competing expectations of who…

Covenant

Covenant Love: Introducing the Biblical Worldview

Covenant Love: Introducing the Biblical Worldview “Covenant” is the master concept that unlocks the meaning of the Bible. The Bible tells the story of God the Father’s love for His children and His plan to fashion all people into one holy family. God unfolds this plan of salvation through a series of covenants, culminating in…

TheLamb

The Lamb’s Supper: The Bible and the Mass

The Lamb’s Supper: The Bible and the Mass In this course we explore the intimate and inseparable relationship between the Bible and the Mass. Following an overview of the Eucharist in the New Testament, we look at the deep roots of the Mass in the biblical history of sacrifice – a history that culminates with…

Gods

God's Covenant Plan

God’s Covenant Plan Note: This study was formerly known as Genesis to Jesus. We’ve renamed it to avoid confusion with the Journey through Scripture study of the same name. 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…