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A Deep, Bibilical Look at Jesus Christ

The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves. But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah?

In Priest, Prophet, King, you’ll discover Jesus as the Anointed One–the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament.

Through this deeply biblical program, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission, received when you are baptized “into Christ.”

 


 

Lesson Descriptions (English)

Lesson 1 - Adoratio

Until the Fall, Adam, the first priest, walked in easy fellowship with God in the Garden of Eden, in adoratio. The root of “adoration,” adoratio means “face to face” and describes the vocation of a priest, living in communion with God and seeking to intercede for the people through sacrifice.  Through our Baptism, we are also called to be priests, not ordained, but living in communion with God and seeking to draw others to him through our sacrifices of love.

LESSON 2 - The High Priest

The fulfillment of the priestly role comes in the person of Jesus Christ, who is the perfect sacrifice, the altar, and the eternal high priest, all in one. Fully God and fully man, he lives eternally to intercede for God’s people.  No longer are we separated from God by the sin of the first priest, Adam, but because of the sacrifice and continual intercession of Christ, the final and complete high priest, we again can walk in adoratio with God.

LESSON 3 - Challenging False Worship

The prophet speaks the word of God, dispelling falsehood and encouraging all who hear to worship and obey the one, true God. False worship is at the root of all sin.  The prophets of the Old Testament proclaimed God’s word and sought to rid the Hebrews of false worship and bring them into obedience to the established covenants. Bishop Barron sees Elijah as the archetype of a prophet, especially in his challenging encounter with and triumph over the priests of Baal, a false, but greatly feared, god.

LESSON 4 - The Word Made Flesh

With the Incarnation, the actual Word of God became man and lived among us.  Far exceeding the messages from the prophets, Jesus Christ is the Word or logos (mind) of God in the flesh.  He is the full revelation of God and so his every word and action transmits the thoughts and desires of the one, true God.  He orders all to himself and is the “way and the truth and the life” because of his divine nature.

LESSON 5 - Ordering the Kingdom

David, the greatest Old Testament king who foreshadowed Christ and was also his ancestor, ruled the Israelite kingdom according to God’s purposes.  He was chosen by God and sought to bring glory to God by leading his people justly and according to God’s will. David understood that a true king was first and foremost a servant of God, sacrificing his desires and aspirations for the good of the people and the kingdom. 

LESSON 6 - King of Kings

The kingdom of God is the very presence of God among men.  Jesus is the perfect King because he is, in his very person, the Kingdom.  All true kingship rests on order and rule, and is based on truth, not only on authority. The kingship of God flows from the truth about the nature of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Those who enter into the kingdom of Godenter into the divine life of the Triune God; they are filled with the power and love of God, able to serve just as the Son of God came to serve. The laity especially fulfill their work of kingship in Christ within the spheres of marriage and family life, the development of culture, socio-economics, public and political service, and international peace. 

 


 

Lesson Descriptions (español)

lección 1 - Adoratio

Hasta el momento de la Caída, Adán, el primer sacerdote, mantenía una relación cercana con Dios en el Jardín del Edén, en adoratio. Siendo la raíz de la palabra “adoración”, adoratio significa estar “cara a cara” y describe la vocación de un sacerdote, esto es, vivir en comunión con Dios e interceder por el pueblo a través de los sacrificios. En virtud de nuestro bautismo también estamos llamados a ser sacerdotes, no necesariamente para recibir el orden sacerdotal sino, más bien, para vivir en comunión con Dios y esforzarnos por acercar a otros a Dios a través de nuestros sacrificios de amor. 

LECCIÓN 2 - El sumo sacerdote

El oficio sacerdotal encuentra su expresión más plena en la persona de Jesucristo, quien simultáneamente es el sacrificio perfecto, el altar, y el eterno sumo sacerdote. Plenamente Dios y plenamente humano, vive eternamente para interceder por el pueblo de Dios. Ya no estamos separados de Dios por el pecado del primer sacerdote, Adán, sino que ahora volvemos a caminar en adoratio con Dios gracias al sacrificio y continua intercesión de Cristo, el sumo sacerdote pleno y definitivo. 

LECCIÓN 3 - Desafiando la falsa adoración

El profeta proclama la palabra de Dios, disipando la falsedad al tiempo que alienta a quienes le escuchan a que adoren y obedezcan al único Dios verdadero. La falsa adoración se encuentra en la raíz de todo pecado. Los profetas del Antiguo Testamento proclamaban la palabra de Dios y buscaban que los hebreos se liberaran de la falsa adoración, y así pudieran obedecer las alianzas establecidas. El obispo Barron ve en Elías al arquetipo del profeta, especialmente en aquel encuentro en el que desafía y vence a los sacerdotes de Baal, un dios falso pero muy temido. 

LECCIÓN 4 - El Verbo hecho carne

Con la Encarnación, el propio Verbo de Dios se hizo hombre y habitó entre nosotros. Mucho más extraordinario que los mensajes de los profetas, Jesucristo es el Verbo o logos (mente) de Dios encarnado. Él es la revelación plena de Dios y, así, cada una de sus palabras y acciones transmite los pensamientos y deseos del Dios único y verdadero. Lo ordena todo hacia sí mismo y, dada su naturaleza divina, él es “el camino, la verdad y la vida”. 

LECCIÓN 5 - Ordenando el Reino

David, el mayor rey del Antiguo Testamento, quien prefigura a Cristo y quien también fuera su ancestro, dirigió el reino israelita de acuerdo a los propósitos de Dios. Fue elegido por Dios y quiso darle gloria dirigiendo a su pueblo de manera justa y de acuerdo a la voluntad de Dios. David comprendió que el verdadero rey era ante todo un siervo de Dios, dispuesto a sacrificar sus deseos y aspiraciones por el bien del pueblo y del reino. 

LECCIÓN 6 - Rey de reyes

El Reino de Dios es la propia presencia de Dios entre los hombres. Jesús es el rey perfecto ya que él mismo, en su propia persona, es el Reino. Toda majestad verdadera radica en el orden y el gobierno, y se basa en la verdad, no en la autoridad. La majestad de Dios fluye de aquella verdad sobre la naturaleza del Padre, del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo. Aquellos que entran en el Reino de Dios pasan a formar parte de la vida divina del Dios Trino; quedan llenos del poder y del amor de Dios, y son capaces de servir tal y como el Hijo de Dios vino a servir. Los laicos en particular cumplen su rol de reyes en Cristo dentro de las esferas del matrimonio y la vida familiar, el desarrollo de la cultura, la economía social, los servicios públicos y políticos, así como la paz internacional. 

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You can watch the DVD and then probe more deeply into Bishop Barron’s message by using the companion Study Guide, which is divided into sections that correspond to each part of Father's presentation. The Study Guide was written by Catholic writer and apologist, Carl Olson, under the direction and approval of Bishop Barron.

Each section provides a detailed commentary on the DVD.  Plus there are “Questions for Understanding" based on the DVD presentation and references from Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and “Questions for Reflection" that help you reflect on how the material is relevant to your own life and experience.

For group study, you can present the program in seven 90-minute sessions.  Each session includes DVD viewing and small group discussion of Study Guide questions. Participants read the commentary in the study guide and prepare the questions before the small group discussion. This preparation can be accomplished either before or after they view the DVD, as the Commentary in each lesson is very detailed.

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