Theme #1

The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture

Fall of 2014, 2017, 2020

Overview: This theme will focus on the following questions:

1. Who is God? How is God present in your life?

2. What is the Bible? How did it come to be? How do we use it?


Goal: Our goal is to support the participants on their journey to know God by helping them recognize who God is, appreciate the way God reveals Himself in their lives, and to help them to encounter the Living Word through a deeper understanding of the Sacred Scripture and Tradition.



Revelation, Deposit of Faith, Eternal, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Immutable, Incarnation, Covenant, Magisterium, Old Testament, New Testament, Sacred Tradition, Gospel, Canon.



  1. Recognize the presence of God at work in our lives.
  2. Know and identify God through his attributes.
  3. Know the Bible as the inspired word of God.
  4. Understand how God is the author of Scriptures through human writers.
  5. Appreciate the Catholic perspective that God reveals Himself through Scripture and Tradition.
  6. Learn that Jesus is Present in the Words of Scriptures.
  7. Explore the contents of the Old and New Testaments and their connection to each other.
  8. Investigate how to read/interpret Scriptures, including an awareness of the role of the Magisterium.
  9. Discover the role of the Bible in the Liturgy (Mass).
  10. Appreciate the importance of studying/praying with the Bible.

If you are a catechist or small group leader and would like to explore these topics prior to a session with teens, here is a collection of background information and reflections that you might find useful:

Theme 1 Catechist Background Information

If you are looking for some resources that might help you to engage teens in these topics, please consider some of the resources available at the Archdiocesan Educational Resource Center (ERC). Here is a list of some that are pertinent to this theme:

ERC Theme 1 Resources