Second in the CCO faith study series, Source looks at the role the Holy Spirit should have in the lives of faithful Catholics and the difference the third person of the Trinity can make.
The CCO Faith Study series is a collection of five thematic studies that simply and clearly explain the truths of the faith and practically outline important principles for Catholic living. The studies begin with Discovery, followed by Source, Growth, Trust, and Commission. They received ecclesiastical approval from Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ (Archbishop of Ottawa, Canada). Each lesson integrates Scripture and Church teachings in its small group discussions.
The strength of these faith studies is in their didactic and intentionality. Their purpose is to bring people to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, leading to a conversion which orients their entire life to God. They then, step-by-step, guide the participants to grow in their relationship with God and to live out their deepest identity as missionary disciples. Another strength of the faith studies is that they are meant to equip leaders. The leader guide content is comprehensive, easy to understand share and offers practical suggestions on how to lead. They have equipped thousands of people to be able to lead others back to Jesus and to disciple them in Christian growth. They are being used on university campuses as well as in parishes throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, Uganda and other countries.
Lesson 1: The Holy Spirit: The Person and roles of the Holy Spirit.
Lesson 2: The Battle Within: We can fight to overcome our human weaknesses with God’s help.
Lesson 3: Living in the Spirit: The Holy Spirit empowers and directs us to follow him daily.
Lesson 4: Barriers to Living in the Spirit: There are obstacles that prevent us from being receptive to the Holy Spirit’s influence – knowing them can help us deal with them.
Lesson 5: Docility to the Holy Spirit: Mary, our model of docility, entrusted her life completely to the Holy Spirit.
Lesson 6: Gifts and Fruits: The gifts and fruits of the Spirit are available to all believers as special helps and signs of the Holy Spirit’s activity in our lives.