Catechism Lesson for the Week of January 7, 2018

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of January 7, 2018:

[IV] THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM

IN THE PLAIN FORM IN WHICH THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY
SHALL TEACH IT TO HIS HOUSEHOLD

FIRST

What is baptism?

Answer: Baptism is not merely water, but it is water used according to God’s command and connected with God’s Word.

What is this Word of God?

 Answer: As recorded in Matthew 28:19, our Lord Christ said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”[1]

[1]Tappert, T. G. 2000, c1959. The book of concord : The confessions of the evangelical Lutheran church. Fortress Press: Philadelphia
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