Catechism Lesson for the Week of January 11, 2015

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of January 11, 2015:

[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. (Ed.). (1959). The Book of Concord The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. (p. 348). Philadelphia: Mühlenberg Press.

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