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
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.”