Catechism Lesson for the Week of February 27, 2022

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of February 27, 2022:

[I] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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

THE SECOND

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.”

What does this mean?

Answer: We should fear and love God, and so we should not use his name to curse, swear, practice magic, lie, or deceive, but in every time of need call upon him, pray to him, praise him, and give him thanks.[1]

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

4 comments

  1. Hi, I am new to the faith, long time born and saved. Im interested to know if the catechism that you study is the Heudelberg. Ive been studying it for two years on and off. I am a part of the reformed Church. And believe that without the structure that the reformed life of our faith, i would not have made it into his arms, and still fighting to get there. I fight because it was a household thing to do in anger was to use his name in horable ways. So i fight on.

    1. David,

      The Small Catechism selection we post each week comes from what followed in the years following the year 1517, when Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenburg, Germany against papal abuses within the Roman Catholic Church–essentially beginning the Protestant Reformation. The Small Catechism is just one of many other Lutheran confessions that ensued during and after Luther’s life that comprise the entire Book of Concord, and embody the Lutheran doctrine of the three solas of sola Scriptura, sola gratia, and sola fide, or scripture alone, by grace alone, through faith alone. Catalina Lutheran Church is a member congregation within the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LC-MS). Blessings and peace… 🙂

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