Catechism Series, part 2

AbrahamsonWe continue our Catechism Series with Pr. Joe Abrahamson. In part 2, we look at using the Catechism and how it is organized. What does Pr. Abrahamson mean when he says Luther’s Small Catechism has a “3 x 3” structure? We also begin discussing God’s Law and the Ten Commandments.

 

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  1. Using the Catechisms
    How is the Catechism Organized?
    It’s a 3×3 document.
    3 sections with 3 parts each:
    I. What does Scripture Teach?
    1. The Law: The Ten Commandments
    2. The Gospel: The Apostles’ Creed
    3. The Response of Faith: The Lord’s Prayer
    II. Where/How Does God Nourish Us?
    1. Baptism
    2. The Office of the Keys and Confession
    3. The Lord’s Supper
    III. How Is This Applied In Our Daily Lives?
    1. Prayers for Daily Use
    2. The Table of Duties
    1. Church
    2. State
    3. Household
    3. Christian Questions and Answers in Preparation for the Sacrament of the Altar.

    -Where the parts come from
    -The Purpose of the Parts
    -The Use of the Parts

    The First Section
    -Law
    -Gospel
    -Response of Faith

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