Martin Luther encouraged an active life of devotion and prayer. He encouraged his parishioners to read, study, learn and memorize the catechism as a family—and yes, even at a very early age!
So, as a congregation, we are seeking to heed the suggestion by Luther and turning each day of the week to the Word and the Catechism. We will begin this journey at the beginning of the Small Catechism. This will be a nine month walk through the Six Chief Parts of the Catechism and the Table of Duties. Each year we are encouraged to “pray through the Catechism,” meditating each week upon the truths of God’s Word according to the pattern laid out in the Catechism.
St. Paul says, “Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.” [2 Timothy 1:13, ESV] The Small Catechism gives us “the pattern of sound words” by which we learn to know ourselves rightly and to know our God and Savior Jesus Christ.
For this reason, we offer this opportunity to continually meditate upon the truths of the Catechism that we might be grounded in the faith of the Holy Scriptures and the Gospel of Jesus Christ all the days of our lives. May God bless you as you ponder anew the great things he has done!
Luther's Small Catechism
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