Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism
By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism from Augsburg Fortress
Like the Small Catechism itself, this course aims to create faith. It is for adults who have never encountered the Small Catechism, and it is for adults who studied and memorized it as adolescents or teens. It is for those who assume that the original document requires no further explication and that we should simply pick it up and start reading (or memorizing). It is also for those who find scripture to be an inaccessible forest of words, the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer to be rote exercise, the sacraments to be obscure rituals, and Martin Luther and his innovations to be largely irrelevant.
For those who are about to be introduced to the Small Catechism, and for those who know it well already, we hope the Spirit will use this course to ignite—and reignite—in them the irrepressible spark that Luther’s poetic and resonant words uniquely do still today.
Join us as we begin the first unit in the By Heart series. Each week, starting Sep 10, there is a short DVD presentation on these topics:
- The Story of the Small Catechism
- The Ten Commandments
- The Apostles’ Creed
- The Lord’s Prayer
- The Sacrament of Holy Baptism and Confession
- The Sacrament of the Altar
- Daily Prayer and the Household Chart
Note, there is no session on Sep 24.
Join us this Sunday at 9:50 am. This study is led by Pr. Ben