The Catechism for families
Summertime is rolling in and things are moving to the summer mode. Lots of things are happening around the country, around town and at St. Paul’s.
We are beginning our summer schedule with the added service on Monday and the single Bible class at 9:30. This year it is from a book written by a father to help parents teach their children the faith.
Martin Luther was not only a pastor and professor and writer of books but a Christian father who knew very well that the faith is above all taught and learned at home. He knew that children learn first and most from their parents. They learn from what the parents say to them and most of all from how they live.
Luther wrote his Small Catechism to aid parents in teaching their children in words and he wrote the Large Catechism to help move those words into life. We will be looking at this practical application, this living the faith handbook in the Sunday Morning Bible Class this summer. The Large Catechism is the “teacher’s notes”, the life of faith applications of these core teachings of Christianity.
Here is Luther telling it straight up and straight out to go straight into your life. Join us. It will be a blessing for all.
Rev. Don Stock is the Associate Pastor at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church in Munster, Indiana.