'Small Catechism' Tagged Posts

'Small Catechism' Tagged Posts

WHERE IS THIS WRITTEN?

In the second chapter of his second letter, Peter releases a blistering attack on false teachers.  We know that false doctrine is poisonous. We know that true doctrine is the only antidote.   In the Small Catechism Luther was accustomed to ask:  “Where is this written?”  He then set down the Bible passages where a given doctrine or teaching was found.  By way of review…

LABOR DAY TO THE LORD

Folks from different walks of life asked John the Baptist how they could show their repentance and faith.   The answers John gave were amazingly simple.  If you’ve got two shirts and someone else has none – then give one away.  Share your extra sandwich with the one who has none.    And those notorious tax collectors or publicans – Jews who worked for the Roman government…

OUR FAIR CORNER

You may recall that at the end of The Small Catechism, Martin Luther tacked on what he called “The Table of Duties.”  For husbands and wives, parents and children, pastors and parishioners, labor and management he set down the Bible passages that apply to each.  At the end of the table of duties he put down the little poem: “Let each his lesson learn with care and all the…