Catechism

Welcome to St. Paul's Catechism Page!

This page is designed mainly for the use of our Public School Catechism Class. It will offer a list of assignments and provide some resources incase homework, worksheets, or catechisms are misplaced.
PUBLIC SCHOOL CATECHISM

Dear Confirmation Class Parents,
 
We finished up our discussion about Holy Baptism as we examined the power source of Baptism (the Holy Spirit working through the Word) and what Baptism means for our everyday living as we live the lives of repentance we were born into through faith given in those precious waters. 
 
We will have class next week (3-18). The following week (3-25) however, looks to be spring break for two of the three schools from which our students come so we'll take that Monday off. 
 
That means our Assignment for next week (3-18) is ... 
 
The Power of Baptism
Third: How can water do such great things?
It is certainly not the water that does such things, but God's Word which is in and with the water, and faith which trusts this Word used with the water. For without God's Word the water is just plain water and not baptism. But with this Word it is baptism, that is, a gracious water of life and a washing of rebirth by the Holy Spirit.
Where is this written?
St. Paul says in Titus, chapter 3, "[God] saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying.
 
The Meaning of Baptism for Our Daily Life
Fourth: What does baptizing with water mean?
Baptism means that the old Adam in us should be drowned by daily contrition and repentance, and that all its evil deeds and desires be put to death. It also means that a new person should daily arise to live before God in righteousness and purity forever.
Where is this written?
St. Paul says in Romans, chapter 6, "We were buried with Christ through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
 
Definitions to know: 
 
  • Sacrament            
  • Means of Grace            
  • New Self            
  • Contrition            
  • Repentance           

Why is Baptism a precious gift eternally and now?    
 
 
In Christ, 
Pastor Michael Kampman

Luther's Small Catechism: the Enchiridion
(sections memorized for class)
OTHER USEFUL ITEMS (click on any to go to the link)
Sermon Notes .docx & .pdf
This We Believe
Doctrinal Statements of the WELS
The Book of Concord (Lutheran Confessions)
Confirmation Commitment Form

Catechetical HELPS, LINKS, ETC. 
Tiny Cards (App for memorizing Luther's Small Catechism)  after installing search for Concordia Publishing House.  You should be able to select parts of the Catechism to work on. 
Finally, there are a ton of apps that can assist your child with memorizing portions of Scripture.  look around in your app store for Bible Memorization apps.  You might be suprised at what you find.