For children: Teaching the faith is the highest privilege given to parents. The documents below are meant to assist parents in this effort.
The Catechism is to be memorized according to age.
The Story Bible is available here.
For all: Pray the Catechism. The basis for all catechesis at Living Word is Luther’s Small Catechism. It directs us to clear passages of Scripture to teach the simplicity of the faith. It also serves as a wonderful prayer book as we take the Word of God and repeat it back to Him. We are not chiefly concerned with knowledge, but with faith grounded in the Scriptures.
These documents are being updated for 2017-2018 A✠D.
This series is adapted from Lutheran Catechesis: A Comprehensive Guide to Catechesis for a Lutheran Congregation by Peter Bender © 2011.
1st, 2nd Commandments
3rd, 4th Commandments
5th, 6th Commandments
7th, 8th Commandments
9th, 10th Commandments
Conclusion and Review
1st Article – Creator
1st Article – Preserver
2nd Article – Person
2nd Article – Work
3rd Article – Creator of faith
3rd Article – Sustainer of faith
Lord’s Prayer – Address, 1st Petition
Lord’s Prayer – 2nd, 3rd Petition
Lord’s Prayer – 4th Petition
Lord’s Prayer – 5th, 6th Petition
Lord’s Prayer – 7th Petition, Conclusion
Baptism – 1st, 2nd Part
Baptism – 3rd Part
Baptism – 4th Part
Confession and Keys
Office of the Keys