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The Catachism - Table of Duties

The Catachism - Table of Duties



A look at the Table of Duties from Martin Luther's Small Catachism.

A look at the Table of Duties from Martin Luther's Small Catachism.



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    • The Catechism
    • Agenda
      Next Week
    • Introductions
      Who am I and who are these people sharing the table with you
    • Who are we?
      Turn to someone you don’t know and tell them
      Your Name
      Ask them their name and one of the following questions:
      What is the greatest thing you accomplished in the last year
      What is the biggest thing you are looking forward to in the next year
      What city were you born in
      What does your first and last name mean?
      Where did you get your education and what did you focus on or what was your favorite subject
      What is your favorite time of year and why
    • Objective
      Why am I here today
    • Objective: For The Course
      To gain a greater understanding of the Creator of the Universe
      To Gain a greater understanding of the Lutheran understanding of the Christian Faith
    • Discussion
      The Essence of the Thing
    • Prayer Prior to Studying the Bible
      Almighty God, heavenly Father, you give all the gifts of life and living, and you bid us to love you with our heart, soul, mind, and strength. During this time of study and learning and writing, grant to us the protection of your Holy Spirit, that we become neither weary nor proud, and that in all things we might, with our words, bring honor and glory to your Word, Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.Amen.
    • Schedule
      *Feast or Festival
    • Objective: Week Eight Seven
      To gain a greater understanding of “The Christian Life”
    • UnamSanctam, issued by Pope Boniface VIII – Doctrine of the Two Swords
      Bill of Rights Thomas Jefferson – Notes on Virginia, 1782
      John Locke – On the Difference between Civil and Ecclesiastical Power
      John Milton – A Treatise of Civil Power
      James Madison – Letter to F.L. Shaeffer
      John Calvin – Institutions of Christian Religion
      Martin Luther – On Secular Authority
      St. Augustine - The Kingdom of God
      History of the Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms
    • The Two Kingdoms
      Christ is Ruler of Both Kingdoms
      Every Christian is a citizen of both kingdoms
      The Kingdom of Man is a post fall institution given by God to maintain order, administer justice, and restrain evil
      Non-Christians have a right and a place in the Kingdom of Man
      There is tension between the Two Kingdoms
      Render unto Caesar
      Render unto God
      It is God’s intent that until he returns again, the Kingdom of God will dwell in the midst of the Kingdom of Man.
    • The Two Kingdoms
    • Summary of the Two Kingdoms
    • Table of Duties – Bishop / Pastor / Preacher
      A Bishop / Pastor / Preacher must be
      The husband of one wife,
      Of good behavior,
      Given to hospitality,
      Apt to teach;
      Obedient Children
      Faithful to the Word
      Convincing to non-believers
      A Bishop / Pastor / Preacher
      Must Not Be
      A Drunk
      A Hitter
      A novice
      1 Tim 3:2ff & Titus 1:6
    • Table of Duties – Congregants to Bishop / Pastor / Preacher
      Pay their Bishop / Pastor / Preacher enough so he doesn’t need another job to support his family (1 Cor 9:14)
      Share a piece of all the good gifts God has given him (Gal 6:6)
      Double this for the good Bishop / Pastor / Preacher (1 Tim 5:17-18)
      Obedience and Submission to the Bishop / Pastor / Preacher
    • Table of Duties – Civil Governments
      Administer justice
      Terrorize those who are evil
      Approve that which is good
      Avenge those who have been wrong
      Wield the sword against the belligerent
      Acknowledge the source of your power - (Romans 13:1-4)
    • Table of Duties – To Civil Magistrates
      Give to Magistrates that which is there's Matt. 22:21.
      Be Subject to the Higher Powers
      Not to avoid punishment, but because it’s the right thing to do
      Pay Taxes because the state is a minister of God
      Rom. 13:1,5ff.
      Pray, intercede, and give thanks to
      All Men
      Everyone in Authority 1 Tim. 2:1f
      Think of yourself as a subject - Titus 3:1.
      Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake
      King as supreme
      Anyone sent by their authority - 1 Pet. 2:13f
    • Table of Duties – Husbands
      1 Peter 3:7
      Dwell with your wives
      Honor Them
      Treat them like a prized possession
      Treat them as co-heirs to God’s promise (even if they are not)
      Pray for them
      Col 3:9 – Do not be bitter against them
    • Table of Duties - Wives
      Submit yourself to your husband
      Do not fear
      Do Good
      1 Pet. 3:6; Eph. 5:22
    • Table of Duties – Parents
      Do not Provoke your children
      Teach your Children
      Nurture your Children
      Eph 6:4
    • Table of Duties - Children
      Obey your Parents
      Honor your Parents
      Eph. 6:1-3
    • Table of Duties – Employees
      Obey your Boss as per the kingdom of man
      Fear them
      Serve them with the singleness that you sever Christ
      not with eye-service
      Serve from your heart
      Serve with good will
      Realize that God will bless you as you bless your boss
      Eph. 6:5ff ; Col. 3:22
    • Table of Duties – Employers
      Treat your employees the same way you are to treat your boss
      If you don’t have a boss; God is your boss.
      Eph. 6:9; Col. 4:1.
    • Table of Duties – Young People
      Submit yourselves unto the older people
      Be subject one to another
      Act humble
      Show love to the humbled.
      Place yourself under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time.
      1 Pet. 5:5-6.
    • Table of Duties – Widows
      Trust in God
      Pray during the day
      Pray during the evening
      1 Tim. 5:5-6.
    • Table of Duties - Everyone
      Love everyone as you would love yourself – Rom. 13:8ff
      Pray for everyone – 1 Tim. 2:1-2
    • Christian Questions & Answers
      Do you believe that you are a sinner? - Yes, I believe it. I am a sinner.
      How do you know this? - From the Ten Commandments, which I have not kept.
      Are you sorry for your sins? - Yes, I am sorry that I have sinned against God.
      What have you deserved from God because of your sins?- His wrath and displeasure, temporal death, and eternal damnation. See Romans 6:21,23.
      Do you hope to be saved?- Yes, that is my hope.
      In whom then do you trust? - In my dear Lord Jesus Christ.
      Who is Christ? - The Son of God, true God and man.
      How many Gods are there? - Only one, but there are three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
      What has Christ done for you that you trust in Him? - He died for me and shed His blood for me on the cross for the forgiveness of sins.
      Did the Father also die for you?- He did not. The Father is God only, as is the Holy Spirit; but the Son is both true God and true man. He died for me and shed his blood for me.
      How do you know this? - From the holy Gospel, from the words instituting the Sacrament, and by His body and blood given me as a pledge in the Sacrament.