The Catachism - Table of Duties


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The Catachism - Table of Duties

  1. 1. The Catechism<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Agenda<br />Introduction<br />Objective<br />Discussion<br />Closing<br />Next Week<br />
  3. 3. Introductions<br />Who am I and who are these people sharing the table with you<br />
  4. 4. Who are we?<br />Turn to someone you don’t know and tell them<br />Your Name <br />Ask them their name and one of the following questions:<br />What is the greatest thing you accomplished in the last year<br />What is the biggest thing you are looking forward to in the next year<br />What city were you born in<br />What does your first and last name mean?<br />Where did you get your education and what did you focus on or what was your favorite subject<br />What is your favorite time of year and why<br />
  5. 5. Objective<br />Why am I here today<br />
  6. 6. Objective: For The Course<br />To gain a greater understanding of the Creator of the Universe<br />To Gain a greater understanding of the Lutheran understanding of the Christian Faith<br />
  7. 7. Discussion<br />The Essence of the Thing<br />
  8. 8. Prayer Prior to Studying the Bible<br />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.<br />
  9. 9. Schedule<br />*Feast or Festival<br />†Commemorations<br />
  10. 10. Objective: Week Eight Seven<br />To gain a greater understanding of “The Christian Life”<br />
  11. 11. UnamSanctam, issued by Pope Boniface VIII – Doctrine of the Two Swords<br />Bill of Rights Thomas Jefferson – Notes on Virginia, 1782<br />John Locke – On the Difference between Civil and Ecclesiastical Power<br />John Milton – A Treatise of Civil Power<br />James Madison – Letter to F.L. Shaeffer<br />John Calvin – Institutions of Christian Religion<br />Martin Luther – On Secular Authority<br />St. Augustine - The Kingdom of God<br />History of the Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms<br />
  12. 12. The Two Kingdoms<br />Christ is Ruler of Both Kingdoms<br />Every Christian is a citizen of both kingdoms<br />The Kingdom of Man is a post fall institution given by God to maintain order, administer justice, and restrain evil<br />Non-Christians have a right and a place in the Kingdom of Man<br />There is tension between the Two Kingdoms<br />Render unto Caesar<br />Render unto God<br />It is God’s intent that until he returns again, the Kingdom of God will dwell in the midst of the Kingdom of Man.<br />Salt<br />Light<br />Witness<br />
  13. 13. The Two Kingdoms<br />
  14. 14. Summary of the Two Kingdoms<br />
  15. 15. Table of Duties – Bishop / Pastor / Preacher <br />A Bishop / Pastor / Preacher must be <br />Blameless, <br />The husband of one wife, <br />Vigilant, <br />Sober, <br />Of good behavior, <br />Given to hospitality, <br />Apt to teach; <br />Patient<br />Obedient Children<br />Faithful to the Word<br />Convincing to non-believers<br />A Bishop / Pastor / Preacher <br />Must Not Be <br />A Drunk <br />A Hitter <br />Brawler <br />Greedy <br />Covetous <br />A novice<br />1 Tim 3:2ff & Titus 1:6 <br />
  16. 16. Table of Duties – Congregants to Bishop / Pastor / Preacher <br />Pay their Bishop / Pastor / Preacher enough so he doesn’t need another job to support his family (1 Cor 9:14)<br />Share a piece of all the good gifts God has given him (Gal 6:6)<br />Double this for the good Bishop / Pastor / Preacher (1 Tim 5:17-18)<br />Obedience and Submission to the Bishop / Pastor / Preacher <br />
  17. 17. Table of Duties – Civil Governments<br />Administer justice<br />Terrorize those who are evil<br />Approve that which is good<br />Avenge those who have been wrong<br />Wield the sword against the belligerent<br />Acknowledge the source of your power - (Romans 13:1-4)<br />
  18. 18. Table of Duties – To Civil Magistrates<br />Give to Magistrates that which is there's Matt. 22:21.<br />Be Subject to the Higher Powers<br />Not to avoid punishment, but because it’s the right thing to do<br />Pay Taxes because the state is a minister of God<br />Tribute<br />Custom<br />Fear<br />Honor<br />Rom. 13:1,5ff. <br />Pray, intercede, and give thanks to<br />All Men<br />Kings<br />Everyone in Authority 1 Tim. 2:1f <br />Think of yourself as a subject - Titus 3:1. <br />Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake<br />King as supreme<br />Governors <br />Anyone sent by their authority - 1 Pet. 2:13f <br />
  19. 19. Table of Duties – Husbands<br />1 Peter 3:7<br />Dwell with your wives<br />Honor Them<br />Treat them like a prized possession<br />Treat them as co-heirs to God’s promise (even if they are not)<br />Pray for them<br />Col 3:9 – Do not be bitter against them<br />
  20. 20. Table of Duties - Wives<br />Submit yourself to your husband<br />Do not fear<br />Do Good<br />1 Pet. 3:6; Eph. 5:22<br />
  21. 21. Table of Duties – Parents<br />Do not Provoke your children<br />Teach your Children<br />Nurture your Children<br />Eph 6:4<br />
  22. 22. Table of Duties - Children<br />Obey your Parents<br />Honor your Parents<br />Eph. 6:1-3<br />
  23. 23. Table of Duties – Employees <br />Obey your Boss as per the kingdom of man<br />Fear them<br />Serve them with the singleness that you sever Christ<br />not with eye-service<br />Serve from your heart<br />Serve with good will <br />Realize that God will bless you as you bless your boss<br />Eph. 6:5ff ; Col. 3:22<br />
  24. 24. Table of Duties – Employers <br />Treat your employees the same way you are to treat your boss<br />If you don’t have a boss; God is your boss.<br />Eph. 6:9; Col. 4:1.<br />
  25. 25. Table of Duties – Young People<br />Submit yourselves unto the older people<br />Be subject one to another<br />Act humble<br />Show love to the humbled. <br />Place yourself under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time.<br />1 Pet. 5:5-6.<br />
  26. 26. Table of Duties – Widows <br />Trust in God<br />Pray during the day<br />Pray during the evening<br />1 Tim. 5:5-6.<br />
  27. 27. Table of Duties - Everyone<br />Love everyone as you would love yourself – Rom. 13:8ff<br />Pray for everyone – 1 Tim. 2:1-2<br />
  28. 28. Christian Questions & Answers<br />Do you believe that you are a sinner? - Yes, I believe it. I am a sinner.<br />How do you know this? - From the Ten Commandments, which I have not kept.<br />Are you sorry for your sins? - Yes, I am sorry that I have sinned against God.<br />What have you deserved from God because of your sins?- His wrath and displeasure, temporal death, and eternal damnation. See Romans 6:21,23.<br />Do you hope to be saved?- Yes, that is my hope.<br />In whom then do you trust? - In my dear Lord Jesus Christ.<br />Who is Christ? - The Son of God, true God and man.<br />How many Gods are there? - Only one, but there are three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.<br />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.<br />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.<br />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.<br />