The Lutheran Catechesis Series

The Lutheran Catechesis Series

Series information

Lutheran Catechesis, Catechumen Edition, Second Edition

Lutheran Catechesis, Catechumen Edition, is intended for:

✦ Adult Instruction/Catechesis

✦Youth Instruction/Catechesis (for youth who have learned the six chief parts by heart and who have successfully completed Old Testament Catechesis and New Testament Catechesis in The Lutheran Catechesis Series)

✦ In-depth catechesis for Lutheran congregations in Lutheran doctrine and in Lutheran liturgy

✦ Ongoing resource for Lutheran Christians assisting them in understanding and using their Bible, catechism, and hymnal as a reference for Lutheran doctrine and practice

Lutheran Catechesis, Catechist Edition, Second Edition

The catechist edition contains everything that the catechumen edition contains, plus the following:

✦ Catechism notes on the text of the Small Catechism in “The Catechism in Detail” section of each lesson.

✦ “To the Catechist” Scriptural commentaries on the “Bible Verses for Meditation” in each lesson.

✦ “The Table of Duties in Detail”—material for teaching the Table of Duties under the subtitle, “Christian Vocation—Living by Faith in the Gospel of Christ: Catechesis on the Table of Duties.”

✦ “Congregation at Prayer Learn-by-Heart Schedules and Bible Story Lectionary” (also published in the Lutheran Catechesis Compendium with additional helps). This material is essential for preparing the congregation’s weekly catechetical and devotional guide, “The Congregation at Prayer.”

✦ “60-Day Cycle of Praying the Psalter” for the pastor and congregation’s use in “The Congregation at Prayer.”

✦ Personal Prayer Book Schedule of Prayers.

✦ “Pastor’s Annual Reading Cycle” that provides the pastor with a disciplined yet flexible way to read through the Old Testament and Confessions annually and the New Testament three times a year.

✦ “Scripture Index for Lutheran Catechesis, Catechist Edition.

Old Testament Catechesis, Catechist Edition, Second Edition

Old Testament Catechesis, Catechist Edition contains everything that is in Old Testament Catechesis, Catechumen Edition plus:

✦ Discussion questions and catechetical helps

Old Testament Catechesis, Catechumen Edition, Second Edition

Old Testament, Catechumen Edition, is intended for

✦Teaching youth the important Old Testament stories that point forward to Christ. The first five books of the Old Testament—known as the Pentateuch or the Torah—are the foundation of the Old Testament. These books of Moses include the narrative of man’s creation in the image of God, his fall into sin, the flood, the tower of Babel, the stories of the patriarchs, God’s deliverance of Israel from bondage in Egypt, the giving of God’s Law, and the first promises of the Gospel of our salvation in Christ. The first twenty lessons focus on these stories. The rest of the Old Testament narratives and the preaching of the prophets cannot be understood apart from these stories. The twelve remaining lessons survey important narratives from the historical books of the Old Testament that follow the Pentateuch.

✦Teaching youth the important people, places and events of the Old Testament

✦Teaching the youth sections of Luther's Small Catechism in connection with the Old Testament

✦ Old Testament Timeline and Books of the Old Testament

✦ Ongoing resource for Lutheran Christians assisting them in understanding the Old Testament

New Testament Catechesis, Catechist Edition, Second Edition

New Testament Catechesis, Catechist Edition contains everything that is in New Testament Catechesis, Catechumen Edition plus:

✦ Discussion questions and catechetical helps

New Testament Catechesis, Catechumen Edition, Second Edition

New Testament, Catechumen Edition, is intended for

✦Teaching youth the important stories of the New Testament. The first five books of the New Testament—the gospels and Acts—are the foundation of the New Testament. These books include the stories of our Lord’s birth, ministry, death, and resurrection, and His ongoing ministry through His apostles in the book of Acts. The lessons begin and end with the ascension of our Lord and the church’s ongoing ministry of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

✦Teaching youth the important people, places and evnts of the New Testament

✦Teaching the youth sections of Luther's Small Catechism in connection with the New Testament

✦ Ongoing resource for Lutheran Christians assisting them in understanding the New Testament

Christ for Us

Christ for Us is a collection of sermons on the catechism. 

✦ The sermons help Christians to understand the Ten Commandments, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Confession and the Office of the Keys, and the Sacrament of the Altar.  There are also sermons on the Table of Duties, touching on different stations of life where Christians live out their faith.

✦ This book is intended for both laity and pastors, for use as a devotional resource.

✦ It can also be used for instruction in the catechism.

✦ Each sermon proclaims what God’s law demands according to that portion of the catechism, as well as what the Lord has done to save us who cannot keep the law.  These sermons are excellent examples in how to preach both the requirements of God’s law and the comforting promise of forgiveness in Christ Jesus.