Teaching the Catechism: Holy Baptism II, Third and Fourth Parts

Continue learning how to teach Holy Baptism with the Third and Fourth Parts on Baptism in Luther’s Small Catechism

Teaching Ideas for the Catechism: Holy Baptism, First and Second Sections

What is Baptism? Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s word.

Why is Baptism So Important?

Returning to our confirmation days, we know that baptism is not a mere symbol or expression of devout faith in God. In fact, baptism is entirely God’s act. In this blessed Sacrament, God brings life and salvation, specifically, the Holy Spirit who creates saving faith in Christ, forgiveness of sins and everlasting life. God makes us His child, placing His everlasting mark of ownership on a wretched, yet redeemed sinner.

Ideas for Celebrating Baptism Birthdays

Stickers. Pencils. Trinkets. Been there, done that. How can a baptismal birthday celebration reflect the significance of the event? Consider ten ideas that could be used monthly in your Sunday School or elementary school classroom. Have a party and invite your community of believers!

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