Presentation on theme: "The Bible Lesson 1. The Catechism What is it? A book of instruction in the form of questions and answers. Who wrote it? Martin Luther (1483-1546) Why."— Presentation transcript:
The Catechism What is it? A book of instruction in the form of questions and answers. Who wrote it? Martin Luther (1483-1546) Why was it written? So that the head of the family could teach his family.
What’s in it? 1.Ten Commandments 2.Apostles’ Creed 3.Lord’s Prayer 4.Sacrament of Holy Baptism 5.Confession and Office of the Keys 6.Sacrament of Holy Communion
The Source – The Bible! OLD TESTAMENTNEW TESTAMENT BOOKS3927 WRITERSMoses, Kings, ProphetsEvangelists, Apostles KINDS OF BOOKSHistory, Poetry, ProphecyHistory, Letters, Prophecy LANGUAGEHebrewGreek CONTENTHistory of Israel, Promises of a Saviour to come Tells of the Saviour who came
Words to Know Prophet – one who speaks God’s Word to God’s People Evangelist – one who speaks or writes the Good News about Jesus Apostle-One who is sent out as Jesus’ messenger Bible – Book Scriptures – “The Writings” referring to the Bible.
What is The Bible? 1.God the Holy Spirit breathed into (INSPIRED) the writers to write the exact words He wanted. 2.The Bible is therefore word-for-word God’s Word. 3.Everything in The Bible is true since it’s God’s Word. 4.We shouldn’t add or subtract anything from the Bible.
Why did God give us The Bible? 1.To teach us the way of salvation (deliverance) by trusting in Jesus. 2.To guide us in God-pleasing living after we have come to trust in Jesus as our Saviour.
What are the two main teachings of The BIble The Law (God’s Commands)The Gospel (God’s Promises) What you should do and not doWhat God does Shows us our sinShows us our Saviour Condemns ALLHas the power to save ALL who believe
How does God want us to use His Word? 1.To hear and study it gladly. 2.To live according to it. 3.Through it, he will strengthen us in our Christian faith and life.