Examining Our Faith - Luther's Small Catechism

Small Catechism: Close of the Commandments

An episode of Examining Our Faith - Luther's Small Catechism

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By Faith Lutheran Church
Pastor Ernie Jeong leads an adult instruction class on Luther's Small Catechism at Faith Lutheran Church. Join us as we examine our faith and what it means to be a Christian. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about who Jesus is, what He has done for us, and how we can celebrate this good news together.

Topics Include:
● God the Father
● Son of God
● Holy Spirit
● Baptism
● Ten Commandments
● Apostles’ Creed
● Lord’s Supper
● Confession & Absolution
● and much more!
Lord's Prayer: Fourth Petition (Give us this day our daily bread)
The Lord's Prayer: The Fourth Petition Give us this day our daily bread. What does this mean? God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our prayers, even to all evil people, but we pray in this petition that God would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving. What is meant by daily bread? Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, goods, a devout husband or wife, devout children, devout workers, devout and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, self-control, good reputation, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
17:57
May 17, 2019
Lord's Prayer: Third Petition (Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven)
The Lord's Prayer: The Third Petition Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. What does this mean? The good and gracious will of God is done even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also. How does God's kingdom come? God’s will is done when He breaks and hinders every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful nature, which do not want us to hallow God’s name or let His kingdom come; and when He strengthens and keeps us firm in His Word and faith until we die. This is His good and gracious will. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
15:40
May 10, 2019
Lord's Prayer: Second Petition (Thy kingdom come)
The Lord's Prayer: The Second Petition Thy kingdom come. What does this mean? The kingdom of God certainly comes by itself without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may come to us also. How does God's kingdom come? God's kingdom comes when our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and lead godly lives here in time and there in eternity. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
14:42
May 3, 2019
Lord's Prayer: First Petition (Hallowed be Thy name)
The Lord's Prayer: The First Petition Hallowed be Thy name.  What does this mean? God's name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also. How is God's name kept holy? God's name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven! But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God's Word profanes the name of God among us. Protect us from this, heavenly Father! ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
17:17
April 29, 2019
Lord's Prayer: Introduction (Our Father who art in heaven.)
This week we examine the introduction to The Lord's Prayer.  Our Father who art in heaven.   What does this mean? With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and  confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father.   ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
29:47
April 6, 2019
Apostles' Creed: 3rd Article (Holy Spirit)
This week we examine the third article of the Apostles' Creed.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion  of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and  the life everlasting. Amen.   What does this mean?   I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by  the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the  true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole  Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
32:00
March 30, 2019
Apostles' Creed: 2nd Article (Jesus, God's Son)
This week we examine the second article of the Apostles' Creed.  And [I believe] in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was  conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under  Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into  hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven  and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He  will come to judge the living and the dead. What does this mean?   I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from  eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me  from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with  gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent  suffering and death, that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in  everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is  risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is most certainly true. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
34:04
March 23, 2019
Apostles' Creed: 1st Article (God the Father)
This week we examine the first article of the Apostles' Creed.  I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.   What does this mean? I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me  my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my  senses, and still takes care of them. He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home,  wife and children, land, animals, and all I have. He richly and daily  provides me with all that I need to support this body and life. He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil. All this He does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy,  without any merit or worthiness in me. For all this it is my duty to  thank and praise, serve and obey Him. This is most certainly true.   ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
25:00
March 16, 2019
Small Catechism: Close of the Commandments
This week we examine the Close of the Commandments from Luther's Small Catechism.   What does God say about these commandments? He says: "I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children  for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those  who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who  love Me and keep My commandments." (Exodus 20:5-6)  What does this mean? God threatens to punish all who break these commandments. Therefore, we  should fear His wrath and not do anything against them. But He promises  grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore,  we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands.  ~~   In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
10:54
January 27, 2019
Small Catechism: 9th & 10th Commandments (Covet)
The 9th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor's house. (God's gift of contentment) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not scheme to get our neighbor's inheritance or house, or get it in a way which only appears right, but help and be of service to him in keeping it. The 10th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. (God's gift of contentment) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not entice or force away our neighbor's wife, workers, or animals, or turn them against him, but urge them to stay and do their duty. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
18:01
January 16, 2019
Small Catechism: 8th Commandment (False Testimony)
The 8th Commandment: You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.   (God's gift of a good reputation) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way.   In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
13:05
January 8, 2019
Small Catechism: 7th Commandment (Steal)
You shall not steal. (God's gift of possessions) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not take our neighbor's money or possessions, or get them in any dishonest way, but help him to improve and protect his possessions and income. In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism 
13:58
January 6, 2019
Small Catechism: 6th Commandment (Adultery)
This week we examine the sixth commandment and explanation from Luther's Small Catechism. The 6th Commandment: You shall not commit adultery. (God's gift of marriage) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
25:24
October 20, 2018
Small Catechism: 5th Commandment (Do Not Murder)
This week we examine the fifth commandment and explanation from Luther's Small Catechism. You shall not murder. (God's gift of life) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every physical need. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
31:25
July 10, 2018
Small Catechism: 4th Commandment (Honor Your Parents)
Honor your father and your mother. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
25:57
June 26, 2018
Small Catechism: 3rd Commandment (Sabbath Day)
This week we examine the third commandment and explanation from Luther's Small Catechism. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
27:19
June 19, 2018
Small Catechism: 2nd Commandment (God's Name)
This week we examine the second commandment and explanation from Luther's Small Catechism. The second commandment: You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
23:40
June 12, 2018
Small Catechism: 1st Commandment (No Other Gods)
This week we start looking at the Ten Commands with an overview of God's Law and we take a closer look at the first commandment. The First Commandment: You shall have no other gods. What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
36:37
June 5, 2018
Small Catechism: Introduction
This week we start our series with an introduction to Christianity and Luther's Small Catechism. Our faith as Lutherans can be summarized in the belief that we are saved from our sins by God's grace alone (Sola Gratia), through faith alone (Sola Fide), on the account of Scripture alone (Sola Scriptura). A great summary of the Lutheran faith can be found in Luther's Small Catechism. This series will go over the teachings in the catechism. Please follow along. Both new believers and long time believers will benefit. It is always good to stay in the word, examine our faith, and grow in our faith. If you have any questions please comment on the videos and Pastor Jeong will respond to you as we take this journey together. In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
29:01
May 29, 2018
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