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A Christian is a disciple and a confessor. Jesus said, “If you abide in My Word, you are truly My disciples” (John 8). “Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and keep it” (Luke 11). He commanded His Church to “make disciples of all nations by baptizing and teaching them” (Matthew 28). Catechism instruction is only one intensive and unique time for growing as a disciple of Jesus, that is, a learner of His Words. Likewise, Jesus said, “everyone who confesses me before men, I will confess before My Father in heaven” (Matthew 10). Confirmation and reception into the Lutheran Church are only one of the many and daily times we are called upon to “make the good confession” before the world and in the sight of God. Make the most of it with these resources, and never stop being a confessor of Christ and a hearer of His Word.
Catechesis is part of a lifelong journey of faith, where people learn to place their identity in God and look to His Word for answers to life’s big questions. With Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, 2017 Edition, and CPH’s all-new confirmation curriculum, you can build up the next generation to live out their faith—with flexible options for any congregation.
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