Lutheranism 101 Session Schedule

Week 1
Introductions
The Two Religions (Do and Done; Grace vs. Works)
How do we know God? (Nature, Conscience, and Revelation)
Small Catechism: p. 48; 104-105
Lutheranism 101: p. 26-27
The Bible (Inspiration, inerrancy, efficacy)
Small Catechism: p. 48-51
Lutheranism 101: p. 70-72; 116-127

Week 2
Creation and Fall (Genesis 1-2; Evolution; Genesis 3; Grace in the midst of Judgment)
Small Catechism: p. 98-100; 110-112
Lutheranism 101: p. 26-36

Week 3
Ten Commandments (Three Uses)
Small Catechism: p. 54-96
Lutheranism 101: p. 31-36; 243-250
Law and Gospel (Distinctions; Motivations)
Small Catechism: p. 5-53; 96-101
Lutheranism 101: p. 127-136

Week 4
Apostles’ Creed
Small Catechism: p. 102-105
Lutheranism 101: p. 18; 236-241
Trinity
Small Catechism: p. 105-108
Lutheranism 101: p. 26-28
God the Father (Creation and Preservation)
Small Catechism: p. 108-119
Lutheranism 101: p. 26-31
God the Son (person, Divinity and Humanity)
Small Catechism: p. 119-146
Lutheranism 101: p. 36-51; 82-92

Week 5
God the Son (work, Atonement; Justification; Sanctification)
God the Holy Spirit (Who; Where; What)
Small Catechism: p. 147-157
Lutheranism 101: p. 87-91

Week 6
Lord’s Prayer (Example; Explanations)
Small Catechism: p. 174-201
Lutheranism 101: p. 87-91

Catch Up Time

Week 7
Means of Grace (Delivering the Goods to here and now)
Small Catechism: p. 164-168; 202-203
Lutheranism 101: p. 116-166
Holy Baptism (What is it, what gifts are given through it)
Small Catechism: p. 204-216
Lutheranism 101: p. 135-139

Week 8
Confession and Absolution (Private Absolution)
Small Catechism: p. 217-230
Lutheranism 101: p. 139-147
Church and Ministry (What is it; Where is it; Pastors; Women’s Ordination)
Small Catechism: p. 157-164; 227-228
Lutheranism 101: p. 73-82; 95-107; 111-116

Week 9
Lord’s Supper (Words and Institution; Closed Communion; Frequency; What is it)
Small Catechism: p. 231-245
Lutheranism 101: p. 147-166
How to Examine Yourself (Christian Questions and their Answers)
Small Catechism: p. 40-44
Lutheranism 101: p. 163-166

Week 10
Worship (Empty Sack; Liturgy and Hymnody)
Small Catechism: p. 68-72
Lutheranism 101: p. 204-236
Devotions/Piety (Morning and Evening Prayers; Materials)
Small Catechism: p. 32-34
Lutheranism 101: p. 23; 67-70; 87-91
Vocation (Table of Duties; Evangelism)
Small Catechism: p. 35-39; 162-164
Lutheranism 101: p. 250-255
End of the World (Amillenialism)
Small Catechism: p. 168-173
Lutheranism 101: p. 51-63
End of Life (Soul/Body; Funerals)
Small Catechism: p. 168-173
Lutheranism 101: p. 51-63
Stewardship
Small Catechism: p. 118-119; 163-164
Lutheranism 101: p. 255-257