Luther's Small Catechism Posters
These brilliant posters are wonderful conversation pieces and a whole lot more. You will find them aesthetically pleasing whether they grace the walls of your church, classroom, or home. Hang them in view of the dinner table, living room, on bedroom walls, in the office or Sunday school/homeschool room. You get two large pages, 24"x36", full color, glossy posters printed on 100lb poster paper and finished with an aqueous coating to protect against smudging and fingerprints. Suitable as standalone posters or mounted in frames, with or without glass.
After the Reformation had begun, Dr. Martin Luther desired to make basic tenets of the Christian Faith accessible to the common person. The result of His desire was a labor of love that grew to become Luther's Small Catechism. Catechism, from the Greek: katecheo, means, "to teach orally." Using the catechetical method of teaching, namely, by asking questions and then giving their correct answers, the Small Catechism has been a staple of Christian education for centuries.
It is organized into six chief parts of The Ten Commandments, The Apostles Creed, The Lord's Prayer, Holy Baptism, Confession and Holy Communion. Its organization walks the catechumen (the student) through the most important tenets of Jesus' and the apostles' teaching.
You are encouraged to make this be readily available and in view of the place in your home where your family generally congregates. As life happens, as the family interacts and converses, there will likely be many opportunities to segue into the timeless and biblical truths accurately summarized in the six chief parts of Luther's Small Catechism. At a glance, it can be referred to for memorization or to answer pressing questions about the Christian life and teaching. In this way, you can conveniently heed the wise counsel of Dr. Martin Luther who wrote before each of the six chiefs parts, "As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to his household."
The text of Luther's Small Catechism is entirely in English. It is taken directly from Triglot Concordia: The Symbolic Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church: German-Latin-English. eriglot Concordia: The Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church: German-Latin-English. The text is in the public domain. The text has been edited to change some older forms of English words to Modern English (e.g., Thou changed to You; shalt changed to shall).