2017-03-01 TLS Catechism Quiz #265-284
1. Write the First Part of Baptism.
First: What is Baptism?
Baptism is not just plain water, but it is water used by God’s command and connected with God’s Word.
Which is that Word of God?
Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Matthew, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit!”
2. What does it mean to baptize “in the name of” the triune God?
Ephesians 2:19: Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.
To baptize “in the name of” the triune God means that God makes us members of his blessed family.
3. Why do we baptize little children?
Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
a. They are included in Christ’s words “all nations.”
Psalm 51:5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
b. They are sinful by nature and must be born again in order to be saved.
Matthew 18:6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
c. They too can believe.
4. Write the Second Part of Baptism.
Second: What does Baptism do for us?
Baptism works forgiveness of sin, delivers from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare.
What are these words and promises of God?
Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Mark, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
5. How do I put off the old Adam every day?
2 Corinthians 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
I put off my Old Adam every day by being sorry for my sins and by believing that God forgives my sins for Jesus’ sake. (Contrition and repentance)
6. What was chapel about this morning?
7. Were you in church this last Sunday? If so, where? If not, why not? Were you in Footsteps or Bible class?