This past Sunday, July 19 the elementary students learned about the two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. They learned that these sacraments are symbols for everyone in God’s family to remember who God is and what He does. The sacraments use things we can actually see, touch, or taste (water, bread, grape juice) as a reminder of what God has done for us in the covenant of grace.
126. How many sacraments are there? Two.
127. What are they? Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
128. Who appointed these sacraments? The Lord Jesus Christ.
129. Why did Christ appoint these sacraments? To distinguish his people from the world, and to comfort and strengthen them.
The preschoolers this past Sunday, July 19 went back to the beginning of the Catechism to review the first five questions. For the past year the kids have memorized Catechism questions to learn about who made us and why, the fall of man and how it affected us and all people, and how Jesus came to repair that broken relationship with our Heavenly Father by giving us the Holy Spirit to change our hearts. This week they went all the way back to the beginning as a reminder that God made us for the purpose of His glory. This is a review that we each need all the time! When we realize that we are born with sinful hearts and we have our hearts changed and become Christians, we must be reminded that our purpose is to give all glory back to the God who made us and adopted us into His family despite our sinful and rebellious nature. The students also worked on memorizing Psalm 100:1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
1. Who made you? God.
2. What else did God make? God made all things.
3. Why did God make you and all things? For his own glory.
4. How can you glorify God? By loving him and doing what he commands.
5. Why are you to glorify God? Because he made me and takes care of me.