Lutheran Confessions: Smalcald Articles Leader Guide - Downloadable
The Lutheran Confessions series presents a comprehensive introduction of the major writing of the Book of Concord (1580). Designed as an in-depth look at the teaching of the Lutheran Church, the study guides contain 13 sessions in a convenient, learner-centered format.
This study thoroughly reviews two documents: The Smalcald Articles written by Martin Luther, and The Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, written by Philip Melanchthon.
Each session examines a portion of these important historical writings and includes these sections:
Focus – focuses the participants’ attention on the key concept that will be discovered in the session.
Inform – explores a portion of the Confession and questions that help the participants study the text.
Connect – helps the participants apply the doctrine to their lives.
Vision – provides the participants with practical suggestions for taking the theme of the lesson out of the classroom and into the world.
In addition, each session also includes a Law/Gospel focus, psalms for worship and a hymn for worship.