Baptism – Lesson Four


  1. Today’s lesson covers – What Baptism Indicates
  2. Read pages 302-305 in Luther’s Small Catechism
  3. Watch the video below
  4. Homework – Practice Baptizing an object until it feels normal.  Send us a picture of the object you practiced on  (email response here):
  5. Watch “James” Video – respond with 3 sentences on form at the bottom of the 2020-21 schedule page.
  6. SAVE THE DATE– Next Zoom Class on Sunday, February 21 @ 3PM
  7. Complete a “Worship Note” (in person or online) … 40 due by Rite of Confirmation

What Baptism Indicates

What does such baptizing with water indicate?

It indicates that the Old Adam in us should by daily contrition and repentance be drowned and die with all sins and evil desires, and that a new man should daily emerge and arise to live before God in righteousness and purity forever.

Where is this written?

St Paul writes in Romans chapter six: “We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” (Romans 6:4)

A Short Form of Baptism to Be Used in Emergencies

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed by Thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He descended into hell.  On the third day He rose again from the dead.  He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.


Take water, call them by name, and pour/sprinkle water on the head of the candidate while saying:

NAME, I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Holy Baptism administered by a layperson should be reported to the pastor for its recognition by the congregation.