For those of you who have said that you want to start the Online Reading Group when we start at the beginning of the Book of Concord — START READING THIS WEEK! We are in week 1, so we are starting at the beginning.
One of the goals of the Brothers of John the Steadfast is the creation of reading groups whose intention is to get with a Pastor and read through the Book of Concord. For those people who do not have access to a reading group, it occurred to us that we might try creating an “online reading group” right here on the BJS site.
Pastors reading this — please take the time to reply to any questions brought up on this list, or even comment yourselves on what this section of the BOC means to you.
Each Sunday we will post the readings for the week, broken down into daily readings. Read through the passages yourselves, either using your copy of the Concordia or using the BookofConcord.org website.
For Dec 29th through Jan 3rd we are in week 1 in 2009, so according to the 2nd edition of Concordia, nearing the end of the Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord.
Monday Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds.
Tuesday Luther’s Small Catechism, Preface.
Wednesday SC, I-III (The Commandments, The Creed, The Lords Prayer).
Thursday SC, IV-VI (Baptism, Confession, Altar).
Friday SC, Prayers – Tables of Duties.
Write any questions or comments on the readings for the week below. Please try to keep discussion limited to the readings for this week or topics that grow out of them. Remember, no question is a stupid question, and insights you see clearly may not be evident to others, so write about anything you want regarding these readings!
Norm Fisher, Technical Editor
Pastor Rossow, Editor