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GodConnects is a video-based adult Christian education (confirmation) course developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM). It has been doctrinally reviewed by the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS) and covers Christian doctrine in 12 topics. Each topic begins with a short video and is supported with a downloadable discussion guide and PowerPoint presentation.


Additional materials you will want for reference and further instruction for download

Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation

Luther's Large Catechism - If you would like further understanding on parts of the Small Catechism

The Book of Concord - The Confessions and doctrinal teaching of the Lutheran Church

Book of Concord Online - View all of the above online, plus download the Book of Concord for your Iphone or Ipad and listen on audio. Plus much more!

Luther's Small Catechism Flash Cards - Download Here


God Connects Lessons:

To view and download the PowerPoint for this course click here

1.  Why Jesus?     2.  Why the Bible?     3.  God’s Law     4.  Nature of God     5.  Who is Jesus Christ?     

6.  Who is the Holy Spirit?     7.   Prayer     8.  Baptism     9.  Confession and Absolution      10. Communion

11.  The End of Time     12.  Christian Life


Lesson 1. Why Jesus?

Why Jesus? With all the religions in the world, what makes Christianity unique? The Christian faith teaches that God sent Jesus to restore our relationship. He connected to us!

Download the Discussion Guide for Lesson 1

Lesson 2. Why the Bible?

Why the Bible -- Christians believe that the Bible is God Himself speaking to us, but what makes it stand out as authoritative, reliable and worthy of our attention?

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Lesson 3. God's law

God's Law - Nobody likes rules, even rules from God. His rules may be the hardest because they are impossible to keep. Yet God has loving purposes in mind in revealing His law to us.

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Lesson 4. Nature of God

Nature of God - We can't fully understand all that God is and yet He reveals Himself as one God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Through what the Son Jesus has done for us, God reveals His supreme attribute to a broken world: love.

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Lesson 5. Who is Jesus Christ?

Jesus is the most influential historical figure that ever lived. Who is He? What is it about Jesus that changed the world - and can change your life too?


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Lesson 6. Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit - As the third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit's desire is to bring us to faith in God and then to always be with us through all circumstances.


Download the Discussion Guide for Lesson 6

"Come Lord Jesus Be Our Guest" by Fritz von Uhde

"Come Lord Jesus Be Our Guest" by Fritz von Uhde

lesson 7. Prayer

Prayer - It's just talking to God; it's telling Him what's on our minds; it's honestly conversing with the most powerful Being imaginable - and knowing that He is our Father!


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Lesson 8. Baptism

Baptism - Through Baptism God makes amazing promises to you - just to you - that your sins are forgiven and you have become His child. And God always keeps this His promise.


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Lesson 9. Confession & Absolution

Confession and Absolution - Ever had guilt that weighed you down? It would not just go away no matter how hard you tried to shake it? Through Confession and Absolution, God speaks through the church to apply forgiveness, His forgiveness, to our sin.


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Lesson 10. Communion

What are you eating and drinking in Communion? More than meets the eye! Jesus delivers His forgiveness through this meal. For Christians, partaking of Communion is vital - a real encounter with God.


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The Second Coming by Ron DiCianni

The Second Coming by Ron DiCianni

lesson 11. The End of Time

What happens when this world comes to an end? At that time, Jesus will return in His power and glory; heaven and earth will be destroyed, and a new heaven and new earth-where righteousness dwells-will be created: the Garden of Eden 2.0


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Lesson 12. Christian Life

Christian Life - Let's go! But how do you live a Christian life? The summary is that it is all about love, living in a way that shows our love for God and loving our neighbor as ourselves.


Download the Discussion Guide for Lesson 12