Week 15, 2019

Week 15:

 

Weekly Hymn: Psalm 24

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q36 What benefit do you receive from the holy conception and birth of Christ? /
Answer: He is our Mediator, and with his innocence and perfect holiness covers, in the sight of God, my sin, in which I was conceived and born.

 

  • Q37 What do you confess when you say that he suffered? /

Answer: During all the time he lived on earth, but especially at the end, Christ bore in body and soul the wrath of God against the sin of the whole human race. Thus, by his suffering, as the only atoning sacrifice, he has redeemed our body and soul from everlasting damnation, and obtained for us the grace of God, righteousness, and eternal life.

 

  • Q38 Why did he suffer under Pontius Pilate as judge? /

Answer: Though innocent, Christ was condemned by an earthly judge, and so he freed us from the severe judgment of God that was to fall on us.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 4/15 – Joshua 16-18 & Psalm 57

Tue – 4/16 – Joshua 19-21 & Psalm 58

Wed – 4/17 – Joshua 22-24 & Psalm 59

Thurs – 4/18 – Matthew 1-4 & Psalm 60

Fri – 4/19 – Matthew 5-7 & Psalm 61

Sat – 4/20 – Matthew 8-10 & Psalm 62

Sun – 4/21 – Catch Up Day



Week 14, 2019

Week 14:

 

Weekly Hymn: Sweet Hour of Prayer

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q34 Why do you call him our Lord? /
Answer: Because he has ransomed us, body and soul, from all our sins, not with silver or gold but with his precious blood, and has freed us from all the power of the devil to make us his own possession.

 

  • Q35 What do you confess when you say: He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary? /

Answer: The eternal Son of God, who is and remains true and eternal God, took upon himself true human nature from the flesh and blood of the virgin Mary, through the working of the Holy Spirit. Thus he is also the true seed of David, and like his brothers in every respect, yet without sin.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon – 4/8 – James 3-5 & Psalm 51

Tue – 4/9 – Joshua 1-3 & Psalm 52

Wed – 4/10 – Joshua 4-6 & Psalm 53

Thurs – 4/11 – Joshua 7-9 & Psalm 54

Fri – 4/12 – Joshua 10-12 & Psalm 55

Sat – 4/13 – Joshua 13-15 & Psalm 56

Sun – 4/14 – Catch Up Day



Week 13, 2019

Week 13:

 

Weekly Hymn: To God Be the Glory

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q31 Why is he called Christ, that is, Anointed? /
Answer: Because he has been ordained by God the Father, and anointed with the Holy Spirit, to be our chief Prophet and Teacher, who has fully revealed to us the secret counsel and will of God concerning our redemption; our only High Priest, who by the one sacrifice of his body has redeemed us, and who continually intercedes for us before the Father; and our eternal King, who governs us by his Word and Spirit, and who defends and preserves us in the redemption obtained for us.

 

  • Q32 Why are you called a Christian? /

Answer: Because I am a member of Christ by faith and thus share in his anointing, so that I may as prophet confess his name, as priest present myself a living sacrifice of thankfulness to him, and as king fight with a free and good conscience against sin and the devil in this life, and hereafter reign with him eternally over all creatures.

 

  • Q33 Why is he called God’s only-begotten Son, since we also are children of God? /

Answer: Because Christ alone is the eternal, natural Son of God. We, however, are children of God by adoption, through grace, for Christ’s sake.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 4/1 – Deuteronomy 17-19 & Psalm 45

Tue – 4/2 – Deuteronomy 20-22 & Psalm 46

Wed – 4/3 – Deuteronomy 23-26 & Psalm 47

Thurs – 4/4 – Deuteronomy 27-30 & Psalm 48

Fri – 4/5 – Deuteronomy 31-34 & Psalm 49

Sat – 4/6 – James 1-2 & Psalm 50

Sun – 4/7 – Catch Up Day



Week 12, 2019

Week 12:  

Weekly Hymn: By Faith

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q29 Why is the Son of God called Jesus, that is, Saviour? /
Answer: Because he saves us from all our sins, and because salvation is not to be sought or found in anyone else.

 

  • Q30 Do those who seek their salvation or well-being in saints, in themselves, or anywhere else, also believe in the only Saviour Jesus? /

Answer: No. Though they boast of him in words, they in fact deny the only Saviour Jesus. For one of two things must be true: either Jesus is not a complete Saviour, or those who by true faith accept this Saviour must find in him all that is necessary for their salvation.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 3/25 – Galatians 4-6 & Psalm 39

Tue – 3/26 – Deuteronomy 1-4 & Psalm 40

Wed – 3/27 – Deuteronomy 5-7 & Psalm 41

Thurs – 3/28 – Deuteronomy 8-10 & Psalm 42

Fri – 3/29 – Deuteronomy 11-13 & Psalm 43

Sat – 3/30 – Deuteronomy 14-16 & Psalm 44

Sun – 3/31 – Catch Up Day



Week 11, 2019

Week 11:

 

Weekly Hymn: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q26 What do you believe when you say: I believe in God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth? /
Answer: That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and all that is in them, and who still upholds and governs them by his eternal counsel and providence, is, for the sake of Christ his Son, my God and my Father. In him I trust so completely as to have no doubt that he will provide me with all things necessary for body and soul, and will also turn to my good whatever adversity he sends me in this life of sorrow. He is able to do so as almighty God, and willing also as a faithful Father.
  • Q27 What do you understand by the providence of God? /

Answer: God’s providence is his almighty and ever present power, whereby, as with his hand, he still upholds heaven and earth and all creatures, and so governs them that leaf and blade, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, food and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty, indeed, all things, come to us not by chance but by his fatherly hand.

  • Q28 What does it benefit us to know that God has created all things and still upholds them by his providence? /

Answer: We can be patient in adversity, thankful in prosperity, and with a view to the future we can have a firm confidence in our faithful God and Father that no creature shall separate us from his love; for all creatures are so completely in his hand that without his will they cannot so much as move.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 3/18 – Numbers 22-24 & Psalm 34

Tue – 3/19 – Numbers 25-27 & Psalm 35

Wed – 3/20 – Numbers 28-30 & Psalm 36

Thurs – 3/21 – Numbers 31-33 & Psalm 37:1-22

Fri – 3/22 – Numbers 34-36 & Psalm 37:23-40

Sat – 3/23 – Galatians 1-3 & Psalm 38

Sun – 3/24 – Catch Up Day



Week 10, 2019

Week 10:

 

Weekly Hymn: Days of Elijah

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q24 How are these articles divided? /
Answer: Into three parts: the first is about God the Father and our creation; the second about God the Son and our redemption; the third about God the Holy Spirit and our sanctification.

 

  • Q25 Since there is only one God, why do you speak of three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? /

Answer: Because God has so revealed himself in his Word that these three distinct persons are the one, true, eternal God.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 3/11 – Numbers 1-3 & Psalm 28

Tue – 3/12 – Numbers 4-7 & Psalm 29

Wed – 3/13 – Numbers 8-10 & Psalm 30

Thurs – 3/14 – Numbers 11-14 & Psalm 31

Fri – 3/15 – Numbers 15-17 & Psalm 32

Sat – 3/16 – Numbers 18-21 & Psalm 33

Sun – 3/17 – Catch Up Day



Week 9, 2019

Week 9:

 

Weekly Hymn: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q21 What is true faith? /
Answer: True faith is not only a sure knowledge by which I hold as true all that God has revealed to us in Scripture; it is also a wholehearted trust, which the Holy Spirit creates in me by the gospel, that God has freely granted, not only to others but to me also, forgiveness of sins, eternal righteousness, and salvation. These are gifts of sheer grace, granted solely by Christ’s merit.

 

  • Q22 What then must a Christian believe? /

Answer: All that is promised us in the gospel, a summary of which is taught us in the articles of our universal and undisputed Christian faith.

 

  • Q23 What are these articles? /

Answer: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 3/4 – Leviticus 22-24 & Proverbs 17:1-14

Tue – 3/5 – Leviticus 25-27 & Proverbs 17:15-28

Wed – 3/6 – Hebrews 1-3 & Psalm 24

Thurs – 3/7 – Hebrews 4-6 & Psalm 25

Fri – 3/8 – Hebrews 7-10 & Psalm 26

Sat – 3/9 – Hebrews 11-13 & Psalm 27

Sun – 3/10 – Catch Up Day



Week 8, 2019

Week 8:

 

Weekly Hymn: For the Cause

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q19 From where do you know this? /
Answer: From the holy gospel, which God himself first revealed in Paradise. Later, he had it proclaimed by the patriarchs and prophets, and foreshadowed by the sacrifices and other ceremonies of the law. Finally, he had it fulfilled through his only Son.

 

  • Q20 Are all men, then, saved by Christ just as they perished through Adam? /

Answer: No. Only those are saved who by a true faith are grafted into Christ and accept all his benefits.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon – 2/25 – Leviticus 1-4 & Proverbs 14:1-18

Tue – 2/26 – Leviticus 5-8 & Proverbs 14:19-35

Wed – 2/27 – Leviticus 9-11 & Proverbs 15:1-17

Thurs – 2/28 – Leviticus 12-14 & Proverbs 15:18-33

Fri – 3/1 – Leviticus 15-18 & Proverbs 16:1-16

Sat – 3/2 – Leviticus 19-21 & Proverbs 16:17-33

Sun – 3/3 – Catch Up Day



Week 7, 2019

Week 7:

 

Weekly Hymn: The God of Abraham Praise

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q16 Why must he be a true and righteous man? /
Answer: He must be a true man because the justice of God requires that the same human nature which has sinned should pay for sin. He must be a righteous man because one who himself is a sinner cannot pay for others.

 

  • Q17 Why must he at the same time be true God? /

Answer: He must be true God so that by the power of his divine nature he might bear in his human nature the burden of God’s wrath, and might obtain for us and restore to us righteousness and life.

 

  • Q18 But who is that Mediator who at the same time is true God and a true and righteous man? /

Answer: Our Lord Jesus Christ, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption (1 Cor 1:30).

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 2/18 – Acts 10-12 & Proverbs 11:1-15

Tue – 2/19 – Acts 13-15 & Proverbs 11:16-31

Wed – 2/20 – Acts 16-18 & Proverbs 12:1-14

Thurs – 2/21 – Acts 19-21 & Proverbs 12:15-28

Fri – 2/22 – Acts 22-25 & Proverbs 13:1-12

Sat – 2/23 – Acts 26-28 & Proverbs 13:13-25

Sun – 2/24 – Catch Up Day



Week 6, 2019

Week 6:

 

Weekly Hymn: Come People of the Risen King

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q14 Can another creature—any at all—pay this debt for us? /
Answer: To begin with, God will not punish any other creature for what a human is guilty of. Furthermore, no mere creature can bear the weight of God’s eternal wrath against sin and deliver others from it.

 

  • Q15 What kind of mediator and deliverer should we look for then? /

Answer: One who is a true and righteous human, yet more powerful than all creatures, that is, one who is also true God.

     

Bible Reading:

Mon – 2/11 – Exodus 32-34 & Proverbs 6

Tue – 2/12 – Exodus 35-37 & Proverbs 7

Wed – 2/13 – Exodus 38-40 & Proverbs 8

Thurs – 2/14 – Acts 1-3 & Proverbs 9

Fri – 2/15 – Acts 4-6 & Proverbs 10:1-16

Sat – 2/16 – Acts 7-9 & Proverbs 10:17-32

Sun – 2/17 – Catch Up Day