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



Week 5, 2019

Week 5:

 

Weekly Hymn: From All That Dwell Below the Skies

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q11 But is God not also merciful? /
Answer: God is indeed merciful, but he is also just. His justice requires that sin committed against the most high majesty of God also be punished with the most severe, that is, with everlasting, punishment of body and soul.

 

  • Q12 Since, according to God’s righteous judgment we deserve temporal and eternal punishment, how can we escape this punishment and be again received into favour? /
Answer: God demands that his justice be satisfied. Therefore we must make full payment, either by ourselves or through another.
  • Q13 Can we by ourselves make this payment? /

Answer: Certainly not. On the contrary, we daily increase our debt.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 2/4 – Exodus 12-14 & Psalm 23

Tue – 2/5 – Exodus 15-17 & Proverbs 1

Wed – 2/6 – Exodus 18-20 & Proverbs 2

Thurs – 2/7 – Exodus 21-24 & Proverbs 3

Fri – 2/8 – Exodus 25-27 & Proverbs 4

Sat – 2/9 – Exodus 28-31 & Proverbs 5

Sun – 2/10 – Catch Up Day



Week 4, 2019

Week 4:

 

Weekly Hymn: Before There Was Time

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q9 But does not God do man an injustice by requiring in his law what man cannot do? /
Answer: No, for God so created man that he was able to do it. But man, at the instigation of the devil, in deliberate disobedience robbed himself and all his descendants of these gifts.

 

  • Q10 Will God allow such disobedience and apostasy to go unpunished? /

Answer: Certainly not. He is terribly displeased with our original sin as well as our actual sins. Therefore he will punish them by a just judgment both now and eternally, as he has declared: Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law (Gal 3:10).

     

Bible Reading:

Mon – 1/28 – Mark 7-9 & Psalm 18:25-50

Tue – 1/29 – Mark 10-12 & Psalm 19

Wed – 1/30 – Mark 13-16 & Psalm 20

Thurs – 1/31 – Exodus 1-4 & Psalm 21

Fri – 2/1 – Exodus 5-8 & Psalm 22:1-11

Sat – 2/2 – Exodus 9-11 & Psalm 22:12-31

Sun – 2/3 – Catch Up Day


Week 3, 2019

Week 3:  

Weekly Hymn: O Worship the King

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q6 Did God create people so wicked and perverse? /
Answer: God created them good and in his own image, that is, in true righteousness and holiness, so that they might truly know God their creator, love him with all their heart, and live with God in eternal happiness, to praise and glorify him.
  • Q7 Then where does this corrupt human nature come from? /

Answer: The fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, in Paradise. This fall has so poisoned our nature that we are all conceived and born in a sinful condition.

  • Q8 But are we so corrupt that we are totally unable to do any good and inclined toward all evil? /

Answer: Yes, unless we are born again by the Spirit of God.

     

Bible Reading:

Mon – 1/21 – Genesis 37-39 & Psalm 13

Tue – 1/22 – Genesis 40-42 & Psalm 14

Wed – 1/23 – Genesis 43-46 & Psalm 15

Thurs – 1/24 – Genesis 47-50 & Psalm 16

Fri – 1/25 – Mark 1-3 & Psalm 17

Sat – 1/26 – Mark 4-6 & Psalm 18:1-24

Sun – 1/27 – Catch Up Day



Week 2, 2019

Week 2:

 

Weekly Hymn: Come People of the Risen King

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q4 What does God’s law require of us? /
    Answer:Christ teaches us this in a summary in Matthew 22:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

 

  • Q5 Can you keep all this perfectly? /

Answer:No, I am inclined by nature to hate God and my neighbor.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 1/14 – Genesis 18-20 & Psalm 7

Tue – 1/15 – Genesis 21-23 & Psalm 8

Wed – 1/16 – Genesis 24-26 & Psalm 9

Thurs – 1/17 – Genesis 27-29 & Psalm 10

Fri – 1/18 – Genesis 30-32 & Psalm 11

Sat – 1/19 – Genesis 33-36 & Psalm 12

Sun – 1/20 – Catch Up Day



Week 1, 2019

Week 1:  

Weekly Hymn: All People That on Earth Do Dwell

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q1 What is your only comfort in life and in death? / Answer: That I am not my own, but belong— body and soul, in life and in death — to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has delivered me from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, also assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

 

  • Q2 How many things must you know to live and die in the joy of this comfort? /

Answer: Three: first, how great my sin and misery are; second, how I am delivered from all my sins and misery; third, how I am to thank God for such deliverance.  

  • Q3 How do you come to know your misery? /

Answer: The law of God tells me.  

Bible Reading:

Mon – 1/7 – Genesis 1-2 & Psalm 1
Tue – 1/8 – Genesis 3-5 & Psalm 2
Wed – 1/9 – Genesis 6-9 & Psalm 3
Thurs – 1/10 – Genesis 10-11 & Psalm 4
Fri – 1/11 – Genesis 12-14 & Psalm 5
Sat – 1/12 – Genesis 15-17 & Psalm 6
Sun – 1/13 – Catch Up Day


Week 52, 2018

Week 52:        Weekly Hymn: As With Gladness Men of Old           Shorter Catechism for Young Children–

  • Q105 What is prayer? / Answer: Prayer is asking God for things which he has promised to give.

 

  • Q106 In whose name should we pray? /

Answer: Only in the name of Christ.   Shorter Catechism –

  • Q45 Which is the first commandment? /
Answer: The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before me.      
 
Bible Reading: We will begin a new reading plan in 2019.


Week 51, 2018

Week 51:  

Weekly Hymn: Good Christian Men, Rejoice!

 

Shorter Catechism for Young Children–

  • Q101 What is the tenth commandment? / Answer: The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.

 

  • Q102 What does the tenth commandment teach us? /            

Answer: To be content with our lot.  

Shorter Catechism –

  • Q43 What is the preface to the ten commandments? /

Answer: The preface to the ten commandments is in these words, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.  

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 12/16 – John 20:1-9 & Zephaniah 3
Tue – 12/17 – John 20:10-18 & Haggai 1-2
Wed – 12/18– John 20:19-23 & Zechariah 1-5
Thurs – 12/19 – John 20:24-31 & Zechariah 6-9
Fri – 12/20 – John 21:1-14 & Zechariah 10-14
Sat – 12/21 – John 21:15-25 & Malachi 1-4
Sun – 12/22 – Catch Up Day


Week 50, 2018

Week 50:      Weekly Hymn: What Child Is this?       Shorter Catechism for Young Children–

  • Q99 What is the ninth commandment? /
Answer: The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

 

  • Q100 What does the ninth commandment teach us? /

Answer: To tell the truth.      

Shorter Catechism –

  • Q42 What is the sum of the ten commandments? /

Answer: The sum of the ten commandments is, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbor as ourselves.    

  Bible Reading:
Mon – 12/10 – John 18:19-27 & Micah 1-3
Tue – 12/11 – John 18:28-40 & Micah 4-5
Wed – 12/12– John 19:1-16 & Micah 6-7
Thurs – 12/13 – John 19:17-27 & Nahum 1-3
Fri – 12/14 – John 19:28-37 & Habakkuk 1-3
Sat – 12/15 – John 19:38-42 & Zephaniah 1-2
Sun – 12/16 – Catch Up Day


Week 49, 2018

Week 49:     Weekly Hymn: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

 
 

Shorter Catechism for Young Children–

  • Q97 What is the eighth commandment? /
Answer: The eighth commandment is, Thou shalt not steal.
  • Q98 What does the eighth commandment teach us? /

Answer: To be honest and industrious.

 

Shorter Catechism –

  • Q41 Wherein is the moral law summarily comprehended? /

Answer: The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments.

 
 
 
Bible Reading:
Mon – 12/3 – John 16:12-24 & Amos 1-2
Tue – 12/4 – John 16:25-33 & Amos 3-4
Wed – 12/5 – John 17:1-5 & Amos 5-6
Thurs – 12/6 – John 17:6-19 & Amos 7-9
Fri – 12/8 – John 17:20-26 & Obadiah 1-21
Sat – 12/9 – John 18:1-18 & Jonah 1-4
Sun – 12/10 – Catch Up Day