Week 29:


Weekly Hymn:       O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing


Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q71 Where has Christ promised that he will wash us with his blood and Spirit as surely as we are washed with the water of baptism? /

 Answer: In the institution of baptism, where he says:

 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

This promise is repeated where Scripture calls baptism the washing of rebirth and the washing away of sins


  • Q72 Does this outward washing with water itself wash away sins? /

Answer: No, only the blood of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit cleanse us from all sins.


  • Q73 Why then does the Holy Spirit call baptism the washing of regeneration and the washing away of sins? /

Answer: God speaks in this way for a good reason. He wants to teach us that the blood and Spirit of Christ remove our sins just as water takes away dirt from the body. But, even more important, he wants to assure us

by this divine pledge and sign that we are as truly cleansed from our sins spiritually as we are bodily washed with water.


Bible Reading:

Mon- 7/22 – Hosea 5-8 & Song of Songs 7

Tue – 7/23 – Hosea 9-11 & Song of Songs 8

Wed – 7/24 – Hosea 12-14 & Psalm 95

Thurs – 7/25 – 1 Corinthians 1-2 & Psalm 96

Fri – 7/26 – 1 Corinthians 3-5 & Psalm 97

Sat – 7/27 – 1 Corinthians 6-8 & Psalm 98

Sun – 7/28 – Catch Up Day