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A Daily devotion written for the families of Divine Shepherd

A devotional formed around Luther’s Small Catechism

Each day when you begin you may make the sign of the Holy Cross and say:

In the Name of +Jesus+ amen.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Plate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Next meditate on the reading for the day and the discussion questions.

Inspiration of Scripture.      2 Timothy 3:10-17

Memory work:2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God

10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. 12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Family Questions. 

  1. What does persecutions and persecuted mean from ? 2 Timothy 3:11-12

 

  1. Why do we need to be in God’s Word every day?  2 Timothy 3:12.

 

  1. Why does St. Paul use the word continue in 2 Timothy 3:14?

Inspiration of Scripture.      2 Timothy 3:10-17

Memory work:2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God

10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. 12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Family Questions. 

  1. What does persecutions and persecuted mean from ? 2 Timothy 3:11-12
  1. Why do we need to be in God’s Word every day?  2 Timothy 3:12.
  1. Why does St. Paul use the word continue in 2 Timothy 3:14?

Law and Gospel                             Romans 3:9-24

Memory work:   Romans 3:22b – 24

No One Is Righteous

What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;
11     no one understands;   no one seeks for God. 12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” 13 “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.”
14     “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” 15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16     in their paths are ruin and misery, 17 and the way of peace they have not known.”
18     “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.  But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 

  1. What does it mean to be under the law?  Romans 3:19
  2. How does Jesus justify us?

 

Vocabulary for the week. Please define these words.

Scripture

Justified

Righteousness

Redemption


1st Commandment:


You shall have no other gods.
What does this mean?
We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.

 

The Temptation of Jesus

Memory verse. Matthew 4:10

Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”

4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

1. Who is the tempter in Matthew 4:3?

 

2. The tempter starts out his question to Jesus saying this. “If you are the Son of God”. How is this statement the tempter makes to Jesus and the statement the tempter makes to Eve in the Garden of Eden the same?Genesis 3:1

 

3. What would happen if Jesus would turn the stones into bread? Would He be trusting in His Father for daily bread?

 

4. How would this be breaking the 1st Commandment?

 

5. The tempter said ““All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Does the tempter have the authority to do the things he promises?

 

6. What does Jesus say in Matthew 4:4 that man should live by?

 

7. Where do we find this Word of God? 1. ______________

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:16

2. _______________

17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17

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The Great Commandment

Matthew 22:34-40

Memory work

Matthew 22:37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

1. Who were the Pharisees and the Sadducees?

 

2. Why did they gather together against Jesus?

 

3. When do people have “other gods?” LSC question 21 (not page 21)

 

4. What are some false gods you have?

 

5. What are some false gods you (parents) have?

 

6. What does it mean to fear God? LSC question 22

 

7. What does it mean to love God? LSC question 22

 

8. What does it mean to trust God? LSC 22

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Daniel 3

Because of the length of this reading please use your Bible or (click here)

Memory work. Daniel 3: 16-17

16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.

1. What will happen if Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego do not bow down and worship the golden image?

1. What will happen if Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego do not bow down and worship the golden image?

2. How did they answer the king? Daniel 3:17

3. Who was walking around in the fire with Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego?

4. When the men came out of the fire they did not even smell like smoke!! Daniel 3:27 How did this happen?

5. Daniel 3:16-17Where was their trust?

6. What false gods does the world tell us to bow down and worship?

7. What are some of the consequences if we do not fall down and worship the false gods the world holds up?


The Second Commandment

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.

What does this mean?

We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.

Memory Work Isaiah 9:6

6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon[d] his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:1-7 English Standard Version (ESV)

For to Us a Child Is Born

9 [a] But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.[b] 2 [c] The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. 3 You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil. 4 For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. 5 For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire. 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon[d] his shoulder, and his name shall be called[e] Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

  1. List all these Names of God.
    1. Exodus 3:14
    2. Jeremiah 23:6
    3. Matthew 1:21
    4. Matthew 18:20
    5. Matthew 28:19
    6. John 1:1
       
  2. Who is the light verse 2 talks about?
     
  3. Why is Jesus called the Prince of Peace?
     
  4. What kind of peace does Jesus give to us?

Psalm 50

Memory work, vPsalm 50:15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

1. What does it mean to call upon the Lord?

 

2. How do we misuse God’s name? LSC Q 27

 

3. What is the difference between “cursing” and “swearing”? LSC q 28-29

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Memory work. Luke 23:42-43

42 And he (the thief) said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

1. Why was one thief saved and the other not?

2. The second thief said to Jesus “Remember me when you come into your kingdom”. What was he asking Jesus?

3. What was Jesus answer to Him?

4. What does Jesus answer mean to this man?


Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
What does this mean?
We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it.

Memory work: Genesis 2:2-3

2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

Genesis 1:24-31- Genesis 2: 1-3

1. When God originally created, He rested on the 7th day of the week. What day is that?

2. Why do we now worship on Sunday? LSC q 37

3. What does Sabbath mean? LSC q 35

4. God does not require a specific day to worship but He does require that we worship together. What does Hebrews 10:25 tell us to do?

5. Why did God rest on the seventh day?

6. What does it mean to Sabbath (Rest) in Jesus?

Memory Work Matthew 11:28 

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Come to Me, and I Will Give You Rest

25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.[g] 27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

1. Jesus says come to me and I will give you rest. What kind of rest is He talking about?

2. What does it mean to rest in Jesus?

3. Do we keep the Sabbath, rest on the Sabbath, by not working on that day or does the commandment direct us to another kind of rest?

Acts 2: 42-47

Memory work Acts 2:42a>

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[d] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

1. What are the apostles teaching?

2. What is the fellowship they devoted themselves to?

3. What is the breaking of Bread?

4. Why did they pray?

5. Where do all of these things come together?

6. What does it mean to hold God’s Word Sacred?

7. What does it mean to Gladly hear it?

8. What does it mean to learn God’s Word?

Honor your father and your mother.

What does this mean?

We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them. The Fourth Commandment begins a new division in the 10 Commandments. 1-3, the first table of the law, all point to our Loving God and His relationship with us. 4-10, the second table of the law, the focus changes to how we deal with our neighbors in this world. God is the first and supreme authority, and next, under Him are parents, specifically Man first them Woman. From parents and Godly families come other authorities that keep order in our world. In the readings for this week look for authority, who has it and how it is used.

Ephesians 6: 1-4

Memory Work.

2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land. Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

    1. What does authority mean?
       
    2. What is the promise of this commandment?
       
    3. Please explain how that promise will affect you?
       
    4. List 4 other authorities we are to obey beside parents. LSC Question 54
       
    5. What do we do if an authority such as teachers, or our boss or even our parents tell us to do something that violates God’s Word? LSQ Questions 56-57

Romans 13:1-7

Memory Work

 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

3 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing.7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

  1. If you are not breaking the law, do you have anything to fear from the law?  
     
  2. Is there any time when we are not to obey those in authority over us? If so when?  LSC Question 56-57
     
  3. In each of the following Bible stories how was respect and honor shown?
     

Genesis 46:

  1.  How did Joseph show honor and respect?
     
  2. To whom did he show honor and respect?
     

1st Kings 2

  1.  How did King Solomon show honor and respect?
     
  2. To whom did he show honor and respect?
     

2 Kings 2:  

    1. How did Elisha show respect and honor?
       
    2. To whom did he honor?

Luther’s Small Catechism table of duties p 33-36

 

  1. What is the summary of commandments 4-10?   LSC (Luther’s Small Catechism)#16
  2.  Commandments 4-10 are called the 2nd _________ of the __________.
     
  3.  What is the summary of commandments 1-3?
     
  4.  Commandments 1-3 are called the 1st _________ of the __________.
     

 “Of Civil Government”

  1. When we rebel against the current authorities who else are we rebelling against?
     

“Of Citizens”

  1. Why should we pray for the President, Governor, and local rulers?

“To Husbands”

  1. What does it mean that a husband should treat his wife with respect?

“To Wives”

  1. What does it mean to submit to your husband?

“To Youth”

  1. What does it mean to act in humility toward one another and especially to those who are older?

You shall not murder.
What does this mean?
We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every physical need.

Psalm 139:13-18

Memory work: Jeremiah 1:5

4 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”


Psalm 139: 13-18

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.

    1. The 5th commandment deals with life and death.
      1. Who creates life?
         
    2. Write out the phrases from the above readings that show God gives all life.
       
      1. Jeremiah 1:5 –  example (before I formed you in the womb I knew you)
         
      2. Psalm 139:16 –
         
      3. Luke 1:41-44 – 
         
      4. 1st Corinthians  –
         
      5. Acts 17:26  –
         
    3. How do we murder people?
       
    4. List 3 physical ways.

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    5. List 3 ways we murder people but do not take their life?
       

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    6.  Why does God want to protect life?

Genesis 4:1-16

  1. Who was the first person to commit physical murder?
     
  2. What was the consequence for the sin of murder?
     
  3. Can we be forgiven for murder?
     

How?
 

  1. All of the following verses relate to the 5th commandment. Tell me how they relate to the 5th commandment and any other commandments.
     
      1. Ephesians 4:26
         
      2. Ephesians 4:32
         
      3. Matthew 26:52
         
      4. Matthew 6:15
         
      5. Proverbs 31:8
         
      6. Jeremiah 1:5

2 Samuel 11: The story of King David and Bathsheba

This story shows us a very bad time in King David’s life.

  1. 1.How did King David murder Uriah?
     
  2. This story in not only about murder. What other sins did David commit here and what commandment do these sins pertain to?

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  3. Murder also includes abortion, suicide and euthanasia. What is abortion?
     
  4. What are the other options to abortion?
     
  5. What is suicide?
     
  6. Have you ever thought about suicide?
     
  7. What are some things you can do if you are thinking about suicide?
     
  8. What is euthanasia?
     
  9. If euthanasia is used to end the life of a person that is going to die from a terrible disease like Cancer, is it still wrong?
     
  10. Why?

You shall not commit adultery.

What does this mean?

We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other.

Pastors thoughts on the 6th commandment:

If you want to see where the world’s attack on Christianity is focused, look at the 6th commandment. Not only have we legalized same-sex marriage, but we have also opened a Pandora’s box of other issues directly related to man and woman and bringing children into the world. All these battles try to undermine the good and precious promises God gives us in the 6th commandment. God did not give us the 6th commandment to keep anything from us. He gave us this commandment, so the gifts and joys of marriage, sex and family are protected and not perverted by the world.

Genesis 1: 26-31 and 2:1-24

  1. From the very beginning when God created everything, we see Him laying the groundwork for marriage. What word does Adam use for Eve that is marriage language?

a. What gender is Adam?

b. What gender is Eve?

c. Fill in the blanks Genesis 1:27 “ So ________ created _______ in His own image, in the image of ________ He created him; _______ and ________ He created them.

  1. In Genesis chapters 1 and 2 there are two reasons God brings a wife to Adam What are they?

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b.

Matthew 19: 1-12

Matthew 19:6 is part of this week’s memory work.

6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

  1. How long are a man and a woman to stay married to each other?
     
  2. Does God say Divorce is OK?
     
  3. Why or why not?
     
  4. Why did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce?
     
  5. What reason did Jesus give for a divorce to proceed?
     
  6. Can you commit adultery if you are not married? If you answered yes please explain. Instead of divorce list 3 things a married couple can do to make their marriage better.

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b.

c.

Hebrews 13:1-6

Memory work verse: Hebrews 13:4 

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

  1. What does “Let the marriage be held in honor among all” mean?
     
  2. What does it mean to “let the marriage bed be undefiled”?
     
  3. Define these words:
  • Undefiled
     
  • Sexually immoral
     
  • Chaste
     
  • Adultery
     
  • Fornication
     
  • Pornography
     

Matthew 26: 57-68

The Eighth Commandment

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

What does this mean?

We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest possible way.

Memory work Proverbs 19:5Proverbs 31:8-9

In the Matthew 26: 57-68, list all the people that were lying and what the lie was. 

  1. Why does God not want us to lie?

What other commandments does lying break? 

  1. What damage does lying do?
  1.  Instead of lying, God command us to do something different.  What is that?

Q 84 LSC

  1. Proverbs 31:8-9 is about telling the truth.

Who are we to speak up for?

Why is telling the truth important for babies in the womb and people that are very old and sick? 

  LSC Q 83  What does a good reputation give us? 

LSC Q 85   How does gossip destroy a good reputation?

How is bullying related to the 8th commandment?

LSC Q 87  Are there times when not speaking the truth may be necessary?  

For more insight read Exodus 1:15-20, the story of Shiphrah and Puah, 

What is Slander?

What does it mean to have a good name?

What are the results of having a bad reputation?

 

Ephesians Chapter 2 “Grace Alone”

1. What is the difference between dead physically and dead spiritually?
 
 2. Before faith how are we dead spiritually?

a. See Psalm 51:1-5

b. Romans 5:12

c. Romans 6:23
 

3. What does it mean to be “dead in the trespasses and sins”?
 

4. Ephesians 2:1- 2.

1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
 

5. What is “the course of this world”?
 

6. Who is the “prince and the power of the air?
 

7. Who are the “sons of disobedience”?
 

8. St. Paul does not let anyone off the Spiritual hook. Ephesians 2:3

9. What are the passions of our flesh, and the desires of the body and mind?
 

10. Ephesians 2:4. Define mercy.
 

11. Ephesians 2:5. Who is doing the work (doing the saving) inEphesians 2:4? Does Ephesians 2:4-5 mention any work required on our part?
 

12. Ephesians 2:8-10 are clearly talking about how we are saved.
 

a. What is Grace and how are we saved through Grace alone?
 

b. What role does faith play in our salvation? (Remember the answer is not “I have to believe first”)
 

c. Ephesians 2:9  What does St. Paul warn would happen if our salvation was something we could do?
 

Please define these words.

Indulgences

Penance

Romans 6 “Faith alone”

1. The beginning of >Romans 6 is all about Baptism and the Cross and the hope we have. St. Paul asks this question “How can we who died to sin still live in it”?

a. Where did we die to sin? (think water and the triune name of God)

b. God has forgiven us in our Baptism by connecting us to the Cross. What does it mean when we continue in sin, even enjoy our sin even though we know it’s wrong?

2. What did we gain when Christ died on the cross for us?

3. When we are “baptized into Christ’s death”, His death became our death to sin. What is the promise for us at the end of Romans 6:4?

4. What is our hope in Romans 6:5?

5. What does it mean to be a slave?

6. Why are  Romans 6:3-5 the first thing we hear at a Christian funeral?

7. Romans 6:16 list two masters that a person will serve. What are the two?

8. If we follow sin that leads to ___________ If we follow obedience to God and His Word that leads to ___________

9. What is the fruit of sin?

10. What is the fruit of obedience to Christ and His promises?

2 Timothy 3 “Scripture alone”

1. What sins show up when people are lovers of

a. Self

b. Money

c. Proud

d. Arrogant

e. Abusive

f. Disobedient

g. Ungrateful unholy

h. Heartless unappeasable slanderous without self-control

i. Brutal not loving good

j. Treacherous reckless swollen with conceit lovers of pleasure

k. Having the appearance of godliness but denying its power.

2. The above list is what a world and people without God looks like. This is what the world looked like in Luther’s day as well. >2 Timothy 3: 12 reminds us that those who “desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted”. How are you persecuted because of faith in Jesus?

3. 2 Timothy 3:14. How do we endure in the world today?

4. 2 Timothy 3:15. Why is Sunday School and daily devotions at home so important?

5. 2 Timothy 3:16 How does God’s Word

a. Reproof wrong?

b. Correct errors?

c. Train in righteousness?

6. 2 Timothy 3:17. What is the result of being in God’s Word, worshiping regularly and receiving God’s good gifts?

7. Why are Grace alone, Faith alone and Scripture alone even more important today than in Luther’s day?


Romans 10:5-21

One of the best descriptions of what worship is was written by Professor Norman Nagel from Concordia Seminary St. Louis. Dr. Nagel writes this.

Our Lord speaks, and we listen. His Word bestows what is says. Faith that is born from what is heard acknowledges the gifts received with eager thankfulness and praise. Music is drawn into this thankfulness and praise, enlarging and elevating the adoration of our gracious giver God”. LW Introduction p.6

Worship does not start with us. It is a response. Where does Romans 10:17 tell us our faith and worship originate?

Romans 10:9

“ because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved”.

This verse is often misunderstood. Many think we are saved because we confessed. We are saved by Christ alone through faith alone and that causes us to confess.

What would the result be if we got this backwards?

What does it mean that with the heart one believes and is justified?

Read 1st Timothy 4:1-8

Dr. Nagel continues.

“The rhythm of our worship is from Him to us, and then from us back to Him. He gives His gifts, and together we receive and extol them. We build one another up as we speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Our Lord give us His body to eat and His blood to drink. Finally, His blessing moves us out into our calling, where His gifts have their fruition. How best to do this we may learn from His Word and from the way His Words has prompted His worship through the centuries”. LW Introduction, p 6.

Is Worship of God commanded in God’s Word?

What does God say about that in the 3rd Commandment?

What does Martin Luther say about that in the What does this mean for the Third commandment?

What does the writer to the Hebrews say about that in 10:25?

What does St. Luke say about the importance of Worship in Acts 2:42?

God gives His good gifts to us in many places, but especially in Worship. What gift does God give us at the beginning of the Worship Service in the section called Confession and Absolution?

See.1st John 1:8-9

What gift does He give to us in the Service of the Word?

1st Timothy 4: 1-5

What gift does He give to us in the Service of the Sacrament?

See. 1st Corinthians 11:23-25

From Dr. Nagel.

“Saying back to Him what He has said to us, we repeat what is most true and sure. Most true and sure is His name, which He put upon us with the water of our Baptism. We are His. This we acknowledge at the beginning of the Divine Service. Where His name is, there is He. Before Him we acknowledge that we are sinners, and we plead for forgiveness. His forgiveness is given us, and we, freed and forgive, acclaim Him as our great and gracious God as we apply to ourselves the words He has used to make Himself know to us”. LW Introduction, p 6.

Read Titus 3: 1-11

God gives divine, good and lifesaving gifts. We receive them as unworthy servants. Our response is a life of worship.

Titus 3:5

”He saves us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own ___________.”

What does that mean?

How does God show us His Mercy?

What is St. Paul talking about when He says,

“by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly.”

Dr. Nagel says

“Where His Name is there is He”

In which places of the worship service do we hear God’s Name? (It might be helpful to use the hymnal and look through Divine Service 1 for help)

Check out these verses for help. Matthew 28: 19b [18:20] John 1:12; Philippians 1:6 Mark 10:47Matthew 26: 26-28Mark 14:22-24Luke 22: 19-201st Corinthians 11:23-24Numbers 6:24-26

Acts 2:37-47

When you think of Worship, what direction is the worship focused?

Is it us giving to God or God giving to us?

A better term for what happens when God’s people gather around His good gifts is The Divine Service. Let’s take the words apart.

What does Divine mean?

What does service indicate?

The direction of Worship is always God given to us and we, in turn, give praise, thanksgiving back to Him. When you watch the pastor of Sunday morning the direction he faces tells us what is going on in worship. When the pastor faces the altar, it is called a sacrificial position. The pastor is like one of the congregation. When the pastor faces the congregation, his position is called sacramental. He is giving God’s gifts to God’s people.

At Divine Shepherd which direction does the pastor face for the Invocation Confession Absolution Kyrie Hymn of Praise Reading of God’s Word Where is the Holy Gospel read from?

Preaching of God’s Word Prayers of the Church Offertory Service of the Sacrament Benediction What direction does the pastor face for the majority of the Divine Service?

What conclusion can we draw from this?

Read Isaiah 55; John 1:1-5Isaiah 55:10-11

What is the purpose of God’s Word preached and Studied?

See also 1 Timothy 2:4

What does it mean to “seek the Lord while He may be found?”

How do we seek the Lord?

When people are seeking career advice or guidance on making life decisions, they often look for answers and guidance from God.

Where do people look when they want God to “speak to them”?

Hebrews 1:1-3 directs us to the place where God promises to guide us.

Hebrews 1: 2 God speaks to us through His _________!

That should not surprise us because John 1: 1 speaks of the eternal nature of Jesus, only St. John calls Jesus something else.

“In the beginning was the __________ and the ________ was with God, and the _________ was God. Jesus is the ________ of God!”

When we are seeking hope, healing, direction and comfort we will find it in the __________ of God!

Numbers 6: 22-26

What does the term Benediction mean?

What does “Peace” mean?

We receive the Benediction at the end of the Divine Service. Where did that Peace of God that we are promised first originate?

Genesis 3:15

John 19:17-37

Acts 2 38-39

1st Corinthians 11: 23-26

When we look at what happens in the Divine Service, we begin to clearly see God’s great desire is to give us His good Gifts!

In the Invocation we are reminded of God’s Name put upon us in the waters of Holy Baptism for the __________ of our sins. In Confession and Absolution, we tell God that we have lived as if we were God. We have sinned in thought word and deed.

In the Absolution the pastor pronounces the Gift of the ___________ of all our sins, because of Jesus death and resurrection.

In the Service of the Word we hear God’s word read to us and preached into our ears. The law of the sermon shows us our sin. The Gospel which always involves Jesus is preached to us so we know we are __________ for all our sins.

In the Service of the Sacrament we receive Jesus in with and under the bread and wine for the __________ of all our sins!

The Gift of God’s Word, [Jesus] to each of us is for the _________ of our sins so we may have God’s promise of His Peace, now and into eternity!


The Ninth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.

What does this mean?

We should fear and love God so that we do not scheme to get our neighbor’s inheritance or house or get it in a way which only appears right, but help and be of service to him in keeping it.

 1 Timothy 6:8 and 6:10

But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

2 Samuel 11

1. LSC Q88 What is the definition of coveting from the Catechism?

2. What things do you covet?

3. What kind of things did King David covet in the reading for today?

a.

b.

c.

4. What were the effects of David’s Coveting on Bathsheba’s family?

5. What sins did David fall into because of his coveting, and what commandments did he break?

a) Commandment

b) Commandment

c) Commandment

d) Commandment

e) Commandment

2 Samuel 15:1-12

1. Absalom was King David’s son. What was Absalom coveting?

2. How was Absalom pulling the Kingship away from his father?

3. What was Absalom’s plan when He came into Hebron?

4. What is a conspiracy?

1. What coveting did God forbid in the 9th commandment?

2. What does God require of us in the 9th commandment?

3. Hebrews 13:5 gives good advice when dealing with coveting. What does it encourage us to do?

a.

b.

Because?

You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

What does this mean?

We should fear and love God so that we do not entice or force away our neighbor’s wife, workers, or animals, or turn them against him, but urge them to stay and do their duty.

Psalm 37:4

Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

2 Corinthians 12 1:10

1. How is the 10th Commandment different than the 9th?

2. Which one of the Bible readings for this week dealt with the 10th Commandment?

3. What does it mean to be content?

4. In verse 10 of the reading for today St. Paul lists a number of things he can be content with. Pick two things from his list and write a paragraph on each explaining how you also can be content in that situation.

a.

b.

1 Timothy 6

1. Fill in the blank from the readings. Godliness with ____________ is ________ _________.

2. But as for you O man of God, _____________ these things. Pursue ___________, ____________, __________, ____________, ____________, gentleness.

3. What are 10 things that God has given you that you are thankful for and content with.

4. Take one of the things from your list and explain why you are content with this gift from God?

5. What are three things you can do if your are not content?


The Close of the Commandments

What does God say about all of these commandments?

He says, “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate ME, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments” (Exodus 20:5-6).

What does this mean?

God threatens to punish all who break these commandments. Therefore, we should fear His rath and not do anything against them. But He promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore, we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands.

Deuteronomy 30:1-10

 

  1. Why is God making these threats and promises? Answer the question and give 2 examples

 

 

 

  1. How do God’s threats and promises shape the way I view Him and His actions?

Answer the question and give 2 examples

 

 

 

  1. How do God’s threats and promises shape the way I make close friendships? Answer the question and give 2 examples

 

 

 

How do God’s threats and promises shape the way I relate to my family?

Answer the question and give 2 examples

 

Isaiah 42: 1-10

 

  1. Who is Isaiah talking about in this reading?

 

  1. Isaiah writes “a bruised reed he will not break,
    and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;
    he will faithfully bring forth justice”.

 

What promise is made in these verses for you?

 

  1. Vs 8  What “glory” do we give to others, that should be only to our Lord?

What do we call that when we worship other gods?

Judges 2:11-15  

You might need to check your Bibles concordance or do a web search to answer the following questions.

 

  1. Who were the Baals that Israel was worshiping?

What does Baals worship or the worship of any false god have to do with the close of the commandments? 

  1. Who were the Ashtaroth gods Israel was worshiping?

What did Israel offer as sacrifices to the Ashtaroth gods?

  1. What does it mean that God “gave them over to plunderers, who plundered them?”

Deuteronomy 7:1-16

 List the 7 Nations that Israel had to drive from the land the Lord was giving them?

Why did God want these other nation removed from the land that He was giving to Israel?

Vs. 12   What will be the result for Issarel when they listen to the rules and keep them?

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

Romans 6:1-14

In vs. 3 St. Paul writes “we were baptized into His death”.  What does St. Paul go on to say are the benefits of that for each of us? 

1.

2.

3.

 

Vs. “3  Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness.

         What is an instrument for unrighteousness?

 

 

Give 3 examples of how we may put ourselves in a position to be used as instruments for unrighteousness. 

Romans 6: 15-23

We are always slaves to something.   St. Paul reminds us either we are slaves to sin or we are slaves to God. 

What can we expect will be the result of being a slave to God and His righteousness?

If we keep living selfish lives and lives as slaves to unrighteousness. What can we expect will be the outcome? 

 

Revelation 21

What is God making new?

What does it mean that God is the Alpha and the Omega?

Who are they and what is their sin.

____________ Describe what this sin looks like.

_____________Describe what this sin looks like.

Psalm 139

How do verses 13-16 relate to the 1st article of the Apostles Creed?

What does the writer of the Psalm ask God to do? 

What does the writer of the Psalm ask God to do?

LSC Question 128.

What are the 3 things the Bible tells us about Angels

A.

B.

C.

What did the angels do in each of these accounts.

2 Kings 19:32-37

2 Kings 6: 15-19

Acts 12:5-11

What plan does God use for the reproduction of living things?

Genesis 1:21 and Genesis 1:24

When Genesis refers to animals and birds were created according to their “kind” it is very specific. “Kind” can also refer to Species. Animals in a species can reproduce. Animals of different species cannot.

How does that information help us to see evolution does not and can not work?

LSC Question 122.

What is the Christian’s proper response to theories of evolution regarding the beginning of the world?

123. What is the image of God?

124. Do people still have the image of God. Why or Why not? 

137. Describe suffering.

Give two examples of people you know personally suffering.

1.

2.

Why do people suffer?

138. What does God do to take care of me?

A. What does God provide for you? (Specific things)

B. How does God defend you?

Psalm 118

LSC Q. 142 -143 What do we owe our heavenly Father?

From the Psalm What is steadfast love?

What is Psalm 118:6 telling us?

How is that comforting?

Psalm 116

Why does the writer of the Psalm love the Lord?  

How does the Lord hear him and us?

How has the Lord delivered my soul from Death?

Why is the death of His saints precious in the sight of the Lord? 

Psalm 117

Please write out Psalm 117

How long do the promises of God last?

What does it mean that God is faithful?

God promises to sustain us always. Suffering, doubt, and uncertainty all cause us to doubt God’s promises especially His promise to sustain us in body and soul.

Where do we find hope especially in challenging times?

Isaiah 55:11

Hebrews 11:19-25


Memory Work for this week. 

The First Article: Creation

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

 What does this mean?

I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them. He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, wife and children, land, animals, and all I have. He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life. He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil. All this He does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me. For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey Him. This is most certainly true.

 

Genesis 1:31  And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Psalm 33:6-9  By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host. He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses.

We learn from the 1st article of the creed that God has made all things.   We hear from Dr. Luther in What does this mean that God “still takes care of them”.  God is still actively involved in creation.  He creates life and sustains what He has created.  This week look around in His wonderful creation and take note of all the things He is sustaining to support you in your body and life! 

Revelation 21 

What is God making new?

What does it mean that God is the Alpha and the Omega?

God records a list of people that will not see the new heaven and earth because of their sin.  Who are they and what is their sin.

____________ Describe what this sin looks like.

____________ Describe what this sin looks like.

____________ Describe what this sin looks like.

____________Describe what this sin looks like.

 

 

 

 

____________    Describe what this sin looks like.

 

 

 

 

_____________Describe what this sin looks like.

 

 

 

 

____________    Describe what this sin looks like.

____________Describe what this sin looks like.

 

Psalm 139

 What does it mean that God searched me and knows me?

How do verses 13-16 relate to the 1st article of the Apostles Creed?

What does the writer of the Psalm ask God to do? 

 

LSC Question 128. 

What are the 3 things the Bible tells us about Angels?

A.

B.

C.

What did the angels do in each of these accounts.

2 Kings 19:32-37

2 Kings 6: 15-19

Acts 12:5-11

What plan does God use for the reproduction of living things?

Genesis 1:21  and Genesis 1:24

When Genesis refers to animals and birds were created according to their “kind” it is very specific.  “Kind” can also refer to Species.  Animals in a species can reproduce.  Animals of different species cannot.   How does that information help us to see evolution does not and can not work?   

LSC Question 122.  What is the Christian’s proper response to theories of evolution regarding the beginning of the world? 

  1. What is the image of God?

 

  1. Do people still have the image of God. Why or Why not?

 

  1. Describe suffering.

 

Give two examples of people you know personally suffering.

1.

2.

Why do people suffer?  

  1. What does God do to take care of me? 

A.

        What does God provide for you?  (Specific things)

B.

         How does God defend you?

Psalm 118

LSC Q. 142 143    What do we owe our heavenly Father?

From the Psalm 

What is steadfast love?

What is vs. 6 telling us?

How is that comforting?

Psalm 116

Why does the writer of the Psalm love the Lord?  

How does the Lord hear him and us?

How has the Lord delivered my soul from Death?

Why is the death of His saints precious in the sight of the Lord? 

 

Psalm 117

Please write out Psalm 117

How long do the promises of God last?

What does it mean that God is faithful?

God promises to sustain us always.  Suffering, doubt, and uncertainty all cause us to doubt God’s promises especially His promise to sustain us in body and soul.  Where do we find hope especially in challenging times? 

Isaiah 55:11

Hebrews 11:19-25  


Memory Work for this week.  

The Second Article: Redemption

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Plate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

What does this mean?

I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord. Who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from   the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is most certainly true.

 Matthew 1:21

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

 John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 John 3:16

 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 8:38-39

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 20

 What is the overall theme of John chapter 20?

 Did Jesus only rise as a Spirit or Ghost?

From John Chapter 20 how do you know that? 

What did Thomas say when the other disciples told him they had seen Jesus?  

At the point when the disciple told Thomas Jesus had risen from the dead, did Thomas believe them?  

 How do you know that?

When Jesus appeared to the Disciples and Thomas again what did He tell Thomas to do? 

After Thomas saw and heard Jesus did he put his finger in Jesus hand and feel the hole?

What did Thomas Call Jesus?

What does that tell us about Jesus?

Romans 10

What is the righteousness of God?

What does it mean they were “seeking to establish their own (righteousness)”

Vs 8 says “the Word is near you”    

Who is the Word of God?   

Now re-read that verse and put in the name Jesus where it says “Word”.

          What is this verse saying to you?

What does vs 9 say we must do for salvation?

What does it mean to confess Jesus

How does confessing you believe in Jesus show in your life?

How does confessing Jesus show in your family?

Why is “believe in your heart” added after confess with your mouth? 

What does vs 9 say is the result of confessing and believing? 

How does faith come to us? 

How do we hear the Word of Christ?

What do these three verses tell us about Jesus?

Matthew 1:21

John 4:42

Acts 4:12

LSC Q 182

What does Christ mean?

 LSC Q 174

How do we know Jesus is God?

A.

B.

  1.  
  2.  

LSC Q 151 What does it mean to confess that Jesus is true God?

John 1:3

1 Corinthians 8:6

Colossians 1:16-17

LSC Q 153 What does it mean to confess that Jesus is true man? 

Hebrews 4:15

1 Timothy 2:5-6

LSC Q 161  

The __________ and the __________ natures are united in Jesus Christ. 

Jesus divine nature tell us Jesus is completely __________  Isaiah 9:6

Jesus human nature tells us Jesus is completely ___________ John 1:14

Hebrews 4:14-16

 Who is our Great High priest? 

What is our confession? 

What does it mean that our “Great High Priest is able to sympathize with our weaknesses?

LSC Q 184. What does it mean for us to speak of Jesus as our Priest? 

Tell me three ways Jesus does this for you?

1.

2.

3.

When we approach the throne of Grace what does it promise we will receive?

John 3:1-21

Who was Nicodemus?

Why did Nicodemus come to talk to Jesus at night?

When does Jesus mean when He says to Nicodemus “You must be born again”? 

In vs 5 how does Jesus say being born again happen?

What Sacrament do we see Water and the coming of the Holy Spirit?

What is Jesus really telling Nicodemus to do?

What is the Gospel in vs 16?

Vs 17 What is Jesus purpose?

Vs. 20  Why don’t people come to the light?  Why don’t we confess our sins more regularly?

Vocabulary 

Please give a description of the following words.

 Begotten

Righteousness

Confess, (not saying that I did the crime)

 Salvation

Incarnation

Mercy

Born again (according to John chapter 3


Memory Work for this week.  

The Second Article: Redemption

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Plate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

What does this mean?

I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord. Who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from   the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is most certainly true.

 Matthew 1:21

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

 John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 John 3:16

 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 8:38-39

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

These words are all used in the lessons for this week.  Please give a description of the following worlds and use the correctly in a sentence. 

Redeemed

Sentence.

Iniquity

Sentence.

Contrite heart

Sentence.

Atonement

          Sentence.

Ascension

 Sentence.

Jesus Humiliation

          Sentence.

 Jesus Exaltation

      

 

          Sentence.

 

Psalm 51

 Who wrote this Psalm?

What big event happened that caused the writer to write Psalm 51

Vs 2   What iniquity did the author need to be cleansed from?

Vs 5   When did our sin inherited from Adam and Eve start? 

Vs 9   When the writer writes “Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities” What is he looking for from God?

Vs 17   What sacrifices are good and pleasing in God’s sight?

Luke 23: 26-56

Who carried Jesus cross when He was too weak?

Vs 34   Why did Jesus go to the cross.

Criminals were crucified with Jesus.  What was the attitude of the 1st criminal mentioned in vs 39?

Do you think he was forgiven for his sin?

Why?

Did the other criminal mentioned in vs 40-42 recognize his sin?   

What did He ask Jesus to do for him?

Was this man forgiven all his sin?

How do you know?

What difference does it make for you that Jesus died on the Cross? 

What did His death on the cross do for you?

LSC Q 183, 184, 185.

Jesus had 3 offices (jobs) here on earth.   Please define what each position does and how Jesus fulled each office.

  1. Prophet

How did Jesus fulfill the position?

  1. Priest

How did Jesus fulfill the position?

3. King
 How did Jesus fulfill the position?

LSC Q 171, 172,

What is Jesus state of humiliation?

What steps of the creed talk about His state of humiliation?

1.

2.

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Which steps of Jesus humiliation do the following verses show to us?

Isaiah 7:14

Luke 2:7

John 19:1-3

Matthew 27:46

Mark 15:42-27

LSC Q 162:  Why did Christ go through all this humiliation?

Write out one Bible verse ( not just the reference) that answers Q 162

LSC Q 166.  Our three greatest enemies are Sin, death, and the devil.  Write out one verse that tells us how Jesus rescued us from sin.     

Why is the shedding of blood important in Jesus death.  Check Hebrews chapter 9

LSC Q167  How did Jesus rescue me from the devil?

What Bible Verses tell you that?

LSC Q 168   How did Jesus rescue me from death? 

What Bible Verse tells you that? 

 

Acts 10: 34-43

How do we know Jesus did not stay dead? 

What command was given to the people that saw Jesus alive?  Vs 42-43

LSC Q 174   What is the state of Exaltation?

Which words of the creed reflect Jesus Exaltation?

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LSC Q 169 Why is Christ’s resurrection so important and comforting? 

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Why is Jesus resurrection so important to me?  Romans 6: 1-8

LSC Q 180   Write out one Bible verse that in the  the basis for my confession and confidence that I will live forever in His Kingdom?  

Acts 1: 6-11

What words of the 2nd Article of the creed assure us Christ will come again? 

How does Acts 1:11 tell us Jesus will return to earth? 

Will Jesus be Spirit or a real flesh and blood man when He returns on the last day?  

 

 

The Third Article: Sanctification

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

What does this mean?

I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true. 

Memory Work for the 3rd article of the Apostles Creed.

 Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Titus 3:5  he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Please give a description of the following worlds.

 Condemnation   

Write out a sentence using this word. 

Declared Righteous

Write out a sentence using this word. 

 Enlightened

Write out a sentence using this word. 

 Conversion

Write out a sentence using this word. 

 Regeneration

Write out a sentence using this word. 

Pagans

Write out a sentence using this word. 

Acts 9:1-22

“Saul was breathing out threats ad murder against the disciples of the Lord”

 What does this mean?

What did the voice from heaven say to Saul? 

Why did Saul need to be lead to Damascus?

What command did God give to Ananias?

Why was Ananias afraid of Saul?

What plans did God have for Saul?

After God restored Saul’s sight what did he do? 

Did Saul make a decision to accept Jesus, or did Jesus do something to bring faith to Saul?

Romans 8: 1-8

 What does it mean to be “in Christ Jesus?”

Vs. 1 What does not happen when we are in Christ Jesus?

Vs. 5 Give an example of living according to the flesh.

Vs 7 How does the mind that is set on the flesh react to God?

Do you think it is possible for a person that is opposed to God to make a decision to believe in God?  

Why? (Check out vs 8. 

LSC Q 187     So many people say I have decided to follow Jesus”.

Or I have made a decision to accept Jesus into my heart”.  Why are these statements incorrect according to 1 Corinthians 2:14 and 1 Corinthians12:3

LSC Q 186  Which person of the Holy Trinity does the 3rd article talk about?

LSC Q 190  The work of the Holy Spirit is called Sanctification

What does it mean to be sanctified? 

LSC 194 How do we know the Holy Spirit is God?

Write out 1 Corinthians 3:16

How does this verse tell us the Holy Spirit is God?

LSC Q 187  Why do you need the Holy Spirit to begin and sustain faith?

LSC Q 188  What does “called by the Gospel” mean?

LSC Q 189  What does enlightened me with His gifts mean? 

LSC Q 191   What is the result of the Holy Spirit living in you

LSC Q 191   What are good works?  

LSC Q 196  If the Holy Spirit gives faith, why are not all people saved? 

1 Corinthians 12: 1-11

        

Vs. 2  What does it mean that “when you were pagans you were lead astray to mute idols”.

Vs. 3 Without the Holy Spirit can I say I have faith or I believe in Jesus?

Why?

Romans 1:16-17

What is the Gospel?

What is the righteousness of God

How is that revealed to us?

Can I believe in God, the Father Son and Holy Spirit before the Holy Spirit gives me faith?

How does Faith come to us?

 Romans 10:17

Acts 2:38-39


The Third Article: Sanctification

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

What does this mean?

I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true. 

Memory Word for the 3rd article of the Apostles Creed.

Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Titus 3:5  he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Please give a description of the following worlds.

 Sanctification

Please use in a sentence. 

Regeneration by the Holy Spirit

 Please use in a sentence. 

 Conversion

Please use in a sentence. 

 Faith

Please use in a sentence. 

 Worship

 Please use in a sentence. 

 Word of God

 Please use in a sentence. 

 Sacraments

 Please use in a sentence. 

Justification

 Please use in a sentence. 

 Righteous

 Please use in a sentence. 

focuses on these words from Luther’s explanation of the 3rd Article.  “Called me by the Gospel”.     Read Luke 4:16-22

Jesus was sent to proclaim “Good News” to the poor.   What will Jesus do to show us this Good News.

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In Luke 23:26-49 We see this Good News very clearly.    What is the Good News in these verses? 

What things does the Holy Spirit use to “Call us by the Gospel”?

Isaiah 55:6-11

John 1:14

John 14:6

John 17:17

What places do we find these things listed above?

 

focuses on these words from Luther’s explanation of the 3rd Article.  “Enlightened me with His gifts,”   

What is the gift of God mentioned in Acts 2:36-39

What is the gift of God mentioned in Luke 5:17-26 (Its also called Absolution)

What is the gift of God mentioned in Mark 1:14-15

What is the gift of God mentioned in 1 Corinthians 11:23-32

If you use the first letter of each of these gifts it spells out

______   _______   _______    _______

 

focuses on these words from Luther’s explanation of the 3rd Article.  “Sanctified and kept me in the true faith.” 

What one word do all these verses have in common?

Acts 20:28-32

Acts 26:12-18

Romans 15:14-21

Define the word Sanctified

Who sanctifies us.  See Romans 15:16 

God our Father always gives us good gifts.   How does God Sanctify us?

See Mark 16:16

God our Father uses His Good Gifts to Sanctify us.  What does He use to keep us in the one true faith?

See Hebrews 10:19-25

See Colossians 3:16

God tells us very clearly where He works and how.   He keeps us in the one true faith with His Word and Sacraments. What 4 things can you do to stay in the one true faith?

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LSC Q 199

Has God determined in advance that some people will not be saved?  

What does John 3:16 say that helps us answer this question? 

LSC Q 200   Today many people say, “I’m spiritual, not religious”.   Why will this approach never lead to eternal life? 

LSC Q 202  What is the Church? 

When we confess the Creeds of the church sometimes it uses the word “catholic”.   What does catholic with a small “c” mean?

What does Catholic with a capital “C” mean? 

LSC Q 203     How is Divine Shepherd different from the Kiwanis or the Rotary or the Boy Scouts?

LSC Q 206  How is it possible for a just and holy God to declare me and you, righteous?

LSC Q 207   Where does God offer the forgiveness of sins? 

LSC Q 209  If I have doubts about my sins being forgiven, how can I be sure?

LSC Q 210  Many churches today are giving up on things God’s Word says.  Why must we continue to believe what the Scripture says about forgiveness? 

LSC Q 212  If you move to a new area of the country or world and you need to find a new church, what things are a must, for you to call that place your church home?  

Check our Romans 10:17 

What is the name of our church?

Who is the pastor?

Bonus candy bar if you can name pastors wife children and dog!

What do the initials LC- MS Stand for?

Who is our South Dakota District President?   https://sddlcms.org/

 


The Third Article: Sanctification

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

What does this mean?

I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true. 

Memory Word for the 3rd article of the Apostles Creed.

 Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 Titus 3:5  he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

 

Vocabulary for this week.  Please define these words and use them in a sentence. 

Reverent   Definition

Sentence.

Worship   Definition

Sentence.

Divine Service   Definition

Sentence.

Culture   Definition

Sentence

Countercultural  Definition

Sentence

Choreography   Definition

Sentence

Liturgy    Definition

Sentence

Solemn   Definition

Sentence

Gospel    Definition

Sentence

Respect    Definition

Sentence

Most of this week’s readings come from the article “Church as something set apart. By CPH.  This article is at the end of this study. 

The beginning of the article to Countercultural.

List 3 places (other than in church) in our lives that we are required to be reverent?

Take one of those places and describe why you must reverent there?

Why do we strive for reverence in God’s House?

What are 4 ways we show reverence in Worship.

“Church as something set apart” Countercultural

 What are 2 actions or behaviors that are countercultural?

 Why is dressing up for church countercultural?

Why is chanting the Psalms or singing 500 year old hymns like A Mighty Fortress countercultural?

How is the liturgy countercultural? 

Why is retaining reverence in Worship Countercultural? 

Finish this sentence.   “When we are reverent, we have to admit that our ….

Why do we dress nicely in Worship?

What does being reverent in church show to other people?

“Church as something set apart” Reverent music

 Do you hear the hymns, chanting, and a sung liturgy any other place in your life beside church?

Why not?

Music has 2 purposes in the Worship service.  What are they?

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2.

What do every hymn we sing and all the chanting we do, and all the liturgy of the church point to?

If we put a rock band and drum set up in front of the church, how would that affect the reverence required to Worship the one true God?

“Church as something set apart” Living our lives reverently.  

 Why should worship and the Gospel be central in our lives?

God gives us good gifts in BAGS What are they?

B

A

G

Finish this sentence.   “When we treat church and worship with the reverence that is dues,  we show….

What are 2 reverent things you do when you go to your grandparent’s house?

What are 3 reverent things we do in worship that show our love honor and respect for God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? 

LSC Q 202   What is the Holy Christian Church?

LSC Q 203  List 3 reasons why the Church is different from all other communities?

LSC Q 207  Where does God offer the Forgiveness of sins?

LSC Q 210 How does justification by grace, for Christ’s sake through faith, distinguish us from all other religions? 

LSC Q 212  What are the identifying characteristics of the Church?   

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B.

LSC Q 214  What is the mission of the Church on earth? 

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B.

 Write out verses 1 and 5 from hymn 466 and answer the following questions. 

Verse 1    Who is this verse talking about?

What event is this verse talking about?

How is this verse a comfort to you?

Verse 5:    Who is this verse talking about?

What event is this verse talking about?

How is this verse a comfort to you?

Our culture often promotes relaxed and casual attitudes toward church, urging that a church should be a place where you feel welcomed and comfortable and where you can enjoy your favorite songs while sipping your favorite latte. As appealing as this sounds, why should we strive to keep church and worship reverent? What does music have to do with it?

Church as something set apart

As I urge appropriate behavior among my students, the word that comes up over and over again is “reverent.” My students know what it means to sing something “reverently” versus using a silly voice or singing in a casual way. They also know what it means to show reverence physically as we practice standing, sitting, kneeling, and walking reverently, in addition to striving for reverent countenances. All of these behaviors used specifically for church or chapel or for singing hymns and psalms serve to set these places and activities apart. Their proper behavior along with their specific chapel uniform and the liturgy indicates that the house of God is a unique place that is not like the playground or their homes or even their classrooms. All of these things show that divine matters are of the utmost importance and demand our serious contemplation, study, and adoration.

Countercultural

Our culture endorses the feelings of safety, comfort, and convenience. While perhaps begun with the best of intentions, these attitudes tend to permeate everything we do, including worship. Suddenly, dressing up for church becomes “trying too hard,” chanting psalms a cappella as a congregation is “too difficult,” and the liturgy seems “too stuffy and forced.” Many churches sneakily eliminate reverence by taking out parts of the liturgy to shorten the service because it takes up way too much of our Sunday morning. Or they might utilize bland songs in order to dupe their congregants into “feeling” their faith. Chapels devolve into little more than childish entertainment, perhaps (or perhaps not) culminating in saccharine messages offhandedly mentioning that Jesus loves you and not much more. Retaining reverence is countercultural. Church-going itself, the very act of waking early on a Sunday morning and putting effort into your appearance out of respect instead of vanity, goes against our current culture, but reverence goes above and beyond even that. When we are reverent, we have to admit that our comfort and our convenience do not supersede spending two hours at church on a weekend. We have to acknowledge that dressing nicely is necessary not to draw attention to our own appearance, but to honor the place to which we go. Being reverent means learning and loving the established choreography of both pastors and congregants, the standing, sitting, kneeling, bowing, all in sync, deliberately, and with humility. It means that we cannot be apathetic or halfhearted but must admit that we love church, we love hearing God’s Word, we love Christ totally because He is true and good and not because church is a place that makes us feel comfortable or because that one church right down the road has an 11 o’clock service, which means we don’t have to get up quite so early and yet can still check “pious, church-going Christian” off our list. 

Reverent music

Reverence also includes the type of music we hear. The music I hear at church I hear nowhere else (except for maybe the concert hall, which, in fact, also is treated with decorum). Even the style of sacred music is totally unique. This ensures that when I hear that music, I know where I am. I am not enjoying a novel in my neighborhood coffee shop, I’m not grocery shopping, I’m not having a karaoke night, I’m not jamming out while driving down a country highway in the summer. When I hear sacred music, my attitude changes. It puts certain thoughts in my mind, thoughts of holiness and solemnity. If I were to hear even the style of my favorite pop songs in church, my attitude would be one of a carefree twenty-something on summer break. It would certainly not be one of contemplating God’s love for us in all its mystery, greatness, and beauty. To be sure, music itself does not grant salvation. It does not inspire faith or automatically convert those who hear it. It does, however, give us a sense of the importance of the worship service. It evokes the proper emotions in our hearts, providing a sense of what we should be thinking and feeling. We also know that the text of hymns and other songs is often a prayer or a meditation upon the Word of God. When we use serious or solemnly joyful music in church, we show that our faith, our worship, God’s Word, and the Sacraments are not simply fun little traditions, but are the center of our thoughts and lives and hold eternal significance.

Living our lives reverently

The centrality of worship and the Gospel in our lives should be taken very seriously and reflect how we do what we do. During our recent wedding preparations, my husband and I were united in wanting a very solemn church ceremony. Although we carefully trod the line of a reverent yet non-alienating for non-Lutherans service, our ceremony was liturgical and solemnly joyful. We sang hymns, had a psalm chanted, and heard a robust, Christ-centered sermon. Our wedding ceremony was not the norm, though, even for Christians. We recognized that marriage is serious and that Christ is the center. While outdoor locations are often beautiful and canned pop songs about love seem appealing, a reverently-conducted church ceremony lent the event proper weight and gravity. This aspect of reverence, then, can be applied to all areas of our life. Although it is easy to try to play it cool and not want to make a big deal out of things, we should recognize that many things in life are very serious and deserve our utmost respect. When we treat church and worship with the reverence that is due, we show that our faith is something to be taken seriously. We remind ourselves that we should rightly treat this place with respect. Church is not to be taken lightly and casually but should be a place we love and honor. It is, after all, the house of God.

“O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house
    and the place where Your glory dwells.” (Psalm 26:8, ESV)

The Lord’s Prayer

As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household.

The Introduction

Our Father who art in heaven.

What does this mean?

With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 7:7-8

  1. Please define these words and write a short prayer that relates to each word.

    Confession

    Request

    Intercession

    Thanksgiving

    Lamentation

    Praise

    Adoration

    Compassion

    Supplications

Matthew Chapter 8

Why did Jesus heal the Leper in vs. 1-4?

In vs. 5-13 Jesus heals a Centurion’s servant. What complement did Jesus give to the Centurion?

Why is Faith necessary when we pray?

How does Jesus show compassion in vs. 14-17?

Who does Jesus show compassion to in 14-17?

List 10 things in this chapter that Jesus did for people.

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Jesus answers prayer because we ask Him. Jesus gives us good gifts all the time, even when we do not ask. Why does He do that?

1st Timothy Chapter 2

Who does St. Paul urge us to pray for?

What is God’s desire for all people?

What is a mediator?

Who is our mediator?

Who do you pray for?

Do you pray every day?

Why or why not?

Romans 8:18-30

Who helps us pray?

What does “intercedes” mean?

Who intercedes for us in prayer?

Why do your prayers not need to be perfect when you pray?

Write out vs. 28.

Luke 11:1-36

What was Jesus doing when His Disciples asked Him to teach them?

What did the disciples what Jesus to teach them to do?

Explain what vs 9 and 10 mean.

9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

What is the command from God in these verses.

In vs 11-13 God’s Word tells us how God seeks to answer prayer.

If you ask your parents for a sack lunch for a school field trip will they give you rotten food?

Why not?

If you ask your parents for help with your homework will they help you find the wrong answers?

Why not?

When we pray to God our Father what can we expect from Him when He answers our prayers?

Matthew 6

What is a hypocrite?

In vs 6 what instruction does Jesus give us about prayer?

Why is Jesus teaching us this?

In vs 7 are more instructions from Jesus on prayer? What does He tell us to do or not do when we pray?

Why does He tell us this?

Write a prayer for yourself.

Write a prayer for your family.

Questions from the Catechism.

LSC Q 232 Write out the verses from two places in the Bible that command us to pray.

1.

2.

LSC Q 231 What is prayer?

LSC Q 247 Who should we pray to?

Who should we not pray to?

LSC Q 244 How is it possible the we sinners can call God Father?

1 John 3:1

LSC Q 241 For what does Jesus teach us to pray in the seven petitions of the Lord’s Prayer?

LSC Q 238 When do the following verses tell us to pray?

Psalm 65:8

Psalm 119:164

Luke 18:1

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

Psalm 50:15

LSC Q 236 Should we pray for dead people?

Why not?

LSC Q 238 When should we pray.

LSC Q 240 Where are the two place in God’s Holy Word that we learn about the Lord’s Prayer


The Lord’s Prayer

As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household.

The First Petition

Hallowed be Thy name.

What does this mean?

God’s name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also.

How is God’s name kept holy?

God’s name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven! But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God’s Word profanes the name of God among us. Protect us from this, heavenly Father!

John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Vocabulary for this week. Please define these words.

Hallowed

Profaned

Manifested

Numbers 6:23-27

When Aaron is told to bless the people why does he say “The Lord bless you”

There is power in the Name of God. What can we expect when we call on the Name of God in prayer?

In what ways can I honor my heavenly Father’s name today?

Luke 11:9-13

St. Luke tells us to ask. Who are we to ask for things?

How do we do that?

List 4 things it is important to pray for and why those things are important.

1.

Why is that important?

2.

Why is that important?

3.

Why is that important?

4.

Why is that important?

Why, when you ask for a snack or something to eat, from your parents or grandparents, why don’t they give you something that is poisonous or something that will harm you?

Why can we expect good things from God our Father when we pray for them?

What is St. Luke telling us in vs 13?

John 17

Vs. 3. What is Eternal life?

Vs. 6 How did Jesus manifest His Father’s name to the people?

Vs. 9 Who is Jesus praying for?

Does that surprise you?

Why or Why not?

Vs. 12 What does it mean to be “kept in your Name”?

Vs. 15 What is Jesus prayer for you in ?

Lutheran Service book (Our Hymnal) Page 268-274

Holy Baptism is all about God’s Name and His gifts.

In who’s Name do we Baptize people?

Why do we do it this way?

Where is the sign of the cross traced on people we Baptize?

When we make the sign of the cross what are we remembering?

Why is God’s Name placed upon us such a powerful thing?

Jeremiah 23: 23-28

Vs. 28 What does it mean to “speak my word faithfully”?

When do we hear God’s Word spoken to us?

What would happen to us, if the Pastor would preach things about God and His promises to us that were not true?

Do you think that eating a diet of pop and cotton candy all the time would be good for you?

What would happen if every time you came to hear God’s Word preached, the pastor was not preaching the truth of God’s Word, but was preaching sweet things we loved to hear, that were not true?

What would happen if you never came to hear God’s Word preached to you at all?

LSC 250 Which commandment does the 1st petition of the Lord’s prayer deal with?

How do we used God’s name correctly?

LSC 252 How do we keep God’s name holy?

What is the connection between the 1st petition and the Pastor, Sunday school teachers, even Dad and Mom when they teach us God’s Word?

How do we live according to God’s Word?

LSC 253. There are 2 primary ways we profane God’s Name. What are they?

1.

2.

List 4 things that we do in our lives that profane God’s Name?

1.

How is this profaning God’s name?

2.

How is this profaning God’s name?

3.

How is this profaning God’s name?

4.

How is this profaning God’s name?


The Lord’s Prayer

As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household.

The Lord’s Prayer

As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household.

The Second Petition

Thy kingdom come.

What does this mean?

The kingdom of God certainly comes by itself without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may come to us also.

How does God’s kingdom come?

God’s kingdom comes when our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and lead godly lives here in time and there in eternity.

Matthew 9:38 “therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Day 1 Vocabulary

Please define these words.

Kingdom

Reign

Righteousness

Doctrine

John 18: 33-40

What was Pilate’s first question to Jesus?

A King has a Kingdom.  Jesus answers twice about His Kingdom.  What does He say?

If Jesus Kingdom was of this world what would His disciples have done for Him?

What is the purpose that Jesus came into our world? 

Look up John 14:6      Who is Jesus bearing witness about? 

Day 2 Reading.  Luther’s Large Catechism 2nd Petition of the Lord’s Prayer

But what is the kingdom of God?

Answer: Nothing else than what we learned in the Creed, that God sent His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, into the world to redeem and deliver us from the power of the devil, and to bring us to Himself, and to govern us as a King of righteousness, life, and salvation against sin, death, and an evil conscience, for which end He has also bestowed His Holy Ghost, who is to bring these things home to us by His holy Word, and to illumine and strengthen us in the faith by His power.

52] Therefore we pray here in the first place that this may become effective with us, and that His name be so praised through the holy Word of God and a Christian life that both we who have accepted it may abide and daily grow therein, and that it may gain approbation and adherence among other people and proceed with power throughout the world, that many may find entrance into the Kingdom of Grace, be made partakers of redemption, being led thereto by the Holy Ghost, in order that thus we may all together remain forever in the one kingdom now begun.

53] For the coming of God’s Kingdom to us occurs in two ways; first, here in time through the Word and faith; and secondly, in eternity forever through revelation. Now we pray for both these things, that it may come to those who are not yet in it, and, by daily increase, to us who have received the same, and hereafter in eternal life. 54] All this is nothing else than saying: Dear Father, we pray, give us first Thy Word, that the Gospel be preached properly throughout the world; and secondly, that it be received in faith, and work and live in us, so that through the Word and the power of the Holy Ghost Thy kingdom may prevail among us, and the kingdom of the devil be put down, that he may have no right or power over us, until at last it shall be utterly destroyed, and sin, death, and hell shall be exterminated, that we may live forever in perfect righteousness and blessedness. We know that a King reigns and rules over things in his kingdom.  What does it mean that Jesus is the King of Righteousness?

What is an “evil conscience”?

What part of the Kingdom of God comes to us that changes our conscience?   

What two ways does God’s Kingdom come to us?

1.

2.

What good gift can we expect from God “here in time”?

What good gift can we expect from God “There in eternity”?

Luther’s Large Catechism 2nd Petition of the Lord’s Prayer

 From this you perceive that we pray here not for a crust of bread or a temporal, perishable good, but for an eternal inestimable treasure and everything that God Himself possesses; which is far too great for any human heart to think of desiring if He had not Himself commanded us to pray for the same. 56] But because He is God, He also claims the honor of giving much more and more abundantly than any one can comprehend,-like an eternal, unfailing fountain, which, the more it pours forth and overflows, the more it continues to give,-and He desires nothing more earnestly of us than that we ask much and great things of Him, and again is angry if we do not ask and pray confidently.

57] For just as when the richest and most mighty emperor would bid a poor beggar ask whatever he might desire, and were ready to give great imperial presents, and the fool would beg only for a dish of gruel, he would be rightly considered a rogue and a scoundrel, who treated the command of his imperial majesty as a jest and sport, and was not worthy of coming into his presence: so also it is a great reproach and dishonor to God if we, to whom He offers and pledges so many unspeakable treasures, despise the same, or have not the confidence to receive them, but scarcely venture to pray for a piece of bread.

1st Paragraph

When we pray the Lord’s Prayer we do pray for physical things in the 4th petition. 

What are we praying for in the 2nd petition?

2nd Paragraph

What does God desire of us in the 2nd article?

What makes God angry with us?

3rd Paragraph

What does it mean to trust God?

If we trust in God can we expect Him to keep His promises and do what He says?

God our Father loves us that is clear.   What does it say about our love and trust for Him when we “scarcely venture to pray for a piece of bread”?

 

Luther’s Large Catechism 2nd Petition of the Lord’s Prayer

58] All this is the fault of the shameful unbelief which does not look to God for as much good as will satisfy the stomach, much less expects, without doubt, such eternal treasures of God. Therefore we must strengthen ourselves against it, and let this be our first prayer; then, indeed, we shall have all else in abundance, as Christ teaches [ Matt. 6:33 ]: Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. For how could He allow us to suffer want and to be straitened in temporal things when He promises that which is eternal and imperishable?

What are the “eternal treasures of God”? 

How do we “strengthen ourselves” against our laziness or lack of trust in God? 

God promises us good things when we ask Him.  What “eternal and imperishable” things has He promised and delivered to us? 

Luther’s Large Catechism 2nd Petition of the Lord’s Prayer. 

As we prayed in the First Petition concerning the honor and name of God that He would prevent the world from adorning its lies and wickedness with it, but cause it to be esteemed sublime and holy both in doctrine and life, so that He may be praised and magnified in us, so here we pray that His kingdom also may come. 50] But just as the name of God is in itself holy, and we pray nevertheless that it be holy among us, so also His kingdom comes of itself, without our prayer, yet we pray nevertheless that it may come to us, that is, prevail among us and with us, so that we may be a part of those among whom His name is hallowed and His kingdom prospers.

What does it mean that God’s Kingdom “prevail among us and with us”?

How does God ruling and reigning, show in your life? 

Questions from the Catechism.

LSC p246  As Christians, we believe and confess that Christ’s present (but Hidden) reign as King is being extended by the Spirit through the Gospel.  It will be fully revealed when Christ returns in glory. 

What is Christ’s reign hidden from? 

LSC Q 255  How was the reign of God on our earth ushered in?

How does the reign of God come to each of us today?

LSC Q 257  When we pray the 2nd petition what are we asking God for?

          A.

          B.

    1.  

LSC Q 258  How is our life better because God reigns and rules over us?

What does it mean that “He sanctifies those who believe in Him”?

LSC Q 260   How does God reign and rule over His creation? 

The Lord’s Prayer

As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household.

The Third Petition

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

What does this mean?

The good and gracious will of God is done even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also.

How is God’s will done?

God’s will is done when he breaks and hinders every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful nature, which do not want us to hallow God’s name or let His kingdom come; and when He strengthens and keeps us firm in His Word and faith until we die. This is His good and gracious will.

John 6:40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Vocabulary for this week.

Please define these words.

God’s Will

Gracious

Saved

Parable

Rejoice

Repent

Righteous person

Inheritance

Heir

Compassion

Luke 15:1-7

Why did the Pharisees and the scribes grumble when Jesus received sinners and eat with them?

What is the central point of this parable?

Why would the man “rejoice” after he had to leave all the other sheep, and search for the one sheep that would not stay with the rest?

In this parable, Jesus is showing us the will of God. What is God’s will?

Luke 15: 8-10

If you had 10 one-dollar bills and would lose one in the house, would you go through everything in the house to find the one dollar?

Why or why not?

What if you lost 1000.00 in the house? Would you go through everything in the house looking for the $1000.00?

What made the difference?

In verse 10 Jesus tells us about joy. What brings joy to the angles of God?

What does this parable tell us about our value in God’s eyes?

Luke 15:11-32

When is a last will and testament usually read and the parent’s things divided up?

What was the one son saying to his Father when he demanded that Dad divide up his estate?

What does squandered mean?

The son had blown all the money he got from dad. He had nothing, he was homeless and had no food.

What things could he do to find food and shelter?

What did the servants of the Dad have plenty of?

When the son went back to his father how was he expecting to be treated?

“While he was still a long way off, his father saw him”. What was the father doing that he saw the son while he was a long way off?

Why was the son willing to be treated like one of his father’s servants?

How did the Father treat the son when He came home?

What did the father do for the son?

Write out verse 24.

How is this verse a reflection of God’s will for all people in the 3rd petition of the Lord’s Prayer?

Luke 15:25-32

How did the older son react when he heard the younger son had come home?

Did he go into the party for the younger son?

Why not?

What was his excuse?

What did the father say to the oldest son?

LSC Q 261 What is the good and gracious will of God?

LSC Q 262 How could Satan take God’s name from us?

How could the world take God’s name from us?

How could our own sinful nature take God’s name from us?

LSC Q 264 Has Satan already been defeated?

How.

When will Satan be banished forever?

How will this happen? SeeRevelation 20:1-3 

LSC Q 265 We spend a lot of time trying to figure out what God wants me to do with my life. This question gives 3 concrete things God wants for my life. List them:

1.

2.

3.


Psalm 130: 3-

If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. 

 Vocabulary for this week.  Please define these words. 

 Mana and Qual  

Omer 

Tithing 

Generous 

Forgiveness 

Reconciliation  

Exodus 16:1-12 

 

Why were the Israelites grumbling against Moses and Aaron? 

 

 How did God remedy the situation?   

  

How much are the people to gather each day? 

 

How much are they to gather on the 6th day? 

 

Why did God only give them enough for each day?      

 

What was God trying to teach them?   

Exodus 16: 12-36 

 

What did God provide for the Israelites in the morning? 

 

What did God provide for them in the evening? 

 

Why did God command them not to keep any left over until morning?   

 

Why wasn’t there Mana on the seventh day?   

 

For how many years did the Israelites eat Mana?   

 LSC Q 268     Why do we pray to God for daily bread? 

 

Do you pray before meals?    If so why do we do that?        If not what commandment tells us to pray? 

 

 List 10 things that are daily bread.  

 

Psalm 145: 15-16 are a great prayer before meals.   Write out those verses.   

 

LSC Q 269.  How does God provide daily bread for living things that are not human? 

 

How does God provide daily bread for non-living things? 

 

How does the 1st Article of the Apostles Creed directly affect the 4th petition of the Lord’s Prayer?   

 

LSC Q 274.  When God supplies for our daily needs in abundance, what are we to do with what we don’t use?   

 

What is tithing?    

 

How is tithing connected to the 4th Article of the Lord’s Prayer?

Matthew 18: 15-19 

The Fifth Petition 

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. 

 

Matthew gives us clear instructions when dealing with people who have sinned against us or we have sinned against.   

 

What is the first step in this process?   

 

 How is posting my hurt on social media not following this first step? 

 

What is the second step in the process of forgiving my brother?    

 

Why would I need to take someone else along? 

 

What is the third step in the process of forgiving sins?  

 

Why do we want people to repent of their sins?   

Matthew 18: 21-35 

 How much did the first man owe to the King?  

 

 What did the first man ask from the king? 

 

 How did the servant master react to this request? 

 

What did this guy, that was just forgiven a debt so big it was impossible to pay, do to the guy that owed him just a small amount? 

 

What did this man’s friend ask of him?  (vs 29)  

 

What did the first servant do? 

 

What happened when the master found out what the first servant did to the second? 

 

 Write out vs 35. 

 

What will happen to you if you refuse to forgive someone who has hurt or wronged you?   

LSC Q 276  What do we confess when we pray this petition? 

 

LSC Q 277   Why do we receive forgiveness in the Absolution, in Baptism, in the Lord’s Supper?   

 

How many times should we ask for forgiveness?   

 

What does David ask for in Psalm 51: 1-2?  

 

Read Psalm 32:1-5   Why are we “blessed”?   

 

LSC Q 279. Is the forgiveness we receive from God dependent on us forgiving others?  

 

God’s Word teaches two complementary truths on this matter.  



  1.  

LSC Q 280  Does forgiving others mean I must forget what they did to me?   

 

Why or why not?

 


 The Lord’s Prayer 

As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household. 

The Sixth Petition 

And lead us not into temptation. 

What does this mean? 

God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair, and other great shame and vice. Although we are attacked by these things, we pray that we may finally overcome them and win the victory. 

 Mark 14:38  Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 

 1st Peter 5:8-9  8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 

The Seventh Petition 

But deliver us from evil. 

What does this mean? 

We pray in this petition, in summary, that our Father in heaven would rescue us from every evil of body and soul, possessions and reputation, and finally, when our last hour comes, give us a blessed end, and graciously take us from this valley of sorrow to Himself in heaven. 

Psalm 50:15 and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” 

2nd Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  

Vocabulary for this week.  Please define these words. 

Trouble 

Persecution 

Temptation 

 

Mark 4:1-12 

Where did Jesus go so, He could teach such a large crowd? 

What happened to the seed when it was sewed on the path? 

What happened to the seed that was sewed on the rocky places? 

What happened to the seed that fell among the thrones? 

What happened to the seed that fell in the good soil? 

Why did Jesus say “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”?    

Mark 4:13-20

When Jesus explains the parable to the disciples and to us it gives us clear direction on how and what we are to do so we are not led into temptation. 

What does the farmer really sow? 

What happens to the people, who are like the seed sown on the path?    

Give 2 examples of Satan taking the Word of God away from people? 

 1. 

 2. 

What happens to the people, who are like the rocky places?    

When these people receive the word of God, they receive it with __________! 

What does it mean these people have no root?   

How do you grow good, strong roots that will keep us trusting and receiving God’s good gifts?   

What happens to the people who are like the thorns, when they hear the Word of God? 

Jesus gives three examples of things that choke out the Word of God.  Please list them. 

1. 

2. 

3. 

Psalm 50:15 is one of the greatest remedies for worry.   Please write that verse below. 

How does wealth choke out the Word of God? 

What commandment does “desire for other things” point to? 

What happens to the seed that falls on the good ground? 

The seed is the Word of God. When we hear it and read it, it produces good fruit. If we are not in Worship, Youth Group, or reading the word, what will happen to the faith God has given to us?   

Galatians 5:22-23 list some of the things that come from hearing and reading the Word of God.  List them below. 

1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 

 LSC Q 282 How does the evil one tempt us to let our faith grow cold?   

 How do we stay alert and on guard against the threats to our faith?   

 LSC Q 2283   What does Ephesians 6:11, 17-18 have to say about resisting those threats?  

 List one Bible Story where someone was tempted and tell what happened. 

 God gives us His good Gifts in BAGS.  How do each of these 4 gifts help us resist the temptation of the evil one? 

  Holy Baptism 

  Holy Absolution 

  The Holy Gospel 

  The Holy Supper of Jesus true body and blood 

Genesis 3:1-19 

What does Chapter 3:1 tell us about the devil? 

How does he tempt Eve? 

When Eve says, “You must not touch it or you will die”, how does Satan respond? 

What did the man and the woman do once they realized they had sinned? 

When God asked Adam what happened, how did Adam respond? 

When God asked Eve the same thing, what did she do? 

What is the promise in Genesis 3:15?   

What had to happen in order for God to cover Adam and Eve with “skins”? 

Write out Hebrews 9:22 

How does Jesus shedding His blood on the cross deliver us from evil? 

Genesis 39:1-20  

Why did Joseph find favor in the eyes of his master?   

What did Potiphar put Joseph in charge of? 

Why did Potiphar’s wife take notice of Joseph? 

What did she want Joseph to do? 

Did Joseph agree? 

In verse 11 we see how Joseph was alone in the house with Potiphar’s wife. What happened after that?   

What did Potiphar’s wife do after that? 

The best way to resist temptation is not to be in places where we are tempted! 

When Joseph was tempted what did He do? 

Dear child of God, we cannot resist temptation on our own.  Please write a prayer that would help you resist the temptation of body and soul. 

 LSC Q 285 What does Psalm 121:7-8 say God will do for us? 

LSC Q 286  This petition sums up what we pray for in the Lord’s Prayer.  What 3 things does this petition ask for? 

  1.  
  1.  
  1.  

Why does Satan concern himself with us? 

LSC Q 289 What is our hope against Satan and all the evil in this world?   


The Lord’s Prayer 

As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household. 

 The Conclusion 

  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.   

Amen. 

What does this mean? 

This means that I should be certain that these petitions are pleasing to our Father in heaven, and are heard by Him; for He Himself has commanded us to pray in this way and has promised to hear us. Amen, amen, means, “yes, yes, it shall be so.” 

 Vocabulary for this week.  Please define these words. 

Kingdom 

Doxology 

Amen 

Iniquity 

1st Chronicles 29: 1-13 

When you are thankful for something what do you say? 

King David was grateful to God.  What did He provide as his son, Solomon built the Temple where God would reside? 

At the end of this reading, David gives a doxology of sorts.   He points us back to God and His gifts to us.  In vs. 11 what 4 things did David give thanks for.   

 

1. 

2. 

3. 

4.  

 David recognizes that all things come from __________!   

 

Psalm 103 

God’s blessings to us are everywhere!   The Psalmist reminds us to not forget all His Benefits to us.  List the benefits we receive in  

Vs. 3 

Vs. 4 

Vs. 5  

 All of these benefits and blessings come to us through the life death and resurrection of __________! 

 LSC Q 292  Why did the Early Church include this doxology at the end of the Lord’s Prayer?   

LSC Q 291    What does Amen mean? 

When we say Amen at the end of a prayer it says YES I BELIEVE GOD WILL HEAR AND ANSWER THIS PRAYER!! 

Why can we be so confident when we pray?   

The Large Catechism, the seventh and last petition.  

 It is, therefore, an evil deception on those who pray as though they could not dare from the heart to say “Yes!” and positively conclude that God hears them.  Instead, they remain in doubt and say, “How can I be so bold as to boast that God hears my prayers?  For I am but a poor sinner,” and other such things.  

 The reason for this is, they do not respect God’s promises, but they rely on their own work and worthiness, by which they despise God and accuse Him of lying.  Therefore, they receive nothing.  As St. James says, “But let him ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.  For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord” 1:6-7  Behold, God attaches such importance to this fact that we can be sure we do not pray in vain, so that we do not despise our prayer in any way.      

Faith given to us as a gift helps us to believe and ask things of God, knowing with all confidence that He hears and answers.   

What does it say about our faith is we do not pray? 

Does God keep all His promises to us? 

Martin Luther said once, “a Christian who does not pray is like a body without a pulse”.  What was he really saying?   

Luke 11: 1-13  

When you are in need of something are you willing to ask for help? 

Why or why not? 

Love and trust in our parents, friends and especially God our loving Father allows us to ask for things from them knowing and believing they will give us what is best for us.   

Do you believe God will keep His promises to you?    

What has God already given you?   

Matthew 17: 20-21Revelation 22:21 

Depending on the version of the Bible you read Jesus might have said, Truly, or Amen.   

The very words of Jesus when He talks with His disciples are often.   Truly, truly I say to you, which is really Amen Amen I say to you.  When we end the Lords Prayer with Amen it is a bold confession of our faith in Him.  

Who do I know that needs God’s help right now?     

Please pray for them.    

Being in God’s Word, being in Worship, praying, all increase our faith and give us more confidence to say Amen. 

How can we as a family do better in living in the confidence of the Amen?   

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism

As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household.

 First  The Nature of Baptism

What is Baptism?

Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s word.

Which is that word of God?

Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Matthew: “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” (Matthew 28:19).

 

Acts 2:38-39  38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

Matthew 28:19-20   19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Second The Blessing of Baptism

What benefits does Baptism give?

It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare.

Which are these words and promises of God?

Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Mark: “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16).

 Romans 6:3-5  Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.

Vocabulary for this week.  Please define these words.

Baptism

Pharisees

Sadducees

Repentance

Disciples

Confess

Matthew 3:  1-17

 What was the message of John the Baptist?

When people were Baptized by John the Baptist  what did they do first?

Where was Jesus Baptized?

What did John want Jesus to do for him?

For what reason was Jesus Baptized?

When Jesus was Baptized what came down from Heaven in the form of a dove and came to rest on Jesus?

Who was the voice that spoke?

What did that voice say?

Where do we find the entire Holy Trinity in this reading?

         God the Father

         God the Son

         God the Holy Spirit

Matthew 28: 16-20

 Before Jesus ascended (went up to heaven to be with His Father) He gave the disciples a command?    What was it? 

How are they to “make disciples”?

In who’s name are they to Baptize?

What is to go along with the Baptizing? 

Jesus makes a promise to all people just before He goes up (ascends) to be with His Father.  What is it? 

Questions from the Catechism for the Nature of Baptism. 

 LSC Q292   What are the means of Grace? 

 LSC Q 293  There are three qualifications for something to be called a Sacrament. 

What are they? 

A.

B.

C.

LSC Q 294.  We teach there are two Sacraments, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. What do Lutherans sometimes, count as the third Sacrament?

LSC Q 297 What does the word Baptize mean?

LSC Q 298  Do we use Holy Water?

                    What makes this water “divine water”?                 

LSC Q 299   Where did Jesus command us to Baptize?

LSC Q 300   When someone is being baptized, who is the one that is baptizing them?

LSC Q 301  Can you Baptize someone? 

                    When would it be appropriate for you to Baptize someone? 

LSC Q 302  Who is Jesus referring to when He says “Baptize all nations”?

LSC Q 303    Not all Christian Churches baptize babies. Why do we baptize babies? 

         A.

         B.

         C.        

LSC Q 307  Why are not all Baptisms to be recognized as valid? 

Acts 2:1-14

 When the people were all together what did they hear?

What came and rested on each of their heads?

What filled them so they could speak in other languages?

According to Acts 2:38  What is the gift the Holy Spirit gives to us? 

Romans 6:1-5

  Why did Jesus die?

When we are Baptized we are connected to Jesus’ death which gave us the forgiveness of sins.   Did Jesus stay dead?

What promise does Romans 6 give to us? 

If we are Baptized in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit will we stay dead after we die?

Why not?

Blessings of Baptism

LSC Q 308  God does great things in our Baptism.  What do these verses assure us God does for us in Holy Baptism. 

Acts 2:38

Colossians 1:13-14

Titus 3:5-7

LSC Q 309   Christ accomplished the forgiveness of all my sins, and the sins of all people on the cross.   How is that gift of forgiveness given to me? 

LSC Q 312   If God commands Baptism how can someone be saved that is not Baptized?  

LSC Q 313  What would have to happen for a Baptized person to not go to heaven? 

LSC Q 314  I love to teach people and encourage people to make the sign of the Holy Cross.   Why is it so important to remember our Baptism all the time?


When you are finished, say a prayer for yourself and others. Pray the Lord’s Prayer and or Luther’s Morning or Evening prayer. 

Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;  and lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 Luther’s Morning Prayer 

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Luther’s Evening Prayer  

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.