Learn by Heart:

Weekly Bible and Catechism Study for the Whole Family

November 28-December 4, First Sunday of Advent

 

Bible Verse of the Week – Romans 10:17 (ESV) [Preschool +] 

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

 

Catechism Memory Work – The Apostles’ Creed The Third Article – Part 1

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. [Preschool +] 

What does this mean? [First Grade +] 

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. 

 

Hymn of the Week – LSB 332 Savior of the Nations 

Come Savior of the nations, come, 

     Virgin’s Son, make here Your home! 

          Marvel now, O heav’n and earth 

               That the Lord chose such a birth. 

 

Psalm Meditation of the Week – Psalm 25:1-10 

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

O my God, in you I trust;
    let me not be put to shame;
    let not my enemies exult over me.

Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
   they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
   teach me your paths.

Lead me in your truth and teach me,
   for you are the God of my salvation;
   for you I wait all the day long.

Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
   for they have been from of old.

Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
   according to your steadfast love remember me,
   for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

Good and upright is the Lord;
   therefore he instructs sinners in the way.

He leads the humble in what is right,
   and teaches the humble his way.

10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
     for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

 

Bible Story Meditations of the Week – Family/School Devotions* 
  • Sunday: Luke 19:28-40 
  • Monday: Daniel Interprets King Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream - Daniel 2:24-49
  • Tuesday: The Three Men in the Fiery Furnace – Daniel 3:1-28
  • Wednesday: The Humbling of Nebuchadnezzar – Daniel 4:1-37
  • Thursday: King Belshazzar and the Handwriting on the wall – Daniel 5:1-30
  • Friday: Daniel and the Lions’ Den – Daniel 6:1-23

* Adopted from Bible Stories for Daily Prayer, Copyright © 2006 Concordia Catechetical Academy, Sussex, Wisconsin. 

Saturday: Look Ahead to Sunday – 2nd Sunday in Advent – Luke 3:1-14


November 21-27, Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Last Sunday of the Church year

 

Hymn of the Week – LSB 516 Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying 

“Wake, awake, for night is flying,” 

     The watchmen on the heights are crying; “Awake, Jerusalem, arise!” 

          Midnight hears the welcome voices And at the thrilling cry rejoices: “Oh, where are ye, ye virgins wise? 

               The Bridegroom comes awake! Your lamps with gladness take! Alleluia! 

                    With bridal care Yourselves prepare To meet the Bridegroom, who is near.” 

 

Psalm Meditation of the Week – Psalm 93 

The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty;
    the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.
    Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.

Your throne is established from of old;
    you are from everlasting.

The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
    the floods have lifted up their voice;
    the floods lift up their roaring.

Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
    mightier than the waves of the sea,
    the Lord on high is mighty!

Your decrees are very trustworthy;
    holiness befits your house,
    O Lord, forevermore.

 

Bible Story Meditations of the Week – Family/School Devotions* 
  • Sunday: Mark 13:24-37
  • Monday: The Fall of Judah to Babylon—2 Chronicles 36:11-21 and Jeremiah 39:1-18
  • Tuesday: Ezekiel’s Vision –Ezekiel 1:1-28
  • Wednesday: Ezekiel Is Called to Be a Prophet to an Exiled People—Ezekiel 2:1-3:3
  • Thursday: Daniel and His Three Friends Are Taken to Babylon—Daniel 1:1-21
  • Friday: King Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream—Daniel 2:1-23

* Adopted from Bible Stories for Daily Prayer, Copyright © 2006 Concordia Catechetical Academy, Sussex, Wisconsin. 

Saturday: Look ahead to Sunday – First Sunday in Advent – Luke 19:28-40


November 14-20, Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Baptismal Remembrance – November

 

Bible Verse of the Week – Review Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 53:5 [Preschool +] 

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 

 

Catechism Memory Work – The Apostles’ Creed 

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, 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. [Preschool +] 

What does this mean? [First Grade +]

  • 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 the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, [First Grade +]
  • 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. [Second Grade +] 

 

Hymn of the Week – LSB 508 The Day Is Surely Drawing Near 

The day is surely drawing near when Jesus, God’s anointed, 

     In all His power shall appear as judge whom God appointed. 

           Then fright shall banish idle mirth, 

                and flames on flames shall ravage earth as Scripture long has warned us. 

 

Psalm Meditation of the Week – Psalm 16 

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    I have no good apart from you.”

As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
    in whom is all my delight.

The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;
    their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
    or take their names on my lips.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
    you hold my lot.

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
    in the night also my heart instructs me.

I have set the Lord always before me;
    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
    my flesh also dwells secure.

10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
    or let your holy one see corruption.

11 You make known to me the path of life;
    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

 

Bible Story Meditations of the Week – Family/School Devotions *
  • Sunday: Mark 13:1-13
  • Monday: King Josiah Restores the Worship—2 Chronicles 34:29-33
  • Tuesday: King Josiah Celebrates the Passover—2 Chronicles 35:1-27
  • Wednesday: Jeremiah Is Put into Prison—Jeremiah 37:1-21
  • Thursday: Jeremiah Is Thrown into a Cistern—Jeremiah 38:1-28
  • Friday: The Fall of Jerusalem—2 Kings 25:1-21

* Adopted from Bible Stories for Daily Prayer, Copyright © 2006 Concordia Catechetical Academy, Sussex, Wisconsin. 

Saturday: Look Ahead to Sunday – Last Sunday of the Church Year -- Mark 13:24-37 


November 7-13, Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

All Saints Day Celebrated

 

Catechism Memory Work – The Apostles’ Creed 
The Second Article – Part 2 

[Preschool +] And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, 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?

  • [First Grade +] 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 the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death,

 

  • [Second Grade +] ... 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.

 

Hymn of the Week – LSB 679 – Oh, How Blest Are They 

Oh how blest are they whose toils are ended 

     Who through death have unto God ascended! 

          They have arisen From the cares which keep us still in prison. 

 

Psalm Meditation of the Week – Psalm 149 (ESV)

Praise the Lord!
   Sing to the Lord a new song,
   his praise in the assembly of the godly!

Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
   let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!

Let them praise his name with dancing,
   making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!

For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
   he adorns the humble with salvation.

Let the godly exult in glory;
   let them sing for joy on their beds.

Let the high praises of God be in their throats
   and two-edged swords in their hands,

to execute vengeance on the nations
   and punishments on the peoples,

to bind their kings with chains
   and their nobles with fetters of iron,

to execute on them the judgment written!
   This is honor for all his godly ones.
   Praise the Lord!

 

Bible Story Meditations of the Week – Family/School Devotions* 
  • Sunday: Matthew 5:1-12 
  • Monday: The Destruction of Sennecherib’s Army—2 Chronicles 32:1-23
  • Tuesday: King Hezekiah’s Life is Extended – 2 Kings 20:1-11 
  • Wednesday: King Manasseh of Judah – 2 Chronicles 33:1-20
  • Thursday: King Josiah of Judah – 2 Chronicles 34:1-28 
  • Friday: Jeremiah the Priest is Called to be a Prophet – Jeremiah 1:1-19

* Adopted from Bible Stories for Daily Prayer, Copyright © 2006 Concordia Catechetical Academy, Sussex, Wisconsin. 

Saturday: Look Ahead to Sunday – 25th Sunday after Pentecost – Mark 13:1-13


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