Learn by Heart:

Weekly Bible and Catechism Study for the Whole Family


September 19-25 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 

 

Bible Verse of the Week – Mark 6:25 (ESV) [Preschool +] 

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?" 

 

Catechism Memory Work – Ten Commandments 

What is the Ninth Commandment? [Preschool +} 

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.  

What does this mean? [Second Grade +] 

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.  

What is the Tenth Commandment? [Preschool +] 

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? [Second Grade +] 

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. 

 

Hymn of the Week – LSB 851, Lord of Glory, You have Bought Us 

Lord of glory,  

     You have bought us 

          With Your life-blood as the price, 

               Never grudging for the lost ones 

                    That tremendous sacrifice; 

                         And with that have freely given 

                              Blessings countless as the sand 

                                  To the unthankful and the evil 

                                       With Your own unsparing hand. 

 

Psalm Meditation of the Week – Psalm 54 

O God, save me by your name,
    and vindicate me by your might.

O God, hear my prayer;
    give ear to the words of my mouth.

For strangers[b] have risen against me;
    ruthless men seek my life;
    they do not set God before themselves. Selah

Behold, God is my helper;
    the Lord is the upholder of my life.

He will return the evil to my enemies;
    in your faithfulness put an end to them.

With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you;
    I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good.

For he has delivered me from every trouble,
    and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.

 

Bible Story Meditations of the Week – Family/School Devotions
  • Sunday: Mark 9:30-37
  • Monday: Solomon’s Prayer at the Temple Dedication – 1 Kings 8:22-40
  • Tuesday: God’s Word to Solomon – 1 Kings 9:1-9
  • Wednesday: The Queen of Sheba and Solomon’s Wealth – 1 Kings 10:1-13
  • Thursday: Solomon’s Heart Turns from the Lord – 1 Kings 11:1-13
  • Friday: Solomon’s Death and the Revolt Against Rehoboam – 1 Kings 11:41-12:19

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

Saturday: Look Ahead to Sunday – St. Michael and All Angels – Matthew 18:1-11

September 12 -18, 2021, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Bible Verse of the Week – Romans 5:8 (ESV) [Preschool +] 

"But God shows his love for us in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us." 

 

Catechism Memory Work – Ten Commandments 

What is the Seventh Commandment? [Preschool +} 

You shall not steal.

What does this mean? [First Grade +] 

We should fear and love God so that we do not take our neighbor’s money or possessions, or get them in any dishonest way, but help him to improve and protect his possessions and income.  

What is the Eighth Commandment? [Preschool +] 

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. 

What does this mean? [Second Grade +] 

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 way.  

 

Hymn of the Week – LSB 849 Praise the One Who Breaks The Darkness 

Praise the One who breaks the darkness. 

     With a liberating light; Praise the One who frees the pris’ners 

          Turning blindness into sight. 

                Praise the One who preached the Gospel, 

                     Healing every dread disease.

                          Calming storms, and feeding thousands 

                               With the very Bread of peace. 

 

Psalm Meditation of the Week – Psalm 116: 1-9 (ESV)

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.[b]

The sorrows of those who run after[c] 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[e] rejoices;
    my flesh also dwells secure.

 

Bible Story Meditations of the Week – Family/School Devotions* 
  • Sunday: Mark 9:14-29
  • Monday: David Appoints Solomon to Succeed Him – 1 Kings 1:1 (2-27) 28-35
  • Tuesday: Solomon Prays for Wisdom – 1 Kings 3:1-15
  • Wednesday: Solomon’s Wise Judgment – 1 Kings 3:16-28
  • Thursday: Solomon Builds the Temple – 1 Kings 6:1, 7, 11-30
  • Friday: The Ark of the Covenant Is Brought into the Temple – 1 Kings 8:1-21

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

Saturday: Look Ahead to Sunday – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – Mark 9:30-37


September 5 -11, 2021, Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Bible Verse of the Week – Romans 5:19 (ESV) [Preschool +] 

"For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. 

 

Catechism Memory Work –  Ten Commandments 

What is the Fifth Commandment? [Preschool +] 

You shall not murder.  

What does this mean? [First Grade +] 

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.  

What is the Sixth Commandment? [Preschool +] 

You shall not commit adultery.  

What does this mean? [Second Grade +] 

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. 

 

Hymn of the Week – LSB 797, Praise the Almighty 

Praise the Almighty my soul, adore Him! 

     Yes, I will laud Him until death; 

          With songs and anthems I come before Him. 

               As long as He allows me breath.

                     From Him my life and all things came; 

                         Bless O my soul, His holy name. Alleluia, alleluia! 

 

Psalm Meditation of the Week – Psalm 146 

        Put Not Your Trust in Princes

        1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!

        2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

        3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.

        4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.

        5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,

        6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever;

        7 who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free;

        the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.

        9 The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

      10 The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord!


Bible Story Meditations of the Week – Family/School Devotions* 
  • Sunday: Mark 7:31-37
  • Monday: The Prophet Nathan Confronts David with His Sin – 2 Samuel 11:26-12:15
  • Tuesday: David’s Son Dies and Solomon Is Born – 2 Samuel 12:16-25
  • Wednesday: Absalom Dishonors His Father by Treason – 2 Samuel 15:1-15
  • Thursday: Absalom’s Defeat and Death – 2 Samuel 18:1, 5-18, 31-19:6
  • Friday: David’s Sacrifice – 1 Chronicles 21:1-22:1

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

Saturday: Look Ahead to Sunday – 16th Sunday after Pentecost – Mark 9:14-29


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