Catechism Memory Work

September 25 –

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

Books of Bible

OT: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Easter, Job, Psalm, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

NT: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2, 3 John, Jude, Revelation

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

October 2 –

Luke 10:27 “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Romans 3:20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

               Psalm 51:5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

1 John 1:7 The blood of Jesus, [God's] Son, purifies us from all sin.

1st Commandment - You shall have no other gods.  What does this mean?  We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.

October 9 –

               Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

Isaiah 45:21 Declare what is to be, present it—
    let them take counsel together.
Who foretold this long ago,
    who declared it from the distant past?
Was it not I, the Lord?
    And there is no God apart from me,
a righteous God and a Savior;
    there is none but me.

Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

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

2nd Commandment - You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. 

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not use his name to curse, swear, lie, or deceive, or use witchcraft, but call upon God’s name in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.

October 16 –

               Seasons of the Church Year Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost

Matthew 11:28,29 28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

3rd Commandment - Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy. 

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not despise preaching and his Word, but regard it as holy and gladly hear and learn it.

October 23 –

4th Commandment Honor your father and mother, that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth. 

What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we do not dishonor or anger our parents and others in authority, but honor, serve, and obey them, and give them love and respect. 

Ephesians 6:1,2 1Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—

Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established

Hebrews 13:7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

October 30 –

               5th Commandment You shall not murder.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and befriend him in every bodily need.

               Psalm 31:15 My times are in God’s hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
               from those who pursue me.

               Isaiah 55:6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

               6th Commandment You shall not commit adultery. 

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we lead a pure and decent life in words and actions, and that husband and wife love and honor each other.

November 6 –

               7th Commandment You shall not steal. 

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not take our neighbor’s money or property, or get it by dishonest dealing, but help him to improve and protect his property and means of income.

               1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality,

Genesis 2:24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

               Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it

November 13

               8th Commandment You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. 

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, or give him a bad name, but defend him, speak well of him, and take his words and actions in the kindest possible way.

               1 Corinthians 4:2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.

               Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to each other

Ephesians 4:25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

November 20 –

               9th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. 

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not scheme to get out neighbor’s inheritance or house, or obtain it by a show or right, but do all we can to help him keep it.

10th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, workers, animals, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not force or entice away our neighbor’s spouse, workers, or animals, but urge them to stay and do their duty.

               1 Timothy 6:6 Godliness with contentment is great gain

Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

               Matthew 5:48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

November 27 –

               Conclusion

What does God say about all 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.” 

What does this mean?  God threatens to punish all who transgress these commandments.  Therefore we should fear his anger and not disobey what he commands.  But he promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments.  Therefore we should love and trust in him and gladly obey what he commands.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

December 4 –

               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 that exists, and that He gave me my body and soul, eyes, ears and all my members, my mind and all my abilities.  And I believe that God still preserves me by richly and daily providing clothing and shoes, food and drink, property and home, spouse and children, land, cattle, and all I own, and all I need to keep my body and life.  God also preserves me by defending me against all danger, guarding and protecting me from all evil.  All this God does only because he is my good and merciful Father in heaven, and not because I have earned or deserved it.  For all this I ought to thank and praise, to serve and obey him.   This is most certainly true.

Matthew 28:19 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,

December 11 –

               Christmas Recitation

December 18 –

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Galatians 4:4,5 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.

John 1:1,2 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

January 8 –

               The Second Article (Redemption)

I believe 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 is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.  From there 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.  He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, 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.  All this he did that I should be his own, and live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as he has risen from death and lives and rules eternally.  This is most certainly true.

1 John 2:2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

Matthew 20:28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

January 15 –

               1 Timothy 2:4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

2 Corinthians 5:15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

               1 Corinthians 6:14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.

January 22 –

               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 thinking or choosing 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 fully forgives all sins to me and 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.

1 Corinthians 12:3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 3:15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

September 25 –

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

Books of Bible

OT: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Easter, Job, Psalm, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

NT: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2, 3 John, Jude, Revelation

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

October 2 –

Luke 10:27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Romans 3:20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

               Psalm 51:5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

1st Commandment - You shall have no other gods. 

What does this mean?  We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.

October 9 –

               Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

Isaiah 45:21 Declare what is to be, present it—
    let them take counsel together.
Who foretold this long ago,
    who declared it from the distant past?
Was it not I, the Lord?
    And there is no God apart from me,
a righteous God and a Savior;
    there is none but me.

Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

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

2nd Commandment - You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. 

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not use his name to curse, swear, lie, or deceive, or use witchcraft, but call upon God’s name in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.

October 16 –

               Seasons of the Church Year Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost

Matthew 11:28,29 28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

3rd Commandment - Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy. 

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not despise preaching and his Word, but regard it as holy and gladly hear and learn it.

October 23 –

4th Commandment Honor your father and mother, that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth. 

What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we do not dishonor or anger our parents and others in authority, but honor, serve, and obey them, and give them love and respect. 

Ephesians 6:1,2 1Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—

Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established

Hebrews 13:7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

October 30 –

               5th Commandment You shall not murder.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and befriend him in every bodily need.

               Psalm 31:15 My times are in God’s hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
               from those who pursue me.

               Isaiah 55:6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

               6th Commandment You shall not commit adultery. 

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we lead a pure and decent life in words and actions, and that husband and wife love and honor each other.

November 6 –

               7th Commandment You shall not steal. 

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not take our neighbor’s money or property, or get it by dishonest dealing, but help him to improve and protect his property and means of income.

               1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality,

Genesis 2:24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

               Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it

November 13

               8th Commandment You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. 

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, or give him a bad name, but defend him, speak well of him, and take his words and actions in the kindest possible way.

               1 Corinthians 4:2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.

               Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to each other

Ephesians 4:25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

November 20 –

               9th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. 

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not scheme to get out neighbor’s inheritance or house, or obtain it by a show or right, but do all we can to help him keep it.

10th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, workers, animals, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not force or entice away our neighbor’s spouse, workers, or animals, but urge them to stay and do their duty.

               1 Timothy 6:6 Godliness with contentment is great gain

Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

               Matthew 5:48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

November 27 –

               Conclusion

What does God say about all 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.” 

What does this mean?  God threatens to punish all who transgress these commandments.  Therefore we should fear his anger and not disobey what he commands.  But he promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments.  Therefore we should love and trust in him and gladly obey what he commands.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

December 4 –

               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 that exists, and that He gave me my body and soul, eyes, ears and all my members, my mind and all my abilities.  And I believe that God still preserves me by richly and daily providing clothing and shoes, food and drink, property and home, spouse and children, land, cattle, and all I own, and all I need to keep my body and life.  God also preserves me by defending me against all danger, guarding and protecting me from all evil.  All this God does only because he is my good and merciful Father in heaven, and not because I have earned or deserved it.  For all this I ought to thank and praise, to serve and obey him.   This is most certainly true.

Matthew 28:19 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,

December 11 –

               Christmas Recitation

December 18 –

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Galatians 4:4,5 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.

John 1:1,2 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

January 8 –

               The Second Article (Redemption)

I believe 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 is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.  From there 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.  He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, 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.  All this he did that I should be his own, and live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as he has risen from death and lives and rules eternally.  This is most certainly true.

1 John 2:2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

Matthew 20:28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

January 15 –

               1 Timothy 2:4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

2 Corinthians 5:15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

               1 Corinthians 6:14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.

January 22 –

               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 thinking or choosing 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 fully forgives all sins to me and 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.

1 Corinthians 12:3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 3:15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.