Catechism Memory Work
Seotember 16, 2018    Lesson 1 & 2
     Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
     First Article

September 23, 2018    Lesson 3 & 4
     I Corinthians 12:3
     Third Article

September 30, 2018  Lesson 5 & 6
     John 3:16
     Second Article

October 7, 2018  Lesson 7 & 8
     I Corinthians 10:13
     3rd Commandment
     6th Commandment

October 14, 2018    Lesson 9 & 10
     Romans 8:28
      6th Petition

October 21, 2018   Lesson 11 & 12
     Acts 5:29
     4th Commandment
     5th Commandment

October 28, 2018   none

November 4, 2018    Lesson 13 & 14
     John 1:29  Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
     4th Petition:  Give us today our daily bread.  What does this mean?  God surely gives daily bread without our asking, even to all the wicked, but we pray in this petition that he would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving.   What then is meant by daily bread?  Daily bread includes everything that we need for our bodily welfare, such as food and drink, clothing and shoes, house and home, land cattle, money and goods, a godly spouse, godly children, godly workers, godly and faithful leaders, good government, good weather, peace and order, health, a good name, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.

November 11, 2018  Lesson 15 & 16
     You shall have no other gods  What does this mean?  We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.
     Honor your father and mother, that it may go well with you and you may enjoy long life on the earth.  What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do no dishonor or anger our parents and others in authority, but honor, serve, and obey them, and give them love and respect.
     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."

November 18, 2018  Lesson 17 & 18 & 19
     In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Romans world.  (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)  And everyone went to his own town to register.  So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem th town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.  He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.  While they were there, the time came of the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

November 25, 2018  none

December 2, 2018   Lesson 20 & 21
     Isaiah 7:14  Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign:  The  virgin will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.  
     Isaiah 11:1A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;  from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.  The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him.  

December 9, 2018   Lesson 22 & 23

December 16, 2018  none  This is due on January 6.
     What is confession?  Confession has two parts.  The one is that we confess our sins; the other, that we receive absolution or forgiveness from the pastor as from God himself, not doubting but firmly believing that our sins are thus forgiven before God in heaven. 
     What sins should we confess?  Before God we should plead guilty of all sins, even those we are not aware of, as we do in the Lord's Prayer.  But before the past we should confess onlyl those sins which we know and feel in our heart.    

Dates after this are subject to change

January 6, 2018  Lesson 24 & 25