Catechism Grade 4
Catechism Lessons for 4th Grade
Dates listed are the dates which memory work is recited.
Question 24: How are these articles divided?
Answer: Into three parts: the first is of God the Father; the second of God the Son; the third of God the Holy Spirit.
Question 25: Since there is but one only divine essense, why speakest thou of Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
Answer: Because God has so revealed Himself in His word.
January 13: Lord's Supper
Question 26: What believest thou when thou sayest, "I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth?"
Answer: That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is my Father and will provide me with all things necessary. Furthermore, He will make whatever evils he sends upon me, turn out to my advantage; for He is able to do it, being Almighty God, and willing, being a faithful Father.
Question 27: What dost thou mean by the providence of God?
Answer: The almighty and everywhere present power of God; whereby He upholds and governs heaven, earth, and all creatures.
Question 28: What advantage is it to us to know that God has created, and by His providence does still uphold all things?
Answer: That we may be patient in adversity, thankful in prosperity, and continue to place our firm trust in our faithful God and Father.
Question 29: Why is the Son of God called "Jesus," that is a Savior?
Answer: Because He delivereth us from our sins; and because we cannot find salvation in any other.
Question 31: Why is he called "Christ," that is anointed?
Answer: Because He is ordained of God the Father, to be: our chief Prophet Who has revealed to us the will of God; our only High Priest, Who has redeemed us; and our eternal King, Who governs us by His word and Spirit.
Question 32: But why art thou called a Christian?
Answer: Because I am a member of Christ by faith, and thus am partaker of His anointing; that so I may confess his name, and present myself a living sacrifice of thankfulness to Him.
Question 33: Why is Christ called the "only begotten Son" of God, since we are also the children of God?
Answer: Because Christ alone is the eternal and natural Son of God; but we are children adopted of God.
Question 34: Wherefore callest thou him "our Lord?"
Answer: Because He hath redeemed us and has made us His property.
Question 35: What is the meaning of these words, "He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary?"
Answer: That God's eternal Son took upon him the very nature of man; of the flesh and blood of the virgin Mary.
Question 36: What profit dost thou receive by Christ's holy conception and nativity?
Answer: That in the sight of God, He covers my sins.
March 17: Lord's Supper
Question 37: What dost thou understand by the words, "He suffered?"
Answer: That He sustained the wrath of God against the sins of all mankind so that by His passion He might obtain for us the favor of God.
March 31: Spring Break
Question 39: Is there anything more in his being "crucified," than if he had died some other death?
Answer: Yes, for thereby I am assured, that He took on Him the curse which lay upon me; for the death of the cross was accursed of God.
Question 40: Why was it necessary for Christ to humble himself even "unto death?"
Answer: Because satisfaction for our sins could only be made by the death of the Son of God.
Question 41: Why was he also "buried?"
Answer: Thereby to prove that he was really dead.
Question 42: Since then Christ died for us, why must we also die?
Answer: Our death is a passage into eternal life.
Question 43: What further benefit do we receive from the sacrifice and death of Christ on the cross?
Answer: That our old man is crucified with Him; so that we may offer ourselves unto Him a sacrifice of thanksgiving.
Question 44: Why is there added, "He descended into hell?"
Answer: That I may be assured that my Lord Jesus Christ has delivered me from the anguish and torments of hell.
Question 45: What does the "resurrection" of Christ profit us?
Answer: First, by His resurrection He has overcome death; secondly, we are by His power raised up to a new life.
Question 46: How dost thou understand these words, "he ascended into heaven?"
Answer: That Christ was taken up from earth into heaven; and that He continues there for our interest.
Question 47: Is not Christ then with us even to the end of the world, as He has promised?
Answer: In His human nature, He is no more on earth; but in His divine nature, He is at no time absent from us.
Question 49: Of what advantage to us is Christ's ascension into heaven?
Answer: First, that He is our advocate in heaven; second, that we have our flesh in heaven as a sure pledge that He will also take us up to Himself.
Question 50: Why is it added, "and sitteth at the right hand of God?"
Answer: Because Christ is ascended into heaven that He might appear as Head of His Church.
Question 51: What profit is this glory of Christ, our head, unto us?
Answer: First, He pours out heavenly graces upon us. Second, by His power, He defends us against all enemies.
REMEMBER - dates listed are the dates which memory work is recited.
Psalter of the Month 2018-2019
September - 14:1-3
October - 24:1-3
November - 42:1-2
December - Christmas program songs
January - 126:1, 3, 5
February - 195:1-4
March - 218:1, 6
April - 232:1-3
May - 420:1, 5