Catechism Grades 5-7
Catechism Lessons for Grades 5,6,7
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, and our creation; the second of God the Son, and our redemption; the third of God the Holy Spirit, and our sanctification.
Question 25: Since there is but one only divine essence, why speakest thou of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?
Answer: Because God has so revealed himself in his word, that these three persons are the one God.
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 for the sake of Christ, my God and my Father; on whom I rely so entirely, that I have no doubt, but he will provide me with all things necessary for soul and body and further, that He will make whatever evils he sends upon me, in this valley of tears 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; so that herbs and grass, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, meat and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty come, not by chance, but by His fatherly hand.
Question 28: What advantage is it to us to know that God has created, and by his providence does still uphold all things?
That we may be patient in adversity; thankful in prosperity; and that in all things, we place our firm trust in our faithful God and Father, that nothing shall separate us from His love; since all creatures are so in His hand, that without His will they cannot so much as move.
Question 29: Why is the Son of God called "Jesus," that is a Savior?
Answer: Because He delivereth us from our sins; and likewise, because we ought not to seek salvation in any other.
Question 30: Do such then believe in Jesus the only Savior, who seek their salvation and welfare of saints, of themselves, or anywhere else?
Answer: They do not; for either Jesus is not a complete Savior; or they must find all things in Him necessary to their salvation.
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 fully revealed to us the secret counsel and will of God; our only High Priest, Who by the one sacrifice of His body, has redeemed us, and makes continual intercession with the Father for us; our eternal King, Who governs us by His word and Spirit, and Who defends and preserves us.
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: and that with a free and good conscience I may fight against sin and Satan in this life.
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 by grace.
Question 34: Wherefore callest thou him "our Lord?"
Answer: Because He hath redeemed us from all our sins, not with silver or gold, but with His precious blood, and thus has made us His own 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, by the operation of the Holy Spirit; that He might also be the true seed of David, like unto His brethren in all things, sin excepted.
Question 36: What profit dost thou receive by Christ's holy conception and nativity?
Answer: That He, with His perfect holiness, covers in the sight of God, my sins, wherein I was conceived.
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: that by His passion, He might redeem our body and soul from everlasting damnation, and obtain for us the favor of God, righteousness and eternal life.
Question 38: Why did he suffer "under Pontius Pilate, as judge?"
Answer: That He, being innocent, and yet condemned by a temporal judge, might thereby free us from the severe judgment 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 there is; 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 with respect to the justice and truth of God, satisfaction for our sins could be made no otherwise, than 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 not a satisfaction for our sins, but only an abolishing of sin, and 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, dead and buried with Him; that so the corrupt inclinations of the flesh may no more reign in us; but 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, and wholly comfort myself in this, that my Lord Jesus Christ, by His inexpressible anguish, in which he was plunged during all His sufferings, 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 also by His power raised up to a new life; and lastly, the resurrection of Christ is a sure pledge of our blessed resurrection.
Question 46: How does 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, until He comes again to judge the quick and the dead.
Question 47: Is not Christ then with us even to the end of the world, as He has promised?
Answer: Christ with respect to his human nature is no more on earth; but with respect to his Godhead, majesty, grace and spirit, 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 the presence of His Father in heaven; second, that we have our flesh in heaven as a sure pledge that He, as the Head, will also take up to Himself, us, His members; third, that He sends us His Spirit as an earnest.
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, by whom the Father governs all things.
Question 51: What profit is this glory of Christ, our head, unto us?
Answer: First, that by his Holy Spirit he pours out heavenly graces upon us; and then that 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