Catechism Grade 4
Catechism Lessons for 4th Grade
Dates listed are the dates which memory work is recited.
Q. 111. But what does God require in this commandment?
A. That I promote the advantage of my neighbor in every instance I can or may.
Q. 112. What is required in the ninth commandment?
A. That I avoid all sorts of lies and deceit as the proper works of the devil, but rather love the truth.
Q. 113. What does the tenth commandment require of us?
A. That even the smallest inclination or thought, contrary to any of God's commandments, never rise in our hearts; but we hate all sin with our whole heart.
Q. 114. But can those who are converted to God perfectly keep these commandments?
A. No: but even the holiest men, have only a small beginning of this obedience; yet so they begin to live according to all the commandments of God.
Q. 115. Why will God then have the ten commandments so strictly preached, since no man in this life can keep them?
A. First, that all our lifetime we may learn to know our sinful nature; and secondly, that we may become more conformable to the image of God.
Q. 116. Why is prayer necessary for Christians?
A. Because it is the chief part of thankfulness and because God will give His Holy Spirit only to those who ask Him.
Q. 117. What are the requisites of that prayer, which is acceptable to God, and which He will hear?
A. First, that we pray to the one true God only. Secondly, that we rightly and thoroughly know our misery. Thirdly, that we be fully persuaded that He will certainly hear our prayer.
Q. 118. What has God commanded us to ask of him?
A. All things necessary for soul and body, which Christ has comprised in that prayer He Himself has taught us.
Q. 119. What are the words of that prayer?
A. Our Father which art in heaven,
- Hallowed be Thy name.
- Thy kingdom come.
- Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
- Give us this day, our daily bread.
- And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
- And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen
Q. 120. Why has Christ commanded us to address God thus: "Our Father"?
A. That God is become our Father, and will much less deny us what we ask of Him, than our parents will refuse us earthly things.
Q. 121. Why is it here added, "Which art in heaven"?
A. Lest we should form any earthly conceptions of God's heavenly majesty.
March 18: Lord's Supper
Q. 122. What is the first petition?
A. "Hallowed be Thy name"; that is , grant us so to order and direct our whole lives, that Thy name may never be blasphemed, but rather honored on our account.
April 1: No Sunday School (Spring Break)
Q. 123. What is the second petition?
A. "Thy kingdom come"; that is, preserve and increase Thy church, till the full perfection of Thy kingdom take place, wherein Thou shalt be all in all.
Q. What is the third petition?
A. "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven"; that is, grant that every one may perform the duties of his calling, as willingly as the angels do in heaven.
Q. What is the fourth petition?
A. "Give us this day our daily bread"; that is, be pleased to provide us with all things necessary for the body, that we may thereby acknowledge Thee to be the only fountain of all good.
Q. What is the fifth petition?
A. "And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors"; that is, be pleased not to impute to us our transgressions; even as we make it our firm resolution to forgive our neighbor.
Q. What is the sixth petition?
A. "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil"; that is, strengthen us, that we may not be overcome in our spiritual warfare.
Q. How dost thou conclude thy prayer?
A. "For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever"; that is, all these we ask of Thee, because Thou art willing and able to give us all good.
Q. What does the word "Amen" signify?
A. "Amen" signifies, it shall certainly be; for my prayer is more assuredly heard of God, than I feel in my heart that I desire these things of Him.
REMEMBER - dates listed are the dates which memory work is recited.
Psalter of the Month 2016-2017
September - 383 all
October - 355 all
November - 321 all
December - Christmas program songs
January - 242 all
February - 190 all
March - 124 vs 1-3
April - 123 vs 1-3
May - 428 vs 1-3