The Home Altar – Week 9

Scripture Reading

A. The Healing of the Blind Man – Luke 18; The Raising of Lazarus  – John 11; Palm Sunday – Matthew 21; Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet – John 13; The Lord’s Supper – Matthew 26.1-29
B. Mk 12.13-17; Mk 12.18-27; Mk 12.28-34; Mk 12.35-40; Mk 12.41-44; Mk 13.1-31
C. Pray Now App/Treasury of Daily Prayer
D. Num 28-30; Num 31-32; Num 33-34; Num 35-36; Deut 1-2; Deut 3-4; Deut 5-7

Catechism Reading

THE SECOND ARTICLE OF THE APOSTLES’ CREED
A. And 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 sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.
What does this mean?
B. …not with gold or silver, but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death, that I may be his own and live under him in his kingdom and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as he is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is most certainly true.
C. Some questions to ponder:
a. Why do we call the blood of Christ holy and precious? 1 Peter 1.18-19; 1 John 1.7; John 1.29

b. Why do we call his suffering and death innocent? Isaiah 53.5-6; Rom 4.25; 2 Cor 5.21

c. From what has Christ redeemed you? 1 John 1.7; 1 Cor 15.54-57; 1 John 3.8

D. Large Catechism
And he did all this in order to become my Lord. He did none of these things for himself, nor did he have any need for redemption. After that he rose again from the dead, swallowed up and devoured death, and finally ascended into heaven and assumed the government at the Father’s right hand. He did these things so that the devil and all powers must be subject to him and lie at his feet until finally, at the Last Day, he will completely divide and separate us from the wicked world, the devil, death, sin, and such.

Scripture Passage

A. Ephesians 1.7a – In him we have redemption through his blood
B. Ephesians 1.7a,b– In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins
C. Ephesians 1.7 –  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
D. Ephesians 1.7-8 – In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

Hymn

A. CW 271 v 2 – We All Believe in One True God
B-D. CW 293 – God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage