Memory Work

In Jeremiah 31:33 God says, “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people.” Memory of Scripture is an important part of growing as a Christian. Memory is a requirement at HLS and students are expected to know their memory work before they arrive at school.

August

21- I praise You, for I am…wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works. Psalm 139:14

23- The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

28- God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

30- I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” Psalm 31:14

September

4- Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

6- Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out. Acts 3:19

11- We know that for those who love God all things work together for good. Romans 8:28

13- You did not choose Me, but I chose you. ” John 15:16

18- Be obedient…show perfect courtesy to all people. Titus 3:1-2

20- Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29

25- When I was afraid, I will trust in You. Psalm 56:3

27- (God) provides you with plenty of food, and fills your hearts with joy. Acts 14:17

October

2- You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all  your mind. Matthew 22:37

4- Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice. Psalm 32:11

9- Love surrounds the own who trusts in the Lord. Psalm 32:10

11- The Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

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August 

Aug. 21: If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.      1 John 2:1

Aug. 23:  All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.  2 Timothy 3:16

Aug. 28: These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.  John 20:31

Aug. 30: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are Mine.          Isaiah 43:1

September 

Sept. 4: Lord, to whom shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life.  John 6:68

Sept. 6: Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!  Luke 11:28

Sept. 11: Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.  Ephesians 5:2

Sept. 13: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength… You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  Mark 12:30-31

Sept. 18: No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.  1 Corinthians 12:3

Sept. 20: Repent and be Baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Acts 2:38

Sept. 25: Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.  John 20:29

Sept. 27: The Lord has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  Hebrews 13:5

October

Oct. 2: See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.  1 John 3:1

Oct. 4: For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.  Galatians 3:26

Oct. 9: For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  1 Corinthians 3:11

Oct. 11: For by grace you have been saved through faith…It is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9

Oct. 16: For those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28

Oct. 23: He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.  Psalm 91:11

Oct. 25: I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14

Oct. 29: Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Corinthians 15:57

November

Nov. 1: There is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as ransom for all.  1 Timothy 2:5-6

Nov. 6: The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom.  To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 2 Timothy 4:18

Nov. 8: We are children of God, and if children, then heirs – heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.  Romans 8:16-17

Nov. 13: Call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will hear you.  Jeremiah 29:12

Nov. 15: Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they existed and were created.  Revelation 4:11

Nov. 20: In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.  1 John 4:9

Nov. 27: There is salvation in no one else [but Jesus], for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.  Acts 4:12

Nov. 29: For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

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Dec. 4: For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you by His poverty might become rich.  2 Corinthians 8:9

Dec. 6: Be constant in prayer.  Romans 12:12

Dec. 11: Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.  1 Peter 5:7

Dec. 13: [Jesus] loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood.  Revelations 1:5

Dec. 18: Teach me Your ways, O Lord, that I may walk into Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.  Psalm 86:11

Dec. 20: Call upon My name, and I will answer.  Zechariah 13:9

 

August

Aug.  29-  I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Romans 1:16

September

Sept.5- OT Books

Sept. 7- Jesus said…”I am the way and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6

Sept. 12- NT Books

Sept. 14- …and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15

Sept. 19- 1st Commandment with meaning

Sept. 21- Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7:21

Sept. 26- 2nd Commandment with meaning

Sept. 28- Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8

October

Oct. 3- 3rd Commandment with meaning

October 5- Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Proverbs 23:22

October 10- 4th Commandment with meaning

October 12- The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

October 17- 5th Commandment with meaning

October 19- No Memory

October 25- 6th Commandment with meaning

October 26- Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. Matthew 5:42

October 31- 7th Commandment with meaning

November

November 1 – 7th Commandment with meaning

November 3- Test on Verses

November 8- 8th Commandment with meaning

November 10- Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16

November 15- 9th Commandment

November 17- Genesis 1:27, 31 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them… God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

November 22- No Memory!

November 29-10th Commandment with meaning

December

December 1- Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Psalm 119:35-36

December 6- Close of the Commandments 1st half

December 8- Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws. Psalm 119-105-106

December 13- Close of the Commandments 2nd half

December 15- By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:3

December 20- Say a Psalm for extra credit

December 22- No Memory

January

January 4- By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth… For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. Psalm 33:6, 9

January 9- 1st Article 1st half (…body and life)

January 11- For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45

January 16- 1st Article last half

January 18- Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3

January 23- 2nd Article 1st half (..is my Lord)

January 25- But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Galatians 4:4-5

January 30- 2nd Article last half

February

February 1- Memory Test

February 6- 3rd Article first half (…kept me in the true faith)

February 8- being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

February 13- 3rd Article last half

February 15- But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9

February 20- Introduction to the Petitions

February 22- If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:13

February 27- 1st Petition

March

March 1- In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

March 6- 2nd Petition

March 8- “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

March 13- 3rd Petition first half

March 15- …one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:6

March 20- 3rd Petition last half

March 22- Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Matthew 9:38

March 27- 4th Petition 1st half

March 29- And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

April

April 5- 4th Petition 2nd half

April 10- 5th Petition

April 12- Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults.Psalm 19:12

April 17- 6th Petition

April 19 – No school

April 24- 7th Petition

April 26- Test 3 on verses only

May

May 1- Psalm 23

August

Aug. 30 – I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Romans 1:16

September

Sept. 4 – OT Books

Sept. 6- “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

Sept. 11- NT Books

Sept. 13- Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38

Sept. 18-  1st Commandment with meaning

Sept. 20- But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have the fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. John 1:17

Sept. 25-   2nd Commandment with meaning

Sept. 27- When Jesus had called the Twelve together, He gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and He sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. Luke 9:1

October

October 2- 2  3rd Commandment with meaning

October 4- Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

October 9-   4th Commandment with meaning

October 11-  Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for I hide myself in you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:9-10

October 16-  5th Commandment with meaning

October 23- 6th Commandment with meaning

October 25- Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16

October 30- 7th Commandment with meaning

November

November 1- Test on verses only

November 6- 8th Commandment with meaning

November 8-   Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16

November 13-  9th Commandment with meaning

November 15- Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Colossians 3:20

November 22 & 24- No memory

November 27- 10th Commandment with meaning

November 29-  A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free. Proverbs 19:5

December

December 4- Close of the Commandments 1st half

December 6- Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

December 11- Close of the Commandments 2nd half

December 13- Direct me in the path of Your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statues and not toward selfish gain. Psalm 119:35-36

December 18- Can say a Psalm for extra credit

December 20- No Memory

January

January 8- 1st Article 1st half (…body and life)

January 10- Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:15

January 15- 1st Article last half

January 17- By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:3

January 22- 2nd Article 1st half (..is my Lord)

January 24- But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Galatians 4:4-5

January 29- 2nd Article last half

January 31- Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and this way death came to all men, because all sinned– Romans 5:12

 

February

February 5- 3rd Article first half (…kept me in the true faith)

February 7- Test 2 on verses only

Feb 12– 3rd Article last half

February 14- But You, O Lord, are compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Psalm 86:15

February 19- Introduction to the Petitions

February 21- How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1

February 26- 1st Petition

February 28- Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field. Matthew 9:38

March

March 5- 2nd Petition

March 7- For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:40

March 12- 3rd Petition first half

March 14- You shall not misuse the name of your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses His name of the Lord. Exodus 20:7

March 19- 3rd Petition last half

March 21- But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

March 26- 4th Petition 1st half

March 28- No Memory (NETA Conference)

April

April 2-   4th Petition 2nd half

April 4- For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:14-15

April 9- 5th Petition

April 11 – Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 1 Peter 5:8-9

April 16- 6th Petition

April 18- …and call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and your will honor me. Psalm 50:15

April 23- 7th Petition

April 25– Test 3 on verses only

May

May 7- Psalm of choice

Commandments

The First Commandment

You shall have no other gods.

What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.

The Second Commandment

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.

The Third Commandment

You shall sanctify the holy day. [Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.]

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it.

The Fourth Commandment

Honor your father and your mother.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them.

The Fifth Commandment

You shall not murder.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every physical need.

The Sixth Commandment

You shall not commit adultery.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we lead a pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other.

The Seventh Commandment

You shall not steal.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not take our neighbor’s money or possessions, or get them in any dishonest way, but help him to improve and protect his  possessions and income.

The Eighth Commandment

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way.

The Ninth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not scheme to get our neighbor’s inheritance or house, or get it in a way which only appears right, but help and be of service to him in keeping it.

The Tenth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not entice or force away our neighbor’s wife, workers, or animals, or turn them against him, but urge them to stay and do their duty.

The Close of the Commandments
1st Half

What does God say about all of 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.” Exodus 20:5-6

2nd Half

What does this mean?

God threatens to punish all who break these commandments. Therefore we should fear His wrath and not to do anything contrary to these commandments. But he promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore we should also love and trust in Him, and gladly follow His commandments.

Articles

1st Article
Creation

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. What does this mean? I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them. He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, wife and children, land, animals, and all I have. He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life.

He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil. All this He does not only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me. For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey Him. This is most certainly true.

2nd Article
Redemption

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? I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord

who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; 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.

3rd Article

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen What does this mean? I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but by the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept
me in the true faith.

In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true.

Petitions

Introduction to the Petitions

Our Father who art in heaven

Our Father in heaven.

What does this mean? With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confindense we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father.

1st Petition

Hallowed be Thy name.

Hallowed be Your name.

What does this mean? God’s name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it be kept holy among us also. How is God’s name kept holy? God’s name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven! But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God’s Word profanes the name of God among us. Protect us from this, heavenly Father!

2nd Petition

Thy kingdom come.

Your kingdom come.

What does this mean? The kingdom of God certainly comes by itself without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may come to also. How does God’s kingdom come? God’s kingdom comes when our heavenly Father give us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and lead godly lives here in time and there in eternity.

3rd Petition

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Your will be done on earth as in heaven.

What does this mean? The good and gracious will of God is dome even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also. How is God’s will done? God’s will is done when He breaks and hinders every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful nature, which do not want us to hallow God’s name or let His kingdom come; and when He strengthens and keep us firm in His Word and faith until we die This is His good and gracious will.

4th Petition

Give us this day our daily bread.

Give us today our daily bread.

What does this mean? God certainly give daily bread to everyone without our prayers, even to all evil people, but we pray in this petition that God would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving. What is meant by daily bread? Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, good,s a devout husband or wife, devout children, devout workers, devout faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, self-control, good reputation, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.

5th Petition

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

What does this mean? We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would not look at our sins, or deny our prayer because of them. We are neither worthy of things for which we pray, nor have we deserved them, but we ask that He would give them all to us by grace, for we daily sin much and surely deserve nothing but punishment. So we too will sincerely forgive and gladly do good to those who sin against us.

6th Petition

And lead us not into temptation.

Lead us not into temptation.

What does this mean? God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair, and other great shame and vise. Although we are attacked by these things, we pray that we may finally overcome them and win the victory.

7th Petition

But deliver us from evil.

But deliver us from evil.

What does this mean? We pray in this petition, in summary, that our Father in heaven would rescue us from every evil our body and soul, possessions and reputation, and finally, when our last hour comes, give us a blessed end, and graciously take us from this valley of sorrow to Himself in heaven.

 

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