Holy, Holy, Holy
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee; Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty! God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!
Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee, Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee, Who was, and is, and evermore shall be.
Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee, Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see; Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee, Perfect in power, in love, and purity.
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea; Holy, holy, holy; merciful and mighty! God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
Bible: Deuteronomy 6:1-9
Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.
Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Bible Sound off
Who made you? God.
What else did God make? God made all things.
Why did God make all things? For his own glory.
Why do things work as they do? God has so decreed it.
How do we learn about God? God reveals Himself.
What is God? God is the first and best of all beings.
Where is God? God is everywhere.
How long has God existed? He has always been.
How does God relate to creation? God is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe.
What is God like? God is a spirit, is eternal, and is a personal Being. He is perfect in holiness and is all-powerful and all-knowing.
Hymn: The King of Love
The King of love my Shepherd is, Whose goodness faileth never; I nothing lack if I am his And he is mine for ever.
Where streams of living water flow My ransomed soul he leadeth, And where the verdant pastures grow With food celestial feedeth.
Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, But yet in love he sought me, And on his shoulder gently laid, And home, rejoicing, brought me.
In death's dark vale I fear no ill With thee, dear Lord, beside me; Thy rod and staff my comfort still, Thy cross before to guide me.
Thou spread'st a table in my sight; Thy unction, grace bestoweth: And O what transport of delight From thy pure chalice floweth!
And so through all the length of days Thy goodness faileth never; Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise Within thy house for ever.
Bible: Psalm 23 (select passages)
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil
For you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Bible Sound Off
Is there more than one true God? No. There is only one true God.
In how many persons does this one God exist? In three persons.
Name these three persons. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
What is the chief end of man? Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
How can you glorify God? By loving him and doing what he commands.
Why are you to glorify God? Because he made me and takes care of me.
What is sin? Disobedience to God’s law.
How did sin enter the world? Adam and Eve disobeyed God.
Do any perfectly keep the law of God? “There is none righteous; no, not one.”
What is the penalty of sin? Death of the body and of the soul.
Hymn: Crown Him With Many Crowns
Crown Him with many crowns, The lamb upon the throne: Hark! How the heav'nly anthem drowns All Music but its own! Awake, my soul, and sing Of Him who died for thee, And hail him as thy matchless King Through all eternity.
Crown him the Lord of life, who triumphed o'er the grave, and rose victorious in the strife for those he came to save; his glories now we sing who died and rose on high, who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.
Crown him the Lord of love; behold his hands and side, those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified. All hail, Redeemer, hail! For thou hast died for me; thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.
Bible: Matthew 6:25-33
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Bible Sound Off
Who is Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.
How good a life did Jesus live? Jesus obeyed all of God’s commandments and followed God’s will for His life perfectly.
What kind of death did Jesus die? The painful and shameful death of the cross.
What happened after Jesus died? He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples.
What happened after Jesus’ resurrection? Jesus went back to heaven and is now exalted to the place of honor and power.
How did Jesus redeem His people? Jesus kept the whole law for His people and suffered the punishment their sins deserved.
What did Jesus accomplish for His people? Jesus conquered sin and death.
What does it mean to have faith in Christ? True faith is to trust in Christ alone for salvation.
How do we recognize true faith? True faith yields good works.
How may we be saved from sin and death? Only through Jesus Christ!
Hymn: Praise to the Lord Almighty
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation! All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near, Join me in glad adoration.
Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth, Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth! Hast thou not seen how thy desires e’er have been Granted in what He ordaineth?
Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee! Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee; Ponder anew what the Almighty can do If with His love He befriend thee.
Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him! All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him! Let the amen sound from His people again; Gladly forever adore Him.
Bible: 1 John 4:9-19
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. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.
Bible Sound Off
What does it mean that God is immutable? God cannot and will not change.
What does it mean that God is transcendent? God exists outside of space and time.
What does it mean that God is incomprehensible? God cannot be fully known.
What does it mean that God is infinite? There is no beginning or end to God and nothing can contain Him.
What does it mean that God is omnipotent? There is no limit to God’s power.
What does it mean that God is omnipresent?
God is present everywhere.
What does it mean that God is omniscient? God knows all things.
What does it mean that God is sovereign? God governs all things.
What does it mean that God is holy? God is set apart from all other beings. He is perfect and pure.
What does it mean that God is just? God acts in perfect conformity to his own character.
What do we mean when we say God is a Trinity? God expresses Himself in three Persons— Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.