A Mighty Fortress is Our God Hymn Study

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The hymn A Mighty Fortress is Our God is Martin Luther’s most famous hymn and one that became a mark of the Reformation. The powerful lyrics and timeless message makes it one you’ll want to study with your family!

Learn about the sovereignty and power of God with your family and this A Mighty Fortress is Our God hymn study!

A Mighty Fortress is Our God was written in 1529 by Martin Luther. It was translated from German into English by Frederick H. Hedge in 1852. Although Luther wrote several hymns (37), this was by far the most popular. It is about the sovereignty and power of God, the refuge and strength we find in Him in the face of trials, and the ultimate hope we have in Christ Jesus.

He wrote it about 12 years after famously posting the 95 theses on the door of the church in Wittenburg, Germany. It became strongly associated with Luther’s efforts and identified with the protestant reformation movement itself, and has even been called the “Battle Hymn of the Reformation.”

A Mighty Fortress is Our God is based on Psalm 46, which was a great comfort and encouragement to Luther as he faced opposition. It is also a wonderful hymn to learn around Reformation Day, which is remembered on October 31st each year.  

Teach Your Kids Our God is a Mighty Fortress

This A Mighty Fortress is Our God hymn study includes tips for helping your kids learn the hymn, along with the following:

  • Family devotions
  • Notebooking pages
  • Lyric sheet
  • Sheet music
  • Scripture poster
  • Coloring page
  • Scripture copywork

Download A Mighty Fortress is Our God Hymn Study

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    • When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther by Danika Cooley
      • “Martin Luther’s life was too exciting not to be written for teens and younger readers! In this fast-paced, action-packed novel of Martin Luther’s life, teen readers (and more than a few adults!) will be introduced to a fascinating time when princes ruled Europe and knights roamed the countryside. They’ll learn about a time when powerful forces lined up against each other and believing the wrong thing could get you killed.When Lightning Struck! is far more than just an adventure story, of course. It also tells a theological story. Drawing carefully from Luther’s own words, this book introduces readers to a kindred spirit who struggled with what knowing God through Scripture means for daily life. They will understand what was at stake and how powerfully liberating Luther’s idea of grace through faith was in his time and in ours!In crisp, enjoyable prose, author Danika Cooley conveys both the drama and the meaning of the Reformation for younger readers like no one before her!”


    • The Story Bible by Edward Engelbrecht and Gail Pawlitz 
      • “Never before in our nearly 150 years of publishing have we produced a Bible for children as rich and feature filled as The Story Bible. This treasure will be a great help to pastors, teachers, parents and grandparents as they, like the faithful mother and grandmother of St. Timothy, lead the little ones to understand the Sacred Scriptures.Throughout this Bible, high quality realistic art from our Growing in Christ series is used to fully engage the reader, rather than using cartoonish artwork that might suggest to children that the Bible stories are pretend rather than real.Our intent was to keep the focus on Christ by presenting stories with Old Testament prophecies about Christ so we could present one story for all of Scripture – God’s gift of the Savior. Instead of paraphrasing each story, they were drawn directly from the Bible while adjusting them for student readability.Many stories from the latter part of the Old Testament have been included so that children may begin to build an understanding of the sequence of biblical history. There is also a user’s guide included to explain how to use this Bible with children at different stages of development and reading levels.Other unique features included in this Bible are discussion questions, learning activities, and prayers. These bring each story to life, making a meaningful and lasting impression on children from ages 3 to 8.”


    • Courage and Conviction: Chronicles of the Reformation Church by Brandon and Mindy Withrow 
      • “Let history come to life – just the way it should do.Read the stories of the reformers in the 16th and 17th centuries who changed the face of the Christian church forever.Meet the German monk, the French scholar, and the Scottish tutor who protested corruption in the church. Get to know the queens and explorers who risked everything for the freedom to worship according to their consciences.It was a time of war and upheaval, but also a time of promise and hope. From Erasmus and Luther to Katherine Parr and William Bradford, God used different personalities in different places to bring sweeping changes to church government and the way we worship. Learn from their mistakes and be encouraged by their amazing strengths and gifts.Extra features throughout this book look deeper into issues such as the Scientific Revolution, wars of religion, the Puritans, and the settling of the Americas.This is the third book in a series intended to cover the history of the Christian church through its people and key events. They are written with 9-14 year olds in mind but the modern, relaxed and enthusiastic style is infectious. This is history without the wooliness – and with all the wonder.”


    • The 5 Solas: Signs to Follow on the Narrow Path by Lindsey Stomberg and Danika Cooley
      • “The Five Solas are slogans that were popularized by the Reformers during the reformation of the Church (1350-1648). These slogans are based on biblical truths and sound doctrine. Knowing and understanding the Five Solas is important for your children–it will help read and apply Scripture to their lives.

        Each day includes: 

        An overview of a Sola or Scriptural concept.
        A Bible passage to study with discussion questions.
        Additional Scripture passages to read to better understand the intent of each Sola.
        A structured notebooking page to encourage independent thinking and writing skills.
        A fun family activity to help creatively cement your child’s learning process.
        A memorable craft to encourage creative expression and further your child’s understanding.
        Bonus coloring pages for older children and a printable card set for memory games.”

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  1. This looks like a wonderful way to study this special anniversary of reformation day. My family would love to be blessed with this gift.

  2. Cannot wait to use the hymn study! Thank you!

  3. Great resources for this study. The figure to play with allows kids to re-enact this.

  4. Thanks for the opportunity. My boys and I will be celebrating all month! 🙂

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  9. What an important area of study. Thanks for the resources!

  10. This is such a fantastic offering! We are covering the Reformartion during our Sunday evening service. Being brought up Catholic, and left the church after accepting Christ! I have a keen interest in this.

  11. I think it is great to have books about Martin Luther accessible to children and teens.

  12. I love people who try to obey and follow all of the Bible, not just what is convenient or comfortable for them.

  13. We’ve been going through Romans as a church and talking about the 5 solas, and have been watching a lecture series on the reformation with some friends. We are so excited about the 500 year anniversary and would love these resources for sharing the excitement with our daughters!

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  15. Growing up I remember hearing the part of Martin Luther’s story of how the lightening stuck and impacted him to turn to Christ, and since every time I am in a big lightning storm I also think back to his story! I am excited to have his story brought to more little ears and see how his story and life for Christ impacts them!

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  17. I’m excited about When Lightning Struck because I’m always looking for new ways to help myself and my children remember history. Stories seem to do that for me, so I hope this will help my children and me remember an important person in the history of the world.

  18. I am excited for the chance to win “When Lightening Struck” because each year that it rolls around I eye this resource and do not own it yet. We love learning about the Reformation and what a great way to celebrate it’s anniversary!

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  32. I’m excited to know more about Martin Luther’s life!

  33. This looks like a great study. I hadn’t realized before now that Luther posted his 95 theses on October 31.

  34. I’ve been wanting to get this book since it was released! I believe my oldest are mature enough to understand it this year

  35. We are hoping to read this together to learn more about the Protestant Reformation and Martin Luther. We love historical fiction, and we’ve read the first chapter of this one to see if we like it. It has great detail and decsription, and it seems action packed. Can’t wait!

  36. Why are you excited about When Lightning Struck!? I recently finished Here I Stand, and am interested in Reformation history. This would be a good read aloud or book for my children.

    1. Hi! I know the author and her love of church history, biblical fidelity, and integrity. 🙂 It gives me confidence in the accuracy of the book, which makes it easier to enjoy and share! That and I started reading it and was so taken by the story that I started over so I could read it to my kids!

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  38. Thank you for offering all of these resources for Reformation Day. I have always had trouble finding worksheets for my
    children to celebrate the day.

  39. This would be so awesome to add to our homeschool bible study. Would love to win. Thanks.

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  42. We are in the midst of studying the Reformation right now. This would be a wonderful extension to our studies!

  43. I love this commemoration to the return of the church to the Bible! We have just touched on this idea with our church’s children’s outreach ministry and would love to expand on it!

  44. You wrote a book! Congratulations that is an epic feat I look forward to reading it soon.

  45. Thank you for this contest! We would love to win. We are studying Martin Luther this month!

  46. The reformation is so important in history! It changed the course of history.

  47. My last semester of college, I took a History of the Reformation class. Sadly, I had to drop out that semester and never finished. I’m excited by the thought of being able to finally learn about that time and also to maybe share it with my daughter, who’s just reaching an age where I think she can have all the conversations that learning about that time could bring up.

  48. Being able to share historical accounts of people/events in an exciting adventure story really brings it to life. It’s not always easy to make history fun, but when you can it really seems to stick.. I’m always looking for new ways to present historical facts to my children.

  49. I’m looking forward to doing this hymn study. Thank you!!

  50. Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I didn’t realize it was the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Thanks for the freebies too!

  51. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  52. I am SO excited about this contest because the reformation is a part of our family’s history. Also, the hymn study looks amazing. Thanks for all your hard work!

  53. Learning more about Martin Luther and how he changed history.

  54. Thanks for the Hymn download and chance to win these resources.

  55. Am so excited about this Giveaway!! Love each of the prizes. Am thrilled to read When Lightening Struck! with my 12 year olds. This history is so essential to our faith and world history. Love it all! Thank you!

  56. I’ve been looking at “When Lightning Struck” for a year or so, but my kids are just a bit young for the study yet. I’m thinking it would be a great resource for my youngest next year, and I’d love to win it!!

    1. I understand! I’m reading it to my kids (ages 1 – 9) and have to do a bit of editing for the more intense parts as I go, but we’re loving it!

  57. Thank You!

  58. I would love or our family to learn more about Martin Luther with these resources!

  59. Always have loved Reformation day! These would be awesome!

  60. This is my first year teachin my children about Reformation Day and the book would be a great interest to my children, especially my twin 3rd grade sons as they love history.

  61. I’ve never read the book before and I’d love to share it with my 5 kiddos. ♡♡

  62. Studying the Reformation with our homeschool co-op this year! What great resources to add to what we are learning.

  63. My husband and I are going to Germany to celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation. I haven’t done much yet to explain to our kids why/what we’re going for!

    1. Wow that’s an amazing opportunity! Have a wonderful time!

  64. This all looks amazing! I’d love to have a copy of When Lightning Struck! to use with all my kids.

  65. I am hosting a Reformation Party at our church and these resources would be a wonderful help for that and for my family to learn from. Such an important part of history that often gets overlooked. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  66. I am so excited to use the hymn study to further teach my kids about the Reformation. I would also love to read the book “When Lightning Struck” to my kids and they love Playmobil so it would be neat to have the figure to remember what they have learned.

  67. Looks amazing❤

  68. I have been looking for devotionals for my whole family that isn’t too young for my olders nor too old for my youngers. THis would fit the bill esp with reformation day being around the corner!

  69. This would be an amazing addition to our Reformation studies.

  70. These resources look amazing! I’ve been teaching my children about Reformation Day using bits and pieces of information I find on various websites – these resources could help us have a more comprehensive understanding about Martin Luther and Reformation Day.

  71. This would be a great way to acquaint my kids with those who risked their lives for what they believed about God.

  72. as a lutheran, this is a great way to share our faith’s history with our fellow home schoolers!

  73. Thank you offering such a special giveaway.

  74. Exited to teach my kids about Martin Luther! I think it would be great to be able to learn bout the hymns too!

  75. I love this pack, and my family would be so excited to win it.

  76. These would be great resources for teaching my kids even more about the reformation! Looks very useful

  77. This would be amazing to win!

  78. I’m just excited to study this with my children

  79. Thank you so much for this give away. We have been celebrating at our church all month, but I don’t have any resources for home school and would really like to have some. Don’t have the budget to do it right now. We have six so I really like that some of these resources are for little ones.

  80. What a wonderful giveaway!! Thank you!

  81. I am excited because this year we are studying World History and introducing my children to the Reformation Period is going to be interesting. Thank you for the resources you provide.

  82. What wonderful resources! Thank you for this opportunity!

  83. Looks great!

  84. I guess I knew there was a Reformation day, but I never really thought about it. We just studied a little about Luther’s brave acts a few weeks ago. Glad you sent this out. Looking forward to going a little deeper!

  85. We have been studying the Reformation during family devotions, so my children would enjoy reading a book about Martin Luther!

  86. Growing up, no one ever taught me church history. Now that I am in my 30 with children of my own, I want them to know the history of our faith. Our children need to understand the heritage they have been handed, the history of the church, and to understand the sacrifices others made on our behalf. I want our kids to understand that the Reformation continues and that the church continues to fight against heresies and false gospels.

  87. Martin Luther was a bold man. I am thankful to the Lord that this man had the boldness to stand against the majority!

  88. Hymns reach the heart and leave a lasting memory connected to a true honest feeling – a feeling of love and a desire to fill an emptiness we often are unaware of. They are great for families, especially as teaching aids for youngsters.

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