Confirmation Day 4:
The Holy Spirit, The Spirit of God
Day 4, Lesson 1: The Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier
Holy Spirit calls and gathers the congregation of Christ; The Holy Spirit comforts, teaches, and guides
Give examples of how the Holy Spirit sanctifies.
Confirmation Exercise Questions
You desire true devotion / And a heart of purity; / You hate evil and corruption / You despise hypocrisy. / Therefore, sanctify my mind, / That in me You always find / An abiding dwelling lowly, / Worthy of Your presence holy. (SHZ 127 v.6)
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.(John 14:26)
Additional Reference Material
John 20:19-23; John 14:26; Acts 15:28 Matt. 16:15-19; Acts 10:43; Rom. 3:24,25; 1 Cor. 6:11; Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14; Heb. 4:15; 9:7-12; 1 John 1:7; 5:13; 1 Pet. 1:18, 19; Rev. 5:9; 7:14; Jer. 1:4,5; Rom. 15:16; Gal. 2:20; Eph. 5:25-27; 2 Thess. 2:13,14; 1 Pet. 1:1,2; 1 John 1:9
ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God the Father and of Christ.
God is the almighty Lord, whose sphere of influence is boundless. He has given His Holy Spirit as a guide and comfort to the believer.
God sent His Holy Spirit into His Congregation. The Holy Spirit speaks in our conscience and in God's congregation.
The office of the keys is a function of the Holy Spirit. Forgiveness is the office of the Spirit and not the office of mere words.
Luther’s Small Catechism Apostle’s, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds
The Holy Spirit and Its Work, V. Juntunen, The Sheepfold Tender, pages 102-111.
LLC Website: The Office of the Holy Spirit, W. Lampi, Summer Services Ministers and Board meeting, 2017; The Office of the Holy Spirit, C. Simonson, Summer Services Youth Presentation, 2017.
Bible Concepts: The Holy Spirit, May, 1995, page 12;
The Holy Spirit, The Comforter, P. Haataja, Feb. 2010, page 4.