Confirmation Day 6:
Caring For Faith Within the Congregation

Lesson 1: Baptism, a Covenant of a Good Conscience

Objective:

Baptism is the covenant of a good conscience with God, which obligates us to battle against sin; Jesus commanded to baptize and teach

Learning Outcome:

Explain what baptism is and its benefit for a believer.

Confirmation Exercise Questions
  • #22. What are the sacraments? Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.

  • #23. Will the class please stand and recite the baptismal command?

  • "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." (Matt. 28:19-20)

  • #24. What is the significance of baptism? Baptism is the covenant of a good conscience.

Reference Material

Booklet Song:

Jesus, we have come to Thee, / In our arms an infant bearing: / In the gown of white we see / What the infant’s soul is wearing. / Jesus, shield this infant tender, / Be their help and great defender, / Great defender! (SHZ 223 v.1)

Booklet Text:

“And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him”(Acts 8:37,38)

Additional Reference Material

SCRIPTURE

1 John 1:7-9; 1 Pet. 3:21; Acts 2: 38-41; 8:35-38; 9:17,18;10:44-48; Mark 16:15,16; Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3-6; Mark 10: 13-16; Matt.18:3-6

CURRICULUM

  • Lesson 4.1

ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS

  • Student will know the scriptural foundation for child baptism.

  • In Baptism, God speaks to the child and promises His grace every day for strength to believe

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