Confirmation Day 2: God, the Triune God (L3)


Lesson 3: The Bible, God's Written Word

Objective: God reveals His will in the Bible; The Bible is a Holy Book needing the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to open understanding

Learning Outcome:Give an example of how God reveals His will in the Bible.

Confirmation Exercise Questions

#7. Where did the Scriptures come from?

Holy men of God spoke and wrote as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit.

#8. What is the main message of the Old Testament?

The promise of the coming Messiah, our Lord, Jesus Christ.

#9. What is the main message of the New Testament?

The fulfilment of the Old Testament promise concerning Christ.

#14

The living Word of God is compared to a two edged sword. What are the two edges?

The Law and the Gospel

Reference Material

 

Booklet Song:

The Lord has given us His Word / That we may learn of Him. / A precious book He gave to say / We may be free from sin. (SHZ 446 v.1)

Booklet Text:

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:20,21)

 

Additional Reference Material

Scripture

Scripture: Eph. 6:17; Gal. 1:8; Ps. 119:105; 12:6; Isa. 40:8; Jer. 23:29; John 12:48; Rom. 2:16; John 14:26; 1 Cor. 2:10-14; Eph. 1:17; 3:15; 1 Pet. 1:12; 2 Pet. 1:20,21; John 5:39

Curriculum

Lesson 1.1

Additional Lesson Points

Additional Lesson Points:

• While God speaks to us in nature, the fate of our lives, and the phases of nations, He especially speaks to us in Holy Scripture and our Redeemer Jesus Christ.

• Holy Scripture is given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is thus God’s own word.

• The Bible is not an encyclopedia of history, the world, and nature and its phenomena, but rather the revelation of God's works for the redemption and salvation of man.

• The Bible speaks of God. Pictures and narratives attempt to illustrate what God is like. • The Bible is Christian faith and life's highest guide.

• The Bible is a closed book that is opened by the Holy Spirit. It is to be read with prayer.

• Students will be able to use the Bible and want to study it daily.

• Students will become acquainted with Jesus’ teachings by reading together or individually one of the gospels during confirmation school.

Resources

By Faith 2; Christian Doctrine 4, 5, 6, and 7. (p1) 

By Faith 2; Christian Doctrine 4, 5, 6, and 7. (p2)

The Treasure Hidden in a Field, J. Uljas, p. 19-26;

God’s Word is the Highest Authority, J. Frantti - Crossing the Current, Pages 11-14

LLC Website: From a Child Thou Hast Known the Holy Scriptures, J. Frantti, LLC Winter Services, 1999, Youth Presentation

 

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Day 1: Welcome!
Day 2: God, the Triune God
Day 3: Jesus, the Son of God
Day 4: The Holy Spirit, The Spirit of God
Day 5: I Need the Word of Grace Each Day
Day 6: Caring for Faith Within the Congretion
Day 7: Mission Work: Go Ye Therefore and Teach All Nations
Day 8: Wrap-up
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