Confirmation Day 3: Jesus, the Son of God (L5)

Confirmation Day 3: Jesus, the Son of God (L5)

Lesson 5: Courtship & Marriage, He Made Them Male and Female

Objective:

Marriage is a life-long union ordained by God between a man and a woman - a help suitable for each other; Through marriage God fulfills His creation work according to His will

Learning Outcome:

Explain how God established marriage for the benefit of mankind.

Confirmation Exercise Questions

None

Reference Material

Booklet Song:

You made us for each other, God, / You gave us one another. / Oh, may our hearts abide in love / That each would serve the other. (SHZ 253 v.1)

Booklet Text:

Charity suffereth long, and is kind (1 Cor. 13:4)

Additional Reference Material

Scripture

Gen. 1:26-28; 2:23,24; Exod. 20:14; Matt. 5:28; John 8:1-11; Rom. 1:22-27; 1 Cor. 6:9,15,16,18-20; 7:1,2,7-9; 10:8; Gal. 5:19; Eph. 5:5; 1 John 2:16; Prov. 18:22; 19:14; 31:10-12; Matt. 19:5; 1 Cor. 13; Eph. 5:22-33; 6:1-4; Col.3:18-21; 2; Tim. 2:22; Eph. 4:32

Curriculum

Lessons 7.3, 7.4, 9.6

Additional Lesson Points

• Marriage is instituted and ordained by God; this union only ends with the death of one spouse.

• The purpose of marriage is to receive a help “meet”, and for procreation.

• In God's creation man and woman are equal, although they are different.

• The unmarried and single state are just as worthy roles and forms of life as the married state.

• Understand the purpose of courtship and how a believer conducts him/herself in courtship avoiding temptation (for example, by listening to God's Word, discussing our temptations with other believers, caring for our conscience, choosing a sincerely believing group of friends, etc.)

• Understand what are the most important characteristics in a life's companion.

• Student will feel responsibility in the matters of love and courtship and understand that God forgives sins and failing in this area also.

• Student will recognize the outward and inward prerequisites for establishing a family.

Resources

 

By Faith 35; Christian Doctrine 93, 94;

From Victory to Victory, p. 75-82;

Luther’s Small Catechism

Pastor’s Guide to Christian Weddings

Christian Courtship, 1996 Outlook Summer Services – Youth Discussion D Rintamaki

The Sanctity of Marriage, 1999 Detroit Summer Services, Walt Lampi

The Scriptural Foundation of Marriage and Family, W. Lampi, Crossing the Current, p. 70

He Made Them Male and Female, 2006 LLC Sum. Svc. Youth Discussion K. Waaraniemi;

The Treasure Hidden in the Field, J. Uljas, p. 100-106

The Beauty of Courtship, At the Crossroads of Choosing, p.55

VZ: – series of articles in February, March, April, and June 2003

 

Booklet Song:

You made us for each other, God, / You gave us one another. / Oh, may our hearts abide in love / That each would serve the other. (SHZ 253 v.1)

Booklet Text:

Charity suffereth long, and is kind (1 Cor. 13:4)

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