Confirmation Day 4: The Holy Spirit, The Spirit of God


Lesson 1: The Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier

Objective: Holy Spirit calls and gathers the congregation of Christ; The Holy Spirit comforts, teaches, and guides

Learning Outcome:Give examples of how the Holy Spirit sanctifies.

Confirmation Exercise Questions

None

Reference Material

Booklet Song:

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)

Booklet Text:

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

Scripture

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

Curriculum

Lesson 2.7

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.

Resources

 

By Faith 21;

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.

VZ: The Holy Spirit’s Work, H. Jussila, May, 1994, page 3; Bible Concepts: The Holy Spirit, May, 1995, page 12; The Holy Spirit, The Comforter, P. Haataja, Feb. 2010, page 4.

 

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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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