Confirmation Day 7: Mission Work: Go Ye Therefore and Teach All Nations

Lesson 1: In the World, Not of the World

Objective: A believer is a citizen of the Kingdom of God and this world; A believer is a light unto the world and a salt of the earth

Learning Outcome:Write down a few examples of how a believer lives according to God’s word in the midst of this world.

Confirmation Exercise Questions


Reference Material

Booklet Song:

When evil’s power round the world is growing, / O God, oppose it with a greater might, / That we would hear it: Music overflowing / Your people’s hymn from realms of gentle light. (SHZ 540 v.4)


I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

(John 17:15,16)

Additional Reference Material


Matt. 6:33; Matt. 10:16; John 3:19; 17:9-11, 14-17,19,25; 18:36,37; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-17; Gen. 39:9; 2 Cor. 7:1; Col. 3:17; Jer. 29:7; 2 Cor. 5:9; Matt. 6:24; Matt. 5:13-16; 10:32,33; 2 Tim. 2:12; 1 Pet. 3:14-17; Matt. 18:20; 28:20; Mark 16:18; Luke 10:19


Lesson 6.1

Additional Lesson Points

  • A Christian's conscience is bound to God's Word, he/she cannot always do something because, "Everyone else is doing it."
  • A Christian wishes to live as he/she believes at home and in public and work constructively in the society in which he/she dwells.
  • God also wishes them to fulfill His will in the various situations of social life.
  • God wants us to confess faith in word and deed in life's situations and thus confess the Lord.
  • Christ has promised to be with His own every day, everywhere.



The Treasure Hidden in a Field, J. Uljas, pages 95-99

VZ: A Citizen of Heaven in the World, Bible Class Lesson, Jun. 1979, page 90

In the World, But Not of the World, M. Kamula, Jan 1982, page 3

In the World, But Not of It, Confirmation students, Sept. 2007, page 9

In the World, But Not of the World, D. Wuollet, Sep 2012, page 5

LLC Website: Love Not the World, T. Stewart, Summer Services Youth Presentation, 2009

Blessed are They that Hear the Word of God and Keep It, H. Parks, Winter Services, 2011;

Be Ye Not Unequally Yoked Together with Unbelievers, R. Haapala, Winter Services, Youth Presentation, 2015


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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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