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

Resources

 

By Faith 25; Christian Doctrine 59, 60; Luther’s Small Catechism Part IV;

Treasure Hidden in a Field, J. Uljas, pages 61-65

The Door Opens by Faith, Not Baptism, Päivämies, The Sheepfold Tender, pages 55-56

VZ: Baptism, J. Uljas, Sep. 1998, page 5

LLC Website: The Sacraments, M. Lohi, Summer Services Ministers/Board mtg., 2017.

 

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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
Sample Confirmation Day Agenda