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.
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)
“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
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
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
VZ: Baptism, J. Uljas, Sep. 1998, page 5
LLC Website: The Sacraments, M. Lohi, Summer Services Ministers/Board mtg., 2017.