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- Day 6, Lesson 5: Music, "Sing, O People of the Lord"
< Back Confirmation Day 6: Caring For Faith Within the Congregation Day 6, Lesson 5: Music, "Sing, O People of the Lord" Objective Music is a gift from God, and a tool of the enemy of souls; Wholesome music helps to fight against temptation and sin Learning Outcome Give examples of music that please God and strengthen my faith. Confirmation Exercise Questions None Reference Material SCRIPTURE Gen. 4:21; Exod. 15:1,20,21; Jdg. 5:1; 1 Sam. 16:16-23; 1 Ch. 6:31,32; 15:16,22,27,28; 16:7,41,42; 23:5,27,30; 25:1,7,8 ; 2 Chr. 5:8,12,13; 7:6; 20:19-28; 29:25-28; Ps. 137:1-5; Ps. 147:7; 150:1-6; Ezra 3:10,11; Neh. 12:27-29; Amos 6:5; Mark 14:26; Ps. 33:1-3; 89:1; 92:1-3; Isa. 5:12; Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; Gal. 6: 7,8; 1 John 2:15-17 CURRICULUM Lessons 8.1, 8.2 ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS Songs and hymns are important in the lives of God's children. Role of music in the worship service. Some music is unsuitable and other music suitable for a Christian. Student will recognize the power and effect of both the words and the music on the listener. Student will understand the benefits and proper use of music RESOURCES VZ: Music Matters*–The Role of Zion’s Music in Our Lives, B. Strand, Oct. 2001, Page 6 The Therapeutic Aspects of Music, B. Huhta, Nov. 2001, page 2 Planning Your Wedding Music, C. Simonson, June 2006, page 5 Several articles about Music, June 2008, Pages 8, 9 Opisto Students Thankful for Music Offerings at Jämsä, June 2009, page 8,9 LLC Website: Music: A Gift from God and a Tool of the Enemy, K. Waaraniemi, Summer Services Youth Presentation, 2009. NOTE: There is a series of “Music Matters” articles in all issues of 2001 VZ’s Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Gen. 4:21; Exod. 15:1,20,21; Jdg. 5:1; 1 Sam. 16:16-23; 1 Ch. 6:31,32; 15:16,22,27,28; 16:7,41,42; 23:5,27,30; 25:1,7,8 ; 2 Chr. 5:8,12,13; 7:6; 20:19-28; 29:25-28; Ps. 137:1-5; Ps. 147:7; 150:1-6; Ezra 3:10,11; Neh. 12:27-29; Amos 6:5; Mark 14:26; Ps. 33:1-3; 89:1; 92:1-3; Isa. 5:12; Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; Gal. 6: 7,8; 1 John 2:15-17 CURRICULUM Lessons 8.1, 8.2 ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS Songs and hymns are important in the lives of God's children. Role of music in the worship service. Some music is unsuitable and other music suitable for a Christian. Student will recognize the power and effect of both the words and the music on the listener. Student will understand the benefits and proper use of music RESOURCES VZ: Music Matters*–The Role of Zion’s Music in Our Lives, B. Strand, Oct. 2001, Page 6 The Therapeutic Aspects of Music, B. Huhta, Nov. 2001, page 2 Planning Your Wedding Music, C. Simonson, June 2006, page 5 Several articles about Music, June 2008, Pages 8, 9 Opisto Students Thankful for Music Offerings at Jämsä, June 2009, page 8,9 LLC Website: Music: A Gift from God and a Tool of the Enemy, K. Waaraniemi, Summer Services Youth Presentation, 2009. NOTE: There is a series of “Music Matters” articles in all issues of 2001 VZ’s Previous Next
- Day 8, Lesson 1: Confirmation Review
< Back Confirmation Day 8: Wrap-Up Day 8, Lesson 1: Confirmation Review Objective Write a key thought for the theme and lessons each day. Learning Outcome Confirmation Exercise Questions Reference Material Additional Reference Material Previous Next
- How We Believe
How We Believe The Holy Bible and the Lutheran Confessions are the doctrinal foundation in Conservative Laestadianism. Centermost is the sermon of Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection. The work of Christ continues in this world as the work of the Holy Spirit in His congregation. In Conservative Laestadianism it is taught that the Holy Spirit performs the work of salvation through the gospel. God sanctifies a sinner within His congregation. The congregation and its members have been entrusted with the word of reconciliation. The proclamation of the gospel is the office of the Holy Spirit. His followers use this authority. While preaching this gospel to all people, they also proclaim the remission of sins, which is the essence of the gospel. Therein the forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name and blood is proclaimed to the sinner. Faith comes by hearing and through hearing the word of Christ. In the content of our teaching, the principles of the Reformation are regarded to be the most important. According to these principles, the Holy Bible is the highest authority in questions regarding faith and life and man is made righteous alone by faith, alone by grace, alone by the merits of Christ. Faith is a gift of God. God has given the gift of faith to everyone born into this world. Baptism is the covenant of a good conscience with God. In baptism God strengthens the child's faith and lifts him into the care of the congregation. An individual who has fallen from the grace of baptism can receive the gift of faith anew through repentance. Repentance is a change of heart. According to Luther, it includes penitence and distress on account of sin, but at the same time believing the gospel or the absolution of sin. The essence of the gospel is the forgiveness of sins. Communion is a memorial meal established by Jesus. It is intended for believers for the strengthening of their faith. The kingdom of God is to be found on earth according to the teachings of Jesus. It is a kingdom of grace on earth and a kingdom of glory in heaven. The kingdom of God is one-minded in faith, doctrine, and love. Treasure Hidden in a Field Read excerpts from the book The Treasure Hidden in a Field, by Juhani Uljas by clicking the "Read" button above.
- Day 2, Lesson 3: The Bible, God's Written Word
< Back Confirmation Day 2: God, the Triune God Day 2, Lesson 3: The Bible, God's Written Word Objective God reveals His will in the Bible; The Bible is a Holy Book needing the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to open understanding Learning Outcome Give an example of how God reveals His will in the Bible. Confirmation Exercise Questions #7. Where did the Scriptures come from? Holy men of God spoke and wrote as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit. #8. What is the main message of the Old Testament? The promise of the coming Messiah, our Lord, Jesus Christ. #9. What is the main message of the New Testament? The fulfilment of the Old Testament promise concerning Christ. #14. The living Word of God is compared to a two edged sword. What are the two edges? The Law and the Gospel Reference Material Booklet Song: The Lord has given us His Word / That we may learn of Him. / A precious book He gave to say / We may be free from sin. (SHZ 446 v.1) Booklet Text: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:20,21) Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Scripture: Eph. 6:17; Gal. 1:8; Ps. 119:105; 12:6; Isa. 40:8; Jer. 23:29; John 12:48; Rom. 2:16; John 14:26; 1 Cor. 2:10-14; Eph. 1:17; 3:15; 1 Pet. 1:12; 2 Pet. 1:20,21; John 5:39 CURRICULUM Lesson 1.1 ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS While God speaks to us in nature, the fate of our lives, and the phases of nations, He especially speaks to us in Holy Scripture and our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Holy Scripture is given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is thus God’s own word. The Bible is not an encyclopedia of history, the world, and nature and its phenomena, but rather the revelation of God's works for the redemption and salvation of man. The Bible speaks of God. Pictures and narratives attempt to illustrate what God is like. • The Bible is Christian faith and life's highest guide. The Bible is a closed book that is opened by the Holy Spirit. It is to be read with prayer. Students will be able to use the Bible and want to study it daily. Students will become acquainted with Jesus’ teachings by reading together or individually one of the gospels during confirmation school. RESOURCES By Faith 2; Christian Doctrine 4, 5, 6, and 7. (p1) By Faith 2; Christian Doctrine 4, 5, 6, and 7. (p2) The Treasure Hidden in a Field, J. Uljas, p. 19-26; God’s Word is the Highest Authority, J. Frantti - Crossing the Current, Pages 11-14 LLC Website: From a Child Thou Hast Known the Holy Scriptures, J. Frantti, LLC Winter Services, 1999, Youth Presentation Previous Next
- LLC History - 1970s
FOUNDATION After a schism, believers gathered to form a new organization which was named the Association of American Laestadian Congregations. Initial efforts were to meet needs of God’s children: to arrange services, create a publication and Sunday school teaching materials. Read the first issue of The Voice of Zion. (Jan/Feb 1974) 1974_PUB_VZ_Vol1 .pdf Download PDF • 2.03MB Subscribe to The Voice of Zion. LLC History 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s LLC Music History More
- Day 7, Lesson 3: Laestadian Lutheran Church (LLC)
< Back Confirmation Day 7: Mission Work: Go Ye Therefore and Teach All Nations Day 7, Lesson 3: Laestadian Lutheran Church (LLC) Objective The mission and role of the LLC; Primary forms of work used by the LLC Learning Outcome Describe my calling as a believer within the Laestadian Lutheran Church. Confirmation Exercise Questions None Reference Material Booklet Song: Gracious Lord, You give to us / Duties in Your congregation; / May we take them all as gifts, / Gifts that You in love have given. / May we serve the congregation, / With respect, consideration. (SHZ 414 v.1) Booklet Text: And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (Genesis 2:15) Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Gen. 2:15 CURRICULUM Lesson 5.3 ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS All believers “are the Laestadian Lutheran Church (LLC)”. The LLC office supports the needs of the believers, as directed through the Annual Meeting each year. Congregation delegates represent their congregation members at this meeting. Student will understand why the Laestadian Lutheran Church was established. Student will understand the importance of financially supporting the work in God’s Kingdom RESOURCES Christian Doctrine 17 LLC Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws Previous Next
- Lethbridge Laestadian Lutheran Church
Lethbridge Laestadian Lutheran Church Contacts Pastor Hannu Janhunen Phone: 403-327-7795 Email: email@example.com Chairman Matthew Ylioja Phone: 403-332-2035 Service Schedule June–August Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. September–May Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. Communion Service 1st Sunday Monthly Evening Service 3rd Sunday 7:00 p.m. Friday Bible Class 7:30 p.m. Song Services 1st Friday
- Day 6, Lesson 2: Confession, a Grace Privilege
< Back Confirmation Day 6: Caring For Faith Within the Congregation Day 6, Lesson 2: Confession, a Grace Privilege Objective In confession, you speak to another believer of those sins that trouble your conscience and you receive the assurance of the forgiveness of all of your sins Learning Outcome Explain the two parts of confession and why it is important in a believer’s life. Confirmation Exercise Questions #27. What is confession? Confession consists of two parts: the one is, that we confess our sins; the other, that we receive absolution from the confessor as of God himself, in no wise doubting, but firmlybelieving that our sins are thus forgiven before God in heaven. Reference Material Booklet Song: When doubt and sin are pressing, / A Christian sighs and weeps / And on the way of suff’ring, / For mercy waits and pleads, / And then, in trust and comfort, / Confesses sin and grief / To a confessor father / And finds forgiveness free. (SHZ 306 v.1) Booklet Text: “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1) Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Ps. 32:1-5; Prov. 28:13; Acts 24:16; 1 Tim. 1:19; 3:9; Heb. 10:22; 12:1-3; James 5:16; Matt. 18:18; John 20:22,23; Rom. 1:17; Eph. 2:8 CURRICULUM Lesson 4.2 ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS Who has the power to forgive sins? Complete trust is required of a confessor father. Matters spoken of in confession can never be told to anyone else. RESOURCES By Faith 27; Christian Doctrine 83; Luther’s Small Catechism Part V; The Treasure Hidden in a Field, J. Uljas, pages 87-92; Confession, R. Herrala, LLC Winter Services Youth Presentation, 2016; VZ: Confession, A. Paloranta, Oct. 1979, page 154; How it is Taught: Confession, J. Uljas, Nov. 1998, Page 5; Confession, A Healing Slave for the Soul’s Wounds, A. Pelkonen, Sep. 2015, page 5. Previous Next
- Day 3, Lesson 1: Jesus, the Word Made Flesh
< Back Confirmation Day 3: Jesus, the Son of God Day 3, Lesson 1: Jesus, the Word Made Flesh Objective Jesus was born God and man; The fulfilment of God’s Promise Learning Outcome Write down a scripture verse to support that Jesus was both God and man. (Example, Matthew 1:18-25) Confirmation Exercise Questions None Reference Material Booklet Song: The Son obeyed His Father’s will, / Was born of virgin mother, / And God’s good pleasure to fulfill, / He came to be my brother. / No garb of pomp or pow’r He wore, / A servant’s form, like mine, He bore / To lead the devil captive. (SHZ 272 v. 6) Booklet Text: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Matt. 1:18-25, 3:13-17, 4:1-11, 16:13-16, 28:18; Luke 2:41-50; 3:21,22; 4:1-13; John 1:14, 3:16; Acts 13:28-39; Eph. 1:19-23; Phil. 2:5-11; Heb. 4:15-16; 1 Tim. 3:16 CURRICULUM Lessons 2.4, 2.5 ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS Some of the major prophecies concerning Jesus that are in the Old Testament. The main phases and work of Jesus’ life God's salvation work climaxes in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus’ origin was unique: He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus, as true man, like us experienced pain, hunger, sorrow, joy, fear and so on, but was nonetheless without sin. Jesus spoke of himself as the Messiah and God's Son. Jesus, as true God, had a unique relationship with the Father and that the Father has given Him all power in heaven and on earth. Explanation to the 2nd Article of the Creed, Luther’s Small Catechism RESOURCES By Faith 19b; Christian Doctrine 29 -38; (p1 By Faith 19b; Christian Doctrine 29 -38; (p2) VZ: The Birth of Jesus Christ, Q. Ruonavaara, Dec. 1991, page 275. Unto You a Savior is Born, J. Stewart, Dec. 2008, page 11 (p1) VZ: The Birth of Jesus Christ, Q. Ruonavaara, Dec. 1991, page 275. Unto You a Savior is Born, J. Stewart, Dec. 2008, page 11 (p2) Previous Next
- Day 3, Lesson 5: Courtship & Marriage, He Made Them Male and Female
< Back Confirmation Day 3: Jesus, the Son of God Day 3, 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 Previous Next