Confirmation

Confirmation

 

Confirmation is a public rite of the Church preceded by a period of instruction designed to help baptized Christians identify with the life and mission of the Christian community. It is necessary to be instructed in the Christian faith (I Corinthians 11:28). The rite of confirmation provides an opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God's promise given in Holy Baptism, to make a personal public reaffirmation of faith and a lifelong pledge of fidelity to Christ. Confirmation also marks the completion of the congregation's program of children's Christian study.

Confirmation classes begin in the sixth grade with children making their Confirmation in May of their 8th grade year. As part of Confirmation and the Confirmation ceremony we ask that each Confirmand select a bible verse from the list below and memorize it. The Confirmand will recite this verse as part of the Confirmation ceremony. Should you wish to select a verse not listed below please notify the office approximately one month prior to the Confirmation service.  

Confirmation Bible Versus

 

Acts 16:31 ~ Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved; you and your household.

I Corinthians 1:3-4 ~ May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. I always give thanks to my God for you because of the grace he has given you through Christ Jesus.

II Corinthians 2:14 ~ But thanks be to God who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

Deuteronomy 31:8 ~ The Lord himself will lead you and be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you, so do not lose courage or be afraid.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 ~ For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die; a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to seek and a time to lose.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ~ For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God. 

Hebrews 11:6 ~ No one can please God without faith, for whoever comes to God must have faith that God exists and rewards those who seek him.

Isaiah 12:2 ~ God is my Savior; I will trust him and not be afraid. The Lord gives me power and strength; he is my Savior.

Isaiah 40:31 ~ But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak. 

Isaiah 43:1 ~ Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

Job 9:4 ~ God is so wise and powerful; no one can stand up against him.

John 3:16 ~ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 

John 8:12 ~ I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

John 10:27-28 ~ My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.

Joshua 1:9 ~ Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Luke 11:28 ~ Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it.

Matthew 28:20 ~ Lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.

Philippians 4:13 ~ I have the strength to face all conditions by the power Christ gives me.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.

Proverbs 4:23 ~ Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.

Psalm 18:2 ~ The Lord is my protector; he is my strong fortress. My God is my protection, and with him I am safe. He protects me like a shield; he defends me and keeps me safe. 

Psalm 23:1-3 ~ The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. 

Psalm 31:3-5 ~ You are my refuge and defense; guide me and lead me as you have promised. I place myself in your care. You will save me, Lord; you are a faithful God.

Psalm 55:22 ~ Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 100:5 ~ The Lord is good, His love is eternal and His faithfulness lasts forever.

Psalm 117:2 ~ His love for us is strong, and his faithfulness is eternal. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 118:14 ~ The Lord is my strength and song; he has become my salvation.

Psalm 121:1-2 ~ I will lift up my eyes to the hills - from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Romans 5:1 ~ Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:33 ~ For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

II Thessalonians 3:16 ~ May the Lord himself, who is our source of peace, give you peace all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all. 

I Timothy 4:12 ~ Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith and purity.

Confirmation Interview Questions

  1. What does the day of Confirmation mean to you personally?
  2. How can we apply what we have learned in Confirmation to everyday living?
  3. What do people mean when they say, "If I could keep the First Commandment I could keep them all?"
  4. How do people take God's name in vain?
  5. Why do people go to church?
  6. The Fourth Commandment speaks about family relationships. Why does God want us to have strong family associations and relationships?
  7. Are there other ways to break the Fifth Commandment other than simply taking a gun and shooting someone?
  8. What do you think is involved when people make a commitment to marry each other?
  9. What are various ways that people and businesses break the Seventh Commandment in our society?
  10. How important is a good name as we go through life?
  11. What is the opposite of coveting?
  12. What is the work of God the Father, according to the first article of the Apostles' Creed?
  13. What is the work of God the Son, according to the second article of the Apostles' Creed?
  14. What is the work of God the Holy Spirit, according to the third article of the Apostle's Creed?
  15. The four kinds of prayer are petition or praying for ourselves, intercession or praying for others, confession or confessing our sins, and thanksgiving or thanking God for what He has done for us. Which type of prayer is used most often?
  16. What is the difference between form prayer and free prayer?
  17. How does God answer prayer? Does He answer in His own way and at the right time?
  18. Why do we say a prayer before we eat meals?
  19. For a sacrament to be a sacrament, it must have three things: 1) it must be instituted by Jesus; 2) it should have spiritual gifts and 3) it should have physical elements. How are all three of these qualifications met in the Sacrament of Baptism and the Sacrament of the Altar?
  20. The three forms of Baptism are: sprinkling, pouring and immersion. Is any one form better than the others?
  21. Why does the Lutheran Church encourage infant baptism?
  22. How did the practice of having sponsors or Godparents at the time of baptism come into the Christian church?
  23. Is baptism something we have to earn or is it a gift to us?
  24. Should we leave Communion table happy or sad?
  25. What do Lutherans mean when they speak about "the real presence" in the Lord's Supper?
  26. What are the various names for the Sacrament of the Altar?
  27. Communion actually becomes Communion when we have the Word and the elements together. What are the elements in Holy Communion?
  28. Why should we especially want to go to Communion when we are feeling guilty or bad about something?
  29. How many books are there in the Bible?
  30. What is the relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament?
  31. Why do we need to study the Old Testament to Better understand the New Testament?
  32. What do we mean when we say God is a God of History? How did God show himself in History?
  33. Who were the Mother and Father of Jesus?
  34. Did Jesus ever sin?
  35. Why did Jesus have to die for our sins?
  36. Why is Easter considered the heart of the Christian message?
  37. Who wrote most of the epistles or letters in the New Testament?
  38. Why did he write them?
  39. Why did God create human beings to begin with?
  40. Do you have any questions about the teachings of the church?
 

 

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