Confirmation Journey 9. The Sacraments
Read Page 112 of “What Christians Believe – What are Baptism and Communion”
Also the booklets
- “About The Sacrament of Baptism”
- “About The Sacrament of The Lords Supper”
- “The Sacrament of Confirmation” but NOTE below...
The booklet “Sacrament of Confirmation” presents Confirmation from a Catholic perspective. Presbyterians take a slightly different view, but it's not a bad thing to see how other traditions view the practice.
A Presbyterian Perspective
When a child is baptized they receive an outward and visible sign that they were born to be a part of the family of God.
For that baptism to be truly effective, the person must claim, that the promises made on their behalf when they were baptized, have found fulfillment in their accepting of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord on a personal level.
Confirmation is publicly saying “YES, I BELIEVE IN JESUS. HE IS MY SAVIOR. HE IS MY LORD.” Confirmation is saying “Yes” (Confirming) the promises that were made on your behalf when you were baptized as a child.
Faith in Christ makes you a member of the the invisible church.
Confirmation is expressing membership of the visible church.
Any questions speak to your Mentor or your pastor!
Get busy on your statements of Faith !
You will present your statement of faith
- Firstly, to each other … at our meeting on Sunday May 6
- Secondly, to Session ... at their meeting on Monday May 14 at 7:00 pm in Hebron House.
- Thirdly, as part of your service of confirmation on May 20.