Confirmation

Confirmation Test Stuff

Stuff to know for test over Third Article of Apostles’ Creed
Know the bold words of the Third Article and Luther’s explanation – 51 points!
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion  of saints, the forgiveness  of sins, the resurrection  of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen
What does this mean?
I believe  that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ my Lord or come to him; but the Holy Spirit has called me through the Gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, and sanctified  and preserved me in the true faith.  In the same way, he calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies  the whole  Christian church on earth, and preserves it in unity with Jesus Christ in the one  true faith.  In this Christian church, he daily forgives  abundantly all my sins and the sins of all believers. At the last day, he will raise me and all the dead and will grant everlasting life to me and to all who believe in Christ. This is most certainly true.
True statements:
The Holy Spirit is God.
In the Bible, the Holy Spirit is described like a “mighty wind.”
The Holy Spirit gives us faith.
A person is saved by faith, not by completing a list of good deeds.
To have faith in something means you trust it.
True faith is something a person can’t just decide to have.
In the Old Testament, the place of the dead is called “Sheol.”
All people will rise from the dead on the last day.
There will be a final judgement of all people, and Christ will be the Judge.
God’s Spirit inspires us to work together to serve God.
God has promised me forgiveness and eternal life.
False statements:
The Holy Spirit is not part of the Trinity.
The Holy Spirit was created by God.
In order to get into heaven, we must earn the right.
Believing there is such a thing as God, is the same as having faith in God.
When good people die, they go to heaven and become angels.
No Christians can know for sure if they are saved.
Because we are saved, we don’t need forgiveness anymore
Match the various states of a candle to describe our human life, death, and resurrection.
New Unlit Candle                            God creates us and brings us into the world
Lit Candle                                          Through the Gospel of Jesus, the Holy Spirit creates faith
Used Candle                                     All human beings have a limited life-time and eventually die
Remade Candle                                In the end, God will resurrect us and bring us back to life
Know these words and their definitions
Inspiration                          To be filled with the Spirit
Sanctification                    To be made holy
Justification                       To be made right with God
Election                                             To be chosen for a purpose
Enlighten                            To give understanding
Holy                                     Set apart (special) because of God
Gospel                                 The Good News about Jesus Christ
Faith                                    Trust and believing in God
Resurrection                      To be raised to new and eternal life
Other important words to know:
Three articles in the Apostles’ Creed and the third one has to do with the Holy Spirit.
Pentecost is the name of the day the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples and the Christian church was started.
The word for “spirit” can be translated in Hebrew and Greek as breath or wind.
The one universal church is known as catholic Church.
Martin Luther said: Every faithful Christian in both a saint and a sinner at the same time—that is we are fully righteous even though we are limited by human weakness and sin.
The communion of saints refers to those who trust and believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
When God’s Spirit is at work in us, and we accomplish good things, this is called the fruit  of the Spirit.
The Holy Spirit uses God’s Word to get from our minds into other people’s hearts so that the Spirit can create faith in their hearts and minds.
Jesus said: “I am the vine and you are the branches”… “You did not choose me, but I chose you.”