Few people would argue the fact that there are a multitude of diverent Christian denominations in the world today. Some bear a striking resemblance to each other. Others are barely recognizable as the same breed of religion. All this diversity means that we are free to choose the path that most closely aligns with our personal theological understandings of who God is and what God is doing.
Looking closely at the Reformation gives us a more nuanced view of this diversity. Emphasizing biblical literacy and wider proclamation, Martin Luther and others started spreading the word that it isn't about what we do, but about what Jesus Christ has done.
Share a high from the past week.
Share a low from the past week.
Parents/Guardians be sure to share as well!
Galatians 3:26-28 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
26 for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. 27 As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
What does Paul say happens when we're baptized? What would it look like to be "clothed with Christ"?
Does it feel like the church (the whole church, the everyone church) is "one in Christ Jesus"? Why or why not?
Pray a simple prayer for your highs and lows. Spend time quietly saying your prayers out loud or to yourself.
End your time together with the following blessing, marking the cross of Christ on your forehead as a reminder of your baptism. Parents/Guardians be sure to have your child mark your forehead as well!
(Name), you are a Child of God!
What is this?
Weekly posts pertaining to the Confirmation Lessons for the week. A great way for families to have conversations of faith at home, on the road, or around a meal.