"confirmation" Tagged Sermons

The Resurrected Christ

The Resurrected Christ, John 20:19-31 These past two years have been quite an experience for our confirmation students! First classes were canceled due to the pandemic, then taught over zoom, then in-person again, then two classes combined. And, of course, all this happened in a general climate of disruption, insecurity, and danger. If we look at our gospel reading today, we will see that Jesus’ disciples are experiencing their own time of disruption, transition, and worry. After three years of…

Take Heart, Get Up, Jesus Is Calling You!

Take Heart, Get Up, Jesus Is Calling You! What happens in baptism? It is in the event of baptism that God’s promise of forgiveness and eternal life is fulfilled! The element of water combines with God’s word; sin is washed away, forgiveness splashes over you, salvation is confirmed. The baptismal promises we, or our parents, make, are a helpful guide in our calling. We promise to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in…