Confirmation is a special event in our church which gives people an opportunity to say as a grown up what was promised on their behalf as a baby.
Our church believes that the promises of God apply to whole households… which means that babies of Christian parents are also Christians.
My kids have been Christians since they were in Mandy’s womb, and we baptised them as babies as a way of showing our trust in God’s promises.
But there comes a time in our life when we need to grow up and take responsibility for our own decisions, and that’s what confirmation is all about.
It’s about offering people who were baptised as infants the opportunity to answer for themselves about their own belief in God.
So, if you were baptised as a baby, and are now old enough to answer for yourself and own your own faith, then you should get confirmed.
Normally it’s around Year 9 that this happens, although exceptions are possible for people a little younger, if appropriate.
So, if you’re keen to be confirmed then let me know, and we’ll sign you up for a short course in July, which will be followed by a special service with our bishop on Wednesday 18th August at 7pm.
Plus you should be aware that we’re not able to run this every year, so sign up this year or miss out for a few years.
One more thing… if you’re the age to be confirmed but you’ve never been baptised, then if you trust in Jesus we really should organise for you to get baptised soon.
It’s such a great thing to do, and we’d love to offer this great, Biblical way to show our trust in God’s wonderful promises to us.
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This weekend Jodie will be preaching on 1 Kings 22, as he presents to us the final sermon in the series with the topic, ‘The Denial of Truth’. Like today, the temptation is to follow what’s easy, even if it’s not true. This chapter from the Bible reminds us that the truth really matters.
Join us Saturday at 5pm and dinner afterwards, followed by our ‘Nightlife’ fun from 8pm. Or Sunday morning at 9am, followed by morning tea and hot espresso. We can’t wait to have you join us!
If you have any questions, simply fill out a response slip during the service, email us at email@example.com or send an SMS to 0439 890 086. Jodie is looking forward to answering these questions this week:
1 Did God truly walk in the Garden of Eden?
2 Why don’t dinosaurs get mentioned in the Bible?
3 Why do Adam and Eve’s children sacrifice a lamb?
4 How did Judas die (compare Matthew 27 to Acts 1)?
5 Do we sin in our sleep?
6 What should you do if your friend wants to stop being a Christian?
Our kids’ ministry programs run at both services. We would love to watch your children, from babies to Year 6, and have them join our leaders in a time of fun and learning. The livestream will continue on the TV in the hall so if you need to stay with your child, you won’t miss out on church.Paragraph