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What is Confirmation

August 6, 2017 Speaker: Dennis Franzen Series: Confirmation

Topic: Core Doctrine Passage: Deuteronomy 6:4–6:9, Joshua 24:14–24:15, Matthew 10:32–10:33

In the Explanation to Luther’s Small Catechism, our church body defines Confirmation as, “a public rite of the church preceded by a time of instruction to help baptized Christians identify with the life and mission of the Christian community.” To be sure, Confirmation is a human invention not commanded by God in His Word. However, this process and rite help us as individuals and as God’s people do a number of things that ARE commanded in God’s Word.