50 Things Every Confirmand Should Know Before Confirmation, by Pastor H Doug Minton

I came across this posting here and thought it might be a nice listing for parents to review to help them in their home training of their pre-confirmation children. It was posted on facebook by Pastor H Doug Minton of Trinity Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN.

It might of course be great for Sunday School teachers or administrators to review to make sure they are covering this material.

 


 

Having begun my fourth year of teaching Confirmation here, I have seen a lack of understanding among many of the students of some of the most basic things of the Bible. Things that should be covered regularly in Sunday School. Without this understanding, Confirmation class must take a slower pace than it ought.

Following is a list of fifty things that every confirmand should know BEFORE starting Confirmation class:

  1. Ten Commandments
  2. Apostles’ Creed
  3. Lord’s Prayer
  4. Books of the Bible
  5. At least one setting of the Divine Service
  6. Creation (Genesis 1-2)
  7. Fall into Sin (Genesis 3)
  8. Cain & Abel (Genesis 4:1-15)
  9. Noah’s Flood (Genesis 6-9)
  10. Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)
  11. Abraham Offers Isaac (Genesis 22)
  12. The Exodus & First Passover (Exodus 12-15)
  13. Golden Calf (Exodus 32)
  14. Spies Sent into Canaan (Numbers 13)
  15. Fall of Jericho (Joshua 2 & 6)
  16. Ruth
  17. David & Goliath (1 Samuel 17)
  18. Elijah on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18)
  19. Elijah Ascends into Heaven (2 Kings 2)
  20. Psalm 23
  21. Fiery Furnace (Daniel 3)
  22. Daniel in the Lions’ Den (Daniel 6)
  23. Jonah
  24. Annunciation of Jesus’ Birth (Luke 1:26-38)
  25. Christmas (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-20)
  26. Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3)
  27. Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4)
  28. Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11)
  29. Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23)
  30. Feeding of the 5000 (Matthew 14:13-21)
  31. Nicodemus (John 3)
  32. Jesus Walks on the Water (Matthew 14:22-33)
  33. Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37)
  34. Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:1-7)
  35. Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)
  36. Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead (John 11)
  37. Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8)
  38. Parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)
  39. Rich Young Ruler (Matthew 19:16-30)
  40. Zaccheus (Luke 19:1-10)
  41. Jesus’ Triumphal Entry (Matthew 21:1-11)
  42. Parable of the Wise & Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13)
  43. Parable of the Sheep & Goats (Matthew 25:31-46)
  44. Crucifixion
  45. Resurrection
  46. Doubting Thomas (John 20:19-31)
  47. Pentecost (Acts 2)
  48. Saul’s Conversion (Acts 9)
  49. Peter & Cornelius (Acts 10)
  50. 1 Corinthians 13

Pastor H Doug Minton
Trinity Lutheran Church
Slayton, MN

 

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