Confirmation – The Lord’s Prayer 8: Deliver Us From Evil

Dear Parents and Confirmation students

This is Chapter 8 and we are near done with this topic!

Great work for sticking to it and moving through all the chapters. Isn’t it great that if we forget what it was about or if we miss a lesson for whatever reason that we can go back and catch up.

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I love doing Confirmation of the Faith with students and their parents. So many parents have actually said that going through everything again with their kids, is such a blessing and a confirmation of their own faith.

Life becomes so busy that we often forget what it is we really have in Jesus and the power that we have when we invest in our faith, our savior.

Lets look at today’s lesson now…

“But rescue us from the Evil One …

These days we see a lot more of this idea displayed through cartoons and in the movies: a conflict of evil coming to destroy us. We hardly ever think of our life as being a battle ground, much less than in need of a rescue. But the message of the Gospel is all about our salvation. That’s another word for rescue. Our life is a story involving a grand rescue plan that God has made possible. Find out more…

But rescue us from evil” – Matthew 6:13; our topic is about deliverance from the evil one (have a read of our introduction on pages 82&83). Over the page to ‘So what does this mean?‘ we read:

‘Evil’ or Evil One?’ Which is it? What’s the difference? Does it change your understanding of the prayer to pray it one way or the other?

The topic of evil and the source of evil in our world is a contentious discussion. Many in our world think that there is no such thing. Others get so absorbed by it that it has produced numerous movies, digital games, and fictional books. Can you think about any currently in vogue?

With such a huge following (fascination with evil, sorcery, witchcraft, demons, vampiers, zombies, torture, killing, etc) it might be hard to reason why it would be harmful … after all, its just entertainment – right? So why would the Bible give us this bit of advice: have a look at the Bible quote from Ephesians 6:12 (bottom of page 84)?

I came to the college one day and found a whole lot of witchcraft stuff left over from the previous night’s activities. This might be the activity of students or it might be by others from the community who are using our college grounds. It intrigued me that it was done at our  worship space. Evil, certainly knows that it is in a battle, and aims to direct its curse towards God and those who believe in God. Why do you think that is?

We talked about temptation last week and this week the Lord’s Prayer asks for our rescue from such influence. Is there activity that we are adopting for ourselves that is making it harder for faith to shape our lives, and easier for evil to rob us of our faith – perhaps even to eventually destroy it all together? (read Hebrews 10:23-25)

It’s a heavy topic, I know, but worth our attention because the battle is over our soul – and eventually that will mean that it is a struggle over our future and destiny. We are the ones being addressed for our attention and cooperation; we are the ones who will decide which way we will go – just as it was for Adam and Eve back in the garden of Eden. Nothing has changed! We are still being asked to belong to one agenda or tempted by another. Moses put it to his people like this: (read Deuteronomy 30:15-20)

“Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster. … Oh, that you would choose life”

As you go through your journal (using the Faith 5), my favourite Bible verse for this week is found on day #5: Psalm 42:5-6. There is so much stuff that happens in my week, much of it sometimes gets me down; but I look forward to Sunday worship as the teaching time and ‘pick-me-up’ occasion that restores my soul and my hope.

Psalm 42 : 5-6

Why am I so sad?

Why am I so upset

I tell myself, “wait for God’s help!

You will again be able to praise him, your God,

the one who will save you.”

In my sadness I say, ” I will, remember you from here on this small hill….”

Pastor Dirk

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Martin Luther And The Small Catechism Head To Heart

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Martin Luther and the Small Catechism Head to Heart

nd effective ways imaginable. Learn it at church in art, music, skits, stories, cartoons, and Bible study. Then bring it on home every night of the week with this interactive family.

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Journal 1: Martin Luther and the Small Catechism

So, Who was Martin Luther and What is the Small Catechism?

You’ll find out in the most colourful, fun ame Huddle Journal. Ten engaging themes will take you through the life of Martin Luther, the birth of the Reformation and the key parts of the Small Catechism.

What’s in Martin Luther and the Small Catechism?

(These chapters parallel H2H’s Martin Luther and the Small Catechism Themes/ Lessons)

Martin Luther & the Small Catechism Included Chapters Verse Reference
1. The Stormy Monk Luke 1:78-79

2. The Protesting Professor Romans 1:17, 3:22b-24

3. Trouble, Trouble, Trouble Haggai 2:4-5

4. Heretic’s Trial Ephesians 2:8

5. Luther: A Legacy Isaiah 40:8

6. Ten Commandments Overview Psalm 119:11

7. The Lord’s Prayer Overview Matthew 6:9-13

8. The Apostles’ Creed Overview II Corinthians 13:11b, 12a, 13

9. The Sacrament of Holy Baptism Titus 3:4-7

10. The Sacrament of Holy Communion I Corinthians 11:26