Bethlehem Lutheran Church
603 South Main Street 
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Phone: 406 752-6140  Email: blckal@montanasky.us

CONFIRMATION CLASS

              2014-2015

Date

Topic

Free to Be  Readings1

Bible Readings2

Sept 10

Meeting with parents, and acolyte training

 

Introductions

1:  THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

 

Sept 17

God’s Decision

 

FTB ch 1

 

Two Yous

Deuteronomy 6.4-9

Mark 12.28-34

Colossians 3.1-17

Sept 24

 

More than a Name

FTB ch 2

Old and New Names

Genesis 32.22-32

Isaiah 62

Philippians 2.5-11

Oct 1

 

The Last Word

FTB ch 3

 

Sabbath

Exodus 16

Mark 2.23 – 3.6

Oct 8

 

The Highest Office

FTB ch 4

Parents

Colossians 3.20-21

Ephesians 6.1-4

Mark 7.5-13

Mark 3.31-35

Acts 5.27-32

Oct 15

NO CLASS

MEA

Oct 22

The Gift of Life

 

FTB ch 5

Life and Death

Matthew 5.21-22, 38-48,  7.12

Ephesians 4.31 – 5.2

Galatians 6.2

Oct 29

 

Saying No to Say Yes

FTB ch 6

Body, Sex

Psalm 139.13-18

1 Corinth. 6.12-20

2 Samuel 11.1 – 12.14

John 8.1-11


 

[1] Read these – and fill out the worksheet –  before coming to Wednesday class.

[2] Read these before coming to Sunday class.

 

Date

Topic

Free to Be Readings

Bible Readings

Nov 5

 

A Parade of Thieves

FTB ch 7

Property, Stewardship

Psalm 24.1-2

1 Corinth. 4.7

Isaiah 5.8-10

Micah 2.1-3

Matthew 6.19-34

Romans 12.3-8

Nov 12

 

Fencing the Heart

FTB ch 8

Name, Reputation

Genesis 39

Ephesians 4.29-32

Colossians 3.8-10

James 3.1-12

Colossians 3.12-17

Nov 19

 

Counterfeit Hope

FTB ch 9-10

The Tyranny of the Wish

Luke 12.13-21

James 3.13 – 4.3

Philippians 4.10-20

Nov 26

 

NO CLASS

Thanksgiving Eve Worship, 7 pm

2:  BAPTISM

 

Dec 3

Advent Service follows at 7 pm

The Greatest Miracle

FTB ch 22-23

Water and Word

Acts 8.26-40

Romans 10.8-17

Acts 2.37-39

Titus 3.4-7

Dec 10

Advent Service follows at 7 pm

Off the Merry-Go-Round

FTB ch 24

Faith and Gift

Colossians 1.9-14,  2.8-15,  2.20 – 3.4

Ephesians 2.1-10

Mark 10.13-16

Dec 17

Advent Service follows at 7 pm

Letting Go to Take Hold

FTB ch 25

Letting Go

Romans 6

Dec 24

 

NO CLASS

CHRISTMAS BREAK

Dec 31

NO CLASS

 

CHRISTMAS BREAK

Date

Topic

Free to Be Readings

Bible Readings

3:  THE CREED

 

Jan 7

 

I Believe

FTB ch 11

Seeking and Finding

Luke 15.1-10

Ezekiel 34.11-16

Mark 2.13-17

John 1.1-18

Jan 14

 

Not How but Who

FTB ch 12

Creation

Psalm 104

Colossians 1.15-20

Hebrews 1.1-4

Psalm 148

Jan 21

 

Mystery Man

FTB ch 13

Who Is Jesus?

Mark 1.21-28

Mark 2.1-12

Mark 4.35-41

Mark 6.1-6a

Mark 8.27-30

Mark 14.60-64

1 John 5.1-5

Jan 28

 

Friend of Sinners

FTB ch 14

Death & Resurrection

Luke 7.31-35

Romans 5.6-11

2 Corinth. 5.14-21

1 John 2.1-2

Ephesians 2.4-10

John 10.11-18, 27-30

Feb 4

 

God the Verb

FTB ch 15

Spirit

John 14.15-27

John 15.26-27

John 16.7-15

John 20.19-23

Feb 11

 

Saints and Sinners

FTB ch 16

Saints and Sinners

1 John 1.5 – 2.2

1 Corinth. 1.18 – 2.5

Feb 18

 

NO CLASS

Ash Wednesday Worship, 7 pm

Date

Topic

Free to Be Readings

Bible Readings

4:  THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

Feb 25

Lenten Worship follows at 7 pm

Christ Puts the Words in Our Mouths

 

FTB ch 17

Prayer

Romans 8.15-17, 26-27, 31-39

Luke 11.1-13

Mar 4

Lenten Worship follows at 7 pm

Praying for Our Father

FTB ch 18

Praying for God

Mark 12.28-34

Psalms 96, 98

Isaiah 11.1-11

Isaiah 25.6-9

Mar 11

Lenten Worship follows at 7 pm

Victory Is Certain

FTB ch 19

God’s Will

Mark 14.32-42

Psalm 143.8-10

Luke 13.31-35

Romans 8.31-39

Mar 18

Lenten Worship follows at 7 pm

Every Day a Gift

FTB ch 20

Bread & Forgiveness

Psalm 104.13-15, 27-30

Matthew 6.25-34

Matthew 18.21-35

Luke 18.9-14

Mar 25

Lenten Worship follows at 7 pm

Deliverance

FTB ch 21

Deliverance

Psalm 121

Romans 8.18-39

Philippians 1.3-26

2 Corinth. 12.1-10

Apr 1

Holy Week

NO CLASS

SPRING BREAK

 

Apr 2, 7 pm

Maundy Thurs

Service

Apr 3, 7pm

Good Friday

Service

Date

Topic

Free to Be Readings

Bible Readings

5:  THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

Apr 8

More than a Memory

FTB ch 26

Lord’s Supper

John 13.1-17, 31-35

John 6.35-58

John 21.1-19

Apr 15

Opening the Future

FTB ch 27

Gifts of the Supper

Exodus 24.1-11

1 Corinth. 10.16-17

Luke 24.13-35

Apr 22

Two Traps

FTB ch 28

Two Traps

Isaiah 55

Apr 29

 

Key to the Kingdom

FTB ch 29-30

The Keys

Matthew 18.10-20

1 John 3.14-24

1 John 4.7-21

John 13.12-17

John 15.1-17

May 6

second-year only

First draft:  Personal Confession of Faith Choose Bible verse for Confirmation Day

Closing

May 13

second-year

and parents

Final draft:  Personal Confession of Faith

Instructions for Confirmation Day

[Confirmation Day = May 17]

May 17

 

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY at the 10:30 am service