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1 A is simply 1-2 paragraphs of what you believe about God, faith, Jesus, salvation, etc. Every Confirmation student will pick out a Confirmation verse as a basis of their faith statement. You can use one of the suggested verses or pick out your own from the Bible. I ve included a list of suggested Bible verses and a few samples of faith statements by others. If you are looking for some other resources, please follow this link Suggested Confirmation Verses Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Psalm 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 28:7: The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 100: 5: For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Proverbs 3: 6: In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you, and crown your efforts with success. Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 42: 5, 8-9: He who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gave breath to its people and life to those who walk upon it: I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols. See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you. Isaiah 43:1 Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Jeremiah 29:13: When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart. Micah 4:2: And many nations shall come and say, Come, let us go to the mountains of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Matthew 11:25 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

2 Matthew 16: 16 You are the Messiah, the son of the living God. Matthew 28:20 Surely I am with you always, to the end of the age. Luke 9: 43: And all were astonished at the majesty of God. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 10:14-15 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. John 11:25-26 I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. John 14: 1-4: Do not let your hearts be burdened. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going. John 14:6: Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. Acts 2:21 Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. Romans 8:38-39 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 2 Corinthians 5:7: For we walk by faith, not by sight. Philippians 4:4: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, Rejoice. Hebrews 11: 1: Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not yet seen.

3 Sample Faith Statements For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life? - Matthew 16:25-26 These verses make a statement about our world today. So many people are living a life for themselves and not for God. People are caught up in a world dominated by material possessions. Most people have a see what I have attitude towards others, and feel as if they are better people because of their possessions. What Jesus is saying in the verses I chose is that you can obtain any possession in the world, but if you die without following my word, you really never lived. But if you die for me, you will find your life through your faith and the passion that you showed through your life towards me as a Christian. -Lindzi H. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? - Psalm 27:1 I know that the Lord is with me all of the time. I never need to be afraid that he is not going to be with me. When I am afraid or upset, and things are going bad for me, I can trust that the Lord is going to be there to help me out. When my one grandpa died, he helped me get through the rough time, and I was not afraid. The Lord is the stronghold of my life because he leads me in the right direction to go. He makes sure that I do not do anything that harms me. He leads me down the right path that he thinks is best for me. He wants me to turn out as a great person. I thank the Lord for helping me this far, and I know that he will keep doing so. -Tyler M. Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. - 1 Timothy 4:12 Some people think that younger people cannot be as active and helpful in the church as older ones. That s why I chose 1 Timothy 4:12: Don t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set and example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. Just because you aren t an adult doesn t mean you can t be an active member of the church. You can set a good example for the other children and the congregation. Set examples in speech by praying every day and praising God. Set examples in life: help others, and follow the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Love your enemies as well as your neighbors, friends, family, yourself, and God. Set examples in faith: go to church and participate in church activities. Finally, in purity, have goodwill toward all people and confess your sins. These may be basic rules as Christians, but anyone and everyone, no matter their age, can fulfill them. -Brandi T.

4 It is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20 My confirmation verse is Galatians 2:20. It is no longer I who lives, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I chose this verse because I think it represents what we have been talking about during the whole process of confirmation. It shows that to be a good Christian, you should forget about the old you and leave the selfish wants and needs behind, to open up and become the new you by letting Christ come and fill your life. It reminds us that God loved us so much he gave his one and only Son to wash away our sins and save us so we can go live eternally in heaven with him. -Amanda V. Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. - Isaiah 41:10 I chose this verse because it describes everything I feel I learned in my confirmation classes. I learned that if I believe he is my God, I don t have to be afraid of anything. With my God, all things are possible. As I continue going through my life, I want to know that God is always there for me. I don t have to fear the unknown, because he will guide me through any problems. I am 14 years old, and things aren t always good with my friends. They will say things about me that aren t always nice or true. I have a hard time dealing with the pain they sometimes cause me, but it helps me to pray to God for answers to give me the strength to get through the day. He helps me by telling me in this verse that he will be with me and that I should not be afraid because he will help me. I have always known that I can count on my parents for anything. It helps me to know that through their teaching and the guidance Pastor Katherine has shown me; I will not fear because God is there for me. -Kayla W. Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long. - Psalm 25: 4-5 God has helped me in my everyday life, and throughout confirmation class. He has loved me and has been with me every step of the way. Best of all, he has been guiding me in the right ways to go. I don t know what I would do without him. He has made me special in every way possible, and I know he has plans for me and the rest of my life. I hope that I follow his plan for me as he has chosen. When I don t know what to do, I know God will always guide me in the right direction. Sometimes I do make wrong decisions, but God always has a way to get me to see where I made the wrong decision. I know what I sometimes do is wrong, but somehow God has always finds a way to forgive me. God, I need you to help me and guide me in the right direction throughout the rest of me life and make the right decisions. My confirmation verse is the one verse that I want to remember in my life. No matter where I go, I can use these as words to live my life.

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