Renewing Our Commitment

The Power of Affirmation in Baptism

At the heart of the affirmation of baptism, confirmands embrace a profound promise that shapes their spiritual journey. This sacred vow reaffirms their dedication to live faithfully among God’s people, engaging deeply with the Word and sacraments, and actively participating in the mission of spreading God’s love and peace throughout the world.

Understanding the Promises

The Depth of Confirmation Promises

During the affirmation of baptism, confirmands pledge to ‘live among God’s faithful people.’ This promise signifies a commitment to community and fellowship, embracing the support and strength found in unity with other believers.

The vow to ‘hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s Supper’ emphasizes the importance of continual spiritual nourishment and participation in sacred rites that reinforce faith and connection to the divine.

Confirmands also promise to ‘proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed.’ This is a call to active evangelism and living a life that visibly reflects the teachings of Christ, serving as a beacon of hope and love.

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” - James 1:22

Guiding Steps to Live Out Your Baptismal Promises

Step 1: Engage with Your Community

Begin by actively participating in your local church and community events. Attending services regularly and joining church groups can help you stay connected with God’s faithful people and grow spiritually.

Step 2: Embrace and Share the Word

Make it a habit to read and reflect on the Scriptures daily. Sharing insights with others can deepen your understanding and help you proclaim the good news of God in Christ through both words and actions.

Step 3: Serve and Lead by Example

Look for opportunities to serve within your community and beyond. Volunteering for charity organizations, participating in community clean-ups, and helping the needy are practical ways to emulate Jesus’s example of service.

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