Confirmation: Sacrament of the Holy Spirit
Gifts of the Holy Spirit • When we receive the Sacrament of Confirmation the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are strengthened within us. • These are gifts that help us live our Christian life to the best of our ability
Gifts of the Holy Spirit • Wisdom • Knowledge • Understanding • Counsel • Courage • Piety • Fear of the Lord
Gifts of the Holy Spirit • Wisdom • The ability to see how God isat work in the world. • Knowledge • Helps us better comprehend the purpose of God in the world. • Understanding • We are given a deeper insight into the truths of our Faith
Gifts of the Holy Spirit • Counsel • Also Right Judgement • Choosing between right and wrong • Helps us form our conscience better
Gifts of the Holy Spirit • Courage • Also known as Fortitude • Helps us to not be afraid of taking risks as Christians
Gifts of the Holy Spirit • Piety • Also known as Reverence • Loyalty and respect for God and the Church • Fear of the Lord • Also known as Wonder and Awe • An awareness of the Glory and majesty of God
Opposites of the Gifts: Ignorance: Ignoring God’s presence in the world and turning a blind eye to what He is doing. Combats: Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding Fear: Being afraid to be a Christian Combats: Courage
Confusion: Giving us false messages as to what we should or should not do. Combats: Counsel Disloyalty: Being unfaithful, or disrespectful to God and His Church Combats: Piety Pride: Thinking you are greater than God Combats: Fear of the Lord
Small Groups • Question 1: • On the retreat you were asked which gift of the Holy Spirit you wanted to work on the most, what was it, and how is that going? Do you want to work on another one now? • Question 2: • How can you use these gifts in your life after Confirmation? • Question 3: • What do you think the biggest challenge is that you’re going to face after Confirmation?
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