A sacrament of initiation that unites more intimately the baptized with the church, and enriched him with a special strength from the Holy Spirit (Read John 4:34; Acts 2:11;38; Romans 8:15), comprised by the following gifts (Read Isaiah 11:1-3): “wisdom”, “understanding”, “knowledge”, “counsel”, “fortitude”, “piety and fear of God” (reverence, wonder and awe before the presence of God).
The sacrament of confirmation is necessary to complete the baptismal grace. With this sacrament, one commits much more with Jesus Christ, to extend and defend the faith with his words and deeds (Read CCC 1285, 1262-1263, 1303).
Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and the power of God the Father (Read Luke 1:35).
The Holy Spirit guided and enlightened Jesus in all his walk (Read John 3:34; CCC 1286).
The Holy Spirit rested upon Jesus at the moment of his baptism (Read Matthew 3:16-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22).
In the last supper, Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to his disciples (Read John 14:26).
After his resurrection, Jesus breathed the Holy Spirit to his disciples (Read John 20:22-23). In Pentecost, the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit (Read Acts 2: 11) and Peter said that when being baptized we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit (Read Acts 2:38; CCC 1287). The fruit of the Spirit is Love (Read Galatians 5: 16-17; 22-26).
The biblical account that comes closest to the Sacrament of Confirmation is the
outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Pentecost (Read Acts 2:1-4).
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