Summary: It doesn’t matter what we do. We are still God’s children and he still loves us no matter what and will forgive our sins when we repent.

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May 9, 2006 Confirmation Essay

What My Faith in Jesus Means to Me

By: Samantha Hietsch

Everyone who knows me, knows that I love a lot of things especially Elvis Presley. But, the person that I love most is not Elvis. The person who is number one in my heart is my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Elvis Presley may have sung for the world, but Jesus died for the world. Yes, contrary to the legend, Elvis is dead but Jesus is truly alive.

My favorite Bible verse would have to be Luke: 18:27: “Jesus replied, ‘What is impossible with men, is possible with God.’” When I think about this Bible verse, all I can say is “Whoa.” If you think about it, that is truly amazing. Absolutely nothing is impossible with God. It gives me so much hope in everything I do because you know that through Christ, I can do anything.

My favorite Bible story is when Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt. Before they went, they treated Joseph horribly. They sent him away into slavery and then they told their father that Joseph had been killed. Joseph went to prison where he interpreted the Pharaoh’s dreams. Pharaoh then put Joseph in charge of his palace. Next, Joseph’s brothers arrived in Egypt one day to buy goods. Joseph recognized them but did not say anything. He told the people to give them as much food as the bags could hold. He also put a silver cup in their bag so that they would return. After they returned, Joseph told them who he was. I think this story is incredible because it didn’t matter how badly Joseph’s brothers treated him, he still loved them and would do anything for them. I would probably do the same thing in Joseph’s case. I love my family with all of my heart and wouldn’t be here without the love and support from them. I would like to thank my wonderful family for being there for me. I think that the story of Joseph and his brothers is like what God’s love for us is like. It doesn’t matter what we do. We are still God’s children and he still loves us no matter what and will forgive our sins when we repent.

Another Bible story I like is the one about the woman in the New Testament who was very sick. She had spent all of her money on doctors but her disease was unable to be cured. She had heard about Jesus and how he healed people. She tried to get to him but the crowd was too thick. She leaped and touched the edge of his cloak. All of a sudden, she was cured. This story goes to show us that even with the smallest amount of faith, we can be saved.

The Lord’s supper reminds us that Jesus died on the cross for us. The wine that we receive is the blood of Christ and the bread is the body of Christ. The powerful words, “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins” show us that the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given to us through the Lord’s Table. The Lord’s Supper is very important to me.

Simply, my faith in Christ means everything to me. I love Jesus with all of my heart and more than anything else. Jesus died for the forgiveness of sins. Without him, I would be lost, as everyone else. My faith in Jesus means the world to me. God bless you All.

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