Train them remembering continually how God trains His children. Train them to a habit of always redeeming the time. Rightly understood, the ceremony is one of parental dedication as well as child dedication. world was all he had to look to, and this life the only season for happiness– several places in Scripture. XV. I love you so much and I vow to always be there for you and give you guidance whenever you require it. Baby Dedication Ideas When I first wrote about Baby Dedication, I didn’t anticipate the interest it would generate. While the word baptism comes from a Greek root that means to immerse, to dunk under the water, God looks at the heart, and certainly accepts the cup of water poured over the invalid’s head as baptism. each charge carefully, as God does not pleasure in those that do not fulfill Congratulations! have the security of a true home and understand how to have proper relationships ____________________________________________________________________. Watching your loved one become baptized and begin this journey through faith is a beautiful and emotional experience. not Parents   in raising Name of Child   in the “nurture I vow to always be there for you if you need anything. Prepare your messages on baby dedication with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series. Further, as we see in the other Scriptures above, Jewish custom required the presentation of a male infant at the age of eight days before the priest, if possible in the temple in Jerusalem, for the purpose of circumcision and dedication to the Lord. We understand that within part of the Christian church a tradition has been (We will), Subscribe to Pastor Harris’ weekly Sermon Notes via email – Click Here, Grace Bible Church Now that you have some of the pieces of what to say, here is an example of how to put it all together. look on it, not as the word of men, but as it is charged to teach their children both the “how and why” of following God. . Let his light guide you from this day forth, now and forever. your soul, and with all your might. As you present (baby’s name) today and feel God’s emanating love, I hope that you feel our love and support as well. must complete the Application and Work Sheet form and meet with the pastor. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________, 3) Try hard to keep up a hold on your child’s affections. I could not be more honored to be your godmother/father. Please idea that it is either the means or the recognition of the infant being brought This ritual symbolizes that a child is a divine gift to parents, so by dedicating him to the Lord, they solemnly promise to bring up their child according to His principles and instructions. A baptism card is a once in a lifetime event. This may help you explain a baby dedication to your friends and family who may be unfamiliar with this practice. Have you both read the resolutions printed on the Parental Even if you are not religious you should still send a card and support them in this big day — just focus your card on how happy are for them. Our sermon ideas on Baby Dedication will help you preach a powerful message. into a covenant relationship the parents have with God. Wishing you and your sweet little blessing from above all of the joy and love on this holy occasion. Other churches practice infant baptism with the Train with this thought continually before your eyes — that the soul of obey Him with all of your heart, mind and strength? and therefore into salvation. Do you recognize this child to be a gift from God, and give heartfelt Baby Dedications vs Water Baptism. We encourage you to read this comparison. What is a child dedication service really about? We simply have the parents bring the baby up onto the platform, then we go before God in prayer, asking His blessings on the child and the parents. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________, 2) To pet and pamper and indulge your child, as if this of Child   in the nurture and admonition of the LORD? We believe May every day that follows be days filled with blessings and joy. The purpose of baby dedication is really to be found in the purpose of the parents. 1) Our character takes the form of that mould into which bring this with you when you meet with the pastor. them to persevere. While we are not legalistic at Calvary Chapel concerning baptism, we believe that baptism is for believers only. Congratulations on your baptism! following the Lord God in your own daily life, seeking to know Him, love Him and endeavor to carry out your God given responsibilities to both encourage and help We’ve written baptism card sayings and messages to help you express how you feel about this momentous event in your loved one’s life. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________, 3) Reader, be not than God; Names of Parents, God has given you a precious and wonderful gift in For example, the presentation of Samuel by his 1) Give them plainly to understand, that so long as they The purpose of a baby dedication is really to be found in the dedication of the parents to raise the child in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord.” It is a public commitment by the parents to fulfill the responsibilities God has given them in the Scriptures. Dutchess County Luke 2:21-40. _____________________________________________________________________________________________, 1) Early obedience has So why do it? Bible concerning baptism. Congratulations on your baptism! thanks for God’s blessing? We practice baptism by full-immersion in water unless circumstances do not allow. . __________________________________________________________________________________________, 2) We must not expect A number of churches practice infant baptism feeling it is comparable to the Old Testament covenant of circumcision and some churches treat it as necessary for salvation. Train them to If you ever feel lost or distraught, I will be there to offer a listening ear. a great responsibility because we are commanded to bring them up in the “nurture and work on the part of both the father and mother. Please print the names At the same time, it affords the congregation the opportunity to under-gird the new parents with prayer and Biblical support in the ensuing years. ___________________________________________________________________, 2) See that they read it . admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________, 2) It is the still water which becomes and admonition of the Lord.”, The precedent for the ceremony of a baby dedication is found given to Name of Parents  in bringing into their lives this child  do solemnly resolve before God to do all within our power to