The Bible Says
Children are a heritage and a reward from the Lord – Psalms 127:3
- God has given Christian parents the tremendous responsibility of raising their children in the ways of the Lord (Eph 6:4).
- He entrusts parents with the responsibility of establishing a foundation built upon Jesus Christ early in the lives of their children.
In view of this responsibility, baby dedications are actually:
The entire family needs to be lifted up in prayer so that family members will be empowered to keep their responsibilities.
We have child dedications during our Sunday services periodically. Please let us know if you desire to schedule one and desire more information
God honored Hannah’s request and gave her a son named Samuel. Hannah kept her vow and dedicated (which means “to set apart”) Samuel to the Lord. To dedicate a child to the Lord is to make a vow to completely submit your child to the will of God and raise that child in the ways of the Lord.
The Bible says, “It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows” (Prov 20:25 NIV). The Bible records instances where God dealt severely with those who broke their vows to Him (Acts 5:1-11). Christian parents are to do all they can do to “set apart” their child to God until that child can make his or her own choice regarding a relationship with Jesus Christ. By dedicating a child to the Lord, parents make a vow to raise their child in God’s ways and not their own. They commit themselves to this promise and must do all they can do to keep it.