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Summary: A suggested format for the Dedication Of A Child.

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Dedicating a Child

PREPARATION

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Child dedication request forms should be filled out ahead of time. This information may be easily transferred to a certificate to be handed out during the service. The parents and child may be called forward or a group of parents dedicating their children may come at once. If the service is small, the whole family including grandparents may be asked to join together at the front of the sanctuary.

SCRIPTURE READING

Several passages are suitable for this special occasion. Among them are:

1 Samuel 1:27, 28

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“ I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. 1Sa 1:28 So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.” And he worshiped the LORD there.”

Luke 18:15-17

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“People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. Lk 18:16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Lk 18:17 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

Mark 10:13-16

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“People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. Mk 10:14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Mk 10:15 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mk 10:16 And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.”

Psalm 127:3-5

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“Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Ps 127:4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Ps 127:5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.”

Matthew 19:13-15

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“Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Mt 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mt 19:15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.”


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