You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  – Deuteronomy 6:5-7

Baby dedication is a tradition practiced in many Protestant churches like the Pointe, that includes an infant or child, parents and/or grandparents, aour pastors, andour congregation. Baby dedications is a challenge to parents to commit themselves to raising their child in a godly manner, ask for God’s blessing upon the child, and ask the church congregation to commit to helping the family by providing a spiritual community to assist in the development of the child.  While the New Testament does not include a specific practice or any commands related to a baby dedication. Therefore, it is not commanded or required for the parents of a child. However, the blessing is a very positive experience and be a great encouragement to all involved.

Those that want to have their child dedicated and blessed on Sunday, November 17 should promptly email Lori Javor at ljavor@thepointe.net

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.  – Mark 10:13-15

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