Child Dedication

Child dedication boldly declares three foundational truths about the human condition. 

1. That these young persons are precious to God, their lives are sacred because they are created in God's image to have the capacity of personally relating to Him.

2. In spite of the innocent beauty of these children, we recognize that they are sinners. When they come of age, they need to be redeemed for they , like all of us, are utterly helpless to merit salvation.

3. Dedication declares that Jesus is the rescuer. 

Jesus invited the little children to come because He knew, better than anyone else did, that they needed Him, too. Acts 4:12 (NLT) There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Let us hear the Word of the Lord as it comes to us in Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NLT) 6 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. This is the commandment of God, that we should diligently rear our children in our most holy faith. 

Pastor Ray Meador officiating the baby dedication ceremony for Rylen Roth 02/20/2022

Psalm 22:10  On you was I cast from my birth,

and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.