Monday, December 12, 2011

Covenant Naming Ceremony - Teachings and Program

Program
Event
Time
Duration
Minister
Opening
4:00 – 4:05
5 Minutes

Praise
4:05 – 4:15
10 Minutes

Word
4:15 – 4:30
15 Minutes

Naming
4:30 – 4:40
10 Minutes

Blessings / Praise
4:40 – 4:50
10 Minute

Offering
4:50 – 4:55
5 Minute

Closing
4:55 – 5:00
5 Minutes


Introduction
Every Child Is A Gift From God
Psalms 127:3 - Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Every Gift From Above Is A Good And Perfect Gift
James 1:17 - Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.


Why We Conduct Covenant Naming Ceremony
1.     Your Name Defines You
Nabal example – I Samuel 25:25 - Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him:

2.     You Name Defines Your Mission
Jesus example - Matthew 1:21 -
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Every Child has comes on a mission
Jeremiah 1:5 - Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

3.     Covenant Naming Initiate The Child Into A Covenant Of Blessings

Example of Abraham - Genesis 17:5 – 6
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

Example of Jacob – Genesis 32:26 – 28
26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.


Prophetic Blessings
1.       Grow and Wax Strong in the Spirit
Luke 2:40 - And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

2.       Increase In Wisdom And Favour
Luke 2:52 - And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

3.       Be Preferred
Daniel 6:3 - Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

4.       Be TEN Times Better
Daniel 1:20
- And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.

5.       Nothing To Fail In His Hand
I Samuel 3:19 - And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

6.       Blessed Round About – In The City And In The Field
Deuteronomy 28:3 - Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

7.       Be The Head
Deuteronomy 28:13 - And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath;