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Deuteronomy 26 - NIV

Firstfruits and Tithes

1 When you have entered the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it,

2 take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land the Lord your God is giving you and put them in a basket. Then go to the place the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name

3 and say to the priest in office at the time, “I declare today to the Lord your God that I have come to the land the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us.”

4 The priest shall take the basket from your hands and set it down in front of the altar of the Lord your God.

5 Then you shall declare before the Lord your God: “My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous.

6 But the Egyptians mistreated us and made us suffer, subjecting us to harsh labor.

7 Then we cried out to the Lord, the God of our ancestors, and the Lord heard our voice and saw our misery, toil and oppression.

8 So the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders.

9 He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey;

10 and now I bring the firstfruits of the soil that you, Lord, have given me.” Place the basket before the Lord your God and bow down before him.

11 Then you and the Levites and the foreigners residing among you shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household.

12 When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.

13 Then say to the Lord your God: “I have removed from my house the sacred portion and have given it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, according to all you commanded. I have not turned aside from your commands nor have I forgotten any of them.

14 I have not eaten any of the sacred portion while I was in mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor have I offered any of it to the dead. I have obeyed the Lord my God; I have done everything you commanded me.

15 Look down from heaven, your holy dwelling place, and bless your people Israel and the land you have given us as you promised on oath to our ancestors, a land flowing with milk and honey.”

Follow the Lord’s Commands

16 The Lord your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.

17 You have declared this day that the Lord is your God and that you will walk in obedience to him, that you will keep his decrees, commands and laws—that you will listen to him.

18 And the Lord has declared this day that you are his people, his treasured possession as he promised, and that you are to keep all his commands.

19 He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honor high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the Lord your God, as he promised.

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Craig Condon avatar
Give Thanks to God
Shared by: Craig Condon on Aug, 2015
Summary: Jesus invites us to take part in his feast for the soul. He urges us to eat until we are full. Only he can satisfy our deepest hunger-the quest for eternal fellowship with him. Our main purpose in life is to get spiritual nourishment and eternal life.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Present Provision and Past Deliverance
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2013
Summary: The presentation of the first of the first-fruits as an occasion of Thanksgiving.
Perry Greene avatar
First Responders
Shared by: Perry Greene on Mar, 2012
Summary: When we present our first fruits to God we confess our dependence on him and trust in him.
Matthew Kratz avatar
First Fruits
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on May, 2011
Summary: We build a "Life of Stewardship" in the offering of "Firstfruits", when we:1) Use God’s gift to His fullest Expectations. (Deuteronomy 26:1), 2) Return to God the first of everything He has given you (Deuteronomy 26:2-4), 3) Share the story of God’s goodn
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,072
Warner Pidgeon avatar
Grateful Worship
Shared by: Warner Pidgeon on Feb, 2010
Summary: A very short talk given at a midweek Communion service, looking at the firstfruits brought to the Temple. Today, our offerings should also be used to bless the foreigner, the asylum seeker and the Priest!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 625
Jerry Blaxton avatar
Remembering the Giver
Shared by: Jerry Blaxton on Feb, 2010
Summary: In the offering of the firstfruits, we are reminded that God is the giver of all good things.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,168
Chad Garrison avatar
Steps Towards Good Stewardship
Shared by: Chad Garrison on Mar, 2009
Summary: God has called us to be constantly fanning the spiritual flames inside us, and it is up to us to train ourselves to make the Spiritual Disciplines part of our routine, or lifestyle.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-3
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,843
Madana Kumar, PhD avatar
Another Thanksgiving Sunday?
Shared by: Madana Kumar, PhD on Oct, 2008
Summary: It is a tradition to celebbrate Thanksgiving Sundays and Harvest Festivals in our Churches. The Lord had given detailed instructions to Moses about these rituals or Liturgy. However, what do all these rituals mean to us? Do they have any significance in t
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-19
Views: 2,414
Aaron Kilbourn avatar
Remembering Our Anniversary
Shared by: Aaron Kilbourn on Jul, 2008
Summary: We remember 9/11 not to dwell on the past but look to the future and remember what this day has taught us.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,344
Madana Kumar, PhD avatar
Lenton Season
Shared by: Madana Kumar, PhD on Oct, 2007
Summary: What was lent supposed to remind us of? What does lent remind us of?
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Views: 2,456
Larry Brincefield avatar
W is for Walk
Shared by: Larry Brincefield on May, 2007
Summary: A study of the word "walk" is Scripture.
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 2,778
Daniel Habben avatar
Worship the Lord with Offerings" not "Surrenderings"
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Feb, 2007
Summary: Worship the Lord with "Offerings" not "Surrenderings" 1) Because He chose us; 2) Because He saved us; 3) Because He blesses us
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:5-10
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 804
Richard Schwedes avatar
A life of thanksgiving to God
Shared by: Richard Schwedes on Feb, 2007
Summary: A sermon for thanksgiving day, based on Deuteronomy 26:1-11 highlighting 4 areas of our lives we can thank God for.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,481
Charles Salmon avatar
Lessons from the First Fruits
Shared by: Charles Salmon on Nov, 2005
Summary: In the offering of the first fruits, the Jewish worshiper thanked God for deliverance, acknowledged his dependence on God, and delighted in God’s blessings.
based on 64 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Views: 8,032
Wesley Bishop avatar
Responding With Thanks to God
Shared by: Wesley Bishop on Nov, 2004
Summary: This is a Thanksgiving sermon.
based on 31 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 1,118
Daniel Habben avatar
Worship the Lord by Remembering
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Nov, 2004
Summary: Worship the Lord by Remembering ) Your past; 2) Your rescue; 3) Your present blessings
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:5-10
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,413
Marilyn Murphree avatar
"First Things First"
Shared by: Marilyn Murphree on Feb, 2004
Summary: What are the firstfruits that we should give to God?
based on 38 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 4,406
W. Maynard Pittendreigh avatar
Marks of Discipleship- The Most Dangerous Moment in Worship
Shared by: W. Maynard Pittendreigh on Feb, 2004
Summary: One of the marks of discipleship is generosity. But we are challenged about this everytime we come to the offering in the worship service.
based on 35 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-10
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,886
John Knight avatar
A Tithe Of Thanksgiving
Shared by: John Knight on Jul, 2003
Summary: A look at the first Thanksgiving as it is recorded in scripture.
based on 49 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 2,692
Timm Meyer avatar
Believers Remember the Lord's Blessings
Shared by: Timm Meyer on Mar, 2003
Summary: LENT 1(C) - Believers remember the Lord’s blessings because the Lord hears our cry and delivers so that we can worship him with our best.
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:5-10
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 4,242
Ed Vasicek avatar
Becoming A Kind Person
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Oct, 2000
Summary: Practical direction for real life found in Deuteronomy. In our day, we need guidance and to have the responsibilities of kindness defined.
based on 14 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,231
Michael Reeves avatar
Obedience And Prayer
Shared by: Michael Reeves on Sep, 2002
Summary: The point of this study is to see the necessity of obedience in this first matter (they were to do this so as to provide for the Levite, the stranger, the widow, and the orphan of those among them) before a prayer for blessing can be uttered by the Israel
based on 49 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,844
Vic Folkert avatar
Shared by: Vic Folkert on Apr, 2002
Summary: To be holy is to be set apart by God; it is also a choice to be what God says your are.
Series: Deuteronomy
based on 42 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,150
Tim Zingale avatar
First Fruits
Shared by: Tim Zingale on Nov, 2001
Summary: A sermon for Thanksgiving
based on 390 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 29,650
Kenneth Roberts avatar
The Lenten Get Up
Shared by: Kenneth Roberts on May, 2001
Summary: It takes work to give up something for Lent, but before you can give up anything for God, first you have to get up and decide to go to work for Him. Before you can do the Lenten "give-up", you have to get up!
based on 65 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 2,055
William Baeta avatar
You must not put the Lord your God to the test
Shared by: William Baeta on Mar, 2001
Summary: “Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, ‘if you are the Son of God throw yourself down from here…’ And Jesus answered and said to him, ‘it has been said, ‘you shall not tempt the Lord your God’” Luke 4:9-
based on 51 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 2,482
Dr. Jerry Morrissey avatar
Shared by: Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Mar, 2001
Summary: Year C. 1st Sunday of Lent March 4th, 2001
based on 98 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 2,561
Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson avatar
True Confessions
Shared by: Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Feb, 2001
Summary: The importance of confession in the Christian tradition.
Series: Lent, Year C
based on 94 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,022