Summary: In the offering of the firstfruits, we are reminded that God is the giver of all good things.

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Title: Remembering the Giver

Scripture: Deut 26:1-11

As we give our offerings, we should rejoice in all that God has given us.

1. H_________________, vv. 1-3, 9

Israel is one of the tiniest nations on earth... only about __________ sq. miles. BUT

God actually gave them a land that had great P____________ economically.

Our homeland became known as a land of O_____________.

God has given us a great land as our homeland, and when we bring our offerings to Him, we need to acknowledge that He is the giver of our homeland.

II. P_____________________, vv. 9-10

“a land flowing with milk and honey.” - means that the people would find great A___________________ in the land.

Most countries have some kind of N__________________ resources...We know that they are only natural because G_____ put them there. God has provided us with what we need to live.

Philippians 4: 19, “And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

Jesus taught in the Model Prayer to ask God to provide our daily B___________, or our daily needs. And then, He went on to tell us not to worry about these daily needs in Matthew 6:25-34.

As we give our offerings, we need to acknowledge that God gives by providing for our needs.

III. D__________________, v. 5-9

The story of Joseph and the Exodus.

We are all slaves to S_______ and it deserves punishment.

While we were still sinners, God showed His love for us by sending His Son Jesus to die for us, to P________ for our sins. God is a great G____________, and when we give our offerings, we need to purposefully acknowledge that He is the giver of all good things.

Deut. 26: 11 And you and the Levites and the aliens among you shall rejoice in all the good things the LORD your God has given to you and your household.

Title: Remembering the Giver

Scripture: Deut 26:1-11

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 forefathers 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, putting us to hard labor. 7 Then we cried out to the LORD , the God of our fathers, 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 miraculous 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, O LORD , have given me." Place the basket before the LORD your God and bow down before him.

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