God Wants What`s First (powerpoint)

“…and Abel also brought of the firstborn of
his flock and of their fat portions.”
Genesis 4:4
“You shall keep the Feast of Harvest, of the
firstfruits of your labor, of what you sow in
the field.”
Exodus 23:16
“The best of the firstfruits of your ground
you shall bring into the house of the LORD
your God.”
Exodus 23:19
“If you offer a grain offering of firstfruits to
the LORD, you shall offer for the grain
offering of your firstfruits fresh ears, roasted
with fire, crushed new grain.”
Leviticus 2:14
“When you come into the land that the LORD
your God is giving you for an inheritance and
have taken possession of it and live in it, you
shall take some of the first of all the fruit of
the ground, which you harvest from your
land the that the LORD your God is giving
you, and you shall put it in a basket, and you
shall go to the place that the LORD you God
will choose, to make his name to dwell
Deuteronomy 26:1-2
“‘And he brought us into this place and gave
us this land, a land flowing with milk and
honey. And behold, now I bring the first of
the fruit of the ground, which you, O LORD,
have given me.’ And you shall set it down
before the LORD your God and worship
before the LORD your God.”
Deuteronomy 26:9-10
“Of the first of your dough you shall present
a loaf as a contribution; like a contribution
from the threshing floor, so shall you present
it. Some of the first of your dough you shall
give to the LORD as a contribution
throughout your generations.”
Numbers 15:20-21
“Consecrate to me all the firstborn. Whatever
is the first to open the womb among the
people of Israel, both of man and of beast, is
Exodus 13:2
“…you shall set apart to the LORD all that
first opens the womb. All the firstborn of
your animals that are males shall be the
LORD’s. Every firstborn of a donkey you shall
redeem with a lamb, or if you will not
redeem it you shall break its neck. Every
firstborn of man among your sons you shall
redeem. And when in time to come your son
asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ you shall
say to him, ‘By a strong hand the LORD
brought us out of Egypt, from the house of
Exodus 13:11-16
“…For when Pharaoh stubbornly refused to
let us go, the LORD killed all the firstborn in
the land of Egypt, both of the firstborn of
man and the firstborn of animals. Therefore I
sacrifice to the LORD all the males that first
open the womb, but all the firstborn sons I
redeem.’ It shall be as a mark on your hand
or frontlets between your eyes, for by a
strong hand the LORD brought us out of
Exodus 13:11-16
“Behold, I have taken the Levites from among
the people of Israel instead of every firstborn
who opens the womb among the people of
Israel. The Levites shall be mine, for all the
firstborn are mine. On the day that I struck
down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I
consecrated for my own all the firstborn in
Israel, both of man and of beast. They shall
be mine: I am the LORD.”
Numbers 3:12-13
“We obligate ourselves to bring the firstfruits
of our ground and the firstfruits of all fruit of
every tree, year by year, to the house of the
LORD; also to bring to the house of our God,
to the priests who minster in the house of
our God, the firstborn of our sons and of our
cattle, as it is written in the Law, and the
firstborn of our herds and of our flocks; and
to bring the first of our dough, and our
contributions, the fruit of every tree, the
wine and the oil, to the priests, to the
chambers of the house of our God...”
Nehemiah 10:35-37
“Honor the LORD with your wealth and with
the firstfruits of all your produce…”
Proverbs 3:9
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his
righteousness, and all these things will be
added to you.”
Matthew 6:33
“To another he said, ‘Follow me.’ But he said,
‘Lord, let me first go and bury my father.’ And
Jesus said to him, ‘Leave the dead to bury
their own dead. But as for you, go and
proclaim the kingdom of God.’ Yet another
said, ‘I will follow you, Lord, but let me first
say farewell to those at my home.’ Jesus said
to him, ‘No one who puts his hand to the
plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of
Luke 9:59-62
“Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says
the LORD, Israel is my firstborn son, and I
say to you, “Let my son go that he may serve
me.” If you refuse to let him go, behold, I will
kill your firstborn son.’”
Exodus 4:22-23
“Israel was holy to the LORD, the firstfruits of
his harvest.”
Jeremiah 2:3
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is
neither slave nor free, there is no male and
female, for you are all on in Christ Jesus. And
if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s
offspring, heirs according to promise.”
Galatians 3:28-29
“For neither circumcision counts for
anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new
creation. And as for all who walk by this rule,
peace and mercy by upon them, and upon
the Israel of God.”
Galatians 6:15-16
“But we ought always to give thanks to God
for you, brothers beloved by the Lord,
because God chose you as the firstfruits to be
saved, through sanctification by the Spirit
and belief in the truth.”
II Thessalonians 2:13
“But you have come to…the assembly of the
firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to
God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the
righteous made perfect.”
Hebrews 12:22-23
“But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha,
you are anxious and troubled about many
things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has
chosen the good portion, which will not be
taken away from her.’”
Luke 10:41-42
“For whoever would save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will
save it.”
Luke 9:24
“But in fact Christ has been raised from the
dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen
I Corinthians 15:20
“And again, when he brings the firstborn into
the world, he says, ‘Let all God’s angels
worship him.’”
Hebrews 1:6
“For those whom he foreknew he also
predestined to be conformed to the image of
his Son, in order that he might be the
firstborn among many bothers.”
Romans 8:29
“For in him all the fullness of God was
pleased to dwell, and through him to
reconcile to himself all things, whether on
earth or in heaven, making peace by the
blood of his cross.”
Colossians 1:19
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