By Lynn A. Miller
"Firstfruits residing" capacity giving again to God our lives, residing on a daily basis as God's servants. This easy-reading stewardship research by means of Lynn A. Miller will advertise energetic dialogue and renewed residing. ninety six pages.
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But after a while you begin to wonder what great sin you committed that you are now paying for. " Firstfruits was the 1990 emphasis of the stewardship part of the 19851995 Ten-Year Goals for the Mennonite church. The Stewardship Council believed that renewed understanding of and commitment to firstfruits giving might be responsible for at least half of the projected doubling of per member giving. Having met me at the previous meeting, they wanted me to put that new understanding together. Who wouldn't be honored?
In addition, the Lord offers the Levites something to take the place of land. They are given cities and pasture lands by the other tribes (Numbers 35:13). When the land of Canaan was divided up among the tribes, at first the tribe of Levi was left out (Joshua 13:14). But then the sons of Israel gave the Levites cities to live in and pasture lands around the cities (Numbers 35:13). Then why did they need all of the firstfruits, the gifts and offerings and sacrifices? Maybe the Levites didn't need the firstfruits as much as we thought they did.
A Word to Teachers about the Design of the Book The book is designed for small groups and classes of people committed to learning more about ways God wants us to use God's resources. It is divided into thirteen chapters for use over an entire quarter. But by assigning the six stories as preparatory reading and the seven Bible studies for class time, you could combine this study with another six-lesson study to fill a quarter. A companion video tape for each chapter with a storytelling introduction by the author is available (from South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio) for use in opening the discussion sessions.