First Fruits is our annual fast and offering where we give above and beyond to sow into the future of Riverside Church. As we start a new year, we encourage you to be prayerful about your offering and go all in during this time of fasting. We believe God has great things for our church and your family in 2021. This year’s offering will go towards our Limitless Building Initiative. The First Fruits Offering will be on Sunday, January 24th.
When we honor God with the first fruits of our increased we are setting tone spiritually for the year. The Children of Israel did this and were blessed.
Proverbs 3:9 (NKJV) Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
Deuteronomy 26:1-2 (NLT) 1 “When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you as a special possession and you have conquered it and settled there, 2 put some of the first produce from each crop you harvest into a basket and bring it to the designated place of worship--the place the LORD your God chooses for his name to be honored.
The offerings and sacrifices in Israel’s sacrificial system are different from the gifts and offerings we make today to God’s work, but the concept of giving our firstfruits to God is still applicable. By giving first to God, we acknowledge God to be the owner of everything we have. Therefore, we give him our first and best. In this way, offering our firstfruits becomes a blessing for us as it was for ancient Israel.
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