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FMBC Contributions: "Our First Fruits" FMBC Contributions: "Our First Fruits"

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"Our First Fruits"

“Our First Fruits Belong to God"

The Lord says for us to "Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine" (Proverbs 3:9-10)

2 Chronicles 31:5 ESV “As soon as the command was spread abroad, the people of Israel gave in abundance the firstfruits of grain, wine, oil, honey, and of all the produce of the field. And they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything.”

We must learn to do what is desired of God. Yes sometime’s it may be hard, but we must also remember that those things that are so easy to do, are most times not the best thing to do. In His Word, God reminds us through Samuel that “obedience is better than sacrifice”. In the NLV verse “What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.”

In being obedient to God's will and His word, we must bring the very best of what we have to God. We must bring our First Fruits of the year. As a member of First Missionary Baptist, we have made a covenant with First, that we would be obedient to God and the Shepherd that He has placed to lead us.

In saying this, we wanted to make it easy for our members to fulfill this. You are able to pay your First Fruits for the year here. Whatever amount you’re giving is, make sure to pray and be obedient to God. There is no amount that is too little or too great to honor God. All that is done through our site, please know that it is secure. And we thank each one of you for your giving.