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Baskets of Blessings (1 of 6)
Dr. Stan Coffey
Deuteronomy 26:2, 10, 21
November 5, 1995
I want to speak today from Deuteronomy 26 and verse 2. Then we'll go to verse 10. The title of the message is "Baskets of Blessings". Each family in our church is to receive a basket and in that basket will be the blessings that God has bestowed upon us as a family. We've heard about some of those this morning and we rejoice in what we've heard, how God has blessed our church.
Beginning on November 12, all the way through December 3rd we're going to take a day every day when you have a meal time and have a prayer around the table. Take out one of those blessings and read it. Also, turn it over and write a blessing God has given your family in 1995, an answered prayer, something the Lord has done in a special way, maybe spiritually, or maybe in the life of someone you love.
Then, on December 3rd, on Sunday evening we have our family meal, our great banquet time. We're going to bring all these baskets with the blessings God has given and we're going to present them to the Lord.
You know, in doing that we're going to be doing what God's people did so long ago. When they were going into the land flowing with milk and honey they were going to receive the blessings of God. Moses prepared them and he said here in verse 2 "Take some of the first fruits of all you produce and put them in a basket and place the basket before the Lord your God and bow down before him."
There are so many baskets of blessings that God has given us as a church family and given us in our families. God wants us to thank Him for these blessings. As Brother Jack said, not to forget the blessings of God. This was their way of bringing their offering to the Lord.
You know, in the Bible the word believe is used 272 times. The word pray, or prayer is used 371 times. And the word love and its derivatives is used 714 times. But the word give and the derivatives, give, giver, giving, ...
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