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1 Don McClain

2 Best Surpassing all others in excellence, achievement, or quality That which is superlative Most satisfactory, suitable, or useful Most desirable Synonyms: superb, unsurpassed, choice, elite, pick, prize, top, the cream

3 Genesis 43:11 11 And their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: Take some of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and carry down a present for the man--a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.

4 Genesis 47:5-6 5 Then Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, "Your father and your brothers have come to you. 6 The land of Egypt is before you. Have your father and brothers dwell in the best of the land; let them dwell in the land of Goshen. And if you know any competent men among them, then make them chief herdsmen over my livestock."

5 Exodus 22:5 5 "If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed, and lets loose his animal, and it feeds in another man's field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field and the best of his own vineyard.

6 Luke 15:22,23 22 But the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. 23 And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry

7 The Firstfruits God wants the firstfruits (Prov. 3:9) Deuteronomy 26:1-2 Exodus 23:19 The first is the best (Num. 18:12) Better quality (Micah 7:1) What all desire (Hos. 9:10; Nah. 3:12) First things first (Lev. 23:19) W/o delay (Exo. 22:29,30)

8 The Firstlings The firstling belonged to God (Ex. 13:12) Exodus 34:19 Lev. 27:26 It must be first quality (Lev. 22:21) No blemish (Lev. 22:22-25) No seconds (Mal. 1:7,8)

9 The Firstborn The firstborn belonged to God (Ex. 13:1,2) Because of Egypt (Num. 3:13) The firstborn is chosen (Exo. 13:2) Because he is precious (Zech. 12:10) Because he is privileged (Deut. 21:16) Because he is the beginning (Deut. 21:17) Thou shall not delay(Ex. 22:29)

10 When we seek first the kingdom (Matt. 6:33) Requires the whole heart (Matt. 6:24; 22:37) First - a willing mind (2 Cor. 8:12; Rom 6:13-22) When we give ourselves to God (2 Cor. 8:5) Transformed (Rom. 12:1) Giving all diligence (2 Peter 1:5-10) When we love Him more (Matt. 10:37-39; Mk 12:29-31) We obey - (John 14:15,21,23) Priorities (Col. 3:1,2; Mat 6:19-21)

11 4 The Poor Widow – (Mark 12:41-44) 4 Mary Anointing Jesus – (John 12:1-9) 4 The Macedonians – (2 Cor. 8:1-5) 4 Pauls life – (2 Tim. 4:6-8) 4 Jesus Gave His Best – Left heaven – Obeyed the Father – Gave His life -

12 Living Consecrated Lives? – 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1 Living in service to others? – Luke 10:25-37 On the job? – Col 3:22-24 How we spend our time? – Eph. 5:15,16 Work for church

13 Our Worship & Service To God - (When compared to our work, secular meetings, & recreational activities) _____ Preparation? (a) Less? (b) Same? (c) Best? _____ Punctuality? (a) Less? (b) Same? (c) Best? _____ Practice? (a) Less? (b) Same? (c) Best? _____ Participation? (a) Less? (b) Same? (c) Best? _____ Advancement? (a) Less? (b) Same? (c) Best?

14 Don McClain Throw your souls fresh, glowing ardor Into the battle for truth. Jesus has set the example, Dauntless was He, young and brave. Give Him your loyal devotion; Give Him the best that you have. Give of your best to the Master; Give of the strength of your youth.

15 Don McClain Give Him first place in your service; Consecrate every part. Give, and to you will be given; God His beloved Son gave. Gratefully seeking to serve Him, Give Him the best that you have. Give of your best to the Master; Give Him first place in your heart.

16 Don McClain He gave Himself for your ransom, Gave up His glory above. Laid down His life without murmur, You from sins ruin to save. Give Him your hearts adoration; Give Him the best that you have. Give of your best to the Master; Nothing else is worthy His love.

17 Give of your best to the Master; Give of the strength of your youth. Clad in salvations full armor, Join in the battle for truth. Refrain

18 God Gave His Best

19 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 29, GODS SIMPLE PLAN FOR SALVATION hear believe repent confess baptism ACTS 3:22 JN. 6:29 LK. 13:3 JN. 12:42 1 PET. 3:21 Rev. 2:10


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