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Paying Tithing

Object Lesson

“Eunice Black, a Relief Society teacher, told of a speaker who set out 10 apples to represent his monthly income. He ‘paid’ one apple for food, two apples for rent, and so on until only one apple remained—a tithing apple. Then he asked the bishop to stand next to him. He said that he hoped the Lord would understand he still had many bills to pay and could pay only…
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My cup runneth over

Object Lesson

Have children sit on the floor with the small bowls in front of them. Parcel out 10 kernels to each, pretty much using up one bowl. Then ask each child if you can have one kernel, thanking each one who is willing to share, but just moving on from those who won’t. Then, fill each bowl of those who shared overflowing with popcorn.

Pay the Lord first

Object Lesson

Give 1 person in the class 10 pieces of candy. Then ask them if they’ll give one back to you, before they eat any of them. It should be easy to share 1 piece, since you’ve just given them ten. In contrast, give someone else ten pieces of candy (something small- like an m&m) and have them eat 9 of them before you ask for their last piece of candy….
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Paying a Full Tithe

Object Lesson

Invite someone in the class to be the “bishop”. Have him or her stand next to you while you allocate your income to your expenses. You could do something like this: drop 3 cookies in the trash can for rent, 2 cookies to pay off your credit card bill, 1 cookie for new clothes, 1 cookie for going out to eat with friends, 2 cookies for some extra bills, leaving…
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