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Paying Tithing

The Lord has asked for his people to pay tithing since the days. of old. Moses and Abraham were asked to pay tithing. The pattern has continued through the ages. The Lord has also promised an outpouring of blessings for those that have paid their tithing. This lesson will help your children understand the WHY behind paying tithing.


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➤ L E S S O N


Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "As a Child of God"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


You will need a small cup, a bag of rice, and a large bowl.

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Invite one of the children to hold the cup. They will use their cup to receive God’s “blessings”. Now, invite everyone to take turns naming specific blessings that they have received from Heavenly Father. Each time someone names a blessing, drop a single grain of rice into the cup. After everyone has had a turn to name a few blessings, read the following verse.


“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house; and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” (Emphasis added.)


-3 Nephi 24:10


Now ask the following question: