#4 We freely GIVE because we have freely received from Jesus (Prov 11:24; Matt 10:8). The Bible tells us to give money cheerfully to help our church and other people in need (2 Cor 9:7). It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). The Bible teaches the principal of giving a minimum of 10% to the local church (Malachi 3:10).
- Ask your child to help you find something in your home (it could be canned food or money) that you could give to someone in need. As a family, give to the person in need.
- If your child does not have a jar, box, or envelope with the word GIVING written on it, ask your child to help you make one. Let your child decide how much of his or her weekly earnings will be put in the box for giving. Begin with 10% of earnings.
- Consider breaking down giving into the categories by creating an envelope for God/local church and one for others in need.