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Not letting myself or others spend that which is not necessary

Free Basic Curriculum

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The thriftiness booklet includes four lessons that illustrate how God enables us to be thrifty:

  1. "Budget My Money, Time, and Energy" features the story of Dorcas wisely investing her resources.
  2. "Consider Lasting Things as Valuable" features the story of Mary's gift of great value.
  3. "Avoid Being Wasteful" features the story of the disciples gathering up the leftovers.
  4. "Save When Times Are Good" features the story of Joseph saving food in preparation for the famine.

Through the study of thriftiness, children are motivated to be wise stewards of what God has given them by avoiding thoughtless and extravagant spending.

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Related Hymn

The related hymn for this quality is "Lord, I'm Coming Home" by William Kirkpatrick.

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This related hymn is one of many available on CD through the "Hymns for the Family" CD collection. With cheery vocals and beautiful piano accompaniment, both young and old will enjoy listening and singing along. Whether during school times, family times, or even while in the car, this collection will help young ones learn classic hymns with powerful truths about God and His character!

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Free Study Sheet

Curious where this study sheet came from?

This study sheet was taken from The Power for True Success, a display-quality, hardbound book that provides Biblical studies on forty-nine character qualities. It includes thirty pages on how to have the power to live out character, practical definitions for each character quality, Biblical word studies that explain the quality, Biblical illustrations and analogies of the quality in life, powerful quotes which give insight into each quality, practical steps of action for personal application, and beautiful color illustrations.

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Biblical Character

This downloadable children's curriculum is a part of IBLP's Biblical Character program. Learn more »