Lesson 1- God's Part & Our Part

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After watching the video, proceed to Section 1- Discussion Questions.

Section 1- Discussion Questions

Please take notes on answers shared during the group discussion. If you are completing this course as a self-study, answer the questions below.

Section 2- Dig Deeper

Isaiah 55:8-9

Deuteronomy 10:1; Psalm 24:1; 1 Corinthians 10:26.

Leviticus 25:23; Psalm 50:10-12; Haggai 2:8.

Psalm 135:6; Proverbs 21:1; Acts 17:26.

1 Corinthians 4:2

Luke 16:1-2

Leviticus 19:11-13; Deuteronomy 25:13-16; Ephesians 4:25.

Proverbs 14:2; Proverbs 26:28; Romans 13:9-10

Psalm 15:1-5; Proverbs 20:7; Isaiah 33:15-16

Proverbs 3:32; Proverbs 13:11; Proverbs 21:6

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Section 3- Let's Get Practical

Before using the fillable PDF's for the Let's Get Practical applications, make sure you read the "How to Use the Practical Applications" section in this workbook.

1. The 30-Day Diary

A big part of being faithful with what God has given us is knowing what we are doing with what He has provided. In order to do this, you will be keeping a diary of your income and expenses over the next 30 days.

This practice is crucial on two levels:

1. It helps you see how you are spending money over a 30-day period. This can be quite revealing and will really come in handy when it is time to formulate your Spending Plan.

2. It gives you a visual map of how well you are doing in being faithful with what God has given you.

We recommend that you keep any receipts you have and use that to record your spending into the 30-Day Diary. As a teenager, not all spending categories may pertain to you, but find the category that best fits your expense and enter into the appropriate day. After the 30 days, you will have the opportunity to change category titles to better fit your needs.

Every time you have income, record it into the appropriate day of the income category.

Every time you have an expense, record it into the appropriate category and day.

Download the 30-Day Diary

Save the 30-Day Diary to your computer or device before entering data

Data entry into the 30-Day Diary may be slower on a tablet or smartphone

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2. Complete the Deed.

Below is an exercise called “The Deed”. It is designed to help you recognize God’s ownership of your possessions. We use the term Deed because it is often used in reference to transferring property, which is exactly what you will be doing in this exercise.

As a teenager, you may find that you don’t have a ton of possessions. I would encourage you to think not only of possessions but also of the things that you highly value. These may not have a lot of monetary significance but could have a lot of emotional value and investment.

Here’s how you complete the Deed:

a. Insert today’s date at the top. Then print your name in the space “From”, because you are doing the transferring.

b. There is a large blank space for you to enter the items you are transferring to God's ownership. Please spend time praying about this decision before making any entries.

Download the Deed

Please make sure you save the downloaded practical applications to your computer or device before entering any data!

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After completing the Deed, answer the following questions:

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Section 4- Memory Verses

Luke 16:11

"If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?"

Psalm 89:11

"The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them."

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Section 5- Definitions

1. Steward- someone who manages another’s property or finances.

2. Contentment- satisfied with what one has, not wanting anything else.

3. Faithful- reliable, trusted, loyal.

4. Lordship- the authority or power of the Lord.

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Section 6- Take Action

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Section 7- Jungle Crossing

Test your gaming skills and your Give, Save & Spend knowledge by playing Jungle Crossing. The more you learn each week, the higher you'll score

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