Mayberry Bible Study

Mayberry Bible Study Podcast

Based on the Mayberry Bible Study originated by Joey Fann back in 1998.

Host Allan Newsome will be visiting episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and exploring how characters from The Andy Griffith Show behave. Does their behavior reflect poorly or positively, from a Christian perspective, on their character.

The podcast will be released randomly. We will listen to an episode of The Andy Griffith Show and then discuss what we might learn. The podcast will focus on the 16 public domain episodes of The Andy Griffith Show because we want to show good character and break no copyright laws as we study what the Bible teaches.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 1:14:37

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Lesson Introduction

Opie has become acquainted with a new boy in town named Arnold Winkler. Arnold is a spoiled brat who believes he can get away with anything. When Arnold discovers that Opie gets a mere quarter-a-week allowance and has to do chores to get it, he tells Opie that he’s being taken advantage of. Arnold doesn’t have to work for his allowance and believes that no kid should.

Opie decides to quietly demand that his father raise his allowance to 75 cents (the amount Arnold gets), and he says he should not have to do any chores. Opie is obviously uncomfortable making these demands, and he takes it well when Andy refuses to comply. Arnold tells Opie that “man to man” talks always fail. He advises Opie that throwing a temper tantrum will get him whatever he wishes. Arnold says it always works.

Lesson Points:

Some of the points we’ll hit during this study are below. For a complete list, download the lesson plan.

  • Value of a Good Work Ethic (Gal. 6:7)
  • Letting Ourselves Rule Our LivesArnold
  • Skills of ParentingAndy
  • Learning from MistakesOpie

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: Class Reunion

by Floyd on November 24, 2013

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 1:02:45

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Lesson Introduction

Andy and Barney are excited about seeing old friends and their high school sweethearts at the Mayberry “Class of 1945” Reunion. Barney is disappointed when his old flame hardly recognizes him, but Andy and Sharon seem to be starting right where they left off. However, they soon realize their lifestyles are very different, and so they part again – saddened, yet more satisfied with their life choices.

Lesson Points:

Some of the points we’ll hit during this study are below. For a complete list, download the lesson plan.

  • Memories of the Past – 1 Thessalonians 3:6-7, 2 Peter 1:12-21
  • Dreams of the Future – Job 33:14-18, Psalm 37:37-38,Deuteronomy 13:1-3
  • Contentment in the Present – Philippians 4:8-9, 1 Timothy 6:6-10

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: The Great Filling Station Robbery

September 2, 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 1:28:55 Thank you for joining me for the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast. Download the full lesson plan so you can follow along as you listen to the study. Lesson Introduction A young man, Jimmy Morgan, is accused of breaking into Wally’s garage […]

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: Mountain Wedding

November 17, 2012

Andy, as the Justice of the Peace, has married Charlene Darling to Dud Wash. However, Ernest T. Bass believes they aren’t truly married since he isn’t a real preacher. Ernest T. tries to woo Charlene and schemes to keep the wedding from taking place. But Andy has a trick
of his own up his sleeve that involves our favorite deputy!

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: A Wife for Andy

June 24, 2012

Barney tries to push Andy into marriage by parading the bachelorettes of Mayberry in front of him. When that seems to fail, Barney sets him up on a “blind date” with Opie’s teacher.

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: Aunt Bee’s Medicine Man

February 26, 2012

Aunt Bee is troubled that a friend has just died. She is feeling vulnerable (and afraid) because of her age. A traveling salesman (Colonel Harvey) comes to town selling an elixir that will “cure all that ails ya.”

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: Rafe Hollister Sings

January 15, 2012

Thank you for joinning me for this episode of the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast. This is a special episode of the podcast because it was recorded live on the Mayberry Cruise (Nov 12-17, 2011). We also start off with a special message from Ronnie and Elease Felker (as Barney and Thelma Lou) about the things that are required to get into heaven which will remind you of the scene when Barney was trying to recite the preamble to the Constitution.

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: Barney’s First Car

November 6, 2011

Barney decides to make a big purchase – his first car! A sweet, older lady from Mt. Pilot brings in her deceased husband’s vehicle to meet with Barney’s approval. It seems like a great deal to him, but Andy suggests he think about it some more or at least have Wally look at it first. Barney simply can’t wait and closes the deal. The car turns out to be a lemon, and Mrs. Lesch proves she isn’t much better.

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: The Loaded Goat

October 2, 2011

Mayberry is having an underpass put in and this is requiring some blasting out at the construction site. Hodge brings his goat (Jimmy) into town for the day and, while running errands the goat gets loose and eats some of the dynamite. Everyone becomes afraid of the potential for explosion Jimmy possesses. They seek to find solutions to the quandary. Finally they stumble upon the idea of Barney playing his French Harp and lead the goat out of town. The mayor and Hodge hear an explosion from the construction site and think Andy and Barney were blown up leading the goat away. They break into a eulogy not knowing the duo had returned and were listening in the other room.

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: High Noon in Mayberry

September 4, 2011

This is our pilot episode of the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast. I hope you enjoy your visit to Mayberry and grow at least a little bit in your walk to be more like Christ as well. I know that ANY study of God’s word is helpful so even a study inspired by The Andy Griffith Show can be used by Him.

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