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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.

We hope you’ll join us for some Mayberry fun and learn a little along the way.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 50:25

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

The gentleman’s gentleman, Malcolm Merriweather of England, passes through
Mayberry on a vacation tour of America. He manages to cause a truck accident while riding his bicycle and is forced to work off the damages as Andy’s personal valet.

Lesson Points:

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

Acceptance – Romans 12:9-13, Ephesians 1:4-10

  • Avoiding prejudice – Matthew 7:1-5, Galatians 5:13-15, Ephesians 6:9, Psalm 146:9
  • Avoiding hurt feelings – Proverbs 18:13, James 3:1-18
  • Is our way always the right way? – Acts 10:34-38
  • Grateful for the kindness of others – Colossians 3:15-16
  • Our lives are enriched by the differences in others – 2 Timothy 2:22-26
  • Are we really that different after all? – Luke 22:24-30

Serving Others – Mark 10:45, John 13:1-17, Isaiah 52:13–53:12

  • There is a sense of duty in it – Matthew 7:12, Ephesians 6:7
  • It is required – Deuteronomy 10:12-13
  • We should serve as Christ served us – Philippians 2:5-7, Matthew 20:26-27, Heb. 4:14-16
  • There is satisfaction in it – Ephesians 6:8, Romans 15:17
  • It doesn’t end / It shouldn’t end – Matthew 25:21, Matthew 22:37-40
  • It is a measure of the service we render to God – Mark 9:33-37, Revelation 5:1-14
  • There is a reward for serving others – Matthew 24:45-47

 

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 1:32:01

Thank you for joining me for the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast.

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Lesson Introduction

A family of mountain musicians come to Mayberry to meet a young soldier, returning home from the service. While they are waiting, they tend to cause a few problems in town.

Lesson Points:

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

Self-Control – James 1:19-27, Galatians 5:22-23

  • Following rules – Matthew 5:17-20, Romans 3:9 and 19-20
  • Avoiding deception, trickery, and chaos – Philippians 4:8-9
  • No lying and cheating allowed – Matthew 5:8, Psalm 5:6
  • Maintaining cooperation and peace – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, Psalm 37:3-4, 2 Chronicles 16:9

Commitment (Do the right thing, the right way, the right reasons) – Proverbs 16:3, Matthew 11:27

  • Devotion, obedience, and faithfulness – Romans 8:28, Psalm 31:5, Psalm 37:5-6
  • Dedication, honor, and respect – 1 Kings 8:61, Psalm 119:4-6
  • Responsibility, integrity, and accountability – Proverbs 16:9, Titus 3:8-9, 1 Corinthians 10:31
  • Courage, strength, and perseverance – Hebrews 13:6, 1 Peter 4:11, Philippians 1:6Gifts of Food, Shelter, and Clothing – Psalm 55:22, Isaiah 46:4

What to Avoid When Following Rules – Proverbs 28:4-5, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Ephesians 5:1-2

  • Disrespect for authority – 1 Peter 2:13-17, Joshua 22:2-3, Ephesians 6:1
  • Selectively obeying certain rules – Philippians 2:14-16, Deuteronomy 11:13, 26-28, and 28:14
  • Only enforcing “your” rules – Romans 13:1-7, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Acts 4:19
  • Instilling poor values and judgment – Proverbs 22:6, Romans 6:23 and 12:1-2, Titus 2:7-8

 

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 1:13:16

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Lesson Introduction

Opie brings a little, hungry dog into the courthouse and wants to adopt him. After the dog gets Barney’s sandwich and Mr. Cookie Bar, then he runs away. Opie is sad until the little pup comes back . . . and this time he brings more with him! A State Investigator is coming, and Barney is afraid he will think they want extra funds to take care of the dogs. Barney and Andy try to find them new homes before he arrives.

Lesson Points:

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

Mercy – Micah 6:8

  • God’s Mercy Upon Us – Matthew 5:7, Psalm 28:6
  • Our Mercy Upon Animals – Genesis 1:26-30
  • Our Mercy Upon Others – Luke 10:27, James 2:12-13

Serving Others – 2 Corinthians 8:1-7

  • Gifts of Food, Shelter, and Clothing – Psalm 55:22, Isaiah 46:4
  • Donations of Money and Services – 2 Corinthians 9:7
  • Other Cardinal Acts of Mercy – Zechariah 7:9-10

Seeking Our Responsibility – Matthew 18:33

  • Getting Over Our Own Selfishness – Mark 10:15
  • Taking the Initiative – Matthew 23:23-24
  • Attitude of Humility and Compassion – Colossians 3:12, Proverbs 28:13
  • Perseverance, Dedication, Devotion, and Hard Work – Hebrews 3:13-14

Doing the Right Thing – Philippians 2:3-4

  • For the Right Reasons – Ephesians 4:31-32, Matthew 9:12-13
  • Making the Best Decision – Proverbs 1:1-7
  • Trusting in Good Results – Jude 22-23, Luke 6:36
  • Giving Generously – 2 Corinthians 9:6
  • Receiving Heart-Warming Satisfaction – Matthew 25:37-40

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: The Rivals

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:50:23

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Lesson Introduction

Opie likes a pretty girl from school, Karen Burgess, but she doesn’t seem
to care for him. Andy, Barney, and Thelma Lou try to pick up his spirits in their own
way. However, Thelma Lou’s special attention toward Opie makes Barney jealous.

Lesson Points:

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

  • Mentoring – Isaiah 64:8
  • An Open Mind and a Trusting Heart – Opie and Karen – Exodus 33:13-15, Psalm 23
  • The Danger of Wrong Motives (Be a Mentor, Not Tormentor)– Barney – Php. 2:3-4
  • The Importance of Pure Motives – Thelma Lou – 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15
  • Positive Parenting – Andy and God – Proverbs 22:6, Psalm 86:11

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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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