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: 1:32:01

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

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

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

January 4, 2015

Host: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:50:23 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 Opie likes a pretty girl from school, Karen Burgess, but she doesn’t seem to care for him. Andy, Barney, and […]

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: Opie and the Spoiled Kid

July 20, 2014

Host: Allan Newsome Running time: 1:14:37 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 Opie has become acquainted with a new boy in town named Arnold Winkler. Arnold is a spoiled brat who believes […]

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: Class Reunion

November 24, 2013

Host: Allan Newsome Running time: 1:02:45 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 Andy and Barney are excited about seeing old friends and their high school sweethearts at the Mayberry “Class of 1945” […]

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Mayberry Bible Study Podcast: The Great Filling Station Robbery

September 2, 2013

Host: 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 and stealing supplies.  Andy must figure out who […]

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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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