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: 1:13:16

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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

by Floyd on January 4, 2015

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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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: 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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