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: 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.

Download the full lesson plan so you can follow along as you listen to the study.

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: 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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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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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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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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