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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.
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.
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
- The Darlings are Coming – More information about this episode (and all the others) of The Andy Griffith Show can be found at Mayberry.info.
- The Way Back to Mayberry: Lessons From a Simpler Time by Joey Fann – Weaver’s Department Store, this is a truly wonderful book inspired by the creator of the Mayberry Bible Study that has been sweeping the country.
- BarneyFife.com – Website originally created in 1998 to provide information about Joey Fann’s inspirational study based on themes from The Andy Griffith Show.
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- iMayberry Community – Chapel & Mayberry Bible Study Group
I’m hooked! What a unique and entertaining way in which to teach fundamental Biblical principles. Just one question, Can you really utilize empty or abandoned buildings in the Appalachian Mountains?