Mayberry Bible Study Podcast

Mayberry Bible Study Podcast
By Allan Newsome
About this 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 behavior reflect poorly or positively on Christian character. The show can be found at http://www.MayberryBibleStudyPodcast.com
Latest episodes
Jan. 6, 2017
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   Related Links: * 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. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast mailing list – If you’re interested in receiving news about the Bible study and would like to be part of the actual studies, please go to the link and sign up for the mailing list for the podcast so I can keep you informed about upcoming episodes. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook * iMayberry Community – Chapel & Mayberry Bible Study Group Subscribe to the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast
Aug. 2, 2015
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 Related Links: * Dogs, Dogs, Dogs –  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. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast mailing list – If you’re interested in receiving news about the Bible study and would like to be part of the actual studies, please go to the link and sign up for the mailing list for the podcast so I can keep you informed about upcoming episodes. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook * iMayberry Community – Chapel & Mayberry Bible Study Group Subscribe to the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast
Jan. 5, 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 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 Related Links: * The Rivals –  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. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast mailing list – If you’re interested in receiving news about the Bible study and would like to be part of the actual studies, please go to the link and sign up for the mailing list for the podcast so I can keep you informed about upcoming episodes. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook * iMayberry Community – Chapel & Mayberry Bible Study Group Subscribe to the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast
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 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 Lives – Arnold * Skills of Parenting – Andy * Learning from Mistakes – Opie Related Links: * Opie and the Spoiled Kid – 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. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast mailing list – If you’re interested in receiving news about the Bible study and would like to be part of the actual studies, please go to the link and sign up for the mailing list for the podcast so I can keep you informed about upcoming episodes. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook * iMayberry Community – Chapel & Mayberry Bible Study Group Subscribe to the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast
Nov. 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” Reunion. Barney is disappointed when his old flame hardly recognizes him, but Andy and Sharon seem to be starting right where they left off. However, they soon realize their lifestyles are very different, and so they part again – saddened, yet more satisfied with their life choices. Lesson Points: Some of the points we’ll hit during this study are below. For a complete list, download the lesson plan. * Memories of the Past – 1 Thessalonians 3:6-7, 2 Peter 1:12-21 * Dreams of the Future – Job 33:14-18, Psalm 37:37-38,Deuteronomy 13:1-3 * Contentment in the Present – Philippians 4:8-9, 1 Timothy 6:6-10 Related Links: * Class Reunion  – 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. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast mailing list – If you’re interested in receiving news about the Bible study and would like to be part of the actual studies, please go to the link and sign up for the mailing list for the podcast so I can keep you informed about upcoming episodes. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook * iMayberry Community – Chapel & Mayberry Bible Study Group Subscribe to the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast
Sept. 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 the real culprit really is. Barney enters the electronics age when he decides to solve a mysterious string of robberies at Wally’s Filling Station using modern police technology. Andy is more concerned with clearing the name of the young man who was given a fresh start with a job at the station and who is chief suspect in the case. Lesson Points: Some of the points we’ll hit during this study are below. For a complete list, download the lesson plan. * Blaming (Not Building) Better People – Barney, Mr. Carter – Zec. 7:9-10, Luke 6:37-40 * Trusting in the Truth – Andy and Gomer – Job 15:31 * Turning the Other Cheek – Jimmy Morgan – Luke 6:27-36 * God Can Turn Troubles Around (Out of the darkness, the light is born) – Genesis 1:1-5 Related Links: * The Great Filling Station Robbery  – 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. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast mailing list – If you’re interested in receiving news about the Bible study and would like to be part of the actual studies, please go to the link and sign up for the mailing list for the podcast so I can keep you informed about upcoming episodes. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook * iMayberry Community – Chapel & Mayberry Bible Study Group Subscribe to the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast
Nov. 18, 2012
Host: Allan Newsome Guest Teacher: Tom Rusk Running time: 0:47:37 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 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! Lesson Points: Some of the points we’ll hit during this study are below. For a complete list, download the lesson plan. * Communication (Speak now or forever hold your peace) – Isaiah 6:9-10 * Commotion ( For better or worse) – 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 and 4:16-18 * Commitment (….Till death do us part….) – John 16:33 Related Links: * Mountain Wedding  – 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. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast mailing list – If you’re interested in receiving news about the Bible study and would like to be part of the actual studies, please go to the link and sign up for the mailing list for the podcast so I can keep you informed about upcoming episodes. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook * iMayberry Community – Chapel & Mayberry Bible Study Group Subscribe to the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast
June 24, 2012
Host: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:58:00 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 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. Lesson Points: Some of the points we’ll hit during this study are below. For a complete list, download the lesson plan. * Gossip doesn’t benefit anyone (Proverbs 11:13, 18:6-8, and 26:18-20) * Busybodies stir up trouble although they may not realize it (Proverbs 16:27-29) * Nothing worthwhile is easy (Romans 5:3-5 and 15:4, 1 Corinthians 10:13) * Trust in the Lord (Psalm 118:8, Hebrews 6:12 ) Related Links: * A Wife for Andy  – 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. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast mailing list – If you’re interested in receiving news about it and would like to be part of the actual studies, please go to the link and sign up for the mailing list for the podcast so I can keep you informed about upcoming episodes. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook * iMayberry Community – Chapel & Mayberry Bible Study Group Subscribe to the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast
Feb. 26, 2012
Host: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:51:47 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 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.” She purchases two bottles, as do many of the town’s people, only to find she’s been swindled. Andy and Barney see through Colonel Harvey’s scheme and catch him, thus preventing further humiliation of the town’s people. Lesson Points: Some of the points we’ll hit during this study are below. For a complete list, download the lesson plan. * Fear (1 Timothy 2:7, 1 John 4:18) * Wisdom (Proverbs 4:1-27) * Discernment (1 John 4:1, Phil 1:9-11) * Disobeying God (Numbers 32:23) Related Links: * Aunt Bee’s Medicine Man  – 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. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast mailing list – If you’re interested in receiving news about it and would like to be part of the actual studies, please go to the link and sign up for the mailing list for the podcast so I can keep you informed about upcoming episodes. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook * iMayberry Community – Chapel & Mayberry Bible Study Group Subscribe to the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast
Jan. 15, 2012
Host: Allan Newsome Running time: 1:07:23 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. Download the full lesson plan so you can follow along as you listen to the study. Lesson Introduction: The annual Ladies League Musicale will be held in Mayberry this year. Barney believes he will be chosen to represent his town, and he prepares excitedly for his audition. As he is practicing, Farmer Rafe Hollister drops by the courthouse on an errand and listens to Barney’s wretched rendition of “Believe Me If All These Endearing Young Charms.” Rafe begins singing the song in order to show Barney how it should be sung, and he does so beautifully. Much to Barney’s chagrin, Andy encourages Rafe to audition too. After the auditions, Barney believes he did very well. He overhears Mayberry’s choir director, John Masters, say that thanks to Andy, a wonderful voice will represent Mayberry. When Masters mentions that the voice belongs to Rafe, Barney’s ego takes a beating. When they are unhappy. The mayor and Mrs. Jeffries initially object to Rafe’s appearance and his manner of dress. The mayor orders Andy to tell Rafe he did not win. Andy is very upset with this snobbish and unfair decision, but he does go and see Rafe. Lesson Points: Some of the points we’ll hit during this study are below. For a complete list, download the lesson plan. * Prejudging Others (Matt. 7:1-5) * Dealing with Prejudices (Rom. 13:8-10) * Peer Pressure (James 1:12) * Unconditional Acceptance (Example of Zacchaeus, Luke 19:1-7) Related Links: * Rafe Hollister Sings  – 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. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast mailing list – If you’re interested in receiving news about it and would like to be part of the actual studies, please go to the link and sign up for the mailing list for the podcast so I can keep you informed about upcoming episodes. * Mayberry Bible Study Podcast Facebook Page – Follow us on Facebook Subscribe to the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast