Solomon said there's nothing new under the sun. Some anonymous person said there's no reason to reinvent the wheel. Both are right. Starting tonight, we are beginning a "new" series from an "old" TV show, we'll call our study, "Morals from Mayberry." If all goes well, I foresee this going through to spring.
When Andy Griffith died a couple of months back, it reminded me of a series of lessons I did, based on the Andy Griffith TV show. That was at least ten years ago, it was using VHS copies I made from cable, and I've since lost all of my notes... I know there are prepackaged study notes on the Andy Griffith show, but I like to write my own teaching material It's the idea I've borrowed; I'm not the first person to teach Biblical lessons through the Andy Griffith show.
Here's the breakdown of how our study will go:
- We'll watch an episode together after our evening meal.
- We'll pass out a "study-guide" to follow along with.
- There will be group discussion questions based on the episode, some on the show's plot and then some about Biblical truths that arose from the episode.
- Each lesson will have a twofold conclusion: #1 Asking a question that has a cultural comparison and #2 There will be a "take away" that has a practical application.
I'm pretty excited about the study. It's for all ages, and I think it's a study that will be fun enough, you might want to invited a friend to it!