Finding the Way Back to Mayberry
Lesson 12 - Barney Fife, Realtor
Barney has decided to try his hand at selling real estate. When Andy hears Barney mention that the Williams family may soon put their home on the market, it piques his interest. Barney claims that Andy could sell his home and purchase the Williams place for just a little more money. Andy admits it is an enticing idea. Later, Andy finds Opie attempting to sell his damaged bicycle to a boy named Howie. Andy points out the problems, and Howie declines to buy it. Andy explains to Opie about "fair dealin," being open and honest.
Meanwhile, Barney has been busy getting clients interested in the Taylors home. He surprises Andy one night when he brings a couple over, unannounced, to see the house. While leading the tour, Andy misleads the prospective buyers by failing to mention the houses problems. However, Opie is quick to set the record straight. Andy believes Opie is trying to get him back for spoiling his bicycle sale, but Opie insists he was just employing the fair dealin principle...
What Makes Us Happy
Pressures of Society (1 Tim. 6:6-10)
Ill be Happy When (Heb. 13:5)
Learning the Secret (Phil. 4:11-13)
The "Fair Dealin" Principle (1 Pet. 3:10)
Different Rules for Different Situations?
A Downward Spiral (2 Tim. 3:13)
Doing the Right Thing (Rom. 12:17)
Someone is Watching Us
Practicing what we Preach (Rom. 2:21)
Learning from a Childs Perspective (Matt. 18:4)
Initially, Andy made it clear that he was happy and content where he was. What happened to change his attitude?
To Andy, Opies bike deal was a simple matter of honesty. However, the situation became a little more "complex" when considering the sale of his house. Why did Andy have a hard time explaining the difference between bikes and houses?
Describe the impact of Andys decision to come clean about the condition of the house.
In the end, what did Andy learn from the experience? What did Opie learn?
"You mean that kids should be honest, but the grownups dont have to be?" - Opie