Finding the Way Back to Mayberry
Lesson 9 - Bailey's Bad Boy
A spoiled rich kid named Ronald Bailey is arrested after speeding through Mayberry on his way to Miami. Bailey is also accused of sideswiping Fletch Dilbecks produce truck. He denies the speeding, reckless driving, and hit-and-run charges until an incriminating stalk of celery in the back of his convertible does him in. Once Ron is arrested, Andy tells him hell be locked up in the Mayberry jail for a few days until Circuit Judge Parker arrives for the trial. Bailey, acting like the smart-aleck 19 year old he is, threatens Andy by calling his influential father, John Judson Bailey, who according to Ron has the power to strip Andy and Barney of their jobs...
Above the Law (I Peter 2:13-17)
Lack of Respect
Pre-occupation with Our Rights
Considering Others before Self
Instilling Values (Prov. 22:6)
Training Up a Child
Drawing on Our Heritage
Personal Responsibility (Phil. 2:14-16)
Right versus Wrong
Ownership of Our Actions
Courage to Face the Consequences
Change of Heart (2 Cor. 5:17)
Seeing the Father, not the Lawman
Realizing Our True Behavior
Admitting when Were Wrong
Whose well being was Ron concerned about after the accident?
Is it easier to raise a child right, or repair an adult?
Do you think Ron had faced many consequences of his actions before his visit to Mayberry?
What does the fact that Ron admitted his fault, even after his lawyer had come to the rescue, tell us about his new attitude.
"Why dont you tell Mr. Bailey that the boy busted a window and wants to stand on his own two legs."