“Barney and the Cave Rescue”


Barney becomes the butt of jokes when he tries to prevent a bank hold-up and discovers it is the bank president and bank auditors entering the bank on Saturday.  Andy convinces him to attend the town picnic and forget about the ribbing, promising that he and Barney will take Helen and Thelma Lou off by themselves, away from the crowd. While exploring an old cave, Andy and Helen are trapped by a cave-in and Barney sets up a rescue.


Lesson Points


Pride Goes Before a Fall

“I have become a laughingstock to my friends…a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!” (Job 12:4)


“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”  (Proverbs 16:18)


A True Friend

“A friend loves at all times…” (Proverbs 17:17)



Belief Makes the Difference

Who believed in you?




1) Tell us about a time when you (or someone you are close to) were the brunt of a joke and how you (or they) handled it.


2) Share about a time when someone believed in you so much that it made a difference in your life.


3) In light of the episode we saw today, how would you define a true friend?