“The Horse Trader”


Opie trades a perfectly good cap pistol for a bag of licorice seeds, but when he discovers the seeds are worthless, he is eager to trade them for roller skates. Andy reminds him of the Golden Rule and tells him that he shouldn’t take advantage of someone else just to get a better trade. However, when Opie copies Andy’s creative marketing techniques, Andy has to reconsider his sales pitch.


Lesson Points

Integrity (Proverbs 11:3)

3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity


Setting An Example (I Corinthians 11:1) 

1Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.




  1. Did Opie feel like he was cheating his friend with the licorice seeds? Why or why not?


  1. How did Andy justify his “horse trading” when Barney was acting so negatively about it?


  1.  When someone is successful at something, as Andy was in selling the cannon, does it matter how they are successful?  Do the ends justify the means?


  1. What are some other lessons that Jesus taught by example?


  1. Who is the one person in your life who set an example that had the most impact on you?