“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.
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by
Setting An Example
(I Corinthians 11:1)
my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
- Did Opie feel like he was cheating his friend with the
licorice seeds? Why or why not?
- How did Andy justify his “horse trading” when Barney was
acting so negatively about it?
- 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?
- What are some other lessons that Jesus taught by
- Who is the one person in your life who set an example
that had the most impact on you?