A Stranger in Town

Introduction

The town is in an uproar because a stranger, Ed Sawyer, got off the bus and knows all about the townspeople, but no one in town knows him!  Barney wants to arrest him and Andy, although hes curious, tries to keep everyone calm.

 

Lesson Points

 

The Blind Leading the Blind

A righteous man guides his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. (Proverbs 12:26)

 

Jumping to Conclusions
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.  Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.  (Luke 6:36-37)

 

Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.  (Romans 14:4-6)

Birds of a Feather

 

 

Discussion

 

1) Did you ever find yourself feeling suspicious about someone new, maybe where you work or at church? Why? Did you take time to get to know them?

 

2) Dr. Moriarty has a vision to create a church that is multi-cultural. Since people are usually comfortable grouping with people just like them, how can we attract and keep members of other cultures? Please write ideas on the index card provided and return to Laura after class.