Episode ThemeImage-Reflecting. Be who God created you to be—not like anyone else.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
LET'S GET STARTED
Before listening, think about:
1. Romans 12:2 says not to be like other people. How does being a follower of God’s word make you different than other people?
2. In Numbers 13, Caleb and Joshua encouraged the Israelites to follow God’s plan. Everyone else disagreed. Caleb said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” The people did not agree, and God sent his people back into the desert. But God saw that Caleb was different. In Numbers 14:24, God said, “But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.” How can we be like Caleb and have a “different spirit” and follow God fully? Think about Caleb as you listen to today’s program.
Now, listen to “New Improved Kayla.”
ALL ABOUT THIS EPISODE
With the help of Lucille and Liz, Kayla meets her favorite celebrity idol, Rayleen. Will this chance of a lifetime lead to super stardom for Kayla?
- Name two ways that Kayla changes her appearance to look like Rayleen.
- When Liz, Kayla, and Lucille can’t get an interview with Rayleen, what’s Kayla’s new plan to get inside the recording studio?
- What two words does Lucille use to describe Rayleen?
- At the end of the story, who is Kayla’s new celebrity idol?
SO NOW WHAT?
In this episode, Liz and Lucille try to help their new friend Kayla meet her celebrity idol, Rayleen. Kayla thinks that if she acts and dresses like her idol that she’ll get the good things that she wants in life. Liz and Lucille want to follow a different example. Lucille quotes Ephesians 5:1, “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children.”
In 1 Peter 2:9, the writer tells us that people who follow God belong to a special group of people. The King James version of the Bible uses the word “peculiar” to describe God’s people. Peculiar means strange, odd, or unusual. How are you a peculiar member of God’s family? As a member of God’s family, you are under God’s love and care. And in thankfulness for all God has given you, you are called to live and behave like a unique child of God.
What can make a Christian unique? Here are ten biblical characteristics that describe a Christian. You can find these characteristics all throughout the Bible. They are things that God calls Christians to “be,” not simply to “do.” And what does God call us to “be?”
By yourself or with family members, write down these 10 characteristics on a piece of paper. Then, write down short definitions for what you think each characteristic means.
Next, have each family member choose which characteristic they think describes them best. Share examples with each other that explain why you think this characteristic describes you best.
Answers to Story Quiz
1. Changes her hair and wears clothes from the Grant Medley collection. 2. To dress as caterers to get inside the building. 3. Selfish and arrogant. 4. Bellita VanDita.