Spike convinces Liz and Scooter to follow horoscopes, so what's Scooter doing on top of a water tower?Play Episode
Episode Theme: The folly of following horoscopes
1. 1 John 4:1 challenges you to “test the spirits.” How do you recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood?
2. In 1 Kings 18:16-39, God’s prophet Elijah challenged 450 prophets of the false god Baal, and the people of Israel gathered to watch. Elijah turned to them and said, “How long will it take you to make up your minds? If the Lord is the one and only God, follow him. But if Baal is the one and only God, follow him.” He asked the people to make a choice between what was true and what was false. Elijah gave the order for sacrifices to be prepared on two altars, one for God and one for Baal, then the people waited to see if God or Baal would send down fire from heaven. Since God is true and Baal is false, you can guess how the story ends! The people proclaimed “The Lord, he is God!” As you listen to this episode, think about ways that you can test whether or not something is from God.
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world”1 John 4:1
In this episode, Liz, Spike, Granny, and Scooter make decisions based on how they read a horoscope. Instead of following the Bible, which is the true word of God, they read the newspaper to see what astrologers had predicted for the day. They got into trouble when they decided to go their own way instead of God’s way, and ended up following a spirit of falsehood.
Remember that if you don’t follow God, then you’ll follow something else. Romans 1:25 tells us that all humankind “exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator.” But then in Romans 5:1 we get good news: when we follow Jesus, we “have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” and God will give us the wisdom needed to recognize the Spirit of truth and of falsehood.
What kind of sandwich did Spike eat yesterday?
He had a peanut butter and fruit fly sandwich.
Where were they going to meet the next day?
They are going to meet at the corner market.
What was the name of the bully in Granny’s school?
Her name was Greta Dragon.
In what month is Scooter’s birthday?
His birthday is in June.
Who did Liz call when he got into trouble at the store?
He called Granny Gecko.
Look for someone in your community (or your church, school, or neighborhood) who is serving God in a positive way. Maybe you can see that they’re seeking justice for people who need help, or working to clean up God’s creation. Perhaps you can simply recognize the Spirit of truth in them! Send him or her a short note of encouragement. Find a way to bless their work.
From Genesis up to the birth of Jesus, each symbol in the Jesse Tree teaches families God's big story.
You may love junk food, but your body doesn’t have a spare. Check out this song about keeping fit.
Can you figure out all eleven Kids Corner Bible puzzles?
Can you solve all fourteen Kids Corner Bible puzzles?
Do you have a plan to follow God's plan? Here's a Kids Corner song about trusting God.
A song for discerning the truth about who to follow!
No little crack in the sidewalk can hurt you, or your mom, or anybody else. God is in control. Listen to this song about false superstitions.
Learn the story of creation. Note: This is a classic resource. Please do not send the studies to the mail-in address.
Learn the Story of Christmas. Note: This is a classic resource. Please do not send the studies to the mail in address.
Learn the story of Easter and more. Note: This is a classic resource. Please do not send the studies to the mail in address.
Elijah was a prophet, one of God's messengers who told God's people to change their ways.
God is in charge of everything. Listen the story of Jacob and Esau.
God showed David that he had nothing to fear.
Has God ever asked you to do something that you just didn't want to do? Jonah had that happen to him. Here is his story.
If you've ever wondered what God is doing, you should meet Philip.
Liz gets caught up in superstitions. Can he trust God to take care of him instead?
When both a villain and a friend return to Terrene, Liz finds out that it’s wise to make sure he has the facts before he jumps to conclusions.
Chamy is desperate to find a solution to her family’s problems. Can Liz and Lucille help her fix things or do they need to stop her before things get worse?
Lucille has great plans for the church’s youth camp, but everything is put on hold with a hospital visit. Can Lucille’s replacement Liz pull it off?
What has scared Liz and Lucille while lost in the woods? Liz is sure it’s an alien from Planet Xenon planning to kidnap them! What’s going on?
Would you take a dare? Liz and the gang face a close call as they take on Skink's dangerous challenge!
To make big cash, Liz wants to borrow money. Is this scheme guaranteed to work?
Spike gets everything he wants. Liz is jealous and wishes he had Spike's parents as his own!
Liz is desperate to catch the homerun-record-breaking baseball! What's Liz willing to do for this treasure?
After an aptitude test, Spike is convinced he's good for nothing. How can Liz and the gang show him otherwise?
Liz is throwing himself the most awesome birthday party ever, but now his mom is threatening to cancel the entire party.
Spike convinces Liz and Scooter to follow horoscopes, so what's Scooter doing on top of a water tower?
Cole has the absolute biggest and best TV in town. How can Liz and the gang possibly do anything but watch TV all day long?
Online shopping can be just a click away! Join Liz as he tries to surf the web and gets more than he bargained for.
Liz and his friends eat junk food and then try to train for the Terrene Fun Run.
Even though Grandpa warns him, Liz can’t ignore the temptation of fame and fortune and an adventure looking for hidden treasure.
The Terrene Gazette's deadlines are looming! Lucille has no time to finish. What choices does she have to make to get things done?
Liz just found $500 in the park, and he can’t wait to spend it! What will he do with the money?
Grandpa Anole’s old truck Mr.Reliable seems to be having too many troubles. Can Slick Nick Basilisk and gang convince Grandpa that it’s time to buy a brand new Cicada ZR 500? Can he be trusted?
On the outskirts of Terrene, there are strange rumors of monsters emerging from the local mud pits. How dangerous is it when Liz and his class go and investigate?
Do people worship idols today? Lucille finds out when she gets caught up in frenzy over a band called “Skin Deep.”
Basketball’s living legend, Michael James, is coming to town. At a skills contest, will Liz and Spike’s friendship be destroyed when the competition gets fierce? Who’s better at shooting, dribbling, and setting up a pick and roll?
While on a mission trip, Liz discovers that someone is willing to steal and to destroy just to stop Liz’s work. Why?
Before their mission trip is over, Liz and his friends discover a great way to draw people closer to God.
Liz becomes a slick salesman hyping up a cure-all tonic. Will the buyer beware?
Liz has found a racing car in Grandpa's barn. Can he convince Grandpa to let him drive it?
Liz wants to be a great baseball player. Liz learns to emulate winners, both on and off the diamond.
Liz really wants to be Student of the Week, and since rescuing an unknown stranger from drowning, Liz has become so famous that his story will be on the national news. But why is Liz acting so strangely; and why is he avoiding Lucille, the one lizard who knows him the best?
Whose approval is important? Liz finds out when he’s invited to join the most exclusive club in school.
At the 50th anniversary of the Terrene Town Square, Liz and Lucille uncover a 50 year old mystery. Who stole the jewels?
There is a thief on the loose in Terrene stealing clocks! Can Liz and his friends find out who is responsible?
Papa Dogg Trouble, a popular entertainer, shows up in Terrene. Spike is really excited. But when Papa Dogg steals a car, Spike realizes Papa isn’t the kind of person he should be idolizing.
Liz really, really wants a particular video game for Christmas. Will he get it?
Lacey talks Lucille into buying clothes she knows her mother won’t want her to wear. What happens when Lucille starts lying and hanging out with the wrong gang of kids? What will Liz do?
What's the best use of your time? Liz and Lucille face difficult choices as they do their homework and a Bible study. What's your worst distraction?
What do you do when bad stuff happens to you? Help Liz figure out how to handle a really bad day on this episode of Kids Corner.