Liz and his friends make resolutions to better show their faith, but are unable to keep them. Scooter even thinks that God might as well just give up on him. But Grandpa reminds them of Philippians 1:6, and that God will never give up on them.Play Episode
Episode Theme: Trying to be perfect.
1. Philippians 1:6 shows that God can choose you to do good work. What good work has he chosen you to do?
2. In Mark 10:17-27, a man asked Jesus, “What can I do to have eternal life?” Jesus told him to follow the 10 commandments.The man replied that he had followed all the commandments for his whole life. But Jesus told him there was one more thing for him to do. Jesus said, “Go sell everything you own. Give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come with me.” The man loved all his wealth, so he went away gloomy and sad. He could not give up his stuff to follow Jesus. As you listen to this episode, think about how we can never do enough to be perfect.
In this episode, Liz, Lucille, and Scooter all tried to be perfect—and they all failed. They thought they had to be perfect for God to love them. They forgot that the people in the Bible weren’t perfect, and God didn’t give up on them. Abraham didn’t trust God’s promise and had a son with a servant instead of Sarah. Joseph stole from his brother. Peter denied Jesus three times.
In Philippians 3:1-14, Paul gave a list of all the reasons why he was perfect. He was a circumcised Jew, of the tribe of Benjamin, followed the law perfectly. But then he continued, saying that he was missing something—Jesus. In Philippians 3:8b-9 he said, “Nothing is as wonderful as knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have given up everything else and count it all as garbage. All I want is Christ and to know that I belong to him. I could not make myself acceptable to God by obeying the Law of Moses. God accepted me simply because of my faith in Christ.” Perfection doesn’t give you eternal life; only faith in Christ can do that.
What did Liz, Lucille, and Scooter each choose to do?
Liz wanted to read the Bible more; Lucille wanted to pray more; Scooter wanted to be better behaved.
How did Scooter do with this challenge?
Not too well— he lost his temper at the baseball game, he fell into his neighbor's bushes, and he was disrespectful to his mother.
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