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?Play Episode
Episode Theme: Selfishness is a form of idolatry; putting yourself above the interest and needs of others.
1. Philippians 2:3 talks about selfishness. Give an example of how selfishness hurts a team, a family, a neighborhood, or a classroom.
2. In 1 Kings 21, King Ahab wanted what his neighbor Naboth had. He coveted Naboth's vineyard and pouted when he could not get it. Ahab’s wicked wife Jezebel killed Naboth and gave Naboth’s vineyard to her husband as a gift. Ahab got the thing that he wanted, but he didn’t think about Naboth or his family. When you really want something or desire to be number one, does it change how you treat other people? Think about how how you treat others as you listen to this episode.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves”Philippians 2:3
In this episode, Liz and Spike’s friendship is in trouble. Both lizards put themselves first—before their friend and their team. Each wants to be on top and doesn’t care what they have to do to win.
In Matthew 20:20-28, the mother of two disciples, James and John, asked Jesus to give her sons a higher position than the rest of the disciples. She really didn’t know what she was asking. The rest of the disciples were angry, not because of the request, but because James and John’s mother had asked first. Jesus told all of them that to be great in his kingdom that you would have to be a servant to everyone!
What does Liz bounce the basketball off of to perform the ghost maneuver?
The garage door.
Why does Mateo say that talking to Liz and Spike is like talking to a brick wall?
Because like a brick wall, they don’t listen.
How does Spike cheat in the competition?
He gets the photographers to take pictures with their flashes.
Where and how is Spike trapped?
On the side of the road, his foot is stuck in a storm grate.
This week, make a favorite sandwich for each member of your family. If you’re not sure what people like, ask them.
For dessert, set-up a sundae bar with different toppings. Have each family member make someone else’s sundae, creating the dessert according to the family member’s requests.
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.
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.