Spike and Cole's pizza business is booming, and Chef Boy R Liz wants to join the team! Meanwhile Lucille tries to teach the gang what it means to blessed and how to be a blessing.Play Episode
Episode Theme: Giving brings more joy than receiving.
1. Imagine that you are scooping out things from a container and giving them to others. Whatever scoop you use will also be used to give you your portion. Would you use a big scoop, or a small one? Does it depend on what you are giving to people? What if you were giving candy? What if you were giving spiders?
2. Jesus told a story in Matthew 18:21-35 that showed that you should expect the same scoop you use for others to be used for yourself. There was a servant who owed a huge amount of money to the king. The king demanded that the servant repay it or be thrown in jail with all of his family. The servant begged for mercy. The king generously forgave the debt. The servant then met a friend who owed him a small debt and asked to be repaid. When the friend could not pay him, the servant had him thrown in jail. When the king heard this, he was furious, and used the same “scoop” for the servant that the servant had used for his friend. The king threw the servant in jail! If only the servant had given his friend the same forgiveness he had received from the king! As you listen to today’s episode, think about the “scoop” you use when you give good things to others.
“If you give to others, you will be given a full amount in return. It will be packed down, shaken together, and spilling over into your lap. The way you treat others is the way you will be treated.”Luke 6:38
In this episode Liz learns that blessings are not about money or material things.
Jesus preached a famous sermon called the Sermon on the Mount. In that sermon, he talked about how people were "blessed.” He didn't talk about how these people would have lots of money or nice houses or many toys. His idea of being "blessed" was different from other people's views about blessings. Take a look at Matthew 5:3-12, the passage called "The Beautitudes", which in Latin means "happiness".
In this verse, Jesus gives a number of snapshots of what a Christian can look like. In one snapshot, he says that people who grieve are blessed—they will find comfort. In another, he says people who are humble are blessed—the earth will be long to them. And there are many more! These snapshots look very different from how we imagine life, but they show people who put God first and other people first. They show people whom God blesses.
What did Lucille say was the main point of Pastor Dan's sermon?
“When you serve God, God blesses you.”
What did Liz make for the fundraiser?
Spaghetti with a spicy cockroach sauce.
What does Miss Wattle want the boys to do?
Serve the pizza at the church for people in need.
Why did the boys do what Miss Wattle asked?
Because the recipe was hers.
Who does Lucille discover in her church?
Serve up some ice cream! Go into the kitchen and find measuring cups, measuring spoons, and different sized bowls. Serve your family the amount of ice cream that you would like. Which container will you use? Talk about this episode’s memory work. You probably don’t want ice cream shaken and spilling on your lap, but as you eat, discuss blessings (besides ice cream) that could be given in large measures.
Create your own “Promise Coupons” and give the gift of service this Christmas season.
Here's a great Christmas song to share!
It's a dirty job, but some lizard's got to do it. A song from Kids Corner.
Here's a song about learning to serve others. Download it for free.
Being a friend is a blessing. Listen to the story of David and Jonathan.
Have you ever been so desperate that you just didn't know what to do? Meet Jairus, a very worried father.
Let's meet a family who brought their children to see Jesus.
How can a five loaves of bread and two fish feed 5000 people?
Come meet five friends who had to find a creative way to meet Jesus.
Have you ever met anyone that reminded you of Jesus? Come meet Dorcas.
Has the message of God's love ever amazed you so much that you could feel your heart changing within you? Then you should meet Lydia.
Ye Lords and Ladies! At a Medieval fair, Liz and the gang desire to be fighting knights and powerful royalty. Alas, servanthood awaits them instead. How will Liz, Lucille and Julia fare as they serve King Arthur and the Black Knight and try to win the Seat of Honor!
Grandpa and Liz are on a treasure hunt! They’re following clues left behind by Grandpa’s childhood friend. What’s the next clue—and what treasure is hidden somewhere in Terrene?
What's the best way to get a job done well? It's time for Clubhouse Theater with the story of Herculiz!
Clubhouse Theater presents the story of Esther. Who is she in the Bible and why is she so important?
Clubhouse Theater presents the story of Esther. How can she save God's people? Will she give the ultimate sacrifice?
Liz and the gang's Clubhouse Theater presents the story of Gideon. Who is he in the Bible? How did God call him?
It’s time to rally the troops! Chamy needs everyone’s help. It’s up to Liz and Lucille and the gang to cheer her up after her parents’ divorce. But how exactly do you do that?
Chance Calhoun and the Rodeo are in town! Liz wonders what it takes to be a true cowboy. Is it all glory or might he have to get a little dirty?
Morrie is convinced that he is not good at anything … until the class takes an aptitude test. Boy, is he and all the class surprised by the results
Liz and Lucille are drawn into a super adventure story with two caped crime fighters. Giant challenges abound as Liz and Lucille work to accomplish their own humongous mission. Can the story of a little boy and five stones help everyone to get the job done?
Liz can’t wait to prove he’s a hero. What does he have to do before he can go to Caiman City?
It's a hero's homecoming! Liz returns from his adventure. Will anybody notice?
Liz finally makes the football team, but that just the start of his problems. Will he be able to stick with it or he going to have to quit the team?
Liz and Lucille are trying to get the perfect gift for one another—with surprising results. And how can Scooter demonstrate a giving spirit when he meets a lizard without a home?
When Liz and Spike ask tough questions about Christianity, Grandpa responds by giving them an adventure map to follow. Why a map? How does this map help answer questions about following Jesus?
The greatest movie ever made! That’s Liz’s goal. Looks like it will be another disaster unless Lucille comes to the rescue. Check out this episode for the best action-adventure-romance-sci-fi-western ever made!
Liz has a secret message to decode: “To get your clue, go forward two, but to get it done, go back one.”
Liz continues his adventure in the X-Monsters game.
Liz discovers that in order to defeat his enemy, he must give up all his weapons. Is he willing to do what it takes to win the battle?
The birth of Jesus as seen through the eyes of Mary.
Most of us like to think we can do things on our own. But a little help can be a big help sometimes. Liz and his friends learn to give—and receive—help from each other.
What is perseverance and how does it fit in a christian's life? It's story time in Terrene as Grandpa tells tales about the importance of determination.
Spike and Cole's pizza business is booming, and Chef Boy R Liz wants to join the team! Meanwhile Lucille tries to teach the gang what it means to blessed and how to be a blessing.
Look out! A racing team has invited Liz to join them. But when Liz is assigned to clean up the garage and arrange the tools, he’s disappointed that he's not an important part of the team!
Are Scooter and the gang too young to help when a big storm does some major damage to Terrene? Olivia returns and needs some answers of her own. Grandpa Anole becomes the center of the storm as the KC crew faces their futures!
During Christmas, Liz and Lucille try to help the Knight family. But what secret are the Knights not telling them?
Can he do it? Will Liz unravel the clues and achieve the highest reptile honor?
The Show must go on as Liz and his friends put on three one-act plays – "It’s Not My Fault", "It’s Not My Job", and "It’s Not My Talent".
Liz finds himself lost in the middle of his own X-Monsters adventure. How can he use his skill and knowledge to survive in this video game world?
Liz decides to adopt an “I don’t care” attitude when he gets a bad grade. What can Grandpa do to help him change his attitude?