The Accidental Skateboardist

Everyone thinks Liz can do tricks on a skateboard. Should Liz tell the truth about his skills or pretend that he is as good as they think?

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Episode Theme: Tell the truth about you.

1. Proverbs 11:3 says, “Good people are guided by their honesty”. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell the truth.Have you ever been asked to tell the truth and not wanted to? Have you ever had to tell someone the truth even though you knew the truth would hurt them?

2. In Daniel 2, Daniel worked for the mightiest king in the whole world! One night King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream that made him very afraid. No one knew what the dream meant—except for Daniel who was terrified. The king asked Daniel what the dream meant. Daniel followed God. God values telling the truth, so Daniel chose to tell the truth. You can Ooread Daniel’s story in Daniel 2. Think about how Daniel was truthful about who he was even when he was scared as you listen to today’s program.

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“Good people are guided by their honesty.”

Proverbs 11:3
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After You Listen

In this episode, Liz accidentally got credit for something he couldn’t do. It can be tempting to let others think that you can do something that you really cannot, especially when that something will cause you to be noticed. Liz accidentally gets credit for some awesome skateboarding skills that he really didn’t have, but rather than tell the truth he decided to go along with this misunderstanding, hoping that he can pull it off without being discovered. But this put him under a lot of pressure.

On the other hand, honesty frees you to be who you are. You no longer have to pretend. You no longer have to worry about being found out. Sometimes you might not even know who you are, or what lies you are listening to. Talking with God can help clear that up. Live a life that shows you follow Jesus. Which do you choose—freedom or lies?

Want to dig deeper about being an image reflector by being honest? Read Titus 1:2, 1 John 3:18 and Colossians 3:9.

Take the Episode Quiz


What subculture is the topic of Liz’s social studies report?




What happens while he is at the skateboarding exhibition?


Liz ends up impressing the judge with his skateboarding tricks and he is recruited to do a skateboarding commercial  


What is Liz’s problem with this proposal?


The tricks he displayed were an accident because Skink pushed him  


What does Liz do?


He decides to pretend he knows what he is doing, hoping he can learn what he needs to before the commercial is recorded.

Next Question


Think about how you would act in these situations. Discuss your ideas with your family. How can you reflect God’s image in these situations?

1. The cashier gives you an extra dollar change back by accident.

2. You forgot to clean your room and watched TV instead.

3. You find $20 on the school playground.

4. You broke your mother’s favorite teacup when you were horse-playing.

5. The sign on the candy bowl says, “Take one”.

6. The sign says you must be 10 years old to ride your favorite ride and you are 9.


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